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Episode Info: Buckle up for today's roller coaster: the racist President of the United States Donald Trump's reported description of Haiti, El Salvador and Africa nations as "shithole countries" has outraged even rightwingers Glenn Beck and Frank Luntz of all people, underscoring both how obnoxious and, frankly, inaccurate Trump's comments were. Trump's racism is embodied within his policies -- on immigration, policing, and much more, including voting and elections, on display in the sham Presidential Commission created by Trump to justify his loss of the popular vote to Hillary Clinton in 2016. The bogus commission, headed up by disgraced GOP "voter fraud" fraudster and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, was finally shut down last week after facing an onslaught of legal challenges, and found none of the supposed ‘voter fraud' they had set out to highlight. Kobach's claims about ‘preliminary findings' have proven to be false, as have his ominous warnings to voting rights advocates about the Dept. of Homeland Security taking over the investigation. Trump's poisonous racism and failed Presidency are having ripple effects across the globe, condemned by the UN, Vatican and other allies, and forced Trump to cancel a planned trip to Great Britain (which, naturally, he has lied about). Meanwhile, Trump's newly appointed Ambassador to the Netherlands, Pete Hoekstra, has been mercilessly called out by the Dutch news media in recent days for multiple lies and wholly discredited racist charges, for which Hoekstra was finally forced to apologize on Friday. All of which underscores that while Donald Trump may be the highest profile symptom of a very sick Republican Party, he is but a small part of a very widely-spread disease that has poisoned his party, and made America anything but "great again" in the eyes of the world...Read more »

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