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Shooting of Ahmaud Arbery ‘fueled by the rise of Trumpism’: ex-GOP House spokesperson

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On MSNBC Saturday, former Breitbart staffer and GOP congressional spokesman Kurt Bardella warned that President Donald Trump’s rhetoric is empowering racist killings like the tragedy that occurred in Georgia.

“Particularly since, you know, when I left working with Breitbart, Bannon, made that transition of becoming a Democrat, how often I get directed at me from angry white men, sending me threats, racist language, and particular in the time of coronavirus, where Trump started using the ‘Chinese virus’ and even blamed rhetoric that he is embracing now, how that has turned and inspired his legion of white followers, when they’re on the subways, when they’re at the grocery stores, that things are directed at them.”

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“Again, it’s like this odd pathology that white people feel like it’s okay to say these things to other human beings,” said Bardella. “It’s okay to hop in the back up your pickup truck and hunt another human being down and execute him and film it for reasons that are beyond understanding. I think you and I both know if the situation were reversed, if a group of black people hopped in their SUVs and trucks and shot a white guy, I don’t think there would be people recusing themselves from that case in Georgia. There wouldn’t be a wait of two months before action. We’ve seen this double standard play out.”

“All of this is fueled by the rise of Trumpism, fueled by the fact that the most powerful person in the world views minorities and people of color as second-class citizens,” added Bardella. “Every policy he has supported and imposed on the American people is designed to elevate white people and keep people of color down, you know, somewhere else.”

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‘He blew it!’ Keith Olbermann erupts over Trump’s ‘stupid and dull’ debate performance — ‘the oxygen of his rise to power was gone’

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On his new political show on YouTube, commentator Keith Olbermann ripped into President Donald Trump for his performance during the final presidential debate. Olbermann said that Trump "ran out of bullsh*t" as he tried to attack his rival Joe Biden.

"I don't mean to say that he was honest," he clarified. "It seems he was lying and manipulating reality at an even higher rate than usual. But with a few momentary exceptions, the salesmanship, the oxygen of his rise to power, was gone."

Olbermann said Trump needed "a debate knockout." Instead, the incumbent president just appeared "stupid and dull."

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President Donald Trump's niece, psychologist Mary Trump, appeared Friday on CNN to discuss her uncle's behavior during the recent president debate.

CNN host Anderson Cooper noted that Tony Schwartz, who is best known for ghostwriting "Trump: The Art of the Deal," has said "that when the president attacks people, the words he uses, the attacks he wages against other people are really things that are true about himself."

The CNN host said a similar dynamic was at play during the final presidential debate when Trump attacked Biden as being part of an organized crime family.

"It is amazing how much projection there is and I don't know if that's the term," Cooper said.

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Trump gets schooled by a historian for comparing his achievements to Abraham Lincoln’s

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During the final presidential debate on Thursday, President Donald Trump boasted that he had done more for Black Americans than any president since Abraham Lincoln. On Friday, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin appeared on CNN and blasted Trump for his remark.

“The most important thing in a time of crisis is for a president to be willing it take responsibility. One of FDR’s aides once said when things are going on right, people don't have to think a lot about the character demanded by the presidency. He can just stay in that old picture frame,” she told CNN host Chris Cuomo.

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