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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.”

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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.

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

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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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Right-wingers have a full-blown freakout over Kavanaugh revelations — and it could blow up in their faces

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Do Republicans think “men are the real victims of sexism” is a winning argument going into the 2020 election? That sounds preposterous, but there are strong indications that Donald Trump and other leading Republicans believe they can win by feeding a “victim mentality” in men, a mentality they otherwise tend to decry when detected in actual victims.

On Sunday, the New York Times published an article by the authors of a new book about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, introducing more corroborating evidence for claims that Kavanaugh had a history throughout high school and college of getting trashed and then sexually abusing his female classmates. That story, almost a year after Kavanaugh’s momentous confirmation hearings, was interesting further evidence that Kavanaugh likely perjured himself before the Senate. Ultimately, it doesn’t really change anything, since there’s little reason to believe that anyone actually believed Kavanaugh was telling the truth at the time.

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WATCH: Lewandowski’s lawyer freaks out, tries to block Congress from asking any further questions

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During the House Judiciary Committee testimony of President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski about the Russia investigation, Lewandowski's attorney frantically crashed the witness table and demanded that Congress stop asking questions of his client.

"Mister Chairman, as you know I am counsel for Mr. Lewandowski—" began the attorney.

"You are not a witness and you should not be seated at that table," cut in House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sharply.

"I understand that," said Lewandowski's attorney. "I will leave after I register a formal protest based upon the debate that I heard. These seem to be unauthorized questions and I know you choose your words carefully—"

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Lewandowski’s testimony will let Democrats build Nixon-like articles of impeachment: Ex-prosecutor

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As President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski combatively testified before the House Judiciary Committee, he admitted that Trump asked him to communicate to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions that former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation must be shut down. Aside from that revelation, most of the testimony was unproductive, with Lewandowski lashing out at members of Congress and running interference for the president.

But as former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti wrote on Twitter, these outbursts — and the fact that Trump sanctioned the way that Lewandowski behaved in the hearing — could be the basis for Democrats to write up articles of impeachment against Trump similar to those drafted against Richard Nixon in 1974:

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