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What he said. David has details on that despicable Trump moment if you somehow missed it. He also covered the GOP frontrunner’s latest gaffe yesterday (though since a gaffe is technically “unintentional” and “causes embarrassment,” one wonders if the shameless tycoon could ever truly gaffe):

On Sunday, Trump abruptly canceled the press conference [with 100 black religious leaders on Monday], though the meeting was still on. Never one to avoid throwing gasoline on a fire when there’s a jerrycan handy, Trump didn’t just chalk the reversal up to a miscommunication, as Darrell Scott, an Ohio pastor who helped arrange the meeting, did. Instead, Trump suggested that the ministers had been subverted. “Probably some of the Black Lives Matter folks called them up, said ‘Oh, you shouldn’t be meeting with Trump because he believes that all lives matter,’” he said.

(Hat tip: Derek)