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WATCH: CNN panel turns into screaming match after guest questions if Trump surrogate is really black

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A CNN panel with four black commentators quickly spiralled into a shouting match after Keith Boykin remarked that he was ashamed of President Donald Trump surrogate Paris Dennard “as an African American.”

The comment came as the panel was discussing Trump’s response to the outbreak of violence over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“I am well aware of my blackness and don’t need you to classify me as being one,” Dennard shot back.

“Are you?” Boykin asked.

“Keith, don’t go there. Do not go there!” Dennard replied. “I know what it means to be a black man in this country. And I experience racism on a regular basis by being a Trump supporter and a proud American who happens to be a Republican.”

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“So that’s the racism you experience? From being a Trump supporter?” Boykin interrupted.

“Let me finish!” Dennard said. “I get racist comments about my family, about my mother, about my girlfriend, about my character, every single day, mostly coming from black people, Keith.”

Dennard added — as Boykin continued to interrupt — that his family had faced racist violence from the Ku Klux Klan in Georgia.

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“Paris, you are going off the rails here,” Boykin interjected, adding he was obviously “very sensitive” about the topic.

CNN host Brooke Baldwin tried repeatedly to calm the two down, but was unsuccessful.

“You disrespect African Americans every day when you come on here on this show,” Boykin told Dennard.

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Baldwin briefly regained control of the segment, and told the two men to take their conversation off camera. But they began arguing once again, with Boykin insisting Dennard needed to “shut up.”

Baldwin buried her face in her palms.

“This is where we are now in this country?” Baldwin asked.

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Meghan McCain baffles co-hosts by instantly contradicting herself on Fox News and AOC

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Meghan McCain described "The Squad" of first-year Democratic lawmakers as the "face" of the party -- and then complained when co-host Sunny Hostin pointed out that's how Republicans and Fox News were trying to portray them.

Hostin called President Donald Trump a racist for telling the lawmakers -- Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib -- to go back to their home countries, and co-host Joy Behar said he was "stupid" for launching those ugly attacks.

"I don't think he's stupid," McCain countered, "but I don't think he's politically astute at all because the politics of this -- on Friday night the progressives and Nancy Pelosi was full 'Gangs of New York'-style fighting with one another on Twitter. It was fascinating to watch."

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Trump has ‘joined Andrew Johnson as the most racist president in American history’: historian

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When President Donald Trump, over the weekend, told four congresswomen of color to go back to the countries they originally came from, it was obviously a rally-the-base strategy designed to appeal to the so-called “patriotism” of his far-right supporters. But, according to presidential historian Jon Meacham, Trump’s bigoted comments were the polar opposite of patriotic. This week’s true American patriots, according to Meacham, are the four congresswomen Trump attacked on Twitter: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York City, Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan — and Trump is showing himself to be the most racist U.S. president since Democrat Andrew Johnson in the 1860s.

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A Border Patrol agent reveals what it’s really like to guard migrant children — and it’s horrifying

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The Border Patrol agent, a veteran with 13 years on the job, had been assigned to the agency’s detention center in McAllen, Texas, for close to a month when the team of court-appointed lawyers and doctors showed up one day at the end of June.

Taking in the squalor, the stench of unwashed bodies, and the poor health and vacant eyes of the hundreds of children held there, the group members appeared stunned.

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