US sees deadliest day of summer in coronavirus outbreak – live

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More on Trump’s decision to pull 11,900 American troops out of Germany, the president said because he does not believe Germany pays enough toward the NATO alliance. The process is likely to take years and cost American taxpayers billions of dollars.

German ambassador to Washington https://t.co/FtauBK6qo4

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Donald Trump tweeted today about the anti-discrimination housing law his administration rescinded, but it’s not the first time the president’s family has been accused of racist housing policies.

In the 1970s, the Trumps were also accused of working to prevent black tenants from moving into the middle class buildings that made his father, Fred Trump, rich. Here’s more from a New York Times investigation, describing Maxine Brown, a black New York nurse who appeared to be a perfect tenant:

Stanley Leibowitz, the rental agent, talked to his boss, Fred C. Trump.

“I asked him what to do and he says, ‘Take the application and put it in a drawer and leave it there,’” Mr. Leibowitz, now 88, recalled in an interview.

I suppose
Old Man Trump knows
Just how much
Racial Hate
he stirred up
In the bloodpot of human hearts
When he drawed
That color line
Here at his
Eighteen hundred family project

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