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Wednesday, July 17, 2019 through Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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Congresswomen pictured from L to R: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Talib, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley
Trump’s direct messages of racism and xenophobia to his base have increased as the 2020 presidential campaign gets fully underway. The Iowa Caucuses are 203 days away as of July 14.
Congresswomen pictured from L to R: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Talib, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley

By LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE

President Donald Trump went on a racist screed on Twitter and attacked Democratic congresswomen of color and their ancestry. The 45th President, who succeeded the first African American President of the United States, Barack Obama, has often attacked Black female elected officials, such as Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Black athletes, immigrants, and other women of color.

As is his general habit, Trump lies in his communications and brands places where people of color reside as dangerous. President Trump has a long history of racism as does his late father, Fred Trump. Fred Trump was arrested at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Queens, New York on May 30, 1927 when he was 21.

Their company, Trump Properties, was sued by the Justice Department for housing discrimination against Blacks in 1973. On May 1, 1989, Donald Trump took out ads in several of New York’s major newspapers demanding that the Central Park Five be given the death penalty. Even though the five have been exonerated, Trump has never admitted he was wrong or apologized. More ↠

State Redistricting Case Begins; GP Files Admitted In

By CASH MICHAELS

A three-judge Superior Court panel last week agreed with the nonpartisan group, Common Cause NC, and allowed 35 pertinent files from the late Republican mapmaker Thomas Hofeller to be used in a court case this week where the 2017 legislative redistricting map drawn for the GOP legislative majority by Hofeller is being challenged as unconstitutional. More ↠

The last time North Carolina Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC-12) said anything about the possible impeachment of President Trump, it was May 19th when she issued a statement which ended, “Impeachment is not off the table.”

Adams was one of those who, because of the findings of the Mueller Report, felt that Trump “…has demonstrated a clear disregard for the rule of law and must be held accountable.”