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Mitch McConnell refuses to say if it's racist to say his wife should ‘go back' to Taiwan

4 monthes ago   |   By NY Daily News

Mitch McConnell dodged questions Tuesday about whether it would be racist to suggest his Taiwanese immigrant wife should “go back to where she came from” - like President Trump told four Democratic women of color. The Senate Majority Leader ducked a question by CNN reporter Manu Raju if he would...
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'The president is not a racist:' Mitch McConnell's defense of Trump, annotated

4 monthes ago   |   By The Washington Post

The Senate majority leader refused to condemn Trump's remarks as racist even when asked about his own wife, who is an immigrant and woman of color.
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Here's What McConnell Thinks of Trump's Tweets

Here's What McConnell Thinks of Trump's Tweets

4 monthes ago   |   By Newser

Mitch McConnell had been refusing to comment on President Trump's controversial tweets about four congresswomen of color, but the Senate majority leader weighed in Tuesday afternoon, CNN and the AP report. "The president is not a racist," McConnell declared. He continued: "Political rhetoric has really gotten way, way overheated all...
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McConnell: 'The president's not a racist'

McConnell: 'The president's not a racist'

4 monthes ago   |   By Politico

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday declined to single out President Donald Trump for incendiary rhetoric and racist tweets, largely blaming liberal Democrats for using heated language and urging everyone to cool down and observe a “better level of discourse.” McConnell was in part responding to Trump's demand that four Democratic congresswomen “go back” to where they came from. But he said singling out the president or anyone else was a “mistake” and that the problem was much broader than one person. “The president's not a racist. And I think the tone of all of this is not...
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Mitch McConnell Says President Trump Is ‘Not a Racist' Despite Controversial Tweets

4 monthes ago   |   By Time

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump is “not a racist” after Trump tweeted over the weekend that four congresswomen of color should return to their native countries. All of the congresswomen are American citizens.
McConnell said at a news conference Tuesday that political rhetoric has gotten “way, way overheated across the political spectrum.” He pointed to Democratic comments, saying “we've seen the far left throw accusations of racism at everyone.”
He also took a mild swipe at Trump, saying everyone “from the president to the speaker to the freshmen members...
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Larry Kudlow: New trade deals will give economy 0.5 percent boost

Larry Kudlow: New trade deals will give economy 0.5 percent boost

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POLITICO Playbook: Drama on trade, government funding resumes

POLITICO Playbook: Drama on trade, government funding resumes

AHH, HERE'S THE DRAMA!... - SABRINA RODRÍGUEZ: “Mexico fumes over labor enforcement details in trade bill” : “Mexico's top trade negotiator plans to return to Washington on... Read more ...

Jeff Van Drew party switch came as Democrats abandoned him

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Democratic Rep. Jeff Van Drew Considers Switching Parties Over Impeachment

It's his first term in Congress. Read more ...

Trump Attends Army-Navy Game, Delivers Big News

Trump Attends Army-Navy Game, Delivers Big News

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The former New York City mayor went to Kyiv as part of his search for evidence of wrongdoing by Joe and Hunter Biden. Read more ...

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Trump tears up the Clinton impeachment playbook

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