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Racism expert drops mic on GOPers who were monsters before Trump: ‘We need to call them for who they are’

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Professor Eddie Glaude, head of African-American studies at Princeton University, on Wednesday blasted Republicans for using Donald Trump’s presidency as an “opportunity” to behave badly.

MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle argued on her Wednesday show that many Trump supporters would not turn against the president if he was caught on tape using the N-word.

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“No matter what President Trump said or if there’s a tape, I don’t think that anyone who voted for him last time is going to change their vote,” Ruhle said. “For all of those good GOP members who have been family values Republicans their whole lives, now they are sleeping in the swamp with reprehensible creatures.”

“I don’t want to give Trump too much power,” Glaude replied. “What he done is he’s provided an occasion for people to show who they are. He’s not created all of these folks. He’s not the cause or the reason why people are indecent, he’s just given them an occasion to be indecent.”

Glaude noted that “greed, selfishness, narcissism isn’t the sole possession of Donald Trump.”

“He’s given us license,” Ruhle agreed.

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Pointing to a speech from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Glaude complained that “folks don’t give a damn about justice.”

“They don’t give a damn about the country,” he continued. “Donald Trump has created a condition for grifters, for people who are narcissistic, who don’t give a damn about America, who definitely don’t give a damn about everyday working people — to take advantage of them. They’re the robber barons of the Twenty-first Century.”

“And if Republicans are so invested in their brand, they’re so invested in getting judges, they’re so invested in overturning basic policies in HUD that will allow us to track segregation,” Glaude added. “If they want to get for-profit colleges to make money, if they want to deregulate so that communities that are suffering under pollution — people are dying of cancer.”

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He concluded: “If that’s what they want then we need to call them for who they are! We need to say who they are and they are not simply the result of Donald Trump. They are who they are.”

Watch the video below from MSNBC.

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‘He’s cooked’: Sam Donaldson warns Trump the Senate may vote to convict him after impeachment trial

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Veteran newsman Sam Donaldson on Monday evening told CNN viewers not to assume that Senate Republicans would refuse to remove President Donald Trump from office during an impeachment vote.

"Breaking news," CNN Don Lemon alerted. "A CNN source saying that the effort to pressure Ukraine for political help alarmed John Bolton so much that the told an aide to alert White House lawyers that Giuliani was a hand grenade who will blow everyone up. And a source familiar with Fiona Hill’s testimony says the former Russia adviser told lawmakers she was she saw wrongdoing in the Ukraine policy and reported it."

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Rudy Giuliani admits ‘Fraud Guarantee’ paid him $500,000 to work for indicted associate

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Rudy Giuliani admitted being paid a half a million dollars by an associate currently being held in federal custody, Reuters reported Monday.

"President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was paid $500,000 for work he did for a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week on campaign finance charges, Giuliani told Reuters on Monday. The businessman, Lev Parnas, is a close associate of Giuliani and was involved in his effort to investigate Trump’s political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, who is a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination," Reuters reported.

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John Bolton ripped Rudy Giuliani as a drug dealer and ‘hand grenade’: report

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Then-National Security Advisor John Bolton was reportedly shocked by the shadow foreign policy being conducted by Rudy Giuliani, a top former National Security Council official testified to Congress on Monday, The New York Times reports.

"The effort to pressure Ukraine for political help provoked a heated confrontation inside the White House last summer that so alarmed John R. Bolton, then the national security adviser, that he told an aide to alert White House lawyers, House investigators were told on Monday," the newspaper reported. "Mr. Bolton got into a sharp exchange on July 10 with Gordon D. Sondland, the Trump donor turned ambassador to the European Union, who was working with Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, to press Ukraine to investigate Democrats, according to testimony provided to the investigators."

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