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Republican lawmakers feeling wrath of GOP voters furious with Trump: report

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On Saturday, The New York Times profiled conservative and Republican suburban voters around the country who have become fed up with President Donald Trump and the entire party that has enabled him — voters essential to the GOP’s survival in November.

“Suburban districts … have long been critical bases of Republican support, packed with affluent white voters who reliably chose Republicans to represent them in Congress,” reported Emily Cochrane and Catie Edmondson. “Democrats seized control of the House in 2018 by making inroads in communities like these, and Republicans have tied their hopes of reclaiming power to preserving their remaining footholds there. But as Mr. Trump continues to stumble in his response to the pandemic and seeks to stir up racist fears with pledges to preserve the ‘Suburban Lifestyle Dream,’ such districts are slipping further from the party’s grasp, and threatening to drag down congressional Republicans in November’s elections.”

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Two of these longtime Republican voters are Cass and Samantha Madison, who live in Sugar Land, Texas, just outside of Houston and plan to vote for Democratic foreign service officer Sri Kulkarni for Congress in an open Republican seat. “The lack of accountability kills me,” said Samantha, noting the GOP’s “very poor handling” of the coronavirus pandemic “from top to bottom.”

Another disaffected Sugar Land Republican is attorney Farha Ahmed. “The megaphone is really with the president and that is what has translated to all the Texas Republican leaders,” she complained. “It makes it very difficult for them to carry out what they need to do for health and safety reasons.”

“I have always been a mostly straight-ticket voter — I don’t think I will be this coming election,” said a Cypress, Texas Republican, Wade Miller, who is losing confidence in GOP Rep. Michael McCaul. “We’re talking about human lives here, and if people aren’t willing to do what it takes to save lives, what else aren’t they willing to do? I will definitely be changing my vote come November.”

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Ted Cruz gets flattened on The View after lashing out at Democrats amid huge COVID-19 outbreaks in Florida

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During an appearance on "The View" to promote his new book on Supreme Court justices, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was faced with questions about the coronavirus and the governors of Florida and Texas who allowed reopening despite the danger.

Cruz pivoted to blame Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo (NY), saying that under his leadership far more people died.

Co-host Joy Behar shouted over Cruz as he filibustered that he was "deflecting,"

Whoopi Goldberg then cut in saying, "had the man who is running the country right now given us this information in January when he had it when we could have maybe done something a little differently, it might have worked differently. I wanted to point that out. It's not about who's, you know, whose people died more. People died, and they didn't have to."

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Trump campaign documents show effort to stop millions of Black voters by listing them as ‘deterrence’: report

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President Donald Trump has claimed to do more for Black Americans than any president since Abraham Lincoln but internal documents from his 2016 campaign reportedly reveal that he saw them as a threat.

According to an upcoming report from Britain's Channel 4 news, the Trump campaign listed more than 3 million Black voters as "deterrence."

"Channel 4 News investigation reveals a huge Trump campaign data leak, exposing how 3.5 million Black Americans were listed as ‘Deterrence’ - to try to stop them voting in 2016," a tweet from the news network said on Monday.

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‘How dare you!’: The View’s Whoopi Goldberg shames Trump for not paying his fair share to America

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"The View" co-hosts began their Monday show talking about the revelations in President Donald Trump's taxes. Whoopi Goldberg recalled her mother, who was a teacher, sobbing as the IRS was harassing her about paying her taxes off.

"I'll tell you what's pissing me off," she began. "My mother when I was -- I told this story four years ago when he -- when we found out about [Trump's] $900,000 -- million dollar debt or whatever it was was forgiven and he said he was smart because he knew what the loopholes were, and I can think of my mother trying desperately every year to pay her taxes to the IRS, and the IRS coming after my mother because maybe she didn't -- she wasn't able to pay all of it, but she could pay some of it. And how they harassed her to make sure that she paid. And I remember her crying trying to figure out how to pay these taxes. I remember that she paid them out year after year because she didn't make all that much dough."

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