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Jeffries: Trump Is the ‘Grand Wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue’

“These are challenging times in the United States of America. We have a hater in the White House: the birther in chief, the grand wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”

— Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), quoted by the HuffPost, referencing the leader of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan.

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Trump Spent Two Minutes at MLK Memorial

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President Trump “made a brief appearance Monday at Washington’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, honoring the civil rights icon with a wreath on the federal holiday bearing his name,” Politico reports. “The president, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence and acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, spent roughly two minutes at the memorial.”

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Hurricane Maria Killed More than 4,600 in Puerto Rico

4,645

“At least 4,645 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria and its devastation across Puerto Rico last year, according to a new Harvard study released Tuesday, an estimate that far exceeds the official government death toll, which stands at 64,” the Washington Post reports.

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Under the Racist-in-Chief, Bias Incidents Are Way Up

26%

New York Times: “Last year’s contentious presidential election gave oxygen to hate. An analysis of F.B.I. crime data by the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, found a 26 percent increase in bias incidents in the last quarter of 2016 — the heart of the election season — compared with the same period the previous year. The trend has continued into 2017, with the latest partial data for the nation’s five most populous cities showing a 12 percent increase.”

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Mar-A-Lago Has Lost $1 Million Since Trump’s Charlottesville Debacle

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In all, 14 have canceled and only two events remain: The Palm Beach Police Foundation’s annual Policeman Ball and the Palm Beach County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner, according to reports. The departures could cost the Trump Organization $1.1 million in total, the Washington Post estimated, with rental fees ranging from $24,000 to $276,000. Recent financial reports showed that the property generated around $37 million in revenue from January 2016 to April 2017, reports TVN.

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Republicans Back Trump On Charlottesville

53% to 43%

A new Survey Monkey poll finds most Republicans support President Trump’s view of the violence in Charlottesville. When presented with a verbatim quote from President Trump on Tuesday — “You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent” — more disagree than agree, 53% to 43%. However, Republicans agreed, 87% to 11%.

Poetic Justice

Charlottesville: What Trump Promised

Trump’s Charlottesville meltdown sparked outrage,
As he outed himself as a racist on the world stage.
We shouldn’t be surprised,
Based on what he promised,
In his inaugural address he invoked “American Carnage.”

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Most Republicans Approve of Trump’s Response to Charlottesville

67%

A new CBS News poll finds that while 55% of Americans disapprove of the way President Trump reacted to the violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, 67% of Republicans approve of his response.

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Brennan: Trump Endangering National Security, Future

“If allowed to continue along this senseless path, Mr. Trump will do lasting harm to American society and to our standing in the world. By his words and his actions, Mr. Trump is putting our national security and our collective futures at grave risk.”

— Former CIA Director John Brennan, in a letter to CNN.

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Just 5 Percent of Congressional Republicans Have Called Out Trump Over His Racism

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ThinkProgress notes that just 16 of 292 Republicans in Congress have released statements that call out Trump directly by name or title for his comments.