“Ever, ever, ever”? No. As Don Lemon pointed out last night, that’s not appeal to black voters — that’s talking at black voters, a thinly-veiled attempt at convincing otherwise decent people that they’re not really voting for an outright racist.
When Chris Cuomo interviewed Trump surrogate Rep. Sean Duffy this morning, it was a bizarre display of just how irrelevant facts have become.
Now that Trump is trying to shed his title of birther-in-chief, and now that he finally takes the president at his word that his birth certificate is legitimate, will he finally release his tax returns as he promised he would?
The New York Times released a collaboration Thursday between hip-hop icon Jay-Z and illustrator Molly Crabapple about the effects of decades of a failed drug war on black and brown youth in cities.
In an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Wednesday, former Mexican President Vicente Fox said that America was in the midst of a demagogic, populist presidential campaign, recalling the old days of “Gringo Feo” — the Ugly American.
It wouldn’t be The O’Reilly Factor without some additional misinformation thrown in.
“This is badgering. I don’t see it as journalism. This is badgering.”
Given the sheer number of white supremacists Donald Jr. follows on Twitter, he can hardly be blamed for being such a successful mouthpiece for their hate speech — if his father wasn’t running for president.
Whether or not these voters “are not America,” as Clinton claimed, is another story. Donald Trump’s continued success seems to say otherwise.
Friday, September 9th marks the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison riot New York state, and inmates and inmates rights groups across the country have planned demonstrations to highlight the deplorable conditions in prisons today.
The toxic stew of ideological proxy warring in Syria should be a softball topic for any Libertarian, let alone the leader of the entire party.
Yesterday, President Rodrigo Duterte called President Obama — the leader of the most powerful nation in history and a crucial military ally to his country in the face of an aggressive Chinese government — “son of a whore.” Obama canceled his planned meeting with Duterte shortly after.
At Donald Trump’s immigration-themed rally Wednesday night, the Republican nominee said that in a Trump administration, he administration would move to “block funding for sanctuary cities… We will end the sanctuary cities that have resulted in so many needless deaths.” So what is a sanctuary city, and are sanctuary cities less safe because of how they treat undocumented immigrants?
The charge against Donald Trump’s immigration so-called proposals is that they’re nonsensical word salad meant to appeal to white people. Corey Lewandowski inadvertently lent credence to that story last night.
In his town hall with Hannity, Trump specified “killers” and “the bad ones, the gang members,” would be kicked out immediately. Trump has since referenced “criminal illegal immigrants” several times. What is a “crime” for an undocumented immigrant? The word can mean anything, and that’s why Trump loves it so much.
Many have accused Kaepernick of seeking to insult veterans — though he explicitly said that was not the point of his protest — and others have said the national anthem ought to be above politics, a unifying theme under which celebrate our ideals.
To fully explain why Maine Gov. Paul LePage, in order to justify his claim that “the enemy right now — the overwhelming majority of people coming in — are people of color or people of Hispanic origin,” and implying that the enemy as such should be shot, it’s necessary first to visit Twitter.
During an appearance on ABC’s This Week Sunday, Republican strategist and ardent Donald Trump critic Ana Navarro reminded viewers of just how ridiculous Trump’s so-called “pivots” on issues of race and immigration sound to non-white voters.
Reporting on Donald Trump’s attitude toward undocumented immigrants of late has felt like a slow-motion car wreck: In the course of a week, he has managed to alienate his newly-famous “alt-right,” nativist base while at the same time failing to meaningfully reach out to anyone who might otherwise have been repulsed by his ideas.
Now, Trump surrogates and supporters, including Ann Coulter, are in the ultimate bind: If even Trump gets boo’ed for his total 180 on immigration, what will happen to them? As it happens: They are laughed at for falling for a con.
This week, Trump unveiled his pitch to black voters: “What have you got to lose?!” The refrain is so offensive on its face — Trump posits that the obvious answer is “nothing” — that many assume Trump isn’t reaching out to black voters at all, but rather to whites hesitant about electing an open racist.
“As a human being I think the foundation does an enormous amount of good, but from strictly political standpoint…”