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Trump Creates Yet Another Firestorm After Attack on Cummings

J. Scott Applewhite/AP House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday denounced President Donald Trump’s attacks against Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) as “racist,” after the president derided Cummings’ predominantly black district as a “disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess.” “We all reject racist attacks against [Cummings] and support his steadfast leadership,” Pelosi said, marking the second time in…

Trump’s Racist Comments Have Spawned Violent Threats Against Lawmakers of Color

Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), and Ayanna Presley (D-Mass.).Carol Guzy/Zuma President Donald Trump’s racist comments directed at four congresswomen of color have spawned escalating social media attacks on the group known as the Squad, sometimes advocating violence against the lawmakers. In one episode, a police officer in Louisiana wrote on…

AOC Tells Trump “We’re Not Going Anywhere”

Stefani Reynolds/CNP/ZUMA After a week of racist taunts from the president of the United States, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) fired back on Saturday, telling a town hall in her Queens district that Donald Trump’s  policies were rooted in “ethnicity and racism,” and pledging that she and her freshman colleagues in the US House are “not…