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‘Dig in’: Fox News editor says Gov. Northam must fight ‘lynch mob’ coming for him over KKK and blackface photo

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Fox News politics editor Chris Stirewalt on Monday said that a “lynch mob” is trying for force Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) to step down because of a decades-old racist photo.

During a Fox News segment about the photo — which featured blackface and a Ku Klux Klan costume — Stirewalt encouraged the governor to “dig in” instead of resigning.

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“I would only say this: Ralph Northam — if I was Ralph Northam, I wouldn’t be going anywhere,” Stirewalt said, according to a transcript provided by Media Matters. “I would — as a matter of fact, I would be digging in and waiting.”

According to Stirewalt, Republicans will eventually come to Northam’s defense.

“Republicans are highly conscious about the lynch mob, the online, the internet mob as it forms up, they’re more sensitive to these issues, if I was Northam, I’d dig in,” he insisted.

Watch the video below from Fox News.


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China vows to retaliate for Trump’s Rose Garden press conference — and could impose new sanctions on America

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US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was ending preferential trade treatment for Hong Kong and had signed into law an act that authorises sanctions on banks over China's clampdown in the international finance hub.

In a discursive news conference dominated by attacks on his domestic rivals, Trump declared himself to be the toughest president ever on China, a country he is increasingly positioning as his nemesis ahead of November elections.

Trump announced that he had issued an executive order on Hong Kong as he predicted decline for the restless city, on which Beijing recently imposed a tough new security law.

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Trump’s former White House doctor Ronny Jackson wins GOP runoff for Congress in Texas

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Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician and President Donald Trump's onetime nominee for secretary of veterans affairs, has won his bid for the Republican nomination for a solidly red congressional seat in the Texas Panhandle.

With 100% of polling locations reporting, though some mail-in ballots will still need to be counted, Jackson held a lead of 11 percentage points over Josh Winegarner, a veteran agriculture expert and lobbyist. Jackson and Winegarner were competing for a seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon, who is retiring and held the seat since 1995.

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Ivanka Trump’s tweet raises eyebrows: ‘Why is a senior White House official endorsing a food product?’

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As her big brother was dragging their 14-year-old half brother into the 2020 campaign, senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump was endorsing a line of canned food products.

If it’s Goya, it has to be good. Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno. pic.twitter.com/9tjVrfmo9z

— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) July 15, 2020

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