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An explosive growth of anti-Trump sentiment among black voters spells big trouble for the GOP

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According to a report from Axios, a pollster found three years of Donald Trump as president appears to be motivating black voters to turn out en masse for the upcoming 2020 election. 

The report notes that “Black voter turnout declined significantly in 2016 nationally and in key swing states, ultimately contributing to Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump,” before adding, “New details from focus groups and polling suggests that the motivation to remove Trump from office is firing up black Americans to head to the polls next November.”

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Conducted by Third Way and the Joint Center, analysts sat down with nine focus groups of black voters and non-voters to address the election and found displeasure with the president was the number one motivating factor ramping up plans to head to the polls.

“Black Americans’ increased motivation to vote next year stems from an intense opposition to President Trump and a belief that he ‘has been a disaster for our country, and we need to do everything we can to vote him out,’ according to the survey,” Axios reports.

At the top of their list of complaints was a belief that Trump has incited hatred against the black community.

“Most respondents said they believe Trump’s election has emboldened people with racist views to express them publicly,” the report states, adding, “Women’s top priority when thinking about the presidential election is affordable housing — something you rarely, if ever, hear from Trump’s re-election pitch. For black men, their top concern is health care costs — something Democrats have been hammering since before the 2018 midterms.”

A larger than usual turnout of black voters could seriously cripple the president’s re-election prospects in midwestern states that he narrowly he won in 2016, with the report stating, “Among respondents overall, just 45% live in cities, while a majority live in small towns, rural areas or suburbs.”

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Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera attacks former White House press secretary on Twitter as ‘old douche’

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In a bizarre moment, Sunday evening politics turned into a war of wards in President Donald Trump's Twitter comments.

Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera responded to former press secretary Joe Lockhart, who had replied to one of the tweets Trump retweeted from Rivera.

"Gloom settling on Democrats as they realize they’ve taken their best kill shot & missed. Dems in despair. Republicans United. @realDonaldTrump survives & #Impeachment all over but the shouting," said Rivera, hopefully not literally saying that Democrats wanted to shoot or kill the president.

Lockhart responded to the comment by mocking the Fox News host, saying that he was only making the comment to help get his contract renewed.

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‘Now we see why’ Trump blocked Bolton from testifying — and Republicans are barring witnesses: Adam Schiff

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) is one of the handful of members of Congress who have served as managers for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. He has not only navigated the past week of the trial, but he conducted the first major hearing.

After the New York Times revealed key facts from former national security adviser John Bolton's upcoming book, Schiff said that it was clear the information Bolton has is why Trump blocked him from testifying.

“I think you have to for the sake of the office,” Trump told Fox News’s Laura Ingraham when she asked if he would block Bolton.

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John Bolton went to Bill Barr with concerns about Giuliani’s ‘shadow foreign policy’ in Ukraine: report

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Attorney General Bill Barr was cited recently by Rudy Giuliani's associate Lev Parnas as being part of the "team" of people workign to create a conspiracy to help get President Donald Trump reelected.

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Parnas' lawyer, Joseph Bondy, has demanded that Barr recuse himself from overseeing the Parnas trial and investigation.

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