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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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“But when there is adversary settling in, and individuals have problems that are too big for them to solve, they need leadership, they need national direction, they need national guidance, they need a collective response so that they can work together to solve the crisis.”

“[Trump] said I’ve done more for Black Americans with the possible exception of Lincoln. Lincoln would never talk that way. [Lincoln] said, don’t call me a liberator. It was the anti-slavery movement and the Union soldiers that did it all,” Goodwin said.

She noted that the Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration had achieved far more than the Trump administration. But even President Johnson gave credit to the civil rights movement rather than brag about himself.

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Power-hungry Republicans do not fear Trump — it’s worse than that

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This article was originally published at The Editorial Board

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White woman caught stealing anti-Trump sign lectures Black man for ‘disrespecting the current president’

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A white woman was caught on video admitting that she stole a sign because it was "disrespecting" President Donald Trump.

The incident was said to have occurred near Tampa, Florida. Video of the confrontation, which was said to have occurred on Election Day, was shared on social media.

The video begins as a Black man confronts the white woman, who has covered her license plate to prevent from being caught.

"Please let me go," the woman says. "Sir, I'm really sorry."

"You're sorry for what?" the man asks.

After the woman seemingly admits that she had taken the sign, the man asks her to "put it back."

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White House staffers are avoiding the Oval Office ‘for fear of crossing’ a ‘temperamental’ Trump: report

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As President-elect Joe Biden announces more picks for his incoming administration, it is quite obvious that the former vice president will have a very different governing style from President Donald Trump. The Biden/Trump contrasts are the focus of an Associate Press article published on November 21 — and according to AP reporters Jill Colvin, Steve Peoples and Jonathan Lemire, White House staffers are terrified of offending or upsetting Trump during this lame-duck period.

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