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Trump campaigner changes the subject when asked what ‘promises’ Trump has kept

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Marc Lotter, the strategic communications chief for Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, had a bit of a communication problem when questioned about the president’s slogan “promises made, promises kept.”

MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt asked Lotter in an interview about the president’s launch rally, which kicks off in Orlando Tuesday evening. She noticed there were signs saying “promises made, promises kept,” but wasn’t sure exactly what it was referencing.

“I think the president’s message is going to be based on promises made, promises kept,” he confessed. “He’s going to highlight the economy. He’s going to highlight that for the first time in ten years that paychecks are growing. We have more jobs than we do job seekers. These are all very positive benefits to the president’s leadership. And it’s going to be a choice.”

He then pivoted to bash Democrats who are in a primary election with nearly two dozen candidates.

“Marc, I take your point on the economy and the jobs numbers but those trends were started under President Obama,” he said. “And the reality is there are a lot of Americans who don’t feel as though they are getting ahead, even though those unemployment numbers do seem to be at their lowest yet.”

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Indeed, voters at an Ohio town hall MSNBC hosted Monday night lamented that there are a lot of people employed, they’re just working two jobs to be able to make it. According to a Pew Research report, for most Americans, wages haven’t budged in decades.

“Average hourly earnings for non-management private-sector workers in July were $22.65, up 3 cents from June and 2.7 percent above the average wage from a year earlier, according to data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics,” Pew wrote. “That’s in line with average wage growth over the past five years: Year-over-year growth has mostly ranged between 2 percent and 3 percent since the beginning of 2013. But in the years just before the 2007-08 financial collapse, average hourly earnings often increased by around 4 percent year-over-year.”

“After adjusting for inflation, however, today’s average hourly wage has just about the same purchasing power it did in 1978,” the report went on.

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Lotter said that the data shows that the people on the lowest end of the spectrum are seeing more money in their checks and maintained there’s no better time to get a job. He then went on to promote the GOP tax bill, which gave massive cuts to the top wage earners and corporations.

The Congressional Research Service, however, shows that the GOP’s tax cut did little to actually help Americans.

“Well, the data shows that 82% of middle-class Americans got a tax cut,” Lotter claimed. “Ninety percent of people saw their paychecks go up because of the tax cuts and Jobs act. So these — this is the day and now what we have to do is make sure they’re connecting it. They’re connecting the dots that these are the actions of what a Republican leadership was able to do.”

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He’s correct that Americans saw more money, but the money barely buys an American a tank of gas.

“Workers received only marginal benefits, with bonuses from companies amounting to just $28 per employee,” the report said.

Watch Lotter below:

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Cop says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot following Trump’s racist targeting of The Squad

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Following racist attacks on members of The Squad by President Donald Trump and his supporters, a police officer in Louisiana reportedly said that one of the congresswomen of color should be shot.

Trump has been lashing out at the four first-term congresswomen, who include Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

"A Gretna police officer posted a comment on his Facebook page this past week calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a 'vile idiot' who 'needs a round, and I don't mean the kind she used to serve,'" NOLA reported Saturday.

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Internet piles on ABC reporter for lavishing praise on Trump for allowing press to ask questions

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ABC News reporter Kyra Phillips on Saturday heaped praise on President Donald Trump for his treatment of the press.

Despite the White House no longer holding daily press briefings, Phillips praised the "access" she receives from the administration.

"No matter what your politics are, I have to say that I appreciate the access ?Trump? gives us on a regular basis and the ability to ask any question," she said.

She tagged Stephanie Grisham in her tweet, who is Trump's latest press secretary. She also tagged her husband, John Roberts, who does not work in the White House, but works for Fox News.

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‘Trump wants to start a race war’: Ex-advisor alleges his campaign planned ‘Send her Back’ chants

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President Donald Trump is attempting to start a race war in America, a long-time advisor declared on MSNBC on Saturday evening.

Omarosa Manigault Newman was interviewed by Donny Deutsch on "Saturday Night Politics."

"You said could it happen here? It is happening here," Newman told Deutsch.

"As a woman of color watching him attack those four women, it made it very clear that Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to our democracy," she said.

"And everyone has been kind of tiptoeing what this actually is. Donald Trump wants to start a race war in this country and it started at that rally — it started with the tweets," she said.

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