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Landlord insists ‘best friends I got is colored’ after tenant claims she got evicted for inviting over black friends

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Allen and Patricia McCoy are being sued by a former tenant who alleges that she was evicted because she was friends with Black people.

According to an ACLU lawsuit, Victoria Sutton said that McCoy called her a “n***er lover” after a black co-worker and their family left her home last year, WSBTV reported.

Sutton explained that she invited the colleague and family over for a playdate and hugged the co-worker goodbye. She said that McCoy said she should be ashamed of herself and was calling Child Protective Services for having the “n***er lover” on his property.

Sutton said she called Patricia McCoy that evening after Allen threatened eviction. According to the lawsuit, McCoy said that Sutton should think about the consequences before she “brought that n***er around.”

“I don’t put up with n***ers in my (house) and I don’t want them in my property,” the lawsuit cites a recording of the conversation with Patricia McCoy.

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The local news station caught up with the McCoy to ask them if there was any truth to the matter. Allen McCoy explained that it was impossible because “some of the best friends I got is colored.”

McCoy went on to claim that Sutton had damaged the property. According to the interview transcript, McCoy then called his wife out to answer questions.

“(Grunts) Let me get the ole lady out. And tell ya ‘bout..,” the transcript said.

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“Some of my best friends are Black,” she agreed.

Sutton said that she was put in a bind having to rush to find housing and a school that could work with her special needs child.

Footage of the property shows the couple flies a Confederate flag in their front yard.

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Watch the interview with Allen McCoy below:


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Campaigning from the Oval Office: Trump brags about ‘What I’ve done for the African-American’

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"We have fantastic relationships with the African-American community, certainly you're going to see that in 2020," Trump, in permanent campaign mode, says.

President Donald Trump on Monday was actively campaigning while sitting in the Oval Office during a visit with a foreign head of government. While not illegal, campaigning from within the White House is considered inappropriate, and previous presidents, like George W. Bush, have been pilloried for doing so.

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Illinois GOP embarrasses itself with meme calling four Democratic congresswomen ‘The Jihad Squad’

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Top leaders of the Illinois Republican Party sought to reverse damage on Sunday after posting a movie-style poster on Facebook that depicted four progressive congresswomen who have been repeatedly attacked by President Donald Trump in recent days as "The Jihad Squad."

This article was originally published at Salon

The poster, whose image was reportedly uploaded to the Facebook account of the Republican County Chairmen's Association of Illinois on Friday night, displayed images of the four newly elected congresswomen of color — Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts — who are often nicknamed "The Squad." It showed the lawmakers in film-style action poses with a smiling Pressley aiming a gun and Ocasio-Cortez donning a red evening dress that was on fire. Omar is seen pursing her lips and Tlaib is screaming.

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Democrats, White House near deal to raise debt ceiling

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US Democrats have nearly reached a deal with the Trump administration to raise the debt ceiling, allowing the government to borrow more money and avoid a disastrous default, sources close to the negotiations said Monday.

The "near-final agreement" would suspend the debt limit until the end of July 2021, and increase government spending by raising budget caps on defense and domestic outlays, one source said.

Republicans and Democrats have been hammering out the broad constructs of a deal for weeks as they faced calls to approve the agreement in the House by Friday, when the chamber begins a six-week recess.

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