‘It’s a deliberate strategy’: Trump uses civil war as culture war in bid to beat Biden | US news

‘It’s a deliberate strategy’: Trump uses civil war as culture war in bid to beat Biden | US news

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Two miles from the White House is a small gun. The .44-calibre deringer pistol is displayed in a museum beneath Ford’s Theatre in Washington. It was fired by John Wilkes Booth, a white supremacist and sympathiser of the slave-owning Confederacy, when he assassinated Abraham Lincoln five days after the end of the American civil war.
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House Democrats include removal of Confederate statues in funding bill

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Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee on Monday released a draft of a funding bill that includes a provision to remove statues and busts of those who served the Confederacy or have “unambiguous records of racial intolerance” from the U.S. Capitol, setting up a potential fight over the issue as President Trump emphasizes preserving such tributes
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Trump says Democrats want to keep schools shut ‘for political reasons’

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President Trump pushed for schools to reopen this fall in a series of tweets Monday afternoon, accusing Democrats of wanting to keep schools shut “for political reasons.” “SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL!!!” Trump first tweeted. “Corrupt Joe Biden and the Democrats don’t want to open schools in the Fall for political reasons, not for
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Trump claims victory as US nears 130,000 coronavirus deaths – live | World news

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The US leads the world in coronavirus infections (2.8m) and deaths (130,000), though the true toll is likely higher, given undetected cases. It is also on a steep upward curve. US authorities were reporting fewer than 20,000 new infections a day as recently as 15 June. On Saturday, Florida and Texas reported more record daily
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Trump’s incendiary Mount Rushmore speech criticized for ‘peddling fiction’ – live | US news

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Donald Trump’s speech in front of Mount Rushmore, in which he said American is under threat from “far-left fascism”, has elicited strong response in the media. The Washington Post’s Robin Givhan said the president “peddled his fiction” on Friday night as he appealed to his base. “The setting for President Trump’s early Fourth of July
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