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Trump’s attack on Ilhan Omar is no surprise — he’s trafficked in racism his whole life: biographer

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In a column for Bloomberg, Tim O’Brien — the author of “TrumpWorld” — said the racist attack that Donald Trump made on four Democratic lawmakers who also all happen to be women of color, should not surprise anyone with a passing familiarity of the president.

According to O’Brien, racism has been a centerpiece of Trump’s life going back to when he was just starting out in his family’s real estate business.

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“Last Sunday, President Donald Trump suggested that four Democratic congresswomen of color, three of whom were born in the U.S., ‘go back’ to their ancestors’ countries. Despite a broad public outcry about the leader of the free world unleashing a timeworn racist trope, Trump refused to apologize or back away from his comments,” O’Brien wrote, before adding, “Trump’s defenders have blamed the media and his political opponents for the backlash, and the president himself tweeted this week that ‘I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!’ If Trump’s racism isn’t in his bones, then it’s likely to be found in his heart because he’s been awash in it for decades.”

With that, O’Brien documented the 14 instances of Trump’s racism, from discriminating against renters based on race, attacking opponents based upon their ethnicity, his infamous attacks on the Central Park Five and, of course, launching his presidential campaign by calling Mexicans “rapists.”

“All this preceded the events of this week and there’s no reason to believe that the president is chastened. Someone who was authentically compassionate and not a racist would be horrified to be accused of racism; an apology would’ve been prompt,” O’Brien wrote. “Yet Trump bridled and has yet to apologize to anyone. That’s because he doesn’t care, because this is who he is.”

He then warned of more to come because Trump can’t help being who he is.

“The North Carolina rally is a just a taste of how craven the president is prepared to be to retake the White House. The path he’s on will test the country’s morality, decency and ideals,” he lamented.

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Devastating new ad uses Ronald Reagan’s words against Trump to stunning effect

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The Lincoln Project is not the only right-wing group that has been creating attack ads slamming President Donald Trump. Another is Republican Voters Against Trump, which uses the words of President Ronald Reagan in its latest video to illustrate Trump’s failures as president.

In the ad — which lasts one minute and 40 seconds — RVAT contrast Reagan’s words with images of the U.S. during the Trump era. The message is not subtle: Under Trump, the United States is a long way from Reagan’s vision for the country.

The ad isn’t aimed at liberals and progressives, many of whom would argue that Reagan’s economic policies were bad for the American working class during the 1980s. It asks Republicans: “Has your party left you?”

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The sheep-like loyalty of Trump supporters is starting to backfire

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Donald Trump thinks his voters are morons. This universal truth was once again demonstrated this week by a Facebook ad working Trump’s new statue-oriented campaign strategy. The ad declared, “WE WILL PROTECT THIS” and featured a photo of … no, not some racist-loser Confederate general astride a horse but “Cristo Redentor,” the famous statue of Jesus Christ that sits atop Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro, which, for those keeping track, is not in the United States but in Brazil, a sovereign nation in a different continent.

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Trump is living in a ‘COVIDless la-la land’ — and can’t understand why he isn’t being taken seriously: CNN’s Cuomo

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On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," Chris Cuomo slammed President Donald Trump for demanding people take him seriously as he ignores his own health experts and tries to override recommendations on school closures.

"Another day gone without the president deciding to lead us with a plan of action to fight the pandemic," said Cuomo. "Instead, we now know what he meant by pressuring states to reopen schools, ready or not, without ever offering them a plan to help. If they don't reopen, he will punish the poorest students. He said he's going to pull federal aid, and the kids that get most of that aid are the neediest. Many of them are white, by the way, and from families that may be Trumpers."

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