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AFL-CIO president leaves Trump advisory board

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The president of the AFL-CIO stepped down from a council advising the White House on Tuesday, hours after President Trump reiterated that both sides were to blame for deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., where white supremacist groups rallied over the weekend. “President Trump’s remarks today repudiate his forced remarks yesterday about the KKK and neo-Nazis,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a statement. He announced that both he and AFL-CIO leader Thea Lee would step down from Trump’s Manufacturing Advisory Board. ADVERTISEMENT “We must resign on behalf of America’s working people, who reject all notions of legitimacy of these bigoted groups.” […]

The Anne Frank Center Just Called Trump An ‘Accomplice To Domestic Terrorism’

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Donald Trump branded himself early on as the candidate who wasn’t going to bow to political correctness.  But he still raised eyebrows when he elevated the controversial  Stephen Bannon to his inner circle of close advisors – first as the head of his campaign for the general election, then as White House Chief Strategist before taking office. For one thing, Bannon was a political novice, with no campaign or staffing experience.  For another, he harbored dangerous white nationalist views and enabled and promoted rampant anti-semitism while Editor in Chief of Breitbart News. Later, Trump added more aides to […]