Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at and on Twitter @mattshuham.

Articles by Matt

Donald Trump responded to a debate question Sunday night voicing concerns about Islamophobia by repeating a debunked smear about Muslim Americans.

A Muslim American audience members had asked a question about discrimination against Muslim Americans. Trump initially responded by saying that Islamophobia was a “shame,” but then returned to a theme of his campaign: that Muslim Americans are not reporting radicals in their midst.

In particular, Trump leaned on a repeatedly proven falsehood about the San Bernardino attack: that "many people" saw bombs in open view in the apartment of the attackers ahead of time.

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Republican national committee chairman Reince Priebus reacted in a brief statement late Friday to predatory comments Donald Trump made about women in a 2005 conversation with a former "Access Hollywood" host.

Priebus said no woman should “ever” be described in Trump’s terms. In the video, Trump says because he's famous he "can do anything" to women, including "grab them by the pussy."

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