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Mark Sanford concedes in South Carolina Republican primary

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President Donald Trump’s record for endorsed candidates has not gone well in recent elections, but Tuesday proved to be something new. CNN is reporting that Mark Sanford will not finish first in his primary election.

In a tweet Tuesday afternoon (Wednesday morning in Singapore), the president attacked Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC), who is facing Katie Arrington.

“Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA. He is MIA and nothing but trouble. He is better off in Argentina. I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love. She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie!” Trump tweeted.

The reference to Argentina dates back to when Sanford was governor of the state and having an affair. He told his family and staff he was “hiking the Appalachian Trail” while he was actually in Argentina with his mistress.

Sanford has attacked Trump for the tariffs on aluminum and steel imports, saying they are “an experiment in stupidity.” He noted that Trump has done “weird stuff” in office and even went so far as to say Trump was “partially” to blame for the rhetoric that prompted a gunman to attack a congressional baseball practice in 2017.

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Given how late Trump tweeted his endorsement, it is unclear how much it actually helped. The poll results are still coming, and if Arrington finishes under 50 percent, Sanford could go into a runoff.

UPDATE:

Sanford conceded to Arrington late Tuesday night as results were still coming in.


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Gay man’s family cut off his ear after he came out

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A teen man came out to his parents and in response his dad severely mutilated him, reports Gay Star News.

The 19-year-old was then locked in a closet, where he tried not to bleed to death.

The teen is from The Gambia and is trying to get asylum in The Netherlands.

“I was so afraid to tell my family about my sexuality,” he said.

“I thought, maybe, my family will accept me because I am their family. This is who I am.”

“That was the biggest mistake I ever made.”

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Longtime Trump loyalist warns the president that his racist tweets are about to permanently stain his image

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On Tuesday, former Trump administration official Anthony Scaramucci criticized President Trump for telling four freshman congresswomen to go back to their own countries. All four are American citizens.

Scaramucci accused the president of playing to his base, in a way that has dangerous manifestations: for the president and the country.

“He’s blowing very hard on a dog-whistle that every ethnic group that’s landed in the United States has had to hear,” Scaramucci told the BBC.

“I don’t think the president is a racist, but here’s the thing: if you continue to say and act in that manner, then we all have to look at him and say, ‘OK, well, maybe you weren’t a racist, but now you’re turning into one.'”

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Ted Cruz defends Trump by comparing him to Twitter trolls who tell him to go back to Canada

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday issued an unusual defense of President Donald Trump's racist remarks against four Democratic congresswomen by comparing the president to an internet troll.

According to Politico reporter Burgess Everett, Cruz deflected criticism of Trump's racist tweets against Reps. Rashiba Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) by arguing that "lefties on Twitter every day" tell him to "go back" to Canada, where he was born in 1970.

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