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Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Ilhan Omar of praising al Qaeda

Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Ilhan Omar of praising al Qaeda

In a series of racist tweets on Sunday, President Donald Trump told a group of four Democratic congresswomen, all of whom are people of color, to “go back” to their supposed home countries, though three of them were born in the US. On Monday, he aggressively defended the tweets — and falsely accused one of…MORE

Nearly one-fifth of adult Twitter users follow Trump

Nearly one-fifth of adult Twitter users follow Trump

Almost one in five adults on Twitter follow the President’s personal account, @realDonaldTrump, according to a new study done by the Pew Research Center. The data is based on a nationally representative sample of US adult Twitter users who gave permission to have their accounts analyzed and answered some questions in December 2018. Almost a…MORE

Treasury secretary says he doesn’t find Trump’s tweets racist

Treasury secretary says he doesn’t find Trump’s tweets racist

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday he doesn’t believe President Donald Trump’s tweets attacking four Democratic congresswomen are racist. He is the only Cabinet member so far to weigh in on the tweets. “I don’t find them racist,” Mnuchin said during a White House briefing on cryptocurrencies. “I think he speaks for himself on that,”…MORE

Here’s the truly amazing way Donald Trump defended his racist tweets

Here’s the truly amazing way Donald Trump defended his racist tweets

President Donald Trump offered a very, uh, interesting explanation Monday for why his racist tweets over the weekend urging four Democratic congresswomen of color to leave the country weren’t, in fact, racist: He’s not the only one who feels that way. Here’s Trump’s exchange with a reporter outside the White House: Reporter: “Does it concern…MORE

GOP congressman says Trump tweets are ‘racist and xenophobic’

GOP congressman says Trump tweets are ‘racist and xenophobic’

Texas Republican Rep. Will Hurd said Monday that President Donald Trump’s tweets attacking progressive Democratic congresswomen were “racist and xenophobic,” making him one of the few elected Republicans to speak out against Trump’s remarks. He told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour the President’s tweets reflect “behavior that’s unbecoming of the leader of the free world.” He said…MORE

Pelosi says House will take up resolution following Trump’s ‘xenophobic tweets’

Pelosi says House will take up resolution following Trump’s ‘xenophobic tweets’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday said that Republican lawmakers “must join” Democrats in “condemning the President’s xenophobic tweets” and urged Democrats to support a resolution put forward by House Democratic lawmakers. “The House cannot allow the President’s characterization of immigrants to our country to stand. Our Republican colleagues must join us in condemning the…MORE

Trump denies racist tweets were racist

Trump denies racist tweets were racist

President Donald Trump redoubled his racist attacks on a quartet of Democratic congresswomen Monday, insisting they leave the United States if they continue complaining about his policies. It was an escalation of an attack begun Sunday that prompted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to announce she would formally introduce a motion to reject the comments. After…MORE