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Trump ‘has done a whole lot more than Democrats have ever done’ for civil rights: Kayleigh McEnany

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At Wednesday’s White House briefing, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany cast President Donald Trump as a civil rights president.

“There are injustices that we have seen, clearly. That tape of George Floyd was inexcusable, gut-wrenching, difficult to watch,” said McEnany. “We recognize those injustices … but this president knows fundamentally that most police officers are good.”

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Asked whether Trump intends to take any action on police violence, McEnany said, “this president has done a whole lot more than Democrats have ever done when it comes to rectifying injustices.”

Democrats were uniformly in control of Congress and the White House during the bipartisan passage of the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, and the Fair Housing Act, among other landmark legislation. Trump has also presided over some modest reforms of the criminal justice system, most notably the FIRST STEP Act; however, his administration has also rolled back a number of other policies including reform of forensic science, housing discrimination law, restrictions on police militarization, and the rights of campus sexual assault survivors.

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Trump’s testing czar is running a ‘cover-up’ for president’s ‘abysmal failure’: CNN’s Sanjay Gupta

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CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is accusing President Donald Trump's testing czar of running a "cover-up" of the president's incompetent response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

During an interview Friday, Gupta reacted to defensive statements made by Brett Giroir, the federal official tapped by Trump to oversee efforts to increase COVID-19 testing capacity, who has been insisting that there is nothing wrong with the United States' ability to quickly test for the disease.

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‘He is lying’: Colorado election chief tears into Trump — and debunks his lies about mail-in ballots

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On Thursday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold tore down President Donald Trump's false claims about voting by mail.

"Every voter in your state is sent a ballot by mail," said host Erin Burnett. "Have you seen anything — anything at all — that would back up any concern about mail-in ballots being rigged, being corrupt?"

"President Trump is lying about vote by mail," said Griswold. "Colorado has a very clean history of running great elections with vote by mail. We have safeguards in place to make sure we would catch any type of double-voting, including signature verification, rules about ballot collection, and a lot of other safeguards. But what is true is that there's over 160,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19. It's thousands of times more likely for an American to pass away because of the coronavirus than any type of fraud."

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Trump’s ‘not smart’ attacks on Kamala Harris as an angry Black woman will backfire: CNN’s Van Jones

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CNN's Van Jones on Thursday said that President Donald Trump's decision to attack presumptive Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as an "angry" Black woman would backfire.

Reacting to the president's remarks about Harris during a Fox Business interview, in which he called her "a mad woman" who is "so angry," Jones said that Trump would only work to make the California senator more of a sympathetic figure.

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