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A lifelong Democrat on the Flint, Michigan City Council is endorsing President Donald Trump for reelection.

Flint City Council member Maurice Davis, 64, announced his endorsement for Trump on Wednesday, saying, "I'm not an Uncle Tom."

Vice President Mike Pence called Davis to the stage during a campaign rally at Michigan's Flint Bishop Airport on Wednesday.

"Vice president of the City Council in Flint. Where are you, Maurice? Let's hear it for Maurice. I'm partial to vice presidents. Thank you, Maurice," Pence said as the crowd applauded.

"Right now, the narrative has been spent: 'President Trump is full of hate.' Let me tell you something, the Democrats are full of hate," Davis said. "I'm tired, I've been a Democrat, I am a Democrat all my life, 64 years. Last four years I voted for Hillary Clinton. This year I decided to go with President Trump. I'm not a bootlicker, I'm not an Uncle Tom. I'm none of those things. I'm somebody that's in a poor, impoverished community."

Davis added, "People are losing everything, and when Mr. Trump says 'What the hell do you got to lose?' he was talking to me. But this is what I got to gain: Instead of being a divided state of America, it's time to be the United States of America.

"We're tired of suffering and nobody give a damn about poor folks. President Trump, they reached out with nothing but love from y'all all over this nation."

Davis is not the first notable Black Democrat to support Trump. The president has been endorsed by Georgia state Representative Vernon Jones, and other Black Democrats.

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and six mayors in Minnesota, all Democrats, are supporting Trump's re-election.
 

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A federal judge rejected a Justice Department motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought against President Donald Trump by a woman who accused him of rape decades ago.

The federal judge concluded that the president's denials and statements about the case were outside of his official duties.

Writer E. Jean Carroll wrote a book in 2019 claiming Trump raped her during an encounter at a New York department store in the 1990s.

After the publication of Carroll's book, Trump told reporters she made the story up. Carroll then sued Trump for defamation.

The DOJ filed a motion to dismiss the federal lawsuit, saying Trump's denial of the allegation was part of his official duties as president.

The DOJ said Trump was protected because of immunity extended for libel and slander cases under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

In a ruling on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan rejected the DOJ's claim, writing that the president is not an employee of the government within the meaning of the FTCA, and that even if he were, his statements concerning Carroll were outside the scope of that employment.

Kaplan wrote that Trump's comments "concerned an alleged sexual assault that took place several decades before he took office, and the allegations have no relationship to the official business of the United States..."

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Ricky Martin is saddened that his fellow Latinos will be voting for U.S. President Donald Trump at the polls on Nov. 3.

The former Puerto Rican child star launched his solo pop career in 1991 after aging out of the Latino boy band Menudo.

The "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer admits he knows Latinos who will be among those trying to get Trump elected for another term, and he thinks they are "super sad".

"I am a Latino, gay (and) married to an Arab living in Trump's America," he told Variety. "We check all the (progressive) boxes."

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The father of four posed with life partner Jwan Yosef and their 12-year-old twins Matteo and Valentino at a movie premiere in 2016.

"I think there is a lot of Hispanics who will vote him out [sic]. Trumpeters make a lot of noise. And it's scary to see their enthusiasm but us, we're doing what's right, the right way and we'll see what happens in November. I'm very optimistic."

The 48-year-old continued: "This is the moment. We all need to get together and be loud about the course of this nation."

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Martin recently introduced Trump's challenger, Joe Biden, during a Hispanic heritage event in Florida.

"I've been supporting Biden forever," the hitmaker says on an upcoming episode of the Variety and iHeart podcast "The Big Ticket." "I think he is the only option we have and he is great and he has been in politics all his life. This is the moment. We all need to get together and be loud about the course of this nation."

Martin added: "I think when you have 50 million people voting already, it's because we are not the only ones concerned about this and for that I am extremely happy. We just take it one day at a time and we've had plans like we might leave the country, but no. We have to stay here and we have to fight for our rights and what we believe."

Democrats received a setback last night when Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. She was sworn in by Chief Justice Clarence Thomas at the White House.

Barrett filled the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, giving the SCOTUS a 6-3 conservative majority for the first time since the Ronald Reagan era.

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Justice Clarence Thomas is set to swear in Judge Amy Coney Barrett as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court at the White House on Monday night, Oct. 26.

The Republican-controlled Senate will vote Monday night to confirm Barrett's nomination as the 115th Supreme Court justice.

"Justice Clarence Thomas will administer the official Constitutional Oath to Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House tonight," a senior White House official said Monday.

Judge Barrett sailed through confirmation hearings despite stiff opposition from Senate Democrats who warn she will dismantle ObamaCare and overturn Rose v. Wade.

Senate Democrats tried multiple times to delay Barrett's nomination, but her nomination is guaranteed tonight, despite questions about social distancing in the Rose Garden.

President Trump and his wife Melania reportedly contracted the coronavirus at a White House event in late September.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters Monday morning that the White House would encourage social distancing at the swearing-in event that will be held outdoors, according to The Hill.

"We're tonight doing the best we can to encourage as much social distancing as possible. It will be outdoors if it goes off as planned right now,” Meadows continued.

Trump, who held three campaign rallies in Pennsylvania on Monday, said the swearing-in event would not be a "large event" but "just a very nice event."

Trump nominated Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after a law professor at Notre Dame said, "Amy Coney is the best student I ever had."

"That's good enough for me," Trump said.
 

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump invited children to their Halloween celebration at the White House in Washington, DC, on Sunday, October 25, 2020.

Trump and the first lady were tickled to see a boy dressed in a Trump costume.

The holiday celebration comes weeks after President Trump recovered from a mild Covid-19 infection. Melania recently made her first public appearance after testing positive for the coronavirus. They are both immune to the virus.

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President Trump returned a youngster's salute as Melania looked on. The first couple maintained social distancing behind a row of flowers. Hand sanitizer was placed out for children and their parents.

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Some children wanted to get up close and personal with the Trumps, who were amused at children walking right up to them despite the barrier.

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Neither Trump nor the first lady wore face masks as they welcomed the children to their home. Due to Covid-19 they did not hand out candy to the children. Instead, bags of goodies were set up on tables off to the sides for families to pick up during the event.

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In an effort to reconnect with his old flame, Chelsea Handler, rapper 50 Cent denounced President Donald Trump a week after endorsing him.

In a post on Instagram last week, Fiddy endorsed Trump, saying he was not in favor of Democratic challenger Joe Biden's planned 62% tax hike for New Yorkers.

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But the rap mogul changed his mind after his alleged ex-girlfriend Chelsea reminded him that he was Black and she offered to take him back if he denounced Trump.

"Hey fucker! I will pay your taxes in exchange for you coming to your senses," Handler tweeted. "Happily! Black lives matter. That's you, fucker! Remember?"

During an appearance on Jimmy Fallon's talk show, she said, "I had to remind him that he's a Black person so he can't vote for Donald Trump and he shouldn't be influencing an entire swath of people who may listen to him because he's worried about his own personal pocketbook."

She continued:

"I haven't heard from him yet but I'm ready to seal the deal in more ways than one if he changes his mind and publicly denounces Donald Trump. I might be willing to go for another spin if you know what I'm talkin' about."

Fiddy appeared to take her up on her offer. He posted on social media:

"A what, another spin. Fuck Donald Trump, I never liked him. For all I know, he had me set up and had my friend Angel Fernandez killed but that's history. LOL."

 

Black people in America are trained to only vote for Democrats who offer them nothing in return for their blind loyalty.

Joe Biden also reminded Black people who they should vote for simply because of the color of their skin.

In May, Biden, 77, sparked public backlash when he told radio personality Charlamagne tha god "you ain't Black" if he didn't choose him over Trump.

Black Twitter erupted with condemnation and a plethora of Biden dementia memes. Biden is rumored to be suffering from the longterm effects of senile dementia.

Many on Black Twitter said Biden would not have insulted any other race in such a manner.

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Singer Aubrey O'Day dropped shocking allegations about the family of U.S. President Donald Trump.

The 36-year-old Danity Kane star was a contestant on Trump's TV series Celebrity Apprentice back in 2011. She claimed she had an affair with the President's son Donald Trump, Jr.

According to reports, Don Jr. ended the entanglement when his then - wife discovered steamy text messages between Don Jr. and Aubrey.

Now, Aubrey vocally criticizes the President and his family whenever she gets the chance.

On Thursday, she took to Twitter during the final presidential debate between Trump and Joe Biden, and made a string of shocking claims about the first family.

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"since trump has now lowered this debate to trashing family," she wrote, "-don jr HATES his father. -ivanka is a lesbian on the low. -eric f**ked miss universe on the apprentice board room table while with his now wife. #Debates2020."

Aubrey also included a GIF that said, "I have the receipts," and went on to share more apparent insights into the family, writing: "I have texts of don jr telling me what a little s**t a**hole barron is...

"That they were on the private jet and barron didn't like his food so he threw the plate across the plane at the attendant. NONE of these people are INNOCENT of being a*sholes & liars!"

"We need to stop discussing kids.. because Ivanka is a lesbian, yet doesn't support women's rights in this administration that she RUNS on the low."

Aubrey also accused Trump of being a "racist", sharing: "on apprentice, Trump used to say DAILY 'they think I don't like black people.. Arsenio (Hall, host) tell them, you are one of my blacks."

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Former President Barack Obama hit the campaign trail to drum up support for Joe Biden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

The small turnout for Obama was in stark contrast to the huge audiences he once commanded during his two terms as U.S. president.

Biden is polling ahead of President Donald Trump in the battleground state of Pennsylvania that Trump narrowly won in 2016.

But you couldn't tell judging by the light turnout for Obama's speech. Normally, an Obama appearance attracted thousands of adoring supporters. But only about three dozen people turned up at a drive-in campaign rally to hear Obama speak in a Philly park.

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Afterwards, Obama strolled through the neighborhood with his Secret Service protection. He stopped to speak with a handful of Biden/Harris volunteers at a Voter activation Center (VAC).

There, he picked up a megaphone and spoke to the handful of volunteers, who didn't know what to make of the odd scene. The gaggle of reporters and photographers outnumbered the volunteers and onlookers.

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Obama is hoping to motivate young Americans and Black voters in the final stretch of the White House race. Polls show Black male voters are shifting away from the Democratic Party.

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President Donald Trump urged his loyal supporters to put their faith in God, not masks during a campaign stop in Greenville, NC on October 15.

The president, who recently recovered from Covid-19, urged his followers not to rely on face masks, which could potentially expose them to the coronavirus.

A recent study by the CDC found 74% of people who "always" wore face masks contracted the coronavirus.

"Masks, no masks... you can do all you want, but you know, you still need help from the boss," Trump said, as he pointed to the sky.

"Somebody said to me the other day, 'You're the most famous person in the world by far.' I said, 'No I'm not.' They said, 'Who's more famous?' I said, 'Jesus Christ.' I'm not taking any chances..."

Elsewhere in his speech, Trump promised to reopen schools and stop the leftist's "radical indoctrination" of school children.

"We will stop the radical indoctrination of our students and restore patriotic education to our schools. We will teach our children to love our country, honor our history and always respect our great American flag. And we will live by the timeless words of our national motto, 'In God we trust,' and that won't be changed."

Trump received enthusiastic applause from huge crowds when he returned to North Carolina to speak at a rally in Gastonia on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

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He was accompanied by conservative YouTube vloggers Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, aka Diamond and Silk, who led the crowd in chants of "Four more years!"

"Just want you all to know that we are the United States of America -- not China, but the United States of America," they told the crowd.

The North Carolina natives urged the crowd not to listen to the liberal news media, who they referred to as "the enemy of the people."

"People keep saying, "Oh my God, I feel like a slave," said Hardaway. "Well, if you are standing out here in this crowd..., you ain't never been no slave! You don't know nothing about slavery," she said, as the crowd cheered.

She added: "And anybody that feels like a slave, how about you stop voting like a slave and maybe you won't feel like one."

Watch Diamond and Silk's speech in Gastonia, NC below.
 

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50 Cent's black card was revoked and he was unanimously canceled by Black Twitter after he endorsed his friend Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election.

The fallout continues after the rap mogul announced he was voting for Trump due to challenger Joe Biden's insane tax plan.

Fiddy was outraged that Biden plans to hike the tax rate in New York to 62%.

"WHAT THE F***! (VOTE For TRUMP) IM OUT," Fiddy wrote on Instagram on Monday. He added: "I don't care Trump doesn't like black people 62% are you out of ya f****ing mind."
 

The reaction on social media was swift. Outraged L.A.-based Civil rights activist Najee Ali, director of Project Islamic Hope, canceled his Starz subscription and urged everyone to cancel their Starz subscriptions as well.

50 Cent is executive producer of the drama series "Power" on Starz.

Ali blamed Trump for the weakening coronavirus pandemic and called the president a "racist".

"Trump is a racist president who has never condemned white supremacy but embraced it," Ali wrote on his website. "For "50 Cent" to openly embrace a racist like Trump sends a horrible message. I refuse to support "50 Cent" or any celebrity whose endorsement of Trump is more important than the health and welfare of Black people."

Black Twitter also sounded off on 50 Cent and other Black notables who support Trump.

One Black Twitter user wrote: "Men like Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent aren't Black leaders, they are nothing more than opportunistic puppets who would sell their own people into slavery for a profit."


Another user tweeted: "Liberals just 'revoked 50 Cent's 'black card.'"


And Larry Elder tweeted: "When it comes to taxes, it looks like 50 Cent pretty quickly figured out that he doesn't want to pay 50 percent. #Trump2020."

But Trump's son, Eric Trump, was pleased with the rapper's endorsement. He tweeted a photo of 50 Cent and fellow rapper Ice Cube sitting side-by-side wearing Trump caps. Eric called them "Two great, courageous, Americans!"

Twitter tagged Eric's tweet, "manipulated media."

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Tip "T.I." Harris defended fellow rapper Ice Cube for sitting down with President Donald Trump to discuss his ambitious Contract with Black America.

Ice Cube, real name O'Shea Jackson, met with both political parties to discuss his plan for economic recovery for the Black community. Only Trump was willing to share his $500 billion plan with Jackson. The Biden camp told him they would get back to him after the election.

T.I. told Power 106 that people should "give Cube the benefit of his reputation." He said only one party was willing to give Jackson a viable plan to develop businesses in the Black community.

"To add input to this initiative for the greater good of your people, and only one side responds? That's not Cube's fault. If we ain’t never known or seen or caught Cube on no bullsh*t - doing no tap dancing and bending over backwards for no white supremacist. Why you think he gon' start right now 35, 40 years in? Why? You've got to give him the credit of his credibility. And if you ain’t never known him to be on bullsh*t before, why you gon' just automatically put him in the mix of some bullsh*t now?"

T.I. also revealed that Polow Da Don told him that Trump and his team wanted to meet with him.
 

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Rapper 50 Cent endorsed President Donald Trump after seeing Joe Biden's tax plan for the wealthy. The rapper shared a screenshot of Biden's tax plan on his Instagram account on Monday.

He captioned the image: "WHAT THE F***! (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT..."

Fiddy, who was born Curtis Jackson, noted that California would see the stiffest tax hike: 62.6% under Biden's plan.

Biden's tax hike allegedly applies only to people and corporations that earn more than $400,000 annually.

"I don't care Trump doesn't like black people 62% are you out of ya f***ing mind," Fiddy wrote.

50 Cent, a registered Democrat, has criticized President Trump in the past.

Months ago, he called out the president for his response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"You wanted a reality show host as president. Well now you're on Survivor," he said.
 

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Joe Biden's campaign manager admitted the national polls that give Biden a double-digit lead over President Donald Trump are "inflated."

"We're not ahead by double digits. We're just not," tweeted Jen O'Malley Dillon on Thursday. Dillon went on to say the race is "far closer" than a lot of Biden supporters think. "Like a lot closer."

The Biden camp is concerned that the 2020 election will be a repeat of 2016 when Hillary Clinton had double-digit leads over Trump in 12 national polls.

In a Zoom call to supporters, Dillon said, "Please take the fact that we are not ahead by double digits. Those are inflated national public polling numbers."

With a hint of panic in her voice, she urged Democrats to get out and vote.

Some Twitter users expressed anger at the Biden camp for appearing to wave the white flag too early.

One user tweeted: "Are you trying to give me nightmares with this close talk or make sure I vote?"

But others see Dillon's warning as a calculating move to keep the other side off balance.

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President Donald Trump was front and center in the pews during a mask-free service at a non-denominational church in Las Vegas on Sunday.

President Trump attended church service at the International Church of Las Vegas, where he pulled out a wad of bills and placed the cash in a collection plate.

Pastor Paul Marc Goulet thanked Trump for helping the church open its door during the fading coronavirus pandemic.

"He gave the church back a voice. He's given a voice to the unborn," Goulet said, as parishioners gave Trump a standing ovation.

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Trump attended the indoor service on Sunday morning alongside close aides Hope Hicks, Kayleigh McEnany and Dan Scavino. None of the four wore masks and there were only a handful of mask wearers in the crowd.

The president recently recovered from a coronavirus infection and he is now fully immune to the virus.

McEnany and Hicks both tested positive for the coronavirus a few days before Trump, the first lady Melania, and their son Barron, 14, tested positive.

All have fully recovered, and all are immune to Covid-19.

Hours before Trump attended the church service, Twitter flagged an anti-mask tweet by Scott Atlas, a member of the White House coronavirus task force.

"Masks work? NO," Atlas tweeted Saturday with a link to an article that confirms masks are ineffective against a virus. "LA, Miami, Hawaii, Alabama, France, Phlippnes [sic], UK, Spain, Israel."

The tweet was deleted by Twitter for violating the social media site's "misleading information" policy, a spokesperson confirmed to the Daily News on Sunday.

A recent study by the CDC shows masks are ineffective against the virus.

According to the study, 85% of people who "always" or "sometimes" wore masks were infected -- while only 12% of people who "never" wear masks were infected.

The CDC has since pushed back against their own findings by claiming some of the people who "always" wore masks removed their masks to eat in restaurants.

The CDC seems to suggest that mask wearers should never remove their masks even to eat. The CDC stated that restaurants "are locations where even mask users become vulnerable by dropping their guard to exposure."

But in an email to WCNC News' VERIFY team, a CDC spokesperson stated mask wearing is not intended to protect the wearer from a virus.

"CDC guidance on masks has clearly stated that wearing a mask is intended to protect other people in case the mask wearer is infected. At no time has CDC guidance suggested that mask[s] were intended to protect individual wearers."

This is just another example of the CDC sending mixed messages to the public. If masks are not intended to protect wearers, why does the CDC urge healthy people to wear masks?

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A nodding woman stole the show at President Donald Trump's Miami town hall on ABC Thursday night.

The dark-skinned Latina, wearing a red mask, was seen nodding her head and giving the thumbs up while Trump spoke.

Twitter quickly dubbed her the #noddinglady and #LadyinRed. Some Twitter users demanded to know who she was so they could make her life miserable for being an obvious Trump sympathizer.
 

It wasn't long before Twitter sleuths found her. She was identified as Mayra Joli, an immigration attorney and pro-Trump activist who once ran for Congress and lost to Democrat Donna Shalala.

One user tweeted: "Are you the amazing woman behind President Trump in the town hall tonight? You were fabulous if so."

Another user wrote: "you kept me smiling during the town hall tonight... thank you!"

A third user tweeted: "Were you the red masked lady at the Trump town hall? If so...my hero!!! Made my night."

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Mayra is happily married to a former Marine and current University of Miami law professor Steve Befera. They met in 1995 and share a son, according to Heavy.com.

Mayra is active on Twitter, and calls herself a "former Democrat, always conservative."

Among her tweets in the past few weeks is a pro-Trump song by Cuban-American artists titled "Yo Voy a Votar Por Donald Trump" (I will vote for Donald Trump).