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Trump defends Nancy Pelosi, saying House speaker is ‘not a racist’

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President Donald Trump abandoned his controversial bid to demand citizenship details from all respondents in next year’s census Thursday, instead ordering federal agencies to compile the information using existing databases. (July 11)
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WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has an unlikely defender: President Donald Trump.

Trump stuck up for Pelosi on Friday after freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York ramped up her criticism of the Democratic speaker.

Ocasio-Cortez accused Pelosi earlier this week of singling out “newly elected women of color” for criticism. Ocasio-Cortez’s comments and an earlier tweet by her chief of staff injected the possibility of racism into an ongoing spat between Pelosi and the progressive wing of the House Democratic Caucus.

Trump, who has had more than his own share of run-ins with Pelosi, came to her defense.

“I’ll tell you something about Nancy…

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