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President Trump said something racist this week.

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On [insert date], President Trump lashed out at [non-white Democrat, most likely female] in a thinly-veiled racist attack on Twitter. [Insert racist quote], Trump said on the social media platform.


He also made false accusations that the [non-white Democrat, most likely female] in the past had [false accusations].

People across social media were outraged and chastised the president for his comments and demanded an apology.

[Insert Tweets]

Supporters of the president claimed Trump's remarks, which disparaged the [non-white Democrat, most likely female] for [him or her's] race, were not racist.

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The [non-white Democrat, most likely female] responded the next day, saying [something about the Democratic Party's vision of inclusivity, while saying the president's racist attacks need to stop].

For two days, Democratic lawmakers, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, called for an apology from the president and his party but they've been completely silent.

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Mitch McConnell addressed reporters on [insert date], saying [something akin to, “It's not my job to respond to every tweet the president makes," while not addressing the racism].

On [third day], [Republican, most likely Lindsey Graham] came forward saying, “We need to turn down the vitriol in Washington. It's time for a return to civility." The [Reublican, most likely Lindsey Graham] failed to mention Trump or his tweets specifically.

An anonymous source from inside the Trump administration told GOOD, “[The President] has a funny way of saying the quiet part loud," the source said. “Ivanka was horrified by the president's tweet, but she still supports him one-hundred percent."

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On [fourth day] the president lashed out again at the [non-white Democrat, most likely female] at a rally at [city in a midwestern or southern state]. During his speech to a sea of red hats, Trump claimed that [he/she] is, in fact, the real racist. He backed up his claims with zero proof and made additional false claims about the [non-white Democrat, most likely female].

Trump's comments riled up his supporters who've been making death threats against the [non-white Democrat, most likely female] since Trump's tweet.

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The president plans to meet with [autocratic leader] tomorrow. [Trump quote where he says something positive and endearing about an autocratic leader who's committed countless human rights violations].

Following his meeting with [autocratic leader], the president and his cabinet will turn their attention to Infrastructure Week.

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President Trump's appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland was a mixed bag.

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He didn't mention climate change once.

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Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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The Australian bushfires have claimed 27 human lives, an estimated 1 billion animals are feared dead, and thousands of properties have been completely decimated.

The fires were caused by extreme heat and dryness, the result of 2019 being the country's hottest year on record, with average temperatures 1.52C above the 1961-1990 average.

The area hit hardest by the fires, New South Wales, also had its hottest year on record, with temperatures rising 1.95C above average.

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