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Black Trump supporter faces backlash from his family: ‘You acting like Kanye West’

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A black Trump supporter says family members have threatened to disown him over his backing of the president.

Abdul-Malik Walter, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is among the roughly 12 percent of black Americans who support President Donald Trump, and he told The Guardian that has come at a personal cost.

“I like what Trump is doing for African-Americans,” Walker said. “Even in businesses, for African-American ownership. I just think there’s a lot of opportunity for everybody.”

The 35-year-old Walker landed a job working as an HVAC technician almost immediately after his release from prison at the beginning of the month, and he credits the president, whom he first grew to admire from “The Apprentice” and Trump’s regular appearances on the Howard Stern radio show.

“Under the previous president a lot of people were going home to nothing,” said Walker, who voted for Obama in 2008 but plans to back Trump in 2020.

Walker said he can’t back Joe Biden because he helped write the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, but he showed The Guardian reporter some text messages from family members baffled by his “Make America Great Again” hat.

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“You acting like Kanye West,” read one message from a cousin.

Walker’s sister threatened to disown him, but he thinks she’s joking, and another relative replied to a photo of him in the red hat with a facepalm emoji.

“What the hell’s going on here?” said another confused family member.

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‘White woman problems’: Twitter stomps ‘lifestyle guru’ after she goes berserk over checkout glitch at Target

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A self-described "lifestyle guru" and TV host is coming under fire after she raged on Twitter about problems purchasing items at Target.

In a tweet on Saturday, Meaghan Mooney demanded Target "make good" after she was not able to immediately purchase a cart filled with goods.

"I just filled my l cart w/ hundreds of $ of merch I need TODAY, but REGISTERS ARE DOWN GLOBALLY???" Mooney wrote. "And NOW after I begging your staff to put my items on hold, I only have till EOD?? 1 inconvenience after the next. How will you be making good w us consumers?!"

Hey @Target — I just filled my l cart w/ hundreds of $ of merch I need TODAY, but REGISTERS ARE DOWN GLOBALLY??? And NOW after I begging your staff to put my items on hold, I only have till EOD?? 1 inconvenience after the next. How will you be making good w us consumers?! #Target pic.twitter.com/4KQTtdNv0M

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MSNBC guest ridicules Trump-fan Steve Cortes as possible Sarah Sanders replacement: ‘He’s a nut — have you seen him on TV?’

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Discussing the departure of Donald Trump's spokesperson Sarah Sanders from the White House, an MSNBC panel surveyed her possible replacements with one ridiculed for his appearances on TV defending the president.

Speaking with "AM Joy" fill-in host Jonathan Capehart, The Beat DC editor Tiffany Cross shot former Trump associate Stever Cortes -- a regular on CNN -- down as a possible candidate.

"There are names that are out there," Capehart suggested. "[Meliania Trump spokesperson] Stephanie Grisham and Hogan Gidley and Steve Cortes."

Pointing out that Grisham is the most likely contender, and the Trump would probably prefer a woman, Cross called out Cortes for his TV appearances.

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Can at least half the 2020 Democrats please quit right now?

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OK, Democrats — you’ve had your fun. You grew up being told that everybody could run for president, and then everybody did. Except that this mad anthill scramble of presidential candidates, which resembles a bunch of kindergarteners descending on not enough cookies, really hasn’t been fun so far. All you’ve managed to do is put the fear of God — or the fear of the other guy, more like — into the voters, provoking widespread PTSD flashbacks to November 2016.

This article first appeared in Salon.

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