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‘Bigot. Racist. Swine’: Trump under fire for approvingly sharing video of supporter shouting ‘white power!’

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President Donald Trump was excoriated Sunday morning after approvingly retweeting a video of a supporter in Florida’s Villages community shouting the racist hate slogan, “White Power.”

“If it wasn’t already clear, Trump is now openly campaigning as a white supremacist candidate,” tweeted journalist Judd Legum.

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The president’s early morning tweet highlighted right-wing counter protesters in the retirement community who faced off against anti-racist demonstrators. In the video, a man in a golf cart with a “Trump 2020” flag raises his fist and chants the slogan at protesters.

“Thank you to the great people of The Villages,” the president tweeted. “The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!!”

Critics immediately took Trump to task over the post.

“Again showing your true colors,” said The Nation‘s Dave Zirin. “Bigot. Racist. Swine.”

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“How many times does Trump have to explicitly say he’s a racist before his supporters believe him?” wondered journalist Jules Suzdaltsev.

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Brad Parscale mocked over demotion: ‘Apparently there is a limit to how much you can grift’

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced on Facebook that campaign manager Brad Parscale has been demoted, after several months of a reportedly rocky relationship and frustration from the president over his sinking poll numbers.

Commenters on social media buried Parscale in mockery over the news.

Irony: Brad Parscale just got demoted on Facebook. pic.twitter.com/HZ2jWVS5iJ

— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) July 16, 2020

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‘No silver lining, no encouraging trend for the president’: Pollster explains how Joe Biden is beating Trump by 15 points

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A polling analyst for the highly-regarded Quinnipiac Poll explained how former Vice President Joe Biden is beating President Donald Trump in the latest survey by a whopping 15 points.

"Independents are a key factor behind Biden's widening lead as they now back him 51 - 34 percent, while in June, independents were split with 43 percent for Biden and 40 percent for Trump," Quinnipiac reports. "There is also some movement among Republicans as they back Trump 84 - 9 percent, compared to 92 - 7 percent in June. Democrats go to Biden 91 - 5 percent, little changed from 93 - 4 percent in June. "

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Oklahoma governor tests positive for COVID-19 weeks after attending Trump’s Tulsa rally

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