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Trump lists failed travel ban as one of his biggest ‘achievements’ of first 100 days

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President Donald Trump has been nervous about media coverage marking his first 100 days in office, which is why he’s tried to preempt negative press by touting some of his administration’s top achievements.

As noted by CNN’s Jim Acosta, the White House on Monday sent out a list of “highlights” from Trump’s 100 days, and they included the failed travel ban that barred people from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

“On March 6th 2017, the president signed an executive order that implemented new protections for the United States against foreign terrorist entry,” the press release boasted.

In fact, the executive order implementing the travel ban was shot down less than two weeks later by a federal judge in Hawaii, and the administration has so far had no success in overturning that ruling.

In addition to the failed travel ban, the administration also touted its airstrike on a Syrian airbase earlier this month as one of its successes.

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“On April 6th 2017, the president ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria that was used to carry out chemical weapons attacks,” the White House said.

However, the strike against the airbase did little to hinder Syria’s ability to wage war, as it used the base to carry out more attacks just one day after the Trump-ordered airstrike.


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Will Hurd becomes first GOP lawmaker to condemn Trump’s ‘racist and xenophobic’ attacks on Dems

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Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) on Monday became the first Republican lawmaker to unequivocally condemn President Donald Trump's racist attacks against four Democratic lawmakers.

When asked by CNN's Christiane Amanpour about Trump's weekend tweets, in which he told Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) to “go back” to their countries despite the fact that all four are American citizens, Hurd did not hold back on repudiating the president's statements.

"Those tweets are racist, and xenophobic," he said. "They’re also inaccurate. The four women he’s referring to are actually citizens of the United States."

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Opponents of Fox News’ racism are ignoring the most important target: columnist

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Over the weekend, Fox News host Tucker Carlson went on a rant against Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (R-MN), claiming that she poses a danger to America and is the reason U.S. immigration laws should be changed.

Writing in The Intercept, columnist Peter Maas points out that while it's important to call out Carlson's racism, journalists shouldn't lose sight of the fact that the real culprits are the Murdoch family, which funds the xenophobia and racism of Fox News.

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Trump says his racist attacks were ‘not at all’ racist as Pelosi preps resolution condemning him

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President Donald Trump on Monday said his racist attacks on four Democratic lawmakers were "not at all" racist, even as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced a congressional resolution to condemn him for his "disgusting" smears.

While taking questions from reporters, the president was asked if he believed his attacks on Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) -- whom Trump told to "go back" to their countries despite the fact that all four are American citizens -- were racist.

"Not at all," the president replied.

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