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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:17 PM

His tweet about African Americans in Virginia

By Eugene Scott
February 11 at 5:33 PM

... President Trump weighed in on Twitter on Sunday, attempting to highlight how African Americans are processing the situation. He tweeted, “African Americans are very angry at the double standard on full display in Virginia!”

African Americans are angry about Northam’s past actions, and many are frustrated by his decision not to step down. And yet the only double standard many African Americans see is the spectacle of Republicans calling for Northam’s removal who seem slow to call out racism among politicians in their own party.

According to an Associated Press survey, most African Americans — 75 percent — say that Trump is a racist based on multiple statements he’s made, policy ideas he’s proposed, and a history of discriminating against black people on racial grounds and appearing to sympathize with white nationalists. But no GOP lawmaker has called on Trump to be removed from office for any of this. In fact, support for Trump among Republican voters is at record highs ...


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