Since well before setting off a furor by telling four Democratic lawmakers of color to “go back” to their home countries, President Trump has sought to turn racial divisions to his advantage.
Michael M. GrynbaumGeraldo Rivera, longtime defender & friend of Trump, told me that the "go back" tweets shifted his view on Trump and race: “As much as I have denied it and averted my eyes from it, this latest incident made it impossible."
A Sunday town hall with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was another sign of Fox News’s ability to influence the Democratic primary, despite a ban by party leaders.
Michael M. GrynbaumScooplet: Bill de Blasio, who scorched Fox last year for "creating hatred & negativity," has reached out to Fox News about appearing on a town hall. “We want to talk to all voters..regardless of what news channel they watch,” says spox.
Mayor de Blasio’s NYPD vehicle was cruising the wrong way with lights and sirens blaring when it got into a car crash in August 2015, sparking a frantic cover-up by his security detail, a new crash report obtained by the Daily News shows.
Michael M. GrynbaumFor Mayor, a Sub-Optimal Headline:
Mayor de Blasio’s NYPD vehicle was driving wrong way when it crashed with truck, sparking cover-up - New York Daily News