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Maine Gov. Paul LePage: Taking Down Confederate Monuments Is Like Taking Down Monuments To 9/11

The Hill reports: Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) on Thursday defended President Trump’s claim that “both sides” were responsible for the violence that erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend, comparing Confederate memorials to those put up to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. “I think what they are standing for ...

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Trump Lavishes Praise On Monuments To Racism

The New York Times reports: Under fire for defending racist activist groups, President Trump said on Twitter on Thursday that he was “sad” to see United States’ history torn apart by the removal of “our beautiful statues and monuments,” echoing a popular refrain of white supremacist groups that oppose the removal of Confederate monuments. Officials in several states have called ...

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Trump’s Personal Lawyer Forwards Email Claiming Black Lives Matter Has Been “Totally Infiltrated By Terrorists”

Oh, for fuck’s sake. The New York Times reports: President Trump’s personal lawyer on Wednesday forwarded an email to conservative journalists, government officials and friends that echoed secessionist Civil War propaganda and declared that the group Black Lives Matter “has been totally infiltrated by terrorist groups.” The email forwarded by John Dowd, who is leading the president’s legal team, painted ...

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Former Presidents Bush I and Bush II React To Trump: America Must Always Reject Racial Hatred In All Forms

USA Today reports: Former presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush released Wednesday a joint statement condemning the hatred that was at the heart of the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. “America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms,” the father and son said in their statement. “As we pray for ...

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Emotional GOP Fox & Friends Panelist Laments: Trump Has Betrayed The Conscience Of America [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Fox & Friends has long been considered the safest province for President Donald Trump supporters on cable news, but a segment today proved an exception to that rule. In what seemed to be meant as a classic left vs right debate over the public statues of Confederate “heroes,” the segment turned into a remarkably emotional discussion in which ...

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Today’s New York Daily News Front Page

From the New York Daily News editorial board: Donald Trump launched the Civil War’s Battle of Fifth Ave. in a staggering display of verbal weaponry Tuesday — and America lost. In no particular order, Trump took aim at the truth, history, decency, equal justice, fair play and common courtesy in a freewheeling assault on core American values that confirms his ...

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Seth Meyers: Trump Is “Clinically Insane” [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Seth Meyers did not go lightly on President Trump after the commander-in-chief gave a startling press conference at Trump Tower in New York Tuesday, again asserting that violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, should be blamed on “both sides”—alt-right white supremacists and counter-protesters. In a breaking news segment dubbed “Breaking Crazy” on Tuesday’s episode of Late Night with Seth ...

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Obama Now Owns The Most-Liked Tweet In History

People reports: Barack Obama continues to inspire — and breaks records while doing it. The former U.S. president took to Twitter on Saturday in the aftermath of the violent Charlottesville rally that took the lives of three people, writing a Nelson Mandela quote: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background ...

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The President Of The United States Just Defended “Very Fine” Literal Nazis On Live National Television [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: President Trump on Tuesday insisted that he did nothing wrong on Saturday when he declined to specifically condemn Nazi and white supremacist groups, asserting that “before I make a statement, I like to know the facts.” In a long, combative exchange with reporters at Trump Tower, the president repeatedly rejected a torrent of bipartisan criticism ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Man Claims He Flies The Nazi Flag Because People Keep Stealing His Confederate Flag

North Carolina’s Gaston Gazette reports: A bright red Nazi Party flag waved in front of Joe Love’s Gaston County residence Sunday afternoon, a day after white supremacists orchestrated a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three dead and dozens injured. When cellphone-camera toting neighbor Page Braswell stopped in Love’s Forestway Drive driveway, Love vocalized his interpretation of the flag’s ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Protesters Topple And Stomp Durham Monument To The Confederacy [VIDEO]

The Durham Herald-Sun reports: Protesters climbed a ladder, looped a rope around a Confederate statue and pulled it to the ground, smashing it, during an ‘Emergency Durham Protest’ on Main Street on Monday night. More than 100 activists from anti-fascist and progressive groups, many who traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, held the rally to demand the removal of ...

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Trump Might Pardon Racist Birther Joe Arpaio

Well of course: President Trump told Fox News he is “seriously considering” a pardon for Joe Arpaio, the controversial former sheriff of Maricopa Country, Ariz. Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt last month after he was ordered to stop racially profiling Latinos in his Maricopa County office. “I am seriously considering a pardon for Sheriff Arpaio,” Trump told Fox ...

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VIRGINIA: Organizer Of Deadly Nazi Rally Flees His Own Press Conference Under Chorus Of Boos [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: The man who organized a rally in Charlottesville that sparked violent clashes between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters tried to hold a news conference a day after the deadly event, but a crowd of several hundred booed him and forced him away from the lectern. Jason Kessler is a blogger based in Charlottesville, and as he ...

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Trump Condemns Virginia Rally Violence “On Many Sides,” Refuses To Denounce Murderous Nazis [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: President Trump said he condemned hatred and bigotry on “many sides” in Charlottesville, Virginia, in remarks from New Jersey, his first since white nationalist group protests turned violent and resulted in at least one death on Saturday. “We’re closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia,” Mr. Trump said. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms ...

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Trump Condemns Nazi Rally: Let’s Come Together

After hours of demands on social media and yes, even on Fox News, minutes ago Trump issued a condemnation of the Nazi rally held in Virginia today, where white supremacists interspersed vile chants against gays, blacks, and Jews with chants of “Trump! Trump! Trump!” Few will be satisfied with a vague tweeted condemnation of today’s hate rally and some have ...

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VIRGINIA: Hundreds Of Nazi Trump Supporters Chant “Fuck You Faggots!” At Counter-Protesters [VIDEO]

As those of you watching the live coverage have surely seen, today’s Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia has already erupted in violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters, many of whom are allied with the Antifa movement. Before the official noon start of the rally, hundreds of self-proclaimed Nazis lined up behind what appears to be only a handful of ...

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VIRGINIA: Newspaper Quotes Trump’s “Fire And Fury” Rant In Headline About White Supremacist Rally

The Hill reports: A daily newspaper in Charlottesville, Va. used President Trump’s North Korea warning of looming “fire and fury” to headline its coverage of a gathering of far-right protestors on Saturday. The Daily Progress’ front page, emblazoned with the headline “Fire and Fury,” comes after a group of white nationalists, white supremacists and far-right protestors descended on the campus ...

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Hundreds Of Nazis March On Virginia Campus

The Washington Post reports: Chanting “White lives matter!” “You will not replace us!” and “Jews will not replace us!” several hundred white nationalists and white supremacists carrying torches marched in a parade through the University of Virginia campus Friday night. The fast-paced march was made up almost exclusively of men in their 20s and 30s, though there were some who ...

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FUCKING WALL: Former Mexican President Drops Another F-Bomb During Live CNN Interview [VIDEO]

This was not the first he’s done this: In an interview on CNN this morning, former Mexican President Vicente Fox ended up dropping an F-bomb while speaking to CNN host Alisyn Camerota, much to the consternation of the anchor. Discussing the recently leaked transcript of President Donald Trump’s January phone call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and their conversation ...

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Dem House Rep. Judy Chu: Nevertheless She Persisted

PERFECT: The first Chinese-American woman elected to Congress clapped back at a top White House aide’s defense of legislation aimed at curbing legal immigration on Wednesday. Stephen Miller, a policy aide to President Trump, was responding to a CNN reporter quoting lines about “huddled masses yearning to breathe free” from the poem “The New Colossus,” which is found on the ...

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