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Trump lashes out at reporter after being asked about deaths of Black people from cops

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President Donald Trump lashed out at a CBS News reporter who asked why Black Americans are still being killed by law enforcement.

“So are white people. What a terrible question to ask,” Trump replied to CBS’s Catherine Herridge. “More White people, by the way. More White people.”

A 2016 study showed that a disproportionate amount of people of color are killed by police, nearly three times more (2.8 times higher) than Black Americans are killed by police than whites.

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CBS cited a Harvard study that looked at police brutality from 2013 to 2017 and found that there were greater numbers of white attacks by police, but that the white portion of the population is significantly higher than Black Americans. Fatalities still remained larger than attacks by police on whites.

The president went on to say that he isn’t bothered by the Confederate flag being flown at his events because it is an expression of freedom of speech.

“Well, people love it and I don’t view — I know people that like the Confederate flag and they’re not thinking about slavery,” said Trump.

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Facebook removes network of fake accounts that posed as Trump supporters

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Facebook said Thursday it took down accounts running a deceptive campaign out of Romania pretending to be Americans supporting US President Donald Trump ahead of the coming election.

The leading online social network removed 35 Facebook accounts, three pages, and 88 Instagram accounts as part of an ongoing fight against "coordinated inauthentic behavior," according to security policy head Nathaniel Gleicher.

"The people behind this network used fake accounts to pose as Americans, amplify and comment on their own content, and manage pages including some posing as President Trump fan pages," Gleicher said.

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Brace yourself for months of lawlessness — ‘Election Night’ likely will not end until 2021

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There’s nothing wrong with treating American politics like a sport as long as everyone involved in the competition is playing the same sport by the same rules. There’s nothing wrong as long as both sides agree the rules are legitimate, both commit to obeying them and both accept the consequences when they break them.

This article was originally published at The Editorial Board

But there is a problem with treating American politics like a sport when one side is playing soccer and the other is playing football while neither can agree to the rules, because one side won’t commit to obeying them. There is something wrong when one side not only refuses to accept the consequences of rule-breaking but sets out to undermine the idea of rules altogether. In that case, treating politics like a sport, as the Washington press corps habitually does, isn’t helpful. It’s harmful. Even dangerous.

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2020 Election

‘Deranged’ Trump pummeled for lying that ‘practicing Catholic’ Joe Biden will ‘hurt God’

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President Donald Trump used a supposedly non-political event Thursday afternoon to attack his Democratic opponent with a lie, saying former Vice President Joe Biden will "hurt God" if elected.

In the strange pronouncement on the tarmac in Cleveland, Ohio, Trump falsely claimed that Biden will "take away your guns. Destroy your Second Amendment. No religion. No anything. Hurt the Bible. Hurt God. He’s against God. He’s against guns. He’s against energy."

A completely deranged Trump claims Joe Biden will "hurt God" if elected president pic.twitter.com/cJ8fbghmAm

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