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Keith Boykin shuts down Ben Ferguson’s claim Trump deserves praise for treatment of freed basketball players

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President Donald Trump chose to begin his day with an early-morning tirade against LaVar Ball, the father of a UCLA basketball player accused of shoplifting sunglasses in China. Trump has spent several days claiming no one would thank him for intervening. When he was thanked by the young man, he then turned to attack the father, who refused to thank Trump in an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo. Yet, somehow conservative radio host, Ben Ferguson, thought Trump deserved praise for the treatment.

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“This is what Donald Trump is going to do with his Twitter,” conservative radio host Ben Ferguson explained. “Whether you like it or not, he’s going to be blunt. He’s going to fight back… I don’t know why anyone is surprised that the president decides to tweet about things like this.”

Ferguson did admit that he wouldn’t endorse Trump’s Twitter war with Ball if it were up to him. But he then went on to say that Trump deserves credit for intervening in the matter in China.

Democratic commentator Keith Boykin railed against Trump’s knack for saying the worst possible thing at the worst possible time — particularly if it has to do with people of color. He cited the attacks on the NFL players, Trump’s flub on Charlottesville, and the administration’s sluggish response to multiple hurricanes in Puerto Rico.

“I do know that the president has a history of racism,” Boykin said.

Boykin agreed Trump acted like a president in securing the players’ release. However, he noted, “I’m not completely sure that he did for the same reason.”

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Ferguson blasted Boykin’s comments, saying that “playing the race card” is getting “old.”

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Biden beats Trump to the punch with massive ‘Buy American’ spending package — and GOP allies are fuming

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Some of President Donald Trump's "economic nationalist" allies are furious that Joe Biden beat the White House to the punch with a "Buy American" policy push.

The president's former chief strategist Steve Bannon told the Washington Post's Jeff Stein that Biden's $300 billion domestic spending proposal was "very smart," and said the likely Democratic nominee had scored a win.

"The campaign and White House have been caught flat-footed," Bannon said. "Biden has very smart people around him, particularly on the economic side."

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Fox News pundit: Tax returns ruling against Trump is ‘a win for him’ and ‘will help the president’

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Trump melts down on Twitter after his own Supreme Court nominees rebuke him on financial cases

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On Thursday, following the 7-2 rulings from the Supreme Court rejecting President Donald Trump's claims of absolute immunity in the New York tax returns and House financial oversight cases, the president took to Twitter to complain.

In the thread, Trump whined that he was being unfairly targeted by the Supreme Court decisions — which were joined by the two justices he appointed — and claimed he was a victim of "prosecutorial misconduct."

We have a totally corrupt previous Administration, including a President and Vice President who spied on my campaign, AND GOT CAIGHT...and nothing happens to them. This crime was taking place even before my election, everyone knows it, and yet all are frozen stiff with fear....

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