Allegra Kirkland

Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.

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Donald Trump testified in a deposition last month that he'd planned in advance to focus his infamous campaign announcement speech on criticizing Mexican immigrants, whom he called “criminals” and “rapists.” That comment sparked a year of non-stop media attention and the termination of several of Trump's long-standing business relationships.

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