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‘That was wrong’ — Rapper Killer Mike backtracks on NRA support, says he now supports March For Our Lives

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Killer Mike of Run The Jewels has been increasingly outspoken on politics over the past two years.

In the 2016 election, he supported Bernie Sanders. And after Sanders lost the Democratic primary, he discouraged liberal voters from supporting Hillary Clinton, telling fans that “If you’re voting for Trump or Hillary Clinton, you’re voting for the same thing.”

The rapper, whose given name is Michael Render, opposes gun control.

Because of that, he’s run into controversy over the past few weeks. For example, Render threatened to throw his kids out of the house if they participated in the National School Walkout.

“I told my kids on the school walkout: ‘I love you. If you walk out that school, walk out my house,'” he said. “We are a gun-owning family.”

Things came to a head after NRA.TV aired a propaganda video he recorded for the group on the day of #MarchForOurLives.

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Render’s explosive interview with the NRA included him attacking kids who grow up in an “everybody gets a trophy” society and opposing anti-bullying campaigns because, “your child needs to get punched in the face so he can learn to punch someone back.”

The host who interviewed Render also mocked “Malcom in the Middle‘s David Hogg,” both attacking a survivor of a mass shooting and echoing conspiracy theorists who accused the Parkland survivors as being “crisis actors.”

Render has gotten clap-backs from people who are normally allies, including fellow Bernie-supporter Shaun King and even some subtle shade from his bandmate, El-P.

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Now, Render has issued an apology on Instagram.

“Guys, I’m sorry,” he said. “I’m sorry that an interview I did was used as a weapon against you guys. That was unfair to you and that was wrong.”

“Now, as your ally—and I am your ally, young people,” he says. “I am an ally and friend to you always.”

Watch below.

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Canada is taking advantage of Trump’s tariff pratfalls by scooping up new trade partners: report

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As American manufacturers reel and U.S. farmers see their economic well-being being destroyed by Donald Trump's trade wars, the Canadian government is stepping into the breach and boosting their own trade relations, reports Politico.

As part of their Global Translations podcast, Politico notes that countries -- and manufacturers -- are not standing by helplessly as Trump threatens and changes directions on trade on almost a daily basis.

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Hope Hicks told Congress that Trump was ‘serious’ about accepting foreign help: Jerry Nadler

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Former White House communications director Hope Hicks told Congress on Wednesday that President Donald Trump really does welcome foreign assistance to help him win elections, according to Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY).

In a statement released Thursday, Nadler revealed that "Ms. Hicks made clear that she understood the President to be serious when he said that he would accept foreign interference in our elections" and "she also made clear that even she knew that such foreign assistance should be rejected and reported to the FBI."

Nadler then put Hicks's testimony in the broader context of Trump telling ABC News' George Stephanopoulos last week that he would welcome the help of a foreign government who came to him and offered him dirt on a political opponent.

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‘It’s a disaster — and it’s getting worse’: House GOP members in a frenzy over 2020 prospects as fundraising flounders

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According to a report in Politico, GOP House members are angry with their own National Republican Congressional Committee, claiming it is doing a poor job of fundraising and is making horrible decisions that could impact the party in the run-up to the 2020 election.

The reports states that Chairman Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) was forced to attempt to calm the waters at private caucus meeting Wednesday and allay members' fears by saying the internal problems were being inflated by Democrats and the press.

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