Virginia's black lawmakers to boycott Trump's appearance at Jamestown commemoration

Trump's social media attack was apparently in response to criticism of migrant handling

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"African-American people have been calling the White House".

Just two weeks earlier, he had unleashed a series of racist criticisms against freshmen Representatives Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib, all women of color, saying they should "go back" to where they came from, despite the fact that three of the congresswomen were born in the USA and all four are American citizens.

During the president's speech, a lone protester stood in the aisle near the front and held up three laminated signs connected together vertically, one with the quote "Deport hate".

"It was the beginning of a barbaric trade of human lives", he said. It's a curious turn, in light of a House resolution introduced by then-Congressman Scarborough in which he, like Trump, described Sharpton as racist. The subpoenas are being issued as part of an investigation into the possibility of record-keeping violations by the White House against the US government. "The man is unfit for office and unfit to partake in celebration of democracy, representation, and our nation's history of immigrants".

The most notable defense of Cummings came from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), who is one of Trump's closest allies on Capitol Hill yet maintains a friendship with Cummings - who chairs the House Oversight Committee, of which Meadows is also a member.

Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer completely steamrolled liberal contributor Juan Williams during a Tuesday morning discussion on President Trump's continued racist attacks against Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Baltimore, with Hemmer telling the lone black panelist that Trump doesn't see race and that he's been very "equitable" to African-Americans.

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The Virginia Republican Party later released a statement accusing Samirah of being anti-Semitic.

Several dozen protesters gathered outside the historic site ahead of Trump's arrival at the 400th anniversary of the rise of American democracy, according to the Associated Press. "Ibraheem Samirah is a disgrace to Virginia and should resign".

The "go back" statement ignited the backlash from critics painting Mr Trump as an open racist. "The dangers were unparalleled".

Reiner faced an immediate backlash from Matt Schlapp, the head of the American Conservative Union, who said America had "come a long way on race".

Trump speaks at Jamestown Settlement Tuesday, July 30, 2019.

"On this day 400 years ago ... the first representative legislative assembly in the new world convened", Trump said.

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On Monday, the state's Democratic legislative caucus and Black Legislative Caucus announced that they would also not be attending. There were no official greeters on the tarmac when Air Force One landed at the local airport in Williamsburg.

"You are an embarrassment to this state and you should go home", he said, adding reporters are "feeding into this crap". "They have never been so happy for what our president has done", he said of himself.

He added: "I'm committed to working to that end with both of them".

After the House of Representatives voted to condemn Trump's "racist tweets", Anderson Cooper broadcasted a segment featuring eight pro-Trump women in Dallas.

Earlier in the morning, Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, pointed to Virginia and America's complex history of liberty and enslavement while standing in the Jamestown Island church.

But Trump and "Fox & Friends" had some supporters, who found the double standard of the media, democrats and those online to be bothersome.

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