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House Rebuke of Trump for Racism Unites Democrats, Energizes GOP

  • Democrats say patriots fight bigotry, even from the president
  • Escalated rhetoric draws battle lines for 2020 elections
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The Democratic-led House responded to Donald Trump’s sustained attacks on four female Democratic lawmakers by taking the extraordinary step of rebuking the president for racism.

The resolution -- backed Tuesday by all 235 Democrats, four Republicans and one independent -- accused the president of having “legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color,” a serious accusation that sharply draws the battle lines going into the 2020 elections.