The claim that Harriet Tubman’s $20 bill rollout must be delayed for security reasons is bunk, according to one stand-up comedian.
“It’s definitely not about security,” Pete Dominick said to MSNBC’s Al Sharpton Sunday. “They can’t get anything done at all. This is absolutely to poke the eye of President [Barack] Obama. It’s obviously discrimination. It’s obviously a hand-out to white supremacists who support him.”
He said that the United States still has not properly accounted for the years our ancestors kidnapped people of color for slavery.
Noting that there is still not a monument to commemorate the forced slavery of people of color, Dominick said that there could be a holiday that celebrates the Abolitionist Movement and denounces racism.
He noted that there are people who have purchased stamps to stamp a photo of Harriet Tubman over former President Andrew Jackson’s face.
When Sharpton spoke to a Republican strategist, he wondered why Republicans were doing things like this when they indicated they wanted to do better outreach to people of color.
“Well, it’s because he has people like Stephen Miller in the White House advising him,” Rina Shah said.
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Trump’s ‘devastating’ internal polls are a red flag that he’s doomed in 2020: political analyst
On Saturday, The Nation writer John Nichols told MSNBC that President Donald Trump's new internal polls showing him losing key states are "devastating" — and show why his path to re-election may be slipping out of his grasp.
"I would just emphasize these polls are more than a wake-up call. They're pretty devastating numbers," said Nichols. "We can get excited about a close race in Texas or even some good numbers out of Florida. But remember that for Donald Trump, the key is the Great Lakes states."
"What these internal polls tell us parallels what we're seeing from publicly done polling in those regions," said Nichols. "Two things very significant. Number one, there is an energized Democratic base, more energized, it appears, than 2016. And additionally one subset of this that's a really big deal, major issue for Trump, and that is that in the rural areas where Democrats severely underperformed in 2016, it's what we are seeing in the public polls and I suspect top line numbers from what we're seeing in other places suggest we're seeing rural areas begin to tick back up for Democrats going to that 40 percent number."
Trump perfectly trolled with Obama’s stock market success after president warns of crash without him
Reporting on one of Donald Trump's Saturday tweets -- where the president darkly warned that the stock market would collapse if he is not re-elected -- a financial reporter for Bloomberg slyly pointed out that Trump financial successes since he became president are "middling" -- and that his predecessor was more successful.
According to Bloomberg's Roz Krasny, "President Donald Trump, gearing up for the official start of his 2020 campaign, warned that the U.S. would face an epic stock market crash if he’s not re-elected," noting his tweet stated, "The Trump Economy is setting records, and has a long way up to go....However, if anyone but me takes over in 2020 (I know the competition very well), there will be a Market Crash the likes of which has not been seen before! KEEP AMERICA GREAT."
Sarah Sanders’ lies were worse than reported — here is how she got away with them
In her tenure as White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders became legendary for her ability to lie at the podium.
But according to conservative commentator Andrew Egger, writing for The Bulwark, Sanders' real "success" for the Trump administration did not come from how frequently she lied — it came from the fact that most of her lies were boring.
"Her morose, plodding style and Bartlebyesque refusals to grant reporters a single inch of ground poured cold water on news cycle after news cycle that might otherwise have ignited," wrote Egger. "The downside, of course, was that she lied a lot. But even here she distinguished herself from [predecessor Sean] Spicer, whose sweaty, frantic tall tales—that was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period!—always invited heaps of instant ridicule. Deadpanning her way through boring, misleading briefing after boring, misleading briefing, Sarah Sanders managed to take most of the fun out of calling her out—as much of a victory as Trump could typically hope for, under the circumstances."