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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump Saturday attempted to use the fatal shooting of NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin to forward his campaign and garner more African-American votes.
In a tweet misspelling the Chicago Bulls player’s name, Trump said: “Dwayne Wade’s cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!”
Nykea Aldridge, 32, was killed when she was caught in crossfire while pushing a baby stroller down a South Side Chicago street Friday. Although she was not the intended target, the mother of four was shot in the head and arm, succumbing to the injuries at a hospital 45 minutes later. (more…)
The following article by Mary Sanchez was posted on the National Memo website August 26, 2016:
Americans love to blame the media for bias, for presenting a slanted view of reality.
And in at least one case, I’ll concur: They have done a terrible job of representing to the broader public what life is like for black and brown America.
The inaccurate impressions created by “if it bleeds, it leads” news coverage were amply evident in Donald Trump’s recent “outreach” effort to African-American voters. He sought to enumerate the various unfair afflictions blacks suffer in America — problems supposedly only he can fix — but exaggerated them to a point that was insulting.
Trump’s messaging style is blunt and simplistic. And he is clearly ignorant of what life is like outside the bubble of wealth he has floated in all of his 70 years. So it’s no surprise that his appeal to black voters would be both naive and offensive. (more…)
While the Minnesota State Republican party is struggling to get Donald Trump on the ballot, Representative Roz Peterson couldn’t wait to take a photograph of her with a Trump cut-out off her Facebook page.
Representative Peterson appears to be quite comfortable standing next to Donald Trump, which raises the question of why Rep. Peterson is so desperate to hide her support for Trump from her constituents? Maybe it’s because Roz Peterson doesn’t want anyone to know she is ready to get behind Donald Trump and his extreme Republican agenda. Her voting record backs this up. Rep. Peterson: (more…)
24 days until people can begin to vote by no excuse absentee ballot, Sept. 23
71 days until Election Day, Nov. 8
Democrats Step Up Pursuit of House Republicans Left Limping by Donald Trump, NY Times
Campaign complaint filed against DFL candidate, former lawmaker , Rochester Post-Bulletin
Minnesota State Fair serves up big dose of politics in crucial year, Star Tribune
Trump wigs, free wifi and an orange buffalo: Political booths at the Minnesota State Fair, ranked, MinnPost
Minnesota lawmaker doesn’t live in district, should be removed from ballot, judge rules , Pioneer Press
Rank-and-file GOP fear lame-duck vote on pricey funding bill, The Hill
FBI: Foreign hackers penetrated state election databases, The Hill
The following article by Michelle Ye Hee Lee with the Washington Post’s Fact Checker posted the following article August 26, 2016:
An ad put out by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign criticizes Republican nominee Donald Trump for manufacturing his clothing line overseas, instead of in the United States. (Hillary Clinton)
“Trump’s products have been made in 12 other countries.”
— man in Clinton campaign ad, “Shirts”
The Hillary Clinton campaign has at least two ads attacking Donald Trump for outsourcing the production of his merchandise. Given Trump’s rhetoric against companies shipping jobs out of the United States — he vowed not to eat Oreo cookies anymore after Nabisco moved some U.S. factory jobs to Mexico — this is a frequent attack on his record as a businessman.
Trump has a long history of outsourcing a variety of his products and has acknowledged doing so. When asked during a Republican primary debate in Miami why voters should trust that Trump “will run the country differently from how you run your businesses,” he answered: “Because nobody knows the system better than me. … I’m a businessman. These are laws. These are regulations. These are rules. We’re allowed to do it. … I’m the one that knows how to change it.” (more…)