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Don Lemon Calls Out President For Being Racist

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President Trump continues to showcase his racism. Thursday President Trump remarked that immigrants from Haiti and African countries are coming from “shithole countries,” suggesting that the U.S. should bring in more immigrants from countries such as Norway. Don Lemon couldn’t take the politic spins anymore and called out President Trump for his racism.

“The president of the United States is racist,” Lemon began. “A lot of us already knew that. Today President Trump, talking with lawmakers in the oval office about immigrants from Haiti from El Salvador and Africa, said, ‘Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?’ But you know who he did say he would welcome here? He said, the U.S. should bring in people from more countries like Norway. He went on to say, ‘Why do we need more Haitians, take them out?’ Those comments are frankly disgusting. There’s other language a would like to use, but we are on television.”

However, the comments don’t come as a shock, because it’s who Trump has showed himself to be, according to Lemon.

“Apparently we have to go through this repertoire every time he says something like this,” he continued. “This is a man who, in an Oval Office meeting last year said Nigerian immigrants should go back to their huts. All Haitian immigrants have AIDS. The man who based his entire political career for years on the racist birther lie that President Barack Obama was born in Africa. A man who reportedly still believes that to this day. He started his campaign trashing Mexicans. He responded to white supremacists who killed a young woman in Charlottesville, claiming there were ‘very people on both sides.’ The man who responded to protests by black NFL players by calling them sons of bitches. This is a man who today complained about immigrants who ‘Are from sh*thole countries.’

The White House hasn’t denied Trump made the comment, which might be hard to do, since there was reportedly a group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the room.

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Malcom Jenkins Responds To NFL’s New Policy For The National Anthem

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The NFL has decided to create a new policy that prohibits players from kneeling during the national anthem.

The league’s new national anthem policy, players are required to either stand for the anthem prior to a game, or stay in their locker room. If a player comes out for the anthem and kneels, their team would be fined, and commissioner Roger Goodell would “impose appropriate discipline.”

This comes off as the NFL owners trying to silence players and some players are not happy about the new policy.

“What ownersners did today was thwart the players’ constitutional rights to express themselves and use our platform to draw attention to social injustices like racial inequality in our country,” Jenkins said, per TMZ. “Everyone loses when voices get stifled […] While I disagree with this decision, I will not let it silence me or stop me from fighting.”

Jenkins also reaffirmed his support for the players that chose to protest.

“The national conversation around race in America that NFL players forced over the past 2 years will persist as we continue to use our voices, our time and our money to create a more fair and just criminal justice system, end police brutality and foster better educational and economic opportunities for communities of color and those struggling in this country,” he said.

 

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Kobe Byrant Was Shocked By Kanye’s Slavery Comments

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Future HOF and Oscar Winner Kobe Bryant spoke out about Kanye’s recent slavery comments.

The NBA legend spoke with high school students at We Rise LA over the weekend, an event dedicated to inspiring future generations. In a video posted by TMZ, Bryant gave his two cents about West’s opinions during a Q&A session.

“I’m sure [I felt] the way everybody else here in this room feels,” Bryant admitted when a student asked about his response to the slavery comment in particular. “‘The hell are you talking about?’ I think that was my reaction as is everybody else’s reaction.”

Bryant continued, “The thing about our country is that you have the right to say whatever it is that you want to say. That’s the beautiful part about living in a democracy. Conversely, you have to take the responses that come after that as well.”

The athlete explained his theory that entertainers like Ye are “always in a state of growth,” challenging themselves and frequently questioning  their own opinions. However, in this case, Bryant’s opinion is firm: “Completely disagree.”

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JJ Watt Offers To Aid With The Funerals For The Victims Of The Santa Fe Shooting

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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt plans to cover the costs of the funerals of the victims of Friday’s mass shooting at Santa Fe High School.

Santa Fe High School was the site of the latest school shooting tragedy. Ten people were killed, nine of them students, and another 10 were injured at the Houston area high school on Friday after a 17-year-old gunman opened fire with a shotgun and a revolver in the school.

When the news hit Watt responded with a tweet about the tragedy that ended lives due to gun violence.

Watt responded by offering to help the families during the worst moments of their lives. J.J. Watt reached out to the school to provide the support he could for the families of the victims, offering to cover all funeral costs for those killed in the tragedy.

Watt has used his stature in the Houston community to help those in need after tragedies in recent years, most notably raising $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief after it ravaged the city last August.

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