Tag Archives: racism

FRIDAY DOCUMENT DUMP: Trump Pardons Joe Arpaio

ABC News reports: Controversial former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio was pardoned by President Donald Trump on Friday after being found guilty in July on criminal contempt charges stemming from his refusal to stop imprisoning suspected illegal immigrants. Arpaio, an outspoken critic of undocumented migrants as well as an ardent supporter of Trump, appeared on the presidential campaign trail with the ...

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Joe Arpaio Vows To Go Public With “Abuse” He Suffered At The Hands Of The Obama Administration [VIDEO]

LOLOLOL. The Washington Examiner reports: Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio vowed Wednesday to go public about the “abuse” he endured as a result of the Obama administration’s investigation into his law enforcement operation in southern Arizona. “This goes back to the former president — [former Attorney General] Eric Holder. Sixty days after they took office, they launched this investigation ...

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GOP Senate Committee Hires Mariachi Band To Mock Dem Over Mexico And Makes An Ad About It [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: The National Republican Senatorial Committee on Wednesday pushed a video using a Mariachi band to highlight a Democratic senator’s past positions on outsourcing jobs to Mexico. The video, posted by NRSC communications director Jon Adams, features the band playing outside what appears to be Sen. Joe Donnelly’s (D-IN) campaign headquarters, along with the hashtag “#MexicoJoe.” In ...

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VIRGINIA: GOP Appears To Level Race Traitor Charge Against Democrat For Opposing Monuments To Slavery

The Daily Beast reports: The Virginia Republican Party on Wednesday essentially deemed the state’s lieutenant governor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam a race traitor for his call to remove Confederate monuments. Northam discovered earlier this year that his ancestors on Virginia’s Eastern Shore owned slaves. Several months later, he called for the relocation of Confederate statues to museums. Northam ...

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White House Preps Pardon Paperwork For Joe Arpaio

CNN reports: The White House has prepared the paperwork for President Trump to pardon former sheriff Joe Arpaio when he makes the final decision to do so, CNN has learned. An administration official said the White House has also prepared talking points to send to surrogates after he is pardoned. One of the talking points is that Arpaio served his ...

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Dem US House Rep. Ruben Gallego: The Evidence That Trump Is A Racist Liar Is Staring Us Right In The Face

Mediaite reports: On CNN this morning, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D- AZ) slammed President Trump as a racist and an “abject liar.” He told John Berman, “The President is clearly racist. I don’t understand how much more history we need… Many people may not want to admit it that we’ve elected a President that’s racist, but he is.” During the segment, ...

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Mike Pence: I Believe In More Monuments [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday that the United States should be building more monuments around the country, not tearing them down. Pence was asked on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning whether he supported local municipalities around the country in their efforts to remove Confederate statues in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and ...

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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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