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Month: August 2016

New Trump campaign chief faces scrutiny over voter registration, anti-Semitism

Allegations of domestic violence and anti-Semitism from a former wife of Donald Trump’s new campaign chief executive brought fresh scrutiny on Friday to how well Trump vets his most senior employees and advisers — another distraction from the themes the GOP nominee wants to emphasize less than 11 weeks from the election. Records show that Stephen K. Bannon changed his voter registration address in Florida this week as reporters were preparing a story about how he was registered at an address where he did not live. A spokeswoman provided a statement from someone who said Bannon had lived there...

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Donald Trump’s Description of Black America Is Offending Those Living in It

AUSTIN, Tex. — Campaigning over the past week, Donald J. Trump has painted a bleak and dire picture of black America. African-Americans live in neighborhoods that resemble “war zones” more than cities, he has said. They struggle to get by on food stamps. Fewer and fewer of them own their own homes. And errant gunfire is a constant hazard. “You’ll be able to walk down the street without getting shot,” Mr. Trump told a crowd in Akron, Ohio, on Monday, saying how blacks’ lives would improve if he were president. “Right now you walk down the street, you get...

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