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‘Their undoing will inevitably come’: Rev. William Barber explains why Trump-loving evangelicals are doomed

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The Rev. William Barber on Wednesday took a hammer to Trump-loving evangelical Christians who have clung to the president despite both his personal immorality and what Barber says is an immoral political agenda.

Writing in The Guardian, Barber recounts how Christianity has been abused throughout American history to justify injustices such as slavery and segregation to demonstrate that American Christians’ embrace of right-wing authoritarianism is nothing new.

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However, he does believe that these Christians have already planted the seeds of their own downfall by tying themselves so closely to the president.

“We can learn from the history how their undoing will inevitably come from their public arrogance,” he writes. “While [former Confederacy President Jefferson Davis and pro-segregation Alabama Gov. George Wallace] had power, they did not have to listen to the cries of those who suffered from the injustice they used the Bible to justify. They found religious leaders who were willing to tell them lies in order to have access to their power.”

Barber then shows how these lies eventually caught up with these religious leaders, just as he predicts they will catch up with today’s Trump-loving evangelicals.

“But the ignorance they intentionally cultivated led them to misjudge the political realities of their day,” he writes. “The Confederate States of America could not last. Wallace’s 1968 run for president revealed the limits of his political imagination.”

Read the whole essay here.

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WATCH: Don Lemon blasts Trump — and explains why nobody wants to hear from him on George Floyd’s murder

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CNN anchor Don Lemon slammed U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald for invoking President Donald Trump on Thursday.

“I know she has a tough job, but guess what, as long as we are being honest right now, nobody wants to hear from the White House or the attorney general right now,” Lemon said. “No one wants to hear from the man who wanted the death penalty to come back for the Central Park Five.”

“No one wants to hear from the man who says that the former president was not born in this country. No one wants to hear from the man who said there are ‘very fine people on both sides.’ Do you understand what I am saying?” he asked.

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Shocking videos as Minneapolis burns — after authorities refuse to arrest George Floyd’s killer

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Minnesota is experiencing another evening of devastating protests on Thursday after Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and US Attorney Erica MacDonald held a press conference where they announced the investigations of George Floyd's killing were continuing, but no arrests had been made.

Here are some of the images from the scene:

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Trump mocked for claiming that mail-in voting will ‘end’ the Republican Party: ‘You silly fool’

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On Thursday, President Donald Trump proclaimed on Twitter that mail-in voting could "lead to the end of our great Republican Party."

His outburst triggered immediate mockery on social media. Some mimicked the president and responded in all-caps.

Fact check: mail-in voting has been happening in many Republican states for years. In fact Trump and Kellyanne Conway both vote by mail, as does our military.

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