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Trump once asked a room full of black leaders if they knew Ben Carson — and was surprised when they said no: report

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In a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus last March, Donald Trump asked the gathering if they knew Ben Carson—and was surprised when they said no, NBC News reports.

Trump also seemed confused when a member explained her constituents—“not all of whom are black”—would be negatively impacted by welfare cuts.

“Really?” Trump asked, according to two attendees. “Then what are they?”

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News of Trump’s comments from that March meeting come amid furor over his reported claim about immigrants coming to the United States from “sh*thole” countries. Trump reportedly made that remark while discussing people from Haiti, African countries and El Salvador.

The president on Friday insisted he did not use a derogatory term, and insisted his reported demand to remove Haitians from the United States was “made up” by the Democrats. Multiple people present at the meeting, including Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) say Trump did, in fact, make those comments.


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24 hours of embarrassing incidents culminate in #TrumpIsALaughingStock trending on Twitter

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President Donald Trump has already had a tough week.

It started Monday evening when HBO aired a widely-panned interview with Axios correspondent Jonathan Swan.

Monday morning, Trump appeared entirely unfamiliar with Yosemite National Park.

And then Trump had another one of his lie-filled presidential briefings.

All the fodder circulating resulted in the hashtag for "Trump is a laughing stock" trending on Twitter.

Here's some of what people were saying about the commander-in-chief:

https://twitter.com/jeremynewberger/status/1290833836587311104

https://twitter.com/egheitasean/status/1290768729286963201

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GOP operatives linked to Kayne West’s presidential bid in potential ‘spoiler’ effort: NYT

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There are questions as to whether Kanye West is running a "spoiler" bid for president to help re-elect his friend, Donald Trump, according to a new report by The New York Times.

"At least four people who have been active in Republican politics are linked to Kanye West’s attempt to get on the presidential ballot this year. The connection raises questions about the aims of the entertainer’s effort and whether it is regarded within the G.O.P. as a spoiler campaign that could aid President Trump, even as those close to Mr. West have expressed concerns about his mental health as he enters the political arena," the newspaper reported.

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Kris Kobach ridiculed after losing comeback bid in Kansas: ‘Adios amigo’

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Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the projected loser of the state's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Kobach, a longtime crusader against immigration, headed up President Donald Trump's so-called "voter fraud commission" before it was disbanded after failing to identify any widespread instances of fraud.

Kobach unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2018.

Here's some of what people were saying about Kobach's defeat:

https://twitter.com/LokayFOX5/status/1290832478865952768

https://twitter.com/davematt88/status/1290831071462875136

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