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The Media (Who Only Talked About the Navajo Because Of Trump) Accuse Trump Of Using Racial Slur To Navajo

Yesterday, while having an event celebrating the Navajo Code Talkers, Trump made a quip about Elizabeth Warren:

"I just want to thank you because you are very, very special people. You were here long before any of us were here. Although, we have a representative in Congress who has been here a long time ... longer than you -- they call her Pocahontas!  But you know what, I like you. You are special people."

The media went ballistic and are still going bonkers this morning.  I watched the event, though, and I find it disheartening that the media didn't cover the full event.  They only isolated one sentence from it.  A check of timelines from reporters present quickly shows that reporters covered only the line about Elizabeth Warren (for example CNN's Zeleny and Acosta) - nothing else.

The CNN article - just Pocahontas:
http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/27/politics/trump-pocahontas-navajo-code-talkers/index.html

CNN actually had another article of "analysis" from De…

Thoughts And Analysis On The Northam Win

As I predicted, Northam won the Virginia governorship.  Some takeaways.  Some say it is a referendum on Trump, and that is indeed why Northam won.  Obviously, anti-Trump sentiment played a part in that.  However, I don't believe Trump himself is necessarily the primary reason that he won because Trump himself lost the state, and this wasn't a Trump guy.  Here is some analysis:

1. Trump lost the state of Virginia by 5% points.  This was in an election where people stayed home because they weren't enthused about Hillary.  Trump's approval rating is very low in Virginia (low 30s).  Less Democrats turned out than those who voted for Hillary, but less Republicans turned out than those who voted for Trump.  Democrats did turn out in a larger margin relative to Republicans even though the number of votes was less due to it being a midterm:

From ABC:

VIRGINIA – In the bitterly fought Virginia race, 34 percent of voters in the network exit poll said they were voting to express o…