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Trump voter rants on C-SPAN: ‘There’s been no racial problems until Obama took over’

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Pedro Echevarria host C-SPAN "Washington Journal" (screen grab)

A supporter of President Donald Trump told C-SPAN that the U.S. had “no racial problems” until Barack Obama became president in 2008.

The Trump voter who identified himself as “Frank” made the remarks on Thursday’s edition of C-SPAN’s Washington Journal program in response to the 2020 election.

“I’ve been hearing all these stories and it’s garbage,” Frank insisted. “Trump never said nothing about the military and this is the greatest president we ever had. Every American should be proud. I grew up in the ’60s in the Bronx. There was never race problems from 1971 because the cops went in and kicked butt, from ’71, ’72 after Vietnam.”

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“There’s been no racial problems until Obama took over as president with Joe Biden,” he added.

Frank went on to complain about other callers who criticized Trump over his refusal to release his tax returns.

“He didn’t make any money [as president] because he’s giving away his salary,” the caller remarked. “So he didn’t make no money for the whole — for the last four years. So that’s why his tax returns are that. For the other years, he was paying hundreds of millions of dollars that no one knows, that’s why Trump won’t give his taxes.”

“And as president, what does taxes have to do with being a president?” Frank asked. “Not a damn thing. If you go back to the original, George Washington never gave taxes. Thomas Jefferson never gave taxes. Abraham Lincoln never gave taxes.”

Watch the video below from C-SPAN.

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‘Another win for democracy’: Pennsylvania AG celebrates Trump’s latest loss in court

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Republican efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election continued to be rejected by judges on Saturday.

"The PA Supreme Court dismisses the case brought by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly that sought to overturn last year’s law creating no-excuse mail voting and to throw out those mail ballots cast in this election," Philadelphia Inquirer correspondent Jonathan Lai reported Saturday. "This is the case the Commonwealth Court had earlier blocked certification in."

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro celebrated the ruling on Twitter.

"BREAKING: We just notched another win for democracy," Shapiro tweeted, with a red siren emoji.

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What can the left expect from a Biden-Harris administration? Pretty much nothing

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On Nov. 7 of this year, the United States let out a collective roar that rippled across the nation, resonating the crowds of blue-clad people swelling the streets and the squares, and causing buildings to tremble as those inside broke out the champagne and began to dance. The celebrations lasted long into the night. For those few precious moments, it felt as though a curse had been lifted, a nightmare abated. Trumpism had ground itself to a resounding and decisive halt and it seemed that political space on the left, and on the center ground, had finally begun to open again.

This article originally appeared at Salon.

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GOP ripped for ‘bad faith and cynicism’ after Trump’s effort to overturn the election loses — again — in court

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President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election failed again in court on Saturday.

"The PA Supreme Court dismisses the case brought by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly that sought to overturn last year’s law creating no-excuse mail voting and to throw out those mail ballots cast in this election," Philadelphia Inquirer correspondent Jonathan Lai reported Saturday. "This is the case the Commonwealth Court had earlier blocked certification in."

Trump had been tweeting about the case after returning from his third day in a row of golf.

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