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Trump: 'Don't See' Reparations Being Pursued By Government

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By    |   Monday, 24 June 2019 09:46 PM

President Donald Trump reportedly said he doubts the federal government will pursue reparations for descendants of slaves — knocking down a goal of some Democrats.

"I don’t see it happening," the president told The Hill Monday.

The House Judiciary Committee held the first hearing on the issue in a decade earlier this month, and a few Democratic presidential candidates are warming to the idea.

"I think it’s a very unusual thing," Trump said of the possibility. "You have a lot of — it’s been a very interesting debate. I don’t see it happening, no."

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, reintroduced legislation this year initially crafted by former Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., calling for a study on reparations.

Among 2020 Democratic primary contenders, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, have voiced support for the bill.

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President Donald Trump reportedly said he doubts the federal government will pursue reparations for descendants of slaves - knocking down a goal of some Democrats."I don't see it happening," the president told The Hill Monday....
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