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Trump: I'm the 'Least Racist Person You Have Ever Interviewed'

4 Democrats are boycotting SOTU speech

(Newser) - President Trump responded to accusations of racism Sunday in quintessentially Trumpian fashion: He boasted to reporters that he was less of a racist than anybody else. "No, no, I’m not a racist. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed," Trump said to reporters outside... More »

Fallen Soldier's Widow: Casket Could Be Empty

Myeshia Johnson speaks to George Stephanopoulos

(Newser) - What President Trump did or didn't say in a condolence call to the pregnant widow of US Army Sgt. La David Johnson has been the subject of controversy for days , and now Myeshia Johnson herself has weighed in. In a Good Morning America interview with George Stephanopoulos, Johnson describes... More »

17 Black Female Lawmakers Call on Kelly to Apologize

They accuse him of telling 'blatant lies' about Frederica Wilson

(Newser) - The John Kelly-Frederica Wilson controversy moved up a level Sunday when most of the black women in Congress called for Trump's chief of staff to apologize to the Florida lawmaker. Some 17 female members of the Congressional Black Caucus issued a statement calling for Kelly to "take responsibility"... More »

It's Time for John Kelly to Apologize

After video shows he was wrong about lawmaker's behavior

(Newser) - With video evidence on her side, the Washington Post editorial board argues it's time for John Kelly to apologize to Rep. Frederica Wilson after characterizing her as "selfish and politically motivated" during a press briefing Thursday at the White House. The chief of staff took issue with Wilson'... More »

How John Kelly's Trump Defense Is Being Received

Congresswoman he criticized accuses him of using 'racist term'

(Newser) - White House chief of staff John Kelly made a rare foray into the national spotlight on Thursday with his emotional defense of President Trump's call to a fallen soldier's family. Kelly's own son was killed serving in Afghanistan, lending his words a powerful impact, and the four-star... More »

Trump Gets Entangled in New Gold-Star Family Feud

Rep. Frederica Wilson pushes back after Trump says she's lying about convo on fallen soldier

(Newser) - Trump the candidate had a very public feud with a Gold Star family; Trump the president appears to be embroiled in one, too. The dust-up began with a Democratic Florida congresswoman, who says President Trump told the widow of a slain soldier that her husband "knew what he signed... More »

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