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White Republicans are bothered by hearing foreign languages — but most Americans aren’t

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Despite being buffeted by an endless stream of scandals — including reports of tax evasion — President Donald Trump maintains a high approval rating among Republican voters.

A new Pew Research poll might help explain why.

As the Washington Post observed, 47 percent of white Republicans polled told Pew it would bother them “some” or “a lot” to “hear people speak a language other than English in a public place.” Only eighteen percent of white Democrats concurred.

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Plus, among white Republicans in the least diverse neighborhoods, 80% are satisfied with the amount of racial diversity they experience in their community.

The antipathy towards immigrants specifically and diversity more generally are reflected in many of President Donald Trump’s statements and policy positions. Despite being married to an immigrant with a heavy accent, the President continues to broadcast anti-immigration sentiment.

Even the President’s slogan, Make America Great Again, has been criticized for harkening back to a mythical past when America was ruled entirely by white men while women and minorities lacked many basic rights.

As the Washington Post observed, a shockingly high number of white Republicans oppose interracial marriage, close to half a century after it was legalized with the Loving v. Virginia case.

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“Republicans also stood out in that survey for their skepticism of interracial marriage: One-third said “the fact that more people of difference races are marrying each other” was good for the country, while 16 percent said it was bad,” the Post notes.

 

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Nicolle Wallace blasts Mike Pompeo for the ‘worst appearance’ on TV in the history of American politics

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MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace drew upon her experience serving as a White House communications director to explain the Trump administration's messaging failure on the scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

Wallace played a clip of George Stephanopoulos interviewing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on ABC's "This Week" where the cabinet official failed to answer questions about Mick Mulvaney admitting to a quid pro quo with Ukraine.

"I was a communications director for a White House that didn’t get a lot of points for communicating," the former George W. Bush administration official said.

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National security experts are floored seeing the warmongering coming from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who said Monday that he was prepared to go to war with Turkey.

“We prefer peace to war,” Pompeo told CNBC. “But in the event that kinetic action or military action is needed, you should know that President Trump is fully prepared to undertake that action.”

He didn't want to give specifics, however, saying he wanted to let the president announce things himself.

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The tangled web of Rudy Giuliani’s associations with questionable characters in the Ukraine scandal

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Washington Post political analyst Philip Bump has created a link analysis of the tangled web President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani finds himself caught in.

According to the report, Giuliani isn't only linked to Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, the two associates indicted and arrested after lunch with them a few weeks ago. Giuliani is linked to a chorus of people now outed for being involved in the Ukraine scandal.

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