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Ted Cruz humiliates himself wondering why Pelosi wanted to talk to Trump off camera

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) apparently missed the comments from soon-to-be Speaker Nancy Pelosi when she stepped out of the White House Tuesday to speak to the press.

She asked during the meeting with President Donald Trump if they had to have their meeting in front of the press.

“Gosh, why do you think Nancy wanted the press out of the room? Why didn’t she want the American People to hear this discussion?” Cruz asked.

It’s unclear if Cruz was bashing Trump or bashing Pelosi, but Fox News was attacking the latter saying she didn’t want to be transparent with Americans.

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Pelosi told the press that the last thing she wanted to do is humiliate the president of the United States in the Oval Office live on national television.

“We didn’t want to contradict the president when he was putting forth figures that had no reality to them — no basis in fact,” Pelosi told reporters outside the White House in a rare moment of kindness in Washington. “We have to — if we’re going to proceed in all of this — we have to have evidence-based factual truthful information about what works and what doesn’t. I didn’t want to — in front of those people — say, ‘you don’t know what you’re talking about.”

You, and Sen. Cruz, can watch Pelosi’s full comments 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.

See below:

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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