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GOP candidate stands by his claims that Islam is a ‘cancer’ and some Africans wish they were slaves

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After CNN’s KFile revealed a fresh set of racist comments made by New Jersey GOP candidate Seth Grossman, the Republican nominee for the House of Representatives refused to back down.

“A CNN KFile review of Grossman’s Facebook page and blog show he has frequently railed against diversity in modern-day America and uses inflammatory and derogatory language to describe Muslims and African-Americans,” the report read.

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Grossman has at various points claimed devout Muslims can’t be “good Americans,” referred to Islam as a “cancer” and said gay men who have HIV should have been “quarantined” in the 1980’s epidemic of the virus.

Grossman, a former city councilman in Atlantic City and onetime challenger to former NJ Gov. Chris Christie, attained national headlines earlier in June when an undercover video at one of his fundraisers caught him saying diversity is “a bunch of crap and un-American.” Later, Media Matters uncovered the GOP candidate’s long history of racist and bigoted comments towards black people and Muslims.

In one 2017 post published in Media Matters’ report, Grossman said he’d heard of “many Africans who wish their ancestors had been taken to America as slaves.”

In a statement to CNN, Grossman defended his comments.

“Over the years, I often made provocative statements for the purpose of provoking interest and open discussion on vitally important issues I believed were being ignored,” the candidate wrote in an email to KFile. “Although some of the statements in your email below include some generalizations and remarks that may be offensive to some, I believe they were necessary to bring attention to important issues.”

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“I also believe them to be substantially true,” he added.


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Trump-loving mayor faces furious backlash after shrugging off George Floyd killing: ‘That man died of overdose or heart attack’

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In a post to Twitter this Tuesday, the mayor of a Mississippi town asked: "Why in the world would anyone choose to become a police officer in our society today?"

The tweet from Mayor Hal Marx, which was in reference to the death of George Floyd, prompted another Twitter user to respond: "Would be nice to get a few in there that understand reasonable force, when it’s needed, and don’t give the rest of them a bad reputation."

But as the Hattiesburg American points out, it was Marx's response that set Twitter on fire.

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Trump rages at Twitter — but the social media outlet fears public opinion more than it fears the president

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In a landmark action, Twitter has for the first time attached independent fact-checking information directly to two tweets from President Donald Trump. The president’s tweets make false claims alleging that wider use of mail in ballots will result in an increase in voter fraud.

This is far from the first time Trump has posted falsehoods on Twitter. But it is the first time the social media company has taken action against his account.

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‘I’m entitled’: Kayleigh McEnany defends her 11 mail-in votes while calling it ‘fraud’ for the masses

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday faced questions from Fox News about why she had voted by mail 11 times even though President Donald Trump has called absentee ballots a "scam."

McEnany was asked about her voting history after the Tampa Bay Times reported that she had used mail-in voting nearly a dozen times in recent years.

"So why is it OK for you to do it?" Fox News host Ed Henry asked McEnany. "I understand you are traveling, you're in a different city. But how can you really be assured that your votes were counted accurately but when other people do it, it's fraud."

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