"Unforgivable" - Trump Slams Racist, Late-Term-Abortion-Supporting Democrat VA Governor

Update 2: After a day on the links with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, President Trump has finally got back to his phone and tweeted a reaction to behavior of Democrat VA Governor Northam: "Democrat Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia just stated, 'I believe that I am not either of the people in that photo.' This was 24 hours after apologizing for appearing in the picture and after making the most horrible statement on “super” late term abortion. Unforgivable!"

And before anyone starts rejecting his call of racism - remember, Northam admits to more than once wearing boot-polish on his face (for a Michael Jackson dance contest where he admitted he did not use much as it was hard to remove - confirming he had done it before) - something that if done by any Republican in America would have prompted screams of anguish and outrage in a deca-panel of CNN's "reporters."

But Trump wasn't finished, taking a jab at Northam's opponent's 'Opposition Research Team' being sued for "Malpractice and Dereliction of Duty."

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Update 1: Following a press conference to address a racist picture in his medical school yearbook, Virginia Governor Ralph "Coonman" Northam has insisted that he is neither the person in blackface or the KKK robes, and has refused to step down. 

“I am not and will not excuse the content of the photo. It was offensive, racist and despicable. When my staff showed me the photo in question yesterday, I was seeing it for the first time. I did not purchase the [Eastern Virginia Medical School] yearbook and I was unaware of what was on my page,” Northam said at a press conference.

Inserting his foot further in his mouth, Northam admitted that he dressed in blackface as Michael Jackson during a dance contest

"That same year, I did participate in a dance contest ... in which I darkened my face as part of a Michael Jackson costume."

Northam further explains why he wore blackface: "just a little boot polish on my cheeks," adding with a smile that "it was a dance contest. I actually won the contest because I had learned to do the moonwalk"...

Following his press conference, the Virginia Democratic Party called for Northam to resign, and Twitter blew up with hilarious reactions. 

And as Northam concluded his press conference, Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, released a statement that said Northam no longer has the public trust and should step down.

“His past actions are completely antithetical to everything the Democratic Party stands for,” Perez said.

“Virginians and people across the country deserve better from their leaders, and it is clear that Ralph Northam has lost their trust and his ability to govern.”

Majority leader Pelosi has yet to call for Northam's resignation.

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As we detailed earlier, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam does not believe he was in a racist picture in his 1984 medical yearbook and has no plans to resign, according to the Associated Press, citing a Democrat who has spoken with Northam. 

Northam is reportedly suggesting that he'll use facial recognition software to prove it wasn't him in blackface. Even Nate Silver can predict that won't work. 

The embattled Governor still hasn't explained his nickname, "Coonman," however. 

And while Northam may claim he wasn't in the picture, the Washington Post - quoting Joan Naidorf, whose husband's yearbook page sits opposite Northam's in the yearbook, claimed that Eastern Virginia Medical School allowed students to pick their own photos for their yearbook page. 

Eastern Virginia Medical School allowed students to pick their own photos for their yearbook page, Naidorf said. Her husband chose their engagement photo and other personal pictures. Another student chose a picture of men in blackface and dressed as women in what appears to be a variety-show routine. -WaPo

A flood of prominent Democrats have called for Northam's resignation over the picture, including former Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, Senators Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris. 

Planned Parenthood and former FBI Director James Comey jumped on the bandwagon Friday as well. 

Northam apologized in a Friday video, stating "I've made, nor can I undo the harm my behavior caused then and today. But I accept responsibility for my past actions, and I am ready to do the hard work to regain your trust." 

Meanwhile, top Republicans in the Virginia General Assembly are predictably calling for Northam's resignation as well. 

House Speaker Kirk Cox and Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment said Saturday the governor had lost the public’s confidence, and it is in the state’s best interests for him to step down.

The Republicans join a growing chorus of elected officials in Virginia and elsewhere calling for Northam’s resignation. -AP

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