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Here is one of Trump’s most ridiculous scams yet — and even he calls it ‘sick’

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The latest “scam” that President Donald Trump is perpetuating might be his most ridiculous, according to The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent.

What’s the new scam? Trump has recently claimed that his administration was sending undocumented migrants to sanctuary cities.

“Now we’re sending many of them to sanctuary cities, thank you very much,” he told a crowd at a Wisconsin rally. “They ain’t too happy about it. I’m proud to tell you that was actually my sick idea.”

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The president has also claimed that he tried to send migrants to sanctuary cities — but the cities rejected them.

But, as Sargent points out, there is no evidence that any of this is actually happening.

“Right now, Trump isn’t just claiming migrants are being dumped into sanctuary cities, when they aren’t. This lie also supports a second lie, which is that those cities are rejecting them, when they aren’t,” he explained.

“This second idea is supposed to confirm that Trump is right: Yes, asylum seekers getting released into the interior is so horrible that even those hypocritical liberal elitists don’t want them around. But it’s all based on nonsense. All of it.”

The columnist called Trump’s tactics “bread-and-circuses cruelty” — in other words, Trump tells his “voters that he’s undertaking some sort of cruel action that he isn’t actually taking, simply because he believes they’ll thrill to his claim that he is.”

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Even if the Trump did follow through with his plan, experts think it would be a logistical nightmare — and would help immigrants stay in the United States.

“It’s illogical,” Angela Chan, a senior attorney with the San Francisco-based Asian Law Caucus, told the Associated Press. “It’s just alarming that they are spending so much effort and so much time to engage in political theater.”

Read the full column here.

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Lincoln Project slams NC TV station’s ‘overt cowardice’ for refusing to run ad criticizing Trump supporters’ ‘Flag of Treason’

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On Sunday, The Lincoln Project—a political action committee comprising anti-Trump Republicans backing Joe Biden—digitally released an ad called “The Flag of Treason,” which takes aim to President Trump’s not-so-casual embrace of racial divisiveness and his alliances with Confederate sympathizers.

It’s a provocative ad, for sure—and too provocative, it seems, for ABC11-WTVD.

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DC’s football team blasted for tweet against racism: ‘They’re called the Washington PR Stunts now’

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In a startling moment of tone-deaf responses, the Washington Redskins took part in the #BlackOutTuesday posts, where many showed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protesters marching to stop police brutality of people of color. Given the racist history of Redskins owner Dan Snyder and the protests over the team's name, some are calling it another example of failed PR stunts.

https://twitter.com/Redskins/status/1267918269798850563

"Teams with racial slurs for names should really sit out racism protests," explained user Dennis Perkins.

Teams with racial slurs for names should really sit out racism protests.

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‘Egregious violation of his oath’: Former inspector general calls on Congress to impeach Bill Barr for attacking peaceful protesters

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On Tuesday, former Justice Department Inspector General Michael Bromwich urged the House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings into Attorney General William Barr, accusing him of an "egregious violation of his oath."

Bromwich's remark came in response to reports that Barr personally ordered authorities to forcibly clear peaceful protesters out of the area around the White House, using gas and rubber bullets, before President Donald Trump walked to the nearby church.

The House should immediately initiate proceedings in re The Impeachment of Attorney General William Barr. This is simply the most recent egregious violation of his oath to protect and defend the Constitution. https://t.co/cwsgoupSLp

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