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Trump's attacks on congresswomen could boost Biden campaign

Trump's attacks on congresswomen could boost Biden campaignAs U.S. President Donald Trump intensifies his efforts to brand four progressive congresswomen as the new face of the Democratic Party, its presidential front-runner, Joe Biden, has been quietly reminding voters in Iowa there remains a middle ground. Trump’s vilification of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib, in which he said the minority lawmakers were hostile to America and should “go back” where they came from, has largely left Biden out of this week’s political conversation. Biden, who served eight years as Barack Obama’s vice president and 36 years as a U.S. senator, epitomizes a Democratic establishment the four congresswomen who dub themselves “the squad” have vowed to upend.



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'Disgusted.' How Republicans are reacting to 'send her back' chants at Donald Trump's rally

'Disgusted.' How Republicans are reacting to 'send her back' chants at Donald Trump's rallyA growing number of Republicans distanced themselves Thursday from Donald Trump supporters who broke into a chant of “send her back” in North Carolina.



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Fox News pundit complains about Ilhan Omar quoting Trump's 'grab 'em by the p****' remark

Fox News pundit complains about Ilhan Omar quoting Trump's 'grab 'em by the p****' remarkA Fox News pundit has complained that Ilhan Omar used profanity when quoting Donald Trump in response to a series of racist tweets he directed at the Democratic congresswoman.Dana Perino, a former White House secretary under George W Bush, defended Mr Trump’s original statements and argued that he “didn’t make them on live television at five o’clock”. Ms Perino was referring to a number of the US president's controversial remarks quoted by Ms Omar, including the "grab 'em by the p****" line he said in an interview with Access Hollywood in 2005. Ms Omar also quoted Mr Trump reportedly saying last year that people were coming to the US from "s***hole countries". It came after the US president tweeted at the weekend that some Democratic congresswomen should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came”.While the US president did not name the targets of his attack, the context of his tweet made it clear it was aimed at a group of four progressive Democratic women of colour known as “the squad”.The four – Ms Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley – spoke out against Mr Trump’s remarks at a press conference in Washington on Monday.Ms Omar claimed that the US president’s racist attacks were a “distraction” from more important issues and sought to divide Americans."This is a president who has ultimately violated the very value our country aspires to uphold," she said."To distract from that, he is launching a blatantly racist attack on four duly-elected members of the United States House of Representatives, all of whom are women of colour."Mr Omar, who was falsely accused by Mr Trump of being both antisemitic and a supporter of Al Qaeda, said the US president had adopted the agenda of white nationalists. "This is a president who has said 'grab women by the p****,'" she added. "This is a president who has called black athletes 'sons of b****es'. This is a president who has called people who come from black and brown countries 'sh**holes.' This is a president who has equated neo-Nazis with those who protest against them in Charlottesville."However, in a discussion of the congresswomen’s impassioned rebuke of the US president on Fox News, pundit Ms Perino said: “Can we also mention the profanity?”In response, one of Ms Perino’s co-hosts, said: “They can argue, well that’s what Trump said. So I’m going to say it.”“But he didn’t say it on live television at 5 o’clock in the afternoon,” Ms Perino added.“These are things that they’re quoting from other places. He didn’t say it on television,”The co-host then added: “This is from the only person on The Five who ever swore," referring to Ms Perino, who said the word “a**hole” in a live recording of the weekly Fox News talk show in response to a video of an alligator in a convenience store.In his latest round of tweets Mr Trump has demanded an apology from the Democratic congresswomen targeted by his racist comments.He doubled down on his “go back home” remarks in front of reporters in the White House, adding: “If you’re not happy here, then you can leave”.



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Ocasio-Cortez on Trump's attack: 'There is no bottom to the barrel of vitriol'

Ocasio-Cortez on Trump's attack: 'There is no bottom to the barrel of vitriol'As the president continued his attack against four Democratic congresswomen of color, the self-proclaimed “Squad” say that they will not be distracted by him.



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Boris Johnson condemns Trump's 'totally unacceptable' tweets telling congresswomen to 'go back' where they came from

Boris Johnson condemns Trump's 'totally unacceptable' tweets telling congresswomen to 'go back' where they came from"If you are the leader of a great multiracial, multicultural society you simply cannot use that kind of language about sending people back…" he said.



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Kellyanne Conway challenges reporter who questioned Trump's tweet: 'What's your ethnicity?'

Kellyanne Conway challenges reporter who questioned Trump's tweet: 'What's your ethnicity?'The counselor to the president lashed out at a White House reporter who pressed her on President Trump’s tweets saying four Democratic congresswomen of color should “go back” to their home countries.



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Ari Fleischer: President Trump's 'go back' tweet went too far

Ari Fleischer: President Trump's 'go back' tweet went too farNo one in American politics should challenge their opponents based on where they are from, says Fox News contributor Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary for President George W. Bush.



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'Alcaida': Al Qaeda spelled wrong on Trump's notes for remarks made attacking Ilhan Omar and other freshman Democrats

'Alcaida': Al Qaeda spelled wrong on Trump's notes for remarks made attacking Ilhan Omar and other freshman DemocratsTrump was using the notes to defend racist tweets he sent the day before about four Democratic lawmakers, including Rep. Ilhan Omar.



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Pence's chief of staff defends Trump's racist tweets, becoming the first White House official to comment on them

Pence's chief of staff defends Trump's racist tweets, becoming the first White House official to comment on themThe VP's chief of staff is the first White House official to speak publicly about the president's racist tweets directed at congresswomen of color.



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Sex trafficking charges against Epstein could rock Trump's Cabinet

Sex trafficking charges against Epstein could rock Trump's CabinetAn investigation into former hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein for running a sex trafficking ring could affect the White House.



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