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Andrew Gillum slams Trump: ‘He spent his day tweeting lies rather than working to tamp down division he helped stoke’

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On Monday, Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that President Donald Trump has his priorities out of line.

In the midst of a violent week in America, Maddow asked Gillum his take on the latest news unfolding.

“How do you want to try to make things better in the state of Florida? Do you have insight into how your state could try to lead or try to at least heal at times like this? ” Maddow asked.

Gillum said that even though America could use a high level of leadership that Trump has repeatedly “failed us.”

“I want to begin by at least expressing my deep regrets and honestly solidarity with the people of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Those 11 families that are undoubtedly grieving today and will continue to in the aftermath of what has been a senseless tragedy,” Gillum said.

“I am also thankful that those bombs never reached their intended targets, never took an innocent life. But the idea that people could be so worked up, so enraged by this moment by this politics that we created in this country ought to be unnerving to all of us,” he said.

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Gillum continued, “Our president, instead of rising to the occasion, every opportunity that he gets to really show that he’s a leader, he repeatedly fails us. He spent his day today tweeting about me, tweeting at me, tweeting lies rather than working to tamp down the kind of division he helped stoke.”

Watch the video below via MSNBC.

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Progressive reformer claims victory in fiercely-contested Queens DA race

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Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.

With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.

Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

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New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits

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President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.

This article originally appeared on Salon.

The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.

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Beto O’Rourke’s ‘war tax’ policy proposal is straight out of ‘Starship Troopers’

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Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke —  who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.

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