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Former Trump casino boss calls BS on president’s claims that he’s ‘never used racist remarks’

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President Donald Trump this week angrily insisted that he’s “never used racist remarks” to describe people of color — but a man who’s known him for years says otherwise.

Jack O’Donnell, the former president of Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino, has written a column for Politico that calls B.S. on Trump’s claim to have never disparaged minorities with racial slurs.

“I know the real Trump better than most,” O’Donnell writes in his editorial. “For three-and-a-half years, I worked in almost daily contact with him at the highest levels of the Atlantic City casino empire over which he once held sway. I saw him treat black people and minorities as inferior.”

O’Donnell claims that he regularly chided the future president for his racist remarks — but Trump continued making them anyway.

O’Donnell also says that Trump would express annoyance when he believed there were too many black customers gambling at his casinos.

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“I recall one busy Saturday night, walking the casino floor with him, when he saw what he considered an inordinate number of black customers,” O’Donnell recalls. “‘It’s looking a little dark in here,’ he calmly stated. It was his way of telling me to limit our charter bus programs in urban neighborhoods. I ignored him and continued to run the business in the best interest of Donald, the bondholders and the employees.”

O’Donnell says that Trump would regularly use ethnic identity to insult people who have upset him, including a limo driver who angered him by wearing clothes that Trump said made him look “like a f*cking Puerto Rican.”

Read the whole editorial here.

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Black Georgia lawmaker accuses white man of demanding she ‘go back where she came from’ in supermarket diatribe

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On Friday evening, Erica Thomas, and African-American Democratic lawmaker in the Georgia House of Representatives, was shopping at a Publix supermarket in Mableton when a white customer came up to her and shouted at her, telling her to "go back where you came from" — words echoing President Donald Trump's recent racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color.

Thomas' crime? She had too many items for the express checkout line.

Today I was verbally assaulted in the grocery store by a white man who told me I was a lazy SOB and to go back to where I came from bc I had to many items in the express lane. My husband wasn’t there to defend me because he is on Active Duty serving the country I came from USA!

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Trump mocked for tweeting he’ll ‘personally vouch’ for rapper A$AP Rocky’s bail: ‘Now name three of his songs’

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Twitter users were both baffled and amused on Saturday morning after Donald Trump tweeted that he would "personally vouch" for the bail needed to release American rapper A$AP Rocky from a Swedish jail.

After receiving a phone call from celebrity Kim Kardashian about the plight of the hip-hop star overseas, the president -- in the middle of a racism scandal himself -- appears to have taken up the cause in an effort to calm racism charges.

Not everyone on Twitter was buying it.

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Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly. Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative....

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Trump echoes another president who stoked fear rather than face the tech-based economic change he failed to stem

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It is amazing how similar America in 2019 is to America in the 1920’s, a decade that began almost a hundred years ago. It is as if America is reliving its own history, trapped in a prison of deja vu, purposely not wanting to remember the disaster that unfolded as the 1920s ended.

The parallels are striking, the anti-immigration frenzy, race-baiting, trade wars, over-heated stock markets, corruption, and technological changes that produced hip urban centers contrasting with rural alienation and bitterness. Like today, the 1920s was a period of spectacular wealth and an ever-increasing income gap.

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