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‘Jeb Bush, Lindsay Graham breaking their own pledge’

Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump has accused former contenders Jeb Bush and Lindsay Graham of breaking their own “binding pledge” of supporting the party candidate by not backing him in the White House race.

Early this week, both Bush and Graham went public to say that they would not support Trump, who has now emerged as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

“Remember this, Jeb Bush signed a binding pledge. Lindsey Graham signed a binding pledge, that they would support and endorse. Now they’re breaking it.They are not honorable people when they do that because they’re going against the pledge,” Trump said.

Of the 17 Republicans, including Bush and Graham, in race for White House early this year, Trump is the only candidate left in the ongoing primary.

Talking about the taxation issue, Trump said he would simplify the taxes.

“It’s quite simple to see. It’s a simplification. We lower the number of brackets. We lower the taxes on the middle class, on business and we lower the taxes on everybody very substantially,” he was quoted by saying by the NBC.

During the interview, Trump said his tax plans was likely to change after negotiations in the Congress. The rival Clinton camp was quick to slam him.

“Don’t believe Donald Trump’s weak attempts at a general election ‘makeover’ for even a second,” Clinton’s deputy communications director Christina Reynolds said in a statement.

“Trump’s economic plans take direct aim at working Americans his proposal to cut trillions in taxes for the top one percent would almost certainly come at the expense of working and middle class families. Americans just can’t afford Trump s economic plans,” he said. 

Meanwhile, Senator Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate, on Sunday said that he was the best candidate to defeat Trump.

“Donald Trump must not become president and I am happy to tell you that Donald Trump will not become president of the United States,” Sanders told more than 6,750 supporters at the Rutgers Athletic Center.

Sanders pointed to national and state polls consistently showing that he defeats the likely Republican Party presidential nominee by margins nearly twice as great as Clinton’s lead over Trump.
“If Democrats want to have the strongest candidate against Donald Trump they should look at those polls,” Sanders said. 

‘Sikh Captain America’ takes on hate, intolerance and Donald Trump

Washington: Donald Trump wants to make America great again but ‘Sikh Captain America’ feels the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is making America hate again.

“Donald Trump has certainly been a candidate whose words have been alarming for someone like me, who happens to be at the front lines of bigotry in post-9/11 America,” said Vishavjit Singh, a Washington-born Sikh artist-activist in his mid-40s who occasionally transforms into ‘Sikh Captain America’.

Singh, who is a political cartoonist, on occasions transforms into ‘Sikh Captain America’, a costumed soldier with a turban who fights bigotry and champions cultural understanding through public appearances and talks.

As the film “Captain America: Civil War” plays at theatres, Singh drew a stark contrast between Trump and Captain America’s alter ego, Steve Rogers — two iconic New York characters born in the 1940s. “Captain America as a character would stand in complete opposition to Donald Trump and his candidacy. Today, besides ISIS, the festering of extreme right-wing and supremacist forces at home will be targets for Captain America’s wrath,” he was quoted as saying by the Washington Post.

The artist also creates cartoon campaigns, such as the ‘Send Sikh Note To Trump’ postcard campaign, in which he and some of his fans send Trump a postcard every day “with a message focused on processing our anger inspired by his jingoistic madness into small kernels of humour and compassion.” 

“He might be full of himself, overstuffed with his achievements with a towering skyscraper of an ego, but even deep inside him resides seeds of benevolence,” Singh said.

Captain America was born in New York during World War II, from the minds of Jewish creators and future comic-book legends Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, who introduced their super-soldier by having him deliver a haymaker to the jaw of a reeling Hitler. 

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