#sinkingship — Trump and his chief of staff John Kelly are furious that details of the president's national security briefing materials telling him not to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin were leaked to the press, according to a CNN report Wednesday.
Trump was reportedly "fuming" on Tuesday night after The Washington Post reported that Trump's national security advisers specifically instructed him not to congratulate Putin on his electoral victory. The Post reported that the materials read "DO NOT CONGRATULATE."
Only a small group of staffers would have access to those briefing materials and would have known what his advisers would suggest before the phone call to Putin on Tuesday morning, CNN reported.
The network, citing an unnamed source, reported that the president was asking allies and outside advisers who they thought was responsible for the leak.
The source told CNN that the incident has again given air to Trump's long-held belief that members of his administration are actively working against him.
A White House official told the network that Kelly is furious that a confidential presidential briefing was made public just hours after the president's phone call with Putin.
Kelly reportedly plans to address the leak on Wednesday as aides work to figure out how the information became public.
Other White House staffers are irritated by the most recent leak as well.
"This is unacceptable," one White House official told CNN.
Often, the misconception of “Democrats don’t do anything for black people” intertwines with “Democrats are the real racists because they used to be for Jim Crow” argument poised by many one-sided Republican voters, and it’s merely an invalid argument. Of course, the Democratic Party of the Jim Crow era is almost nothing like it is today; and since 1948, Democrats—starting with Northern Democrats, and continuing on with New Democrats during the 1990s and later—were often socially progressive on race, fighting alongside the pre-1980s Republican Party to ensure various civil rights legislation that ended voter discrimination and literacy tests, Jim Crow laws and private/public sector discrimination, and even supporting the equity provided in the form of (R) Richard Nixon’s workforce Affirmative Action. Since the early-1970s, the issue of race faded, but not entirely. And since (R) Ronald Reagan turned the RP’s dying 20% black vote (1970s) down to 10% by the 1980s (and 6-8% later on), it were really just the DP that the vast majority of blacks became acquainted to. And also having to do with Reagan, as well as George HW. Bush, and (D) Bill Clinton: was the War on Drugs that created a major disparity in incarcerations that mostly negatively affected blacks. And it were Barack Obama—and his Democratic Congress—who championed the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 and Smarter Sentencing Act of 2013, minimizing the crack to powder cocaine disparity ratio which led to a significant decline in incarcerations. It were also Obama that appointed 62 black judges to the federal courts, encouraged black excellence (ex. My Brother’s Keeper), enabled for a major drop in black unemployment (something that (R) Donald Trump tries to take credit for, for some reason), as well as ensuring a significant rise in black median income. The Republicans—though not necessarily racist—tend to be more “colorblind” on race, which alienated black voters, but also encouraged socially conservative on race whites to loyally vote for them. Their current president also isn’t very appealing to blacks, as Trump supports the very same police statism that blacks are generally opposed to. Any thoughts?
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