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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 commentator slammed for mocking Joe Biden’s decision to wear a mask

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On Monday, during his observance of Memorial Day, former Vice President Joe Biden donned a face mask in accordance with CDC guidelines — a contrast with President Donald Trump, who has frequently refused to wear a mask even in some places that require them.

But Fox News senior analyst Brit Hume went out of his way to mock how Biden looked wearing it.

This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today. pic.twitter.com/9l1gw1ljBE

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GOP Leader un-endorses Republican candidate for ‘hateful rhetoric’ on social media

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On Monday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced he was revoking his endorsement of Ted Howze, the Republican candidate for California's 10th Congressional District, per Politico.

“In light of Mr. Howze’s disappointing comments, Leader McCarthy has withdrawn his endorsement," said McCarthy spokesperson Drew Florio. "As the Leader has previously stated, hateful rhetoric has no place within the Republican Party."

Howze's support within the Republican Party leadership has collapsed after a series of racist Facebook posts were unconvered, in which he called Black voters "political slaves," compared young immigrants to pedophiles, and said Muslims are incapable of being good American citizens.

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Florida seniors are ‘highly susceptible’ to coronavirus — which could hurt Trump’s reelection chances

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On Monday, The Washington Post examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on older voters' politics, and in particular how it is hurting President Donald Trump with the critical demographic in Florida — a state that is almost mandatory for the president to win for a second term.

"While Democrats have worried about Biden’s struggles to excite younger voters, older voters who are upset with the president are poised to be potentially more influential in November, especially in swing states whose populations skew their way, like Florida, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin," reported Jenna Johnson and Lori Rozsa. "In Florida, more than 20 percent of those who voted in the 2016 election were over age 65, according to exit polls. In 2016, Trump won the Florida senior vote by a 17-point margin over Clinton, according to exit polls. The state ranks as one Trump must almost certainly win to insure his victory, while Biden has other paths to the White House."

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