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Condi Rice deflects Trump’s racism by saying slavery was just ‘a number of people being treated badly’

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Former National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice on Sunday blamed Democrats for racism after she was asked about President Donald Trump’s controversial bigoted statements.

During an interview on CNN, host Fareed Zakaria asked Rice about some of Trump’s most racist statements, like telling Democratic congresswomen to “go back” where they came from. And when he said there were good people on “both sides” at a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.

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“When you hear Trump, this is a repudiation of everything you were trying to do,” Zakaria pointed out.

“The president needs to be a lot more careful,” Rice agreed. “Race is a very delicate and raw nerve in America. We have the birth defect of slavery, we have the birth defect of a number of people being treated badly.”

“But I tell you,” she continued. “You need to be careful, Fareed. It’s not all coming out of the White House. I hear a lot coming out of the left of these issues to, that I don’t like the language that is being used about people, that because somebody looks a certain way or are of a certain color, they ought to think a certain way. And if they don’t think a certain way, then they’re really not black.”

Rice asserted that “we need to all back off.”

“And I think we will all be better off,” she added. “I think this is a national project, not a White House project, not a congressional project.”

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“But by saying that,” Zakaria pressed, “do you have a responsibility to not just pretend there is an equivalence here?”

“People have to make their own determination,” she said about leaving the Republican Party. “I think there’s an argument that we have a president of the United States and you’ve got to try to fight for the right things from whatever perch you have, within, without — however you with to do it.”

“The reason that I specify all of our responsibilities, is if we just point the fingers at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., we’re not going to solve this problem,” Rice opined.

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’Let ‘em go’: Ex-police commissioner lays into Buffalo cops who quit Emergency Response Team

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On CNN Friday, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey slammed the 57 Buffalo police officers who resigned from the city's Emergency Response Team in solidarity with a pair of officers investigated for shoving an elderly man to the ground and then lying about it.

"If they want to resign, they should resign from the department," said Ramsey. "They don't have a vote in what unit they're in or the running of that department. They would not be allowed to step down from those positions. If they want to resign from the police department, let 'em go, and I would not bring them back, it just means you have some slots you have to fill. That kind of stuff is ridiculous and can't be tolerated."

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Trump accused by ex-Defense Secretary of putting US on ‘the trail toward a dictatorship’

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During an appearance on CNN on Friday morning, former Defense Secretary William Cohen - who also served in the U.S. Senate as a Republican -- denounced Donald Trump in no uncertain terms, saying his use of military personnel against anti-police brutality protesters is a sign he has set the country on the path to a dictatorship.

To emphasize his point, he later called Trump the "dictator-in-chief."

Speaking with host Jim Sciutto, Cohen didn't mince words after the CNN host noted that the president and his former attorney called the protesters "terrorists."

"What does it mean for you to hear a sitting president dismissing a whole range of protesters, who in fact were largely peaceful around the White House, dismissing a whole range of them as terrorists? What does that mean to you?" the CNN host asked.

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Richmond mayor schools white lawmaker complaining removal of Confederate statue strips her of her history

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Appearing on CNN's "New Day" on Friday morning, the mayor of Richmond, Virginia set a white state lawmaker straight over her comments that the imminent removal of a statue commemorating Confederate General Robert E. Lee was erasing her history.

Speaking with host John Berman, Mayor Levar Stoney expressed pleasure at the upcoming removal of the massive statue, saying it was a long overdue -- before the interview turned to comments made by State Senator Amanda Chase (R) made in a Facebook post.

Noting that the white lawmaker complained, "Let's be honest here, there is an overt effort here to erase all-white history," Stoney had a few words for the lawmaker.

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