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Congresswoman shreds Republicans for showing off a black Trump official to claim the president isn’t racist

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On Wednesday afternoon during testimony before the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Brenda Lawrence shared her disappointment that the administration appeared to be using HUD official Lynne Patton to appear less racist. Patton was a surprise guest of Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC).

Lawrence noted that as an African-American woman she was deeply offended. She added that she could only imagine what was said behind closed doors, given how freely the President makes racially charged public remarks.

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“Thank you Mr. Chairman. I just want to put on the record that being a black American and having endured public comments of racism from the sitting president as being a black person I can only imagine what’s being said in private,” Lawrence said.

“To prop on one member of our entire race of black people and say that nullifies that is totally insulting. In this environment of expecting a president to be inclusive – to look at his administration speaks volumes,” she said.

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America hits five million COVID-19 cases: Johns Hopkins

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The United States has registered over five million cases in the coronavirus pandemic, Johns Hopkins University's real-time tally showed Sunday, as well as over 162,000 deaths as the country struggles to control the disease.

The US tally reached 5,000,603 cases on Sunday morning and 162,441 deaths -- both totals by far the highest of any country in the world.

Polls have showed a large majority of voters unhappy with President Donald Trump's handling of the crisis, ahead of the November election that could see him ousted from office.

"The United States just passed 5 million reported infections of COVID-19," his Democrat opponent Joe Biden tweeted Sunday.

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‘Babbling and incoherent’: Internet stunned by Kudlow’s trainwreck appearance on CNN

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While no one accused White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow of being drunk on the air this morning (well a few did), he definitely seemed unprepared to speak with "State of the Union" fill-in host Dana Bash, seemingly to unable to get his talking points and numbers straight when asked about Donald Trump's plan to supplement unemployment payments.

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Joe Biden says he won’t stand in the way of a possible prosecution of Trump

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told NPR on Thursday that while he was unsure if it was "good for democracy," if elected he would not stand in the way of a hypothetical Justice Department prosecution of President Donald Trump for crimes committed in office.

"Look, the Justice Department is not the president's private law firm," the former vice president said. "The attorney general is not the president's private lawyer. I will not interfere with the Justice Department's judgment of whether or not they think they should pursue the prosecution of anyone that they think has violated the law."

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