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Swedish teen climate activist and other youth advocates demand action from the US to address the climate crisis

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Trump’s appearance at the G-7 summit last month has already been criticized for the president skipping a climate session and making unsubstantiated claims about China reaching out to US officials to discuss trade. And now, a report has emerged that Trump praised Egypt’s authoritarian leader, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, during the trip.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Mr. Trump looked over a gathering of American and Egyptian officials and called out in a loud voice: ‘Where’s my favorite dictator?’ Several people who were in the room at the time said they heard the question.

The witnesses said they believed the president made the comment jokingly, but said his question was met by a stunned silence.

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More from Joe Biden’s second day in Houston: the former vice president mocked those who have grilled him about comments from early in his Senate career.

“This is about the future, this is not about the past,” Biden said at a fundraiser, according to a pool report. “I love it when people say in 1972 you said …” he added to laughs from the crowd.

Here is my transcript of Joe Biden’s record player moment.

Asked about his past comments denying responsibility, as a white man, for America’s sins, he gives an answer insinuating that black parents don’t know how to raise kids.

I like Joe Biden but his slavery answer was no bueno and I’m a bit disappointed I’m one of the only people saying so today.

Yes, I’m serious. We have a racist president with racist policies, and Democrats need an antiracist nominee. @JoeBiden keeps showing us that he isn’t up to the task. His debate meltdown proved that once again. He should step aside. The stakes are too high.

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Source: theguardian