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Here are 6 concealed, backhanded comments targeting people of color in Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech

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Former speechwriter to Barack Obama David Litt noted that the State of the Union address from President Donald Trump Tuesday was a “white-nationalist wish list.” The anger and resentment the president has for people of color in some places was subliminal and in others overt.

Over the course of the lengthy speech, Trump bashed Colin Kaepernick and falsely took credit for the low African-American unemployment. He alluded to the idea immigrants were dangerous and would come to kill Americans and he blamed Black Americans for the opioid crisis killing white people in rural and suburban areas. Finally he embellished the Black homeownership rate and demanded the Black and Latino special guests stand up as if he was trying to prove he had black friends.

As Daniel Dale of the Toronto Star pointed out, black unemployment has been declining for the last decade. Under Obama, the number dropped from 12.7 percent to 7.8 percent. Under Trump it has dropped just 1 percent. Still, because the rate is so low, Trump is claiming the victory over Obama and taking the victory lap.

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At the same time, Dale explained that Trump’s jobs numbers only add up to around 2 million, “probably less,” but not 2.4 million. To get to that number, Trump had to have included the final few months of the Obama administration, before Trump was inaugurated.

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With Colin Kaepernick, Trump made a backhanded comment about “why we stand for the national anthem.” He tried to make it about soldiers, the flag and people of color not having enough respect. He neglected to say that the protest is about police brutality, not soldiers, not the flag and certainly not a little boy who puts flags on the graves of fallen military members.

The notorious DREAMer line was celebrated by white supremacists and denounced by people of color. Equating them with the Mexican gang MS-13 horrified some while others worshiped it.

“Thank you President Trump. Americans are ‘Dreamers’ too,” founder of the Louisiana-based Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke, tweeted during Trump’s speech.

“Whether or not the president meant it this way, this is how fringe far-right bigots heard that ‘Dreamers’ line last night,” tweeted CNN’s Jake Tapper.

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) called Trump’s equating DREAMers with MS-13 “completely irresponsible.”

When discussing the opioid epidemic, Trump fell back on language that presumes people of color are pushing opioids on vulnerable whites.

“We must get much tougher on drug dealers and pushers if we are going to succeed in stopping this scourge,” Trump said. Pushers and drug deals in this case are doctors and pharmaceutical companies, but that’s not how Trump said it.

Finally, Trump demanding the people of color stand up and be recognized. Some said it was as if he wanted to talk about “My African-American.” Others noted special guest Corey Adams didn’t even have a seat.

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Meanwhile, Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members appeared at the speech wearing Kente cloth to highlight the fact that Trump allegedly called African nations “sh*hole countries.” They sat mostly in silence.

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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