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Lindsey Graham Says He Told Trump What He Thought of His Racist Remarks (Which Means Other GOP Senators Appear to Be Lying)

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‘Following Comments by the President, I Said My Piece Directly to Him Yesterday’

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is the first Republican in the Oval Office at the time who is effectively affirming that President Trump called Haiti and African nations “shithole countries.” And while he didn’t specifically say Trump made the racist comments, he didn’t deny Trump made them, saying instead he told the president what he thought of the remarks.

“Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday. The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel. I’ve always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals,” Graham said in the statement, as Talking Points Memo reports. “The American ideal is embraced by people all over the globe. It was best said a long time ago, E Pluribus Unum – Out of Many, One. Diversity has always been our strength, not our weakness. In reforming immigration we cannot lose these American Ideals.” 

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois was also in the Oval Office Thursday, and, in speaking with reporters Friday morning, made clear the reports on Trump’s racist remarks, including that he wants less people from Haiti and more form Norway, are accurate.

But two Republican Senators who were also in the Oval Office Thursday issued a carefully-worded joint statement designed to throw water on the news reports while making it seem like the outrage is a Democratic attack rather than national and in terminational outrage. They don’t say Trump didn’t say “shithole countries” and make other racist and vulgar remarks. They say they didn’t hear them. 

In regards to Senator Durbin’s accusation, we do not recall the President saying these comments specifically but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest,” Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) said in a statement, as The Hill reports. The allegation that the current immigration system is not “our national interest” is true only if they mean DACA should become federal law and undocumented immigrants should have a path to citizenship. It’s unlikely that is their intent.

To repeat, Senators Cotton and Perdue said they “do not recall the President saying these comments specifically.” That’s about as close to a confirmation that Trump did make the remarks as you can get.

“President Trump brought everyone to the table this week and listened to both sides,” the Cotton-Perdue statement also reads. “But regrettably, it seems that not everyone is committed to negotiating in good faith,” they added, again, in a clearly partisan assault.

Organizing For America’s Jesse Lehrich makes an astute observation:

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Photos: Trump’s Postmaster General Removing Mailboxes in at Least 5 States Weeks Before Early Voting – Explanation Fails

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President Donald Trump’s newly-installed Postmaster General is working to reduce capacity across the United States, just weeks before early voting in the 2020 presidential election begins in some states. Americans are furious, after seeing many reports on massive reductions in mail sorting machines, and Trump’s refusal to fund the USPS – along with his admission he is doing so to make it impossible for people to vote by mail.

A local Portland, Oregon news reporter says the USPS admits it’s already removed 27 mailboxes from Eugene, Oregon, with more removals to come there. She says the Post Office claims “they’re only removing them from locations that have multiple mailboxes next to each other.”

Which does not explain this:

Or this:

NBC Montana reports it has “confirmed with the Montana State Association of the National Association of Letter Carriers the orders to remove 13 boxes in Missoula, 9 in Bozeman, 3 in Lewistown and 30 in Billings.”

NPR’s Lulu Miller show that not only are mailboxes being removed, some are just being sealed, rendering them useless:

One Oregon reporter offers this disturbing development.

Related: ‘This Is a RICO Case’: Top Obama Advisor Urges Dems to ‘Go to War for Our Country’ Over Trump USPS Attack

Meanwhile, Americans are taking to social media and posting photos of USPS mail boxes being removed and carted away. Take a look at some:

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‘I Haven’t Been Blunt’: Trump Defends Attacks on ‘Nasty’ Kamala Harris, Invokes Racist Slur Against Warren

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President Donald Trump refused to accept responsibility for calling sitting U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, the presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee, a “Mad Woman,” “nasty,” “angry,” “radical,” and “condescending.”

Confronted with just a few of his attacks Friday afternoon in a press conference Trump pushed back against the reporter’s charges.

“I haven’t been blunt,” Trump insisted, falsely, as CNN’s fact checker noted:

Trump went on to claim, repeatedly, that Sen. Harris “treated Joe Biden worse than anybody else by far.”

“Nobody treated Biden so badly, as Kamala,” Trump claimed, stressing the pronunciation of her name as if to mock it.

He also attacked Senator Elizabeth Warren, invoking his racist slur for her, “Pocahontas.”

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Obama Slams Trump Over USPS Attack in Rare Remarks: ‘More Concerned With Suppressing the Vote’

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In rare remarks about his successor former President Barack Obama slammed President Donald Trump, accusing him of being “more concerned with suppressing the vote than suppressing a virus.”

President Donald Trump has admitted he is blocking desperately needed funding to help the postal service survive in a direct attempt to stop Americans from voting by mail. The Postmaster General he installed has been removing mail boxes from several cities and removing high-volume mail sorting machines across the country, with a plan to reduce the number of sorters by nearly 700 machines.

Everyone depends on the USPS,” President Obama said via Twitter Friday. “Seniors for their Social Security, veterans for their prescriptions, small businesses trying to keep their doors open. They can’t be collateral damage for an administration more concerned with suppressing the vote than suppressing a virus.”

President Obama also accused President Trump of making “attempts to undermine the election.”

And he urged Americans to vote early: “do that now.”

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‘This Is a RICO Case’: Top Obama Advisor Urges Dems to ‘Go to War for Our Country’ Over Trump USPS Attack

 

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