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GOP candidate’s spokesman calls majority-black cities ‘sh*tholes’ and wishes the Confederacy had won

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A spokesman for Corey Stewart, Virginia’s Republican nominee for US Senate, derided majority black cities as “s**tholes,” the Daily Beast reported Sunday.

Spokesman Rick Shaftan also cautioned against opening businesses in predominantly black areas.

“The message out of Ferguson and Baltimore is a simple one: DON’T OPEN A BUSINESS IN A BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD!”

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The “s**tholes” in question were Memphis, New Orleans, and Baltimore. Shaftan’s boss, Corey Stewart, has been a longtime ally of President Donald Trump, who infamously referred to predominantly black countries as “s**tholes.”

Shaftan, a passionate advocate for the preservation of Confederate statues, doubled down on Twitter after the Beast exposed his tweets, daring reporters to find even worse things he’d said.

“I must have said something worse than that in all these years! They need to look harder.”

In another Sunday tweet, Shaftan appeared to link a shooting that claimed three lives to the removal of Confederate monuments.

“Here’s one city that’s really making a comeback now that those ‘racist’ monuments have been destroyed. #NOLAComeback!”

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As for finding other controversial sentiments he’s expressed over the years: it doesn’t take a deep dive into his social media to find a graphic he’d posted to Facebook yearning for Confederate victory in the Civil War. Raw Story reached out to him for comment on the meaning of the graphic and will update accordingly.

 

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Rudy Giuliani’s devotion has escorted Trump straight to impeachment

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"Step by step, [Rudy Giuliani] has escorted President Trump to the brink of impeachment," The New York Times said in a piece following the president's top lawyer and his impact on the scandals facing the 45th president.

Two associates of Giuliani's have already been indicted, Giuliani is under criminal investigation from federal prosecutors, and he was never graced with a top position in the Trump government.

"The separate troubles he has gotten his client and himself into are products of the uniquely powerful position he has fashioned, a hybrid of unpaid personal counsel to the president and for-profit peddler of access and advice," The Times said Sunday.

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Trump supporters lose their minds when church shows Nativity scene in immigrant cages

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MAGA supporters are losing their minds after a photo of the Nativity scene at Claremont United Methodist Church was posted to Facebook.

The scene depicts Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus separated and put in their own cages, a reference to the families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Inside the church, the family is shown as reunited.

Senior minister Karen Clark Ristine shared the image on Facebook with the message hoping that everyone in the United States could see the photo and read the story for Christmas.

"The theological statement posted with the nativity: In a time in our country when refugee families seek asylum at our borders and are unwillingly separated from one another, we consider the most well-known refugee family in the world," she wrote. "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, the Holy Family. Shortly after the birth of Jesus, Joseph and Mary were forced to flee with their young son from Nazareth to Egypt to escape King Herod, a tyrant. They feared persecution and death."

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Columnist nails Republicans for only caring about Hunter Biden now that his father is running for president

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One of the critical questions that must be answered by Republicans, according to one Washington Post columnist, is why they didn't care about Hunter Biden's position at Burisma for so many years.

In a Sunday piece, James Downie asked why Republicans didn't do anything about Hunter Biden five years ago when it was first revealed that vice president's son was on the board of a Ukraine energy company. The House and the Senate were being run by Republicans until this year. They haven't had problems with other partisan investigations against high-profile leaders. There were ten investigations into the Benghazi attacks, three hearings, 29 witnesses, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified for 11 hours. Yet, it was only after Joe Biden announced he was running against President Donald Trump that Republicans discovered an issue.

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