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Florida GOP candidate refuses to return huge donation from man who called Obama the N-word

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Florida Republican Ron DeSantis, who is running for governor in a race that has been characterized by racist rhetoric, says he will not return a donation given by a man who called President Obama a “Muslim N-word.”

DeSantis is endorsed by President Donald Trump and won a spirited primary the day before he accused his black opponent of trying to “money up” the state.

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DeSantis accepted a $20,000 donation from Steven M. Alembik, who tweeted that Obama was ““F*UCKING MUSLIM N*GGER.” DeSantis now refuses to return the donation because he says he already spent the money in his primary race.

When Alembik was attacked, a spokesman told the Grip that he has a “plethora of black friends.”

Florida Republican commentators argue that DeSantis’ black opponent, Andrew Gillum, is “the real racist.”


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Trump claims not to ‘know’ Gordon Sondland very well — but the evidence suggests otherwise

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President Donald Trump attempted to distance himself Wednesday from his hand-selected European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland. At the same time, Trump claimed that Sondland’s stunning testimony, which alleged that the president had ordered a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine, in fact, vindicated him.

“Was there a ‘quid pro quo’?” Sondland said in his testimony to the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday. "The answer is ‘yes.’”

Sondland further claimed that “everyone was in the loop” and all actions were “directed” by the president.

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The latest GOP defense of Trump crumbles in impeachment hearing

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It was a day of blockbuster day of testimony from E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland, in which Sondland — who once gave Donald Trump a million dollars for his inauguration — decided to save his own hide by ratting out not just Trump and his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, but seemingly half the senior staff of the White House.

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Indicted Giuliani associate helped Nunes arrange meetings during his overseas trips to discredit the Russia investigation

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On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that Lev Parnas, the Rudy Giuliani associate currently under federal indictment for campaign finance violations, helped Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) arrange meetings in Europe as part of his efforts to discredit the investigation of Russian contacts within President Donald Trump's campaign.

According to congressional records, Nunes, in his capacity as then-House Intelligence Chairman, visited Europe from November 30 to December 3, of last year, during which he was accompanied by three staffers — Derek Harvey, Scott Glabe, and George Pappas — at a taxpayer expense of over $63,000.

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