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Ivanka and Jared are trying to game federal urban development program for personal enrichment: MSNBC

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MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle reported on Tuesday that the Trump family and its associates are trying to game the federal Opportunity Zone program, which is meant to help low-income neighborhoods attract investment, to further enrich themselves.

Ruhle called out Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who has invested in one such area.

“The Kushner companies are investing big in an opportunity zone in New Jersey that, oddly enough, is beachfront property. Look how beautiful that is,” Ruhle said, cutting to shots of the magnificent New Jersey shore.”Certainly not a downtrodden area. And that area is all within the designated zone for these big old tax breaks.”

Ruhle also called out Trump associate and real estate developer Richard LeFrak, who has a $4 billion property in an opportunity zone in Miami.

“Here’s what I want you to pay attention to: this development, he started it several years ago,” Ruhle said. “Because the project’s not done and they’re still investing, he’s going to get massive tax benefits. That’s called a windfall.”

Ruhle named other Trump-owned developments located in opportunity zones, including a hotel in Mississippi and a golf course in New Jersey.

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“With the right maneuvering, this existing property, that means they could reinvest, do some upgrades. It could benefit from these big old tax breaks,” she said. “This is exactly why we insist our leaders divest and disclose.”

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‘Squish brained’: Trump brutally mocked for claiming Medal of Honor recipient killed insurgent ‘wearing a wardrobe’

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In a bizarre moment of awarding the Medal of Honor to an Iraq War veteran, President Donald Trump pivoted from his remarks to say that the soldier was attacked by someone "wearing a wardrobe." Typically when Trump fumbles his remarks, he restates them. In this case, he said the correct phrase and then changed it to something strange.

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‘Everyone ultimately prefers their own race’: Morrissey claims he’s not racist because everybody else is

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Former Smiths singer Morrissey explained in an interview that he couldn't possibly be a racist because everyone else is racist.

Morrissey came out for the anti-Islam political party in England, and has run into problems about his political claims ever since. As noted by Consequence of Sound, "it doesn’t help that he says thing like Halal certifiers support ISIS, of course."

He made the comments as part of an interview with his own nephew Sam Etsy Rayner, for Moz’s website.

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Here is how Republicans are reacting when confronted with the new rape allegation against Trump

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Once again, President Donald Trump has been accused of a sexual assault — one of the most severe charges yet, in fact — and yet the Republican Party continues to make clear that it will not take these allegations seriously.

Journalist E. Jean Carroll detailed her account of Trump raping her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room more than two decades ago in an article, in her new book, and in TV interviews. New York Magazine reported that it contacted two of her friends who confirmed that she told them about the assault shortly after it happened.

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