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Puerto Rico governor will not seek reelection in 2020 amid firestorm over leak of vulgar chat room talk

Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The embattled governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello has announced that he will not seek reelection in November 2020. Rossello will step down as the president of the New Progressive Party. “Apologizing is not enough,” Rossello said. The announcement comes after a week of protest precipitated by the release of…read more »

Gov. Steve Bullock calls ‘send her back’ chants ‘a stain on this presidency’

William Campbell-Corbis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The chant of “send her back” at President Donald Trump’s rally in North Carolina on Wednesday is “a stain on the presidency,” Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said on ABC’s This Week.”Any parent, any preacher knows that telling four duly elected congresswomen to go back home is — it’s racist,” Bullock said.…read more »

Trump campaign aide Mercedes Schlapp: ‘He is not a racist’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mercedes Schlapp, a Trump campaign senior adviser, defended President Donald Trump amid ongoing and escalating attacks aimed at four freshman congresswomen on Sunday.”I have worked with President Trump for two years and he is not a racist,” Schlapp, who left the White House in June to join the campaign, told ABC…read more »

Rep. Elijah Cummings: ‘I just don’t think this is becoming of the president’

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said chants at a Trump rally on Wednesday were the echo of chants he heard as a child attempting to integrate a pool.On President Donald Trump’s tweets and attacks on Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib, he said, “I just don’t…read more »

Pete Buttigieg: White supremacy could be ‘issue that ends this country’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — All of the Democratic presidential candidates have condemned Donald Trump’s racist comments directed at four congresswomen last week, and the chants of “send her back” directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar at a rally a day later, but Pete Buttigieg took it a step further on Saturday.Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend,…read more »

Trump says he’ll ‘personally vouch’ for rapper A$AP Rocky

Christian Vierig/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said on Twitter he had offered to “personally vouch” for A$AP Rocky’s bail after the rapper was jailed in Sweden following a street fight. “Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly. Likewise, I…read more »

Michelle Obama takes veiled shot at Donald Trump over ‘Squad’ attacks

Gary Miller/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former first lady Michelle Obama rarely weighs in on politics — even when asked — but she did take an apparent shot at the current president in a tweet on Friday evening.Obama tweeted, “What truly makes our country great is its diversity. I’ve seen that beauty in so many ways over…read more »