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Liberal think tank Center for American Progress selling hyper-partisan ThinkProgress site that’s $3M in red

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Liberal think tank the Center for American Progress (CAP) is its selling hyper-partisan news site ThinkProgress as the organization questions the site’s viability since it’s millions in the red.

The site, which has been affiliated with the CAP since 2005 when it was first launched, has never turned a profit and will incur about $3 million in losses this year alone, the Daily Beast first reported

It’s suffering from a steep decline in ad revenue – by about $350,000 – and has received nearly $180,000 less from online contributions.

CANADIAN NEWSPAPER PUBLISHER CUTS TIES WITH ARTIST BEHIND CONTROVERSIAL TRUMP CARTOON

CAP Action Fund executive director Navin Nayak penned a letter in which he announced the decision to get rid of the media property, which always insisted that it maintained editorial independence from the think tank.

“Unfortunately, like so many other news outlets that have relied on advertising to fund its work, ThinkProgress has seen a significant drop in revenue in recent years, along with other financial strains.”

— CAP Action Fund executive director Navin Nayak

“Unfortunately, like so many other news outlets that have relied on advertising to fund its work, ThinkProgress has seen a significant drop in revenue in recent years, along with other financial strains,” wrote in the letter, according to the Daily Beast.

“In addition, events over the last few years have underscored the divergent missions of American Progress and ThinkProgress.”

Nayak added in the letter that they are beginning a search for a new publisher and hoped it would be able to support the unprofitable site.

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“For all of these reasons, we announced to the ThinkProgress staff today that we are searching for a new publisher for the news site. This is a tough decision since ThinkProgress has been a part of CAP Action almost since its founding,” he said.

“While ThinkProgress’ financial challenges are unsustainable for an organization like CAP Action, we are hopeful that there are publishers who would be better able to support ThinkProgress’ mission and better positioned to maximize the significant value ThinkProgress has built up.”

The CAP is one of the leading think tanks in Washington, D.C. that reported total donations of over $50 million, according to the group’s 2017 records.

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Among its 2018 donors, the group lists Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and many others as being top contributors.

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Holocaust survivor says Ocasio-Cortez should be ‘removed’ from Congress for spreading ‘anti-Semitism, hatred and stupidity’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be removed from Congress for spreading “anti-Semitism, hatred and stupidity,” said a Holocaust survivor whose group invited her to tour Auschwitz.

Edward Mosberg, the 93-year-old president of The Depths, a group commemorating the Holocaust, slammed the New York Democrat over her controversial comparison of migrant detention facilities to “concentration camps,” prompting him to call for her removal.

ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: THE U.S. IS ‘RUNNING CONCENTRATION CAMPS ON OUR SOUTHERN BORDER’

“She should be removed from Congress. She’s spreading anti-Semitism, hatred and stupidity,” Mosberg said in an interview with The New York Post. “The people on the border aren’t forced to be there — they go there on their own will. If someone doesn’t know the difference, either they’re playing stupid or they just don’t care.”

“She should be removed from Congress. She’s spreading anti-Semitism, hatred and stupidity. The people on the border aren’t forced to be there — they go there on their own will. If someone doesn’t know the difference, either they’re playing stupid or they just don’t care.”

— Edward Mosberg

Ocasio-Cortez was criticized by non-partisan Jewish and Holocaust educational groups over her comparison last month. Many Republicans condemned the freshman Democrat over the rhetoric, while some Democrats defended her.

“Her statement is evil. It hurts a lot of people. At the concentration camp, we were not free,” Mosberg continued. “We were forced there by the Germans who executed and murdered people — there’s no way you can compare.”

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Amid the controversy, Mosberg’s group extended an invitation to Ocasio-Cortez to participate in the tour of Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Mauthausen and Majdanek. The tour is specifically targeted for U.S. lawmakers.

But Ocasio-Cortez declined the invitation on Twitter after Republican Rep. Steve King asked her about it, with her slamming the Republican instead and somewhat confusing who actually invited her to visit the Nazi concentration camps.

Mosberg told the Post that he was upset the New York Democrat declined his group’s invitation, adding that he wanted to show her where his family was murdered by the Nazis.

“If you’re not there, you will never know what happened. She doesn’t want to learn — she’s looking for excuses. I would like to nominate her for the Nobel Prize in stupidity,” he said.

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Amid the ongoing controversy over her opposition to border patrol and illegal immigration crackdown, Ocasio-Cortez visited Monday a southern border facility where she claimed women are being forced to drink “out of toilets.”

She said people of all ages were being mistreated and were “drinking out of toilets” as the guards laughed at the migrants’ plight right in front of her.

The allegations were denied by Border Patrol Chief Brian Hastings during an interview on “The Story”, where he unequivocally stated fresh drinking water is provided to people in custody.

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Trump meets top K-pop band during South Korea trip, Ivanka receives signed album copy

President Trump was greeted in South Korea by its president – and one of the country’s most popular K-pop bands.

Trump landed in South Korea Saturday following the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan and said he will visit the heavily-fortified demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea.

But before that, Trump was treated with some K-pop diplomacy. After meeting with President Moon Jae-in at the Blue House, he was greeted by EXO, a pop group whose members gave the president a book.

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The group also gave a signed copy of their album to White House adviser Ivanka Trump and chatted with the president’s son in law Jared Kushner.

This wasn’t the first time Trump’s daughter met the group. Harry Harris, U.S. ambassador to South Korea, shared a group picture from Saturday, adding that the first time she met the group was during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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President Donald Trump, center, talks with guests including members of the band Exo during a visit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the tea house on the grounds of the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, June 29, 2019. Trump is making a quick trip to Seoul after attending the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump floated the possibility of meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his visit to the DMZ, a trip he unexpectedly announced on Friday.

“After some very important meetings, including my meeting with President Xi of China, I will be leaving Japan for South Korea (with President Moon). While there, if Chairman Kim of North Korea sees this, I would meet him at the Border/DMZ just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!” he wrote in a tweet.

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During a press conference in Japan earlier today, Trump said that he would be “very comfortable” to cross into North Korea after the meeting with Kim, a move which would make him the first U.S. president to cross the border while he’s at the DMZ.

He said his offer to meet Kim was a “feeler” and was a spontaneous plan who recently came up with.

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President Donald Trump, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, pose for a photo during a visit to the tea house on the grounds of the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, June 29, 2019. Trump is making a quick trip to Seoul after attending the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

“I just put out a feeler, because I don’t know where he is right now, he may not be in North Korea,” Trump told reporters.

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“We may be meeting with Chairman Kim. We get along. There’ve been no nuclear tests, no long-range nuclear tests and they returned our hostages,” he added.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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US intel agencies encourage universities to monitor Chinese students

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U.S. intelligence agencies have advised American universities to monitor certain Chinese students and visiting scholars amid concerns of China’s threat to the U.S.

FBI officials reportedly visited at least 10 Americans universities since 2018 and encouraged them to take extra precaution when it comes to Chinese students or scholars affiliated with Chinese state-affiliated research institutions.

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According to NPR, the officials said the universities should actively monitor the Chinese nationals and review ongoing research that involves Chinese individuals and could have defense applications.

“We are being asked what processes are in place to know what labs they are working at or what information they are being exposed to,” Fred Cate, vice president of research at Indiana University, told the outlet.

“We are being asked what processes are in place to know what labs they are working at or what information they are being exposed to. It’s not a question of just looking for suspicious behavior — it’s actually really targeting specific countries and the people from those countries.”

— Fred Cate

“It’s not a question of just looking for suspicious behavior — it’s actually really targeting specific countries and the people from those countries.”

The FBI requests aren’t mandatory and universities will face no penalties for refusing to follow the advice of the bureau.

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Universities that were advised didn’t reportedly implement measures to monitor the Chinese individuals and have pushed back against it as the FBI wasn’t specific how such monitoring would work, NPR reported.

But the FBI visits have apparently created second thoughts among U.S. academics who are now wary of accepting federal grants that could involve Chinese scholars.

“We don’t say you can’t, because we don’t have any legal authority to say they can’t,” Cate told the outlet. “But we say you should be aware there may be some sensitivity about this.”

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The FBI first raised concerns about the presence of Chinese scholars on U.S. campuses since at least 2018.

FBI Director Christopher Wray said during a Congressional hearing last year that China is “exploiting the very open research and development environment that we have, which we all revere, but they’re taking advantage of it.”

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Jurors in father killer trial over cut off allowance say a can of coke was ‘aha moment’ that helped to find him guilty

Jurors in the Princeton University graduate trial say a can of coke was the “aha moment” that helped to find the man guilty.

Thomas Gilbert Jr., now 34, is facing a possible life sentence after the jury convicted him on Friday of killing his father after he cut his son’s weekly allowance of $1,000.

PRINCETON GRAD, 34, FACES LIFE BEHIND BARS, CONVICTED OF KILLING DAD WHO CUT OFF HIS ALLOWANCE

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Jurors in the Princeton University graduate trial, who fatally shot his 70-year-old father over cut off allowance, say a can of coke was the “aha moment” that helped to find the man guilty. (AP)

The jurors were split whether Gilbert could be found guilty, with one side suggesting he should be found not guilty by reason of mental defect, the New York Post reported.

“There was a lot of emotion, one side just yelling, ‘He’s guilty! He’s guilty!’ and the other side was like, ’He’s not, he’s sick,’” juror no. 11, Steven David Torres, told the paper.

But Gilbert’s request for his mother to go out and get him a can of coke on the night of the murder in 2015 broke the impasse among the jurors.

“The can of coke: it was really our ‘aha’ moment.”

— juror no. 11, Steven David Torres

“The can of coke: it was really our ‘aha’ moment,” Torres said.

Shelley Gilbert, the mother, testified in court that the son knew that she never kept the drink in the house.

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Another juror pointed out to others that Gilbert purposely asked for the beverage so that his mother would leave the house and he could shoot his hedge fund millionaire father.

“It was a lightbulb moment for me,” juror no. 8, Julie Thiry-Couvillion, told the Post.

“It was a lightbulb moment for me.”

— juror no. 8, Julie Thiry-Couvillion

Prosecutors argued that Gilbert had been living a lavish lifestyle of golf, surfing and travel – all paid for by his parents.

“The defendant rejected hard work, instead, preferring an easy life handed to him on a silver platter,” Assistant District Attorney Craig Ortner said in his closing argument earlier this week, according to the newspaper.

Beginning in 2014, the father began reducing the weekly payments by hundreds of dollars at a time – in hopes of inspiring the son to become more self-reliant. After making another reduction Jan. 4, 2015, the son shot his father in the head in the father’s New York City apartment, prosecutors said.

After the killing, the son placed the gun in his dead father’s hand to make it seem like a suicide, prosecutors said.

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The son fled the apartment, but his mother was home and called police just minutes after the shooting. The son was arrested later that same night, prosecutors said.

A jury convicted Gilbert Jr. on second-degree murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 9, authorities said.

Fox News’ Dom Calicchio contributed to this report.

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Trump slams ‘terrible’ Jimmy Carter as ‘forgotten president’ after suggestion 2016 win was ‘illegitimate’

President Trump fired back at former President Jimmy Carter’s suggestion that he’s illegitimate president, saying Carter is “the forgotten president” who’s not only “trashed” by his own party but also remembered only as being “terrible” for the country.

Trump addressed the comments made by Carter during a news conference Saturday following the G-20 summit in Japan, saying that although Carter is “a nice man, he was a terrible president,” before noting that “he’s a Democrat and it’s a typical talking point.”

He added that Carter is “loyal to the Democrats” but “as everybody now understands, I won not because of Russia, not because of anybody but myself.”

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“He’s a nice man, he was a terrible president. He’s a Democrat and it’s a typical talking point.”

— President Trump

Carter said Friday at a Virginia forum that “I think a full investigation would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016.”

“He lost the election, and he was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf,” he added. When asked if Trump was “illegitimate president,” Carter responded saying “Basically, what I just said, which I can’t retract.”

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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference following the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Saturday, June 29, 2019. (Associated Press)

Trump said during the news conference that he “campaigned better, smarter, hotter than Hillary Clinton. I went to Wisconsin, I went to Michigan the night of the vote.”

“I won Michigan, I won Wisconsin, I won Pennsylvania, I won states that traditionally haven’t been won by Republicans for many years,” he continued. “This had nothing to do with anybody but the fact that I worked harder and much smarter than Hillary Clinton did.”

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The president added that he was “surprised” Carter made such comments but he also “felt bad” for him as he’s been attacked even by his own party.

“He’s been trashed within his own party, he’s been badly trashed. I felt bad for him because you look over the years, his party has virtually … he’s like the forgotten president,” Trump said. “And I understand why they say that.”

“He’s been trashed within his own party, he’s been badly trashed … he’s like the forgotten president.”

— President Trump

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“He was not a good president. Looked at what happened with Iran – that was a disaster. What Iran did to him, they tied him in knots. The reason Ronald Reagan probably became president.”

The 94-year-old Carter recently returned to public activities after undergoing surgery for a broken hip.

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Spit attack on Eric Trump ‘repugnant,’ Chicago’s Dem mayor says in call for civility

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called “repugnant” an incident in which an employee at a restaurant in the city allegedly spat on Eric Trump, and urged city residents to show civility.

“Civility matters,” Democrat Lori Lightfoot said at a news conference Thursday. “We may not agree and, in my case, I don’t agree with a lot of the things that President Trump stands for. Our values are different. But you cross the line when you assault someone.”

“Civility matters. We may not agree and, in my case, I don’t agree with a lot of the things that President Trump stands for. Our values are different. But you cross the line when you assault someone.”

— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot

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“You absolutely cross the line when you intentionally target someone for that kind of treatment. No one deserves that. No one,” she continued.

“This is America. People have a right to have their views, no matter if we agree with them or not. But we cannot countenance people who go out of their way to express themselves in such a repugnant fashion.”

She went on to praise President Trump’s third child as “very gracious” for not pressing charges against the waitress accused in the attack.

“Mr. Trump decided he wasn’t going to press charges, which I think was very gracious of him under the circumstances. This isn’t about politics,” she said. “This is about civility. And we have to have that in our city.”

“Mr. Trump decided he wasn’t going to press charges, which I think was very gracious of him under the circumstances.”

— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot

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The president’s son was reportedly confronted by a female server at Aviary in Chicago. The Chicago Police Department and the Secret Service were involved in the investigation.

The Alinea Group, which owns the high-end cocktail bar, called the incident “unfortunate” and told Fox News their human-resources team had “placed her on leave” as they looked into the matter.

“No customer should ever be spit upon. We have not yet spoken with the employee but our HR team has, in the meantime, placed her on leave,” the Alinea Group told Fox News.

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A GoFundMe page was launched for the alleged perpetrator, but as of Saturday morning, the crowdfunding campaign, which attracted at least $4,000 in 10 hours, was deleted.

Fox News’ Joseph Wulfsohn contributed to this report.

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Trump at G-20 mocks Dems, says Biden no ‘Winston Churchill,’ while Harris got ‘too much credit’

President Trump was far across the globe Saturday at the G-20 Summit in Japan but he had plenty to say about the race for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.

During a news conference at the conclusion of the global event — where Trump met with the leaders of China, Russia and Saudi Arabia, among others — the president mocked Joe Biden over his fiery exchange with Sen. Kamala Harris on the issue of race during Thursday’s Democratic debate in Miami.

“This wasn’t Winston Churchill we are dealing with,” Trump said about Biden, adding that he thought Harris received “too much credit” for her debate performance.

“I thought that she was given too much credit. He didn’t do well, certainly, and maybe the facts were not necessarily on his side,” Trump said. “I think she was given too much credit for what she did, wasn’t that outstanding and probably he was hit harder than he should have been hit.”

“I think she was given too much credit for what she did, wasn’t that outstanding and probably he was hit harder than he should have been hit.”

— President Trump

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Trump later reiterated that Harris was given “far too much credit” and went on to mock Biden for his response.

“I think she was given far too much credit for what she did, it was so out of the can, what she said, it was right out of the box and I thought that he didn’t respond great, this wasn’t Winston Churchill we are dealing with,” he said.

“I think she was given far too much credit for what she did, it was so out of the can, what she said, it was right out of the box and I thought that he didn’t respond great, this wasn’t Winston Churchill we are dealing with.”

— President Trump

Harris’ sluggish campaign got a huge boost following Thursday’s debate after the U.S. senator from California attacked Biden over his opposition to federal busing and touted his work with avowed segregationists in the U.S.

“I also believe — and it is personal — and it was actually very hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country,” Harris said.

“You worked with them to oppose busing,” Harris added, referring to efforts to limit orders for school desegregation by busing. In an emotional moment, she told her own story of being bused as a little girl in California.

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Biden defended himself, saying Harris’ comments about his record were a “mischaracterization of my position across the board,” and that he “did not praise racists.”

Trump was cautious during the news conference when asked whether Harris would be a tough opponent in the 2020 general election, saying “You never know who’s gonna be tough.”

“One day you think he’s gonna be tough, turns out to be not much,” he continued, recalling his 2016 election campaign where he had to beat numerous candidates in the Republican primary.

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“All their lives they wanted to be politicians, I never thought being a politician until about two days before I decided to run, a little before that,” he said.

“You look at some of them, they’re very talented, you look at their resumes it’s great … sometimes the ones I thought will be the toughest were not the toughest at all.”

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Van Jones says Biden’s response to Kamala Harris on working with segregationists was ‘heartbreaking’

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CNN commentator Van Jones said former Vice President Joe Biden “took the heart out of the civil rights movement” after defending state rights and failing to apologize during the Democratic debate for working with segregationists in the Senate.

Jones went after Biden after he defended his work with segregationists and busing policies during a heated exchange with Sen. Kamala Harris, who took the lead in attacking him.

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“Let me say as an African-American, why that was just unacceptable. That very argument was the argument that was used that the federal government should leave us,” Jones said on CNN.

“Let me say as an African-American, why that was just unacceptable … he just took the heart out of the civil rights movement with that argument.”

— Van Jones

“So he just took the heart out of the civil rights movement with that argument. Our plea was that we are one, the Constitution applies to all of us, and we want the federal government to stand with us and against the local racists.”

He added that it was “heartbreaking” that Biden didn’t apologize for touting his work with avowed segregationist Democrats during his time in the Senate.

“My heart breaks about it at a personal level because all he had to do was say: ‘you know what? I think I was wrong there.’ If he had just said, ‘you know what, Kamala? I think I was wrong then, and I’ve learned something, and I’ve learned something from talking to people like you,” he said. “It was a heartbreaking moment.”

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Harris called out Biden on the debate stage, saying that “it was actually very hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country.”

“You worked with them to oppose busing,” Harris added, referring to efforts to limit orders for school desegregation by busing. In an emotional moment, she told her own story of being bussed as a little girl in California.

Biden defended himself, saying that her comments about his record were a “mischaracterization of my position across the board,” and that he “did not praise racists.”

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“I ran because of civil rights,” Biden said, noting that he worked as a public defender after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. “I continue to believe we need to make fundamental change.”

He then abruptly stopped talking about the issue, somewhat conceding the attack line. “Anyway,” he said, “my time’s up, I’m sorry.”

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‘My time’s up, I’m sorry’: Biden abruptly ends answer on civil rights record after Harris pummeling

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Joe Biden appeared intent to follow the rules while defending himself from an onslaught from Democratic challenger Sen. Kamala Harris who attacked him on his civil rights record during Thursday night’s debate, abruptly saying, “my time’s up, I’m sorry,” while giving his defense.

The former Vice President was slammed on the debate stage Thursday night, particularly by Harris who said Biden’s earlier comments about being able to work with segregationist senators early in his career were “hurtful.”

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Biden defended himself saying that her comments about his record were a “mischaracterization of my position across the board,” and that he “did not praise racists.”

“I ran because of civil rights,” Biden said, noting that he worked as a public defender after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. “I continue to believe we need to make fundamental change.”

But the leading 2020 Democratic candidate then stopped abruptly amid the heated exchange, somewhat conceding the attack line. “Anyway,” he said, “my time’s up, I’m sorry.”

“Anyway, my time’s up, I’m sorry.”

— Joe Biden

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Harris inflicted serious damage to Biden after she pointed out that Biden’s work with segregationists had a human cost – including to her.

“I also believe — and it is personal — and it was actually very hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country,” Harris said.

“You worked with them to oppose busing,” Harris added, referring to efforts to limit orders for school desegregation by busing. In an emotional moment, she told her own story of being bussed as a little girl in California.

BIDEN CAMPAIGN DEFENDS FORMER VP AFTER DEBATE, CALLS CIVIL RIGHTS RECORD ‘UNASSAILABLE’

The Biden campaign tried to mitigate the damage after the debate, with his campaign staff and surrogates defending his civil rights record as “unassailable.”

“If you want to put Vice President Biden’s record on civil rights up against anybody else on that stage, he’ll stand the test of time,” senior adviser Symone Sanders told reporters Thursday night.

“What voters want to hear is what kind of president he’s going to be and how he’s going to tackle these issues in the White House, and I think his record on civil rights is unassailable,” communications director Kate Bedingfield added.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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