Tag Archives: racism

Joe Arapaio Floats Bid To Challenge Sen. Jeff Flake

The Washington Examiner reports: After receiving President Trump’s first pardon, Joe Arpaio’s plans have gone from possible prison to book-writing, speeches and potentially another run for office in Arizona, with Sen. Jeff Flake’s seat one opportunity he is eyeing. The former Maricopa County sheriff told the Washington Examiner he’s upset at negative reaction to the Friday pardon, and that he …

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Tillerson Backs Away: The President Speaks For Himself

The AFP reports: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended American values on Sunday after a UN panel criticized the official response to racist violence — but conspicuously declined to speak for President Donald Trump. Asked on Fox News Sunday whether Trump’s stance had made it harder for Washington’s top diplomat to promote US values around the world, Tillerson spoke for …

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Trump: Mexico Will Totally Pay For The Border Wall

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump played hardball over the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations with Canada and Mexico on Sunday by threatening to pull out of talks and terminate the agreement in a tweet. Trump ran on a more protectionist platform than many Republican candidates in recent elections, and has promised to renegotiate all of the country’s trade …

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REVEALED: Months Ago Trump Asked Jeff Sessions To Drop Case Against Racist Birtherism Ally Joe Arpaio

The Washington Post reports: As Joseph Arpaio’s federal case headed toward trial this past spring, President Trump wanted to act to help the former Arizona county sheriff who had become a campaign-trail companion and a partner in their crusade against illegal immigration. The president asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions whether it would be possible for the government to drop the …

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Sen. John McCain: By Pardoning Joe Arpaio, Trump Has Undermined His Claim Of Respecting The Rule Of Law

“No one is above the law and the individuals entrusted with the privilege of being sworn law officers should always seek to be beyond reproach in their commitment to fairly enforcing the laws they swore to uphold. Mr. Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt for continuing to illegally profile Latinos living in Arizona based on their perceived immigration status …

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Arizona Newspaper: By Pardoning Joe Arpaio, Trump Has Made It Clear That Institutional Racism Is His Goal

From the editorial board of the Arizona Republic: While America was talking about tearing down monuments that offend historically oppressed people, Donald Trump effectively erected yet another one. His pardon of Joe Arpaio elevated the disgraced former Maricopa County sheriff to monument status among the immigration hardliners and nationalists in Trump’s base. This erases any doubt about whether Trump meant …

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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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