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Ex-RNC head drops the hammer on Republicans who claim the Bible says they don’t have to help the poor

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Appearing on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” former Republican National Committee head Michael Steele slammed GOP lawmakers who have attempted to use the Bible as a defense for ignoring the needs of the poor and the helpless.

Speaking with host Joy Reid, Steele said that there will be reckoning one day for the Republican Party.

“Michael, this week Donald Trump lied to my colleague who asked him about this [immigration] policy and lied that he inherited the separation policy from President Obama and that he ended it, which is just a blatant flat out lie, right?” host Reid proposed. “You have members of Congress saying the Bible doesn’t say we’re supposed to care for the poor. I mean, you actually have a sense of moral disconnections in your party that I don’t understand, and I need your help.”

“Anyone who’s quoting a Bible that says they’re not supposed to care for the poor, that should tell you everything about them and the Bible that they’re reading,” Steele began. “It’s one about consequences — there are consequences for actions, consequences for decisions. and right now we have an administration for the last two years beyond this issue, Joy, or many issues you have covered in detail on your show, there are no consequences for them.”

“So at some point we as American citizens have to help our government to account up and down the line for the decisions and actions they take,” he continued. “And we too as citizens have to account for that.”

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Addressing the treatment of the children being held in detention centers, he added, “This is clearly documented abuse. It’s clearly documented mistreatment and it’s clearly documented inhumanity to fellow human beings that’s going on in these centers and we as citizens need to account for that.”

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Trump is facing massive criticism for his attacks on young women of color in Congress

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US President Donald Trump came under fire from Democrats and even some members of his own Republican Party on Monday after launching an extraordinary xenophobic attack on four progressive Democratic congresswomen.

"All they do is complain," Trump told reporters at a White House event featuring products "Made in America."

"These are people that hate our country," he said of the four lawmakers. "If you're not happy here, you can leave."

Trump also accused the four first-term congresswomen -- who are of Hispanic, Arab, Somali and African American origin -- of having "love" for US "enemies like Al-Qaeda."

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Trump is ‘one pointy white hat shy of a Klan rally’: GOP strategist Rick Wilson ripped Trump as a ‘flagrant racist’ on MSNBC

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