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Faith and Civic Leaders Demand Sen. Portman Rescind Trump Endorsement

As the firestorm surrounding Donald Trump’s latest racist comments grows, Ohio faith and civic leaders are demanding Sen. Rob Portman rescind his endorsement of Trump or own the GOP leader’s words. Throughout his campaign Trump has made headlines with his racism, sexism, and disgusting attacks on the disabled. And yet, Senator Portman endorsed Trump just last month – long … Continue reading »

Republicans Who Support Trump Own Trump’s Baggage

GOP leaders continue to twist themselves into pretzels in justifying their continued support for Presidential nominee Donald Trump in the aftermath of his racist attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel. Some Republicans have done the moral thing for both their party and America by condemning Trump’s remarks and remaining in opposition to him, or rescinding their … Continue reading »

Reps. Chu and Gallego, Immigration Reform Advocates Respond to Donald Trump’s Attacks on Judge Curiel, Implications for Entire GOP

On a press call today Congresswoman Judy Chu of California, Congressman Ruben Gallego of Arizona, and Frank Sharry of America’s Voice discussed Donald Trump’s attacks on the respected Judge Gonzalo Curiel, why these comments are so offensive, and the ways in which the presumed GOP nominee’s candidacy may affect Latino turnout and down ballot races across the … Continue reading »

New Pieces Expose Instances Of Trump-Inspired Hate In Hospitals, On Social Media — Even Inside Kindergarten Classrooms

Since his campaign launch a year ago, it is undeniable that Donald Trump has encouraged his supporters to physically and verbally lash out against Latinos, immigrants, African-Americans, Muslim-Americans, and other minority groups. A series of new pieces highlight some of these disturbing attacks from all over America, with Trump-inspired instances of hate documented in hospital … Continue reading »

GOP Must Dump Trump or Own Him

They Need to Answer for Trump’s Racist Remarks, and His Racist Policies Yesterday, Republican Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI) said, regarding Donald Trump and his sustained attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, “His comments over the weekend are authenticating what I believe is the man’s character… Something that walks like a duck, talks like a duck, is likely … Continue reading »

Senator Burr Twists Himself Into Contortions to Justify Continued Support of Donald Trump

Yesterday, Senator Richard Burr was asked to respond to Trump’s recent attacks on Judge Curiel, which have been widely condemned across the country as the textbook definition of racism. In a bizarre twist of linguistic gymnastics and moral flexibility, Burr was able to simultaneously declare that the comments were inappropriate but saw no reason to … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Donald Trump’s Racism Would Nauseate Abraham Lincoln”

By Continuing to Support the Republican Nominee, Ohio Officials Like Sen. Portman Have “Cut a Deal with the Devil” After Donald Trump’s comments questioning Federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s impartiality due to his Hispanic heritage, it’s clear that the presumptive Republican nominee is espousing an overtly racist view. In a new column on, Brent Larkin explores the … Continue reading »

Republicans Twisting Themselves Into Contortions to Justify Continued Support of Donald Trump

This isn’t about tone, this is about a battle for the soul of America Despite the fact that Donald Trump’s comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel have been rightly criticized as “racist” by leaders from across the political spectrum, most Republican elected officials and candidates are continuing to support their presumptive nominee. So far among Senate … Continue reading »

Sen. Menendez: Republicans Must Denounce The “Racist Rants” Of A “Petty Demagogue”

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) called out his Republican colleagues in the Senate for failing to condemn en masse the “racist rants” of their nominee for President, Donald Trump. “The remarks of the presumptive Republican nominee for President about Judge Gonzalo Curiel are taking this nation and the Republican Party down a dark and slippery slope,” … Continue reading »

Paul Ryan Calls Trump’s Attack On Judge ‘Racist’ — But He’s Still Voting Trump In November

Speaker Paul Ryan has condemned Donald Trump’s attack on Judge Gonzalo Curiel as “the textbook definition of a racist comment” — but that’s still not stopping him from voting Trump in November. “Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment,” Ryan … Continue reading »