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White House adviser: Trump won’t ‘overly discuss’ hate crimes by whites for fear he’ll ’cause a fire’

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While President Donald Trump finally condemned the racist shooting of two Indian immigrants in Kansas City during his speech on Tuesday, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota noted on Tuesday that the president doesn’t normally wait more than a week to condemn similar shootings if they’re committed by Muslims.

During an interview with Trump surrogate Anthony Scaramucci, Camerota said that while Trump jumps at the chance to highlight hate crimes committed by Muslims and immigrants on his Twitter feed, he will only talk about hate crimes committed by white people if he faces significant public pressure to do so.

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“He’s not constantly condemning [hate crimes by white people],” Camerota pointed out. “There was silence after Kansas City. He didn’t tweet about it. Some people felt if had it been a Muslim, had it been a Middle Eastern gunman instead of a white gunman, he would have immediately condemned it.”

Scaramucci then replied that while the president condemns all such acts of violence, he doesn’t want to talk too much about the ones such as the Kansas City shooting because he’s afraid it will lead to more fear and civil unrest.

“The president is controlling the bully pulpit and the news cycle, and he doesn’t want to overly discuss the stuff because you’re worried that in itself will cause a fire,” he replied. “You’re trying to strike the right balance. You can agree with me or disagree with me. I do believe the president has consistently, and maybe not with the level of volume you’d like, but he has consistently and his administration has consistently denounced these acts of violence.”

During his presidential campaign, President Trump would regularly post angry tweets about terror attacks allegedly committed by Muslims, often before there was any factual evidence that a Muslim was behind the attack.

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#PresidentPelosi Trends After Sondland Testimony Implicates Pence in Trump Ukraine Scheme

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The hashtag #PresidentPelosi was trending Wednesday as Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified to the House Intelligence Committee in the impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump's Ukrainian schemes for assistance in the 2020 election and implicated Vice President Mike Pence in the effort.

If Trump and Pence are both removed from office over their involvement in the plot, the next in line for the presidency is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

"I'm fine with Pelosi serving as interim president until we hold an election," tweeted activist Bree Newsom. "Both Trump and Pence are implicated in this conspiracy to extort Ukraine."

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Trump claims not to ‘know’ Gordon Sondland very well — but the evidence suggests otherwise

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President Donald Trump attempted to distance himself Wednesday from his hand-selected European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland. At the same time, Trump claimed that Sondland’s stunning testimony, which alleged that the president had ordered a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine, in fact, vindicated him.

“Was there a ‘quid pro quo’?” Sondland said in his testimony to the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday. "The answer is ‘yes.’”

Sondland further claimed that “everyone was in the loop” and all actions were “directed” by the president.

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The latest GOP defense of Trump crumbles in impeachment hearing

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It was a day of blockbuster day of testimony from E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland, in which Sondland — who once gave Donald Trump a million dollars for his inauguration — decided to save his own hide by ratting out not just Trump and his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, but seemingly half the senior staff of the White House.

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