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Can America Heal With A
Racist Leadership?
Republican presumptive nominee for                         Ex-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich                Ex-Mayor of NYC Rudy Giuliani
US president Donald Trump                                                                                     
Donald Trump suggested Sunday the half-dozen white
attendees at his campaign rally on Saturday may have
reacted appropriately when they shoved, tackled, punched
and kicked a black protester who disrupted his speech.

"Maybe he should have been roughed up because it was
absolutely disgusting what he was doing," Trump said
Sunday morning on Fox News, less than 24 hours after his
campaign said it "does not condone" the physical altercation.

The protester, 31-year-old Black Lives Matter activist
Mercutio Southall, said the attendees who attacked him also
called him and two fellow protestors "monkeys" and the
N-word. He told CNN he was "swarmed" by attendees at
the Trump event after he and the others began chanting
"Dump the Trump" and "Black Lives Matter" during the
Republican front-runner's speech to several thousand
The slurs cannot be heard on the video CNN recorded of the
incident, and the network was unable to independently
confirm them.
Trump had warned in August after Black Lives Matter
activists disrupted a Bernie Sanders campaign event that if
the movement's activists protested one of his events, they
would have a fight on their hands.
"That will never happen with me," Trump said after
Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate, let Black Lives
Matter activists take over one of his events.
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich tells
National Review Online that President Obama
may follow a “Kenyan, anti-colonial”
Gingrich says that D’Souza has made a
“stunning insight” into Obama’s behavior —
the “most profound insight I have read in the
last six years about Barack Obama.”
“What if [Obama] is so outside our
comprehension, that only if you understand
Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin
to piece together [his actions]?” Gingrich asks.
“That is the most accurate, predictive model
for his behavior.”
“This is a person who is fundamentally out of
touch with how the world works, who
happened to have played a wonderful con, as a
result of which he is now president,” Gingrich
tells us.
“I think he worked very hard at being a person
who is normal, reasonable, moderate,
bipartisan, transparent, accommodating —
none of which was true,” Gingrich continues.
“In the Alinksy tradition, he was being the
person he needed to be in order to achieve the
position he needed to achieve ... He was
authentically dishonest.”
Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that the
Black Lives Matter movement is
"inherently racist" and explained that
the "real danger" African-Americans
face comes from other civilians, not
police. The New York Daily News
reported that Giuliani's comments
came during an appearance on CBS's
"Face the Nation," where the former
New York City mayor addressed the
death of two African-American men
who died in police-involved
shootings. The shootings have been
protested by people involved in the
Black Lives Matter movement and
other civil rights organizations,
including on Thursday in Dallas
where five police officers were shot
and killed by a sniper. "When you say
'black lives matter,' that's inherently
racist," Giuliani said, addressing the
movement that has voiced concerns
about police shootings.
Terror in Nice France
NICE, France (AP) — A Tunisian living in France drove a large truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice's beachfront, killing at least 84 people, many of
them children, according to police and hospital officials. The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets. French leaders on Friday extended
the country's 9-month-old state of emergency and vowed to deploy thousands of police reservists on the streets after Thursday night's massacre of pedestrians leaving a
fireworks display for France's independence day. Video shot by bystanders shows the truck coming under police gunfire as it drives through an intersection into the
pedestrian promenade. Crowds flee in panic, taking shelter in shops, hotels or leaping off the elevated pavement onto the beach below. Police finally surround the stationary
truck and fatally shoot its driver.
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Black Lives Matters was recently slammed as racist by Rudy Giuliani and NYPD
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. Giuliani went as far as to say black parents need to
teach their children how to be respectful of police and are more likely to be killed by
other black teens. Whoopi says both men need to consider and understand why
people are upset before making such statements. Joy Behar says there needs to be a
discussion about racism in America. Sunny Hostin agrees and tearfully says she wants
her six foot tall black son to come home safely at night. Whoopi says if you do not
understand why people are marching and protesting you are a part of the problem.
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The View Co-hosts React to Rudy
Giuliani Calling Black Lives Matter
Amy Schumer: My first sexual
experience was not consenual
While working on her new memoir, Amy Schumer says she realized a haunting
truth about her past – that her first sexual experience at 17 years old was not
consensual. “I didn’t think about it until I started reading my journal again,” the
35-year-old comedian and actress told Marie Clare in its August issue. “When it
happened, I wrote about it almost like a throwaway. It was like, ‘And then I
looked down and realized he was inside me.’ He was saying, ‘I’m so sorry’ and
‘I can’t believe I did this.’  
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Terror in Baton Rouge LA
Three Baton Rouge Officers Killed, Three Injured in 'Ambush'
At least three Baton Rouge police officers were killed and three others injured Sunday morning, the city's mayor and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said.
At least one suspect is dead. Law enforcement officials initially said they believed that two others suspects were at large, but at a news conference Sunday afternoon
officials said the deceased suspect was likely the only shooter. A senior law enforcement official said that suspect wore black fatigues and was armed with a rifle. The
man shot and killed in the shootout with police was identified as Gavin Long, of Kansas City, Missouri, born on July 17, 1987
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History Driven Racism   Read More.....
Petition to criminalize "Black Lives Matter"   Read More.....
Discord in Cleveland Ohio
Plagiarism or Admiration
A speechwriter working for Donald Trump's company identified herself
Wednesday as the person responsible for plagiarism in Melania Trump's
convention speech and offered her resignation.
Meredith McIver apologized in a statement sent out by the campaign and said
Donald and Melania Trump did not accept her resignation.
"She made a mistake ... we all make mistakes," Donald Trump told ABC News
later Wednesday. McIver's statement comes more than 36 hours after reporters
uncovered striking similarities between the two speeches --during which time the
controversy cast a shadow over Trump's nominating convention and distracted
from coverage of the lineup of speakers.McIver explained that she included the
passages from Michelle Obama's speech after listening to Melania Trump read
passages from the 2008 address.   
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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke celebrated the acquittal of Baltimore police
officer Brian Rice, one of the officers on trial in the Freddie Gray case, who died from
injuries sustained in police custody.
Sheriff David Clarke: "There is some good news out of Baltimore, Maryland, as
Lieutenant Brian Rice was acquitted on all charges. … What we witnessed in Ferguson
and Baltimore and Baton Rouge was a collapse of the social order. So many of the
actions of the Occupy movement and Black Lives Matter transcends peaceful protest
and violates the code of conduct we rely on. I call it anarchy."
Sheriff David Clarke Calls Occupy &
Black Lives Matter Movements
Melania Trump: College
graduate or Dropout?

Melania Trump’s professional biography says the wife of
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump began modeling at
age 16, but she only began working full-time after obtaining a
degree. She graduated “in design and architecture at University in
Slovenia,” according to the bio as of Monday night:
It’s a good story, but it doesn’t appear to be true.   
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Melania Trump
Ted Cruz on Thursday strongly defended his refusal to endorse Donald Trump during
his Republican National Convention speech, saying he's not "in the habit" of backing
politicians who attack his family. "I am not in the habit of supporting people who
attack my wife and attack my father," Cruz said at a morning meeting where he faced
sharp questions from the Texas delegation in Cleveland. Cruz stood by his decision in a
remarkable 25-minute back-and-forth with his own constituents, defying appeals from
his own Texas delegation to put the party above his inhibitions and back Trump.
Cruz sensationally withheld an endorsement of Trump in his speech Wednesday,
earning a chorus of boos from the floor while getting upstaged in a power play by the
GOP nominee himself.  
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Defiant Ted Cruz stands by
refusal to endorse Trump after
being booed during convention