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Meghan McCain blasts Buttigieg for ‘sloppy,’ ‘disrespectful’ Douglass Plan rollout

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“The View” co-host Meghan McCain slammed South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg over what she called his campaign’s “sloppy” and “disrespectful” rollout of a policy plan aimed at black voters.

The Buttigieg campaign faced a stumble over the weekend amid the rollout of his “Douglass Plan,” meant to strengthen the “empowerment of black America,” after it was discovered that an image of a black woman shown on the website promoting the plan was actually a stock photo of a woman in Kenya who apparently had nothing to do with the campaign.

Fox News learned that the photo mix-up was far from an isolated case for the mayor. The plan’s website has used other stock pictures of black people seemingly unaffiliated with the campaign.

The Buttigieg campaign told Fox News that the Kenya photo “was removed from the page on our website promoting the Douglass Plan months ago as part of a regular update. However, we know we owe an explanation for how it came to be used to begin with. Using stock photos is standard practice across many campaigns.” The campaign also offered an apology for “its use and the confusion it created.”

The campaign also unveiled a large list of black South Carolina Democrats who backed the Douglass Plan — but some of those listed later reportedly said they’re supporting other Democrats seeking the presidential nomination.

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McCain suggested Monday that Buttigieg wouldn’t be the topic of discussion if he were polling at zero percent with white voters, as he has been with black voters. She called it a “serious problem and blind spot” for his campaign.

“This is very sloppy and it’s very disrespectful,” McCain charged. “He may be doing well in Iowa, it doesn’t really matter until you get to New Hampshire and South Carolina.”

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Liberal co-host Joy Behar tried to defend Buttigieg, repeatedly pointing to the errors of a “low-level staffer,” but McCain pushed back, saying the staffer was still a “proxy” for the candidate.

“Do I think that Mayor Pete is going to be the Democratic nominee? Absolutely not,” McCain continued, “because you can’t become president without black support across the country. It’s ridiculous.”

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser and Adam Shaw contributed to this report. 

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Neil Cavuto defends Chris Wallace after Trump criticism: Journalists ‘are obligated to question’ authority

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Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network host Neil Cavuto defended his colleague Chris Wallace from President Trump’s social media criticism Monday.

During his “Common Sense” segment on “Your World,” Cavuto criticized Trump’s reaction to Wallace’s “Fox News Sunday” interview with Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., and pointed out the difference between “fake news” and accurate reporting that sounds “bad.”

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“My colleague Chris Wallace has discovered again the president doesn’t distinguish, apparently furious over Chris’s interview this past weekend with House Minority Whip Steve Scalise,” Cavuto said. “Scalise has steadfastly defended the president on this whole Ukrainian situation. The president likes Steve for that. Let’s just say he doesn’t like Chris for challenging Scalise Sunday.”

“.@SteveScalise blew the nasty & obnoxious Chris Wallace (will never be his father, Mike!) away on Chris’s lowest rated [sic] (unless I’m on) morning show,” Trump tweeted Sunday. “This kind of dumb and unfair interview would never have happened in the @FoxNews past.”

Cavuto noted that he has been both criticized as a “Never Trumper” and blasted by the “Never Trump” movement for his coverage before defending Fox News’ reporting and calling the president’s criticism disingenuous.

“We can’t please all. The best we could do as journalists is to be fair to all, including you, Mr. President. That’s not fake doing that,” Cavuto said. “What is fake is not doing that. What is fake is saying Fox never used to do that. Mr. President, we have always done that. We did. Chris did. I know I did.”

The host also spoke directly to the president, mentioning that Trump isn’t the first person in a position of power to say “the media has it out” for him.

Cavuto also recalled the aftermath of an October 2015 interview he conducted with then-candidate Trump, saying he heard later that the future president had called him “nasty.”

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“Many agree with you now. Some go so far as to say I’m fat and clueless,” Cavuto joked. “Mr. President, now imagine anyone calling me fat? But journalists, no matter their weight, aren’t entitled to praise you. We are obligated to question you and always be fair to you. We will, even if it risks inviting your wrath.”

“Like I said, you are free to rage,” Cavuto added. “All we are free to do is report and let the viewers decide.”

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Neil Cavuto defends Chris Wallace after Trump criticism: Journalists ‘are obligated to question’ authority

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Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network host Neil Cavuto defended his colleague Chris Wallace from President Trump’s social media criticism Monday.

During his “Common Sense” segment on “Your World,” Cavuto criticized Trump’s reaction to Wallace’s “Fox News Sunday” interview with Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., and pointed out the difference between “fake news” and accurate reporting that sounds “bad.”

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“My colleague Chris Wallace has discovered again the president doesn’t distinguish, apparently furious over Chris’s interview this past weekend with House Minority Whip Steve Scalise,” Cavuto said. “Scalise has steadfastly defended the president on this whole Ukrainian situation. The president likes Steve for that. Let’s just say he doesn’t like Chris for challenging Scalise Sunday.”

“.@SteveScalise blew the nasty & obnoxious Chris Wallace (will never be his father, Mike!) away on Chris’s lowest rated [sic] (unless I’m on) morning show,” Trump tweeted Sunday. “This kind of dumb and unfair interview would never have happened in the @FoxNews past.”

Cavuto noted that he has been both criticized as a “Never Trumper” and blasted by the “Never Trump” movement for his coverage before defending Fox News’ reporting and calling the president’s criticism disingenuous.

“We can’t please all. The best we could do as journalists is to be fair to all, including you, Mr. President. That’s not fake doing that,” Cavuto said. “What is fake is not doing that. What is fake is saying Fox never used to do that. Mr. President, we have always done that. We did. Chris did. I know I did.”

The host also spoke directly to the president, mentioning that Trump isn’t the first person in a position of power to say “the media has it out” for him.

Cavuto also recalled the aftermath of an October 2015 interview he conducted with then-candidate Trump, saying he heard later that the future president had called him “nasty.”

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“Many agree with you now. Some go so far as to say I’m fat and clueless,” Cavuto joked. “Mr. President, now imagine anyone calling me fat? But journalists, no matter their weight, aren’t entitled to praise you. We are obligated to question you and always be fair to you. We will, even if it risks inviting your wrath.”

“Like I said, you are free to rage,” Cavuto added. “All we are free to do is report and let the viewers decide.”

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Stephanie Grisham mocks MSNBC’s Joy Reid over ‘homophobic blog’ scandal

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham mocked MSNBC host Joy Reid over her homophobic blog scandal on Monday when asked for comment about the far-left host comparing her to “Baghdad Bob.”

Reid on Sunday compared Grisham to Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, who earned the nickname “Baghdad Bob” while serving as Iraq president Saddam Hussein’s spokesperson during the Iraq War.

But, when Fox News asked Grisham for her thoughts on the comparison, she evoked Reid’s infamous blog scandal.

“I’d love to respond, but Ms. Reid would likely just claim something crazy like she was hacked again – just as she did when all of her homophobic blog posts were discovered.”

— White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham

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“I’d love to respond, but Ms. Reid would likely just claim something crazy like she was hacked again – just as she did when all of her homophobic blog posts were discovered,” Grisham told Fox News.

Back in late 2017, it was revealed that the MSNBC host’s old blog, “The Reid Report,” contained dozens of homophobic and hateful posts.

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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham mocked MSNBC host Joy Reid over her homophobic blog scandal. (Getty Images, File)

The MSNBC host initially apologized, but when a second batch of offensive comments surfaced ‒ about some lesbians’ short haircuts and her objections to seeing men kiss men, among other homophobic remarks ‒ Reid then claimed she’d been hacked, and MSNBC circulated a much-panned statement from a computer hacking “expert” which sought to make that case.

Other damaging posts from “The Reid Report” were unearthed soon afterwards. One encouraged readers to check out “Loose Change,” a documentary on a conspiracy theory that alleged the tragic attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were planned by the United States government. Another showed Sen. John McCain’s head digitally added onto the body of the Virginia Tech shooter.

Reid originally claimed diabolical hackers planted the hateful posts on her pre-fame blog — and even enlisted the FBI to help get to the bottom of it.

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But, she eventually got emotional on the air when her hacking claim fell apart and admitted it seemed unlikely she was hacked. She claimed she didn’t recall making the offensive remarks, for which she apologized anyway.

MSNBC stood by Reid throughout the ordeal and the FBI never publicly commented, but apparently Grisham hasn’t forgotten about it.

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10-year-old’s pricey Christmas list goes viral via Twitter

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This kid had better have been good this year.

A father shared his 10-year-old daughter’s Christmas list on social media and it might be one of the strangest gift lists any child has ever assembled. Apparently, the girl has big plans for Christmas morning.

The father, posting under the Twitter handle A_Johnson412, shared an image of the gift list with the caption, “My 10-year-old daughter must be out of her mind with this Christmas list.”

The list starts off swinging for the fences, with the 10-year-old asking for an iPhone 11, Air Pods and a MacBook Air (she specifies that it be a new computer as well). Then, she asks for a “real” bunny (much further down the list, she also asks for clothes for the bunny).

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While these are all big gifts, they’re also normal enough. Oddly, the list takes a bizarre turn towards the bottom, where she asks for $4,000, food coloring and laundry detergent.

The list closes out with a hilariously simple request for an alarm clock (a feature built into the iPhone 11, so her dad might be able to save some money there).

Based on her father’s caption, it’s unlikely she’ll be getting everything on her list.

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Twitter users were generally amused with the girl’s requests, with one posting, “Get her that alarm clock sis! Lol tell her it’ll wake her up from that dream where she thinks she’s getting everything on there.”

Others were actually impressed, with one reply reading, “An alarm clock, Gucci slides and some laundry detergent? Mama has range and her priorities in check!”

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Several users questioned what a 10-year-old would do with $4,000, but it seems likely that this kid would find a use for the money.

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Epstein accuser says she once took Bill Clinton’s seat on private jet, saw bedroom floor made of mattress foam

A woman who came forward with accusations of child sex abuse against Jeffrey Epstein on Monday described a disturbing encounter with the now-deceased sex offender, said she took Bill Clinton’s seat on the “Lolita Express,” and noted bizarre bedroom floors made of mattress foam and being encouraged to cry after sex with the disgraced money man.

The accuser, who went by the name Jane Doe 15, enlisted high-powered attorney Gloria Allred who held a news conference Monday in Los Angeles. The accuser was 15 when Epstein preyed upon her and she was seeking compensatory and punitive damages as a result, Allred said.

“Her lawsuit alleges battery, assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress,” Allred said.

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Jane Doe 15 said Epstein began grooming her when she was in New York for a school trip and eventually found herself on the “Lolita Express,” his private jet.

“When I chose a seat on the jet, Jeffrey told me that is where his good friend Bill Clinton always chose to sit,” Jane Doe 15 said.

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Jane Doe 15 enlisted high-powered attorney Gloria Allred for her lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein.

Jane Doe 15, who is now 31 years old, detailed her first sexual encounter with Epstein.

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“I was invited to his home. There, his assistant took a photo of me and later reached out, inviting me to Epstein’s ranch. I only knew Jeffrey Epstein for five days. During a trip to the Zorro Ranch, his massive compound surrounded by government land in the New Mexico desert, Epstein took my sexual innocence in front of a wall of framed photographs of him shaking hands with and smiling with celebrities and political leaders,” Jane Doe 15 said. “I was only 15 years old. After, he wanted to talk to me about what had just been my first sexual experience and directed me to take time to myself that night to cry.”

Jane Doe 15 said Epstein offered her money for college almost immediately after the sexual encounter.

“While he was giving me a tour of the bedroom, he told me to get down and feel the carpeted floors of the room. He then asked if I noticed anything special about the floor and I responded that it felt very soft,” Jane Doe 15 said. “He laughed and said it was because the floors in the bedroom were foam mattress floors, because he liked to have girls sleep around him on the floor while he slept in the bed.”

Jane Doe 15 said she declined other invitations from Epstein.

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“I left Zorro Ranch with a deep sense of shame,” she said.

Epstein was found dead this past August in his Manhattan prison cell while awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking charges. Prosecutors alleged that the convicted sex offender paid girls as young as 14 hundreds of dollars for massages before he molested them in his homes in New York and Palm Beach, Fla., between 2002 and 2005.

Fox News’ Frank Miles contributed to this report.

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‘Jersey Shore’ star Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino, wife tell of miscarriage after he got out of prison

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Jersey Shore” star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his wife, Lauren, revealed they suffered a miscarriage shortly after he was released from prison.

The reality TV star served eight months in federal prison for tax fraud before his release in September. Speaking on “Strahan, Sara & Keke” Monday, the couple opened up about losing their first pregnancy six to seven weeks in.

“Being the type-A personality that I am, when Mike was away, I was tracking my cycle and all that,” Lauren explained to the hosts. “It worked out perfectly that when he came home, I was ovulating within two days… So the night he came home we actually conceived.”

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Unfortunately, she explained that they lost the baby at “six or seven weeks.”

It’s been months since Sorrentino was released from prison and more than a year since he and Lauren tied the knot in a highly publicized event that aired on the MTV reality series’ revival, “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation,” which just finished airing its third season. The couple’s engagement, wedding and legal issues have all been key plot points in recent episodes.

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“It was heart-wrenching,” Lauren said of the miscarriage. When we found out we were pregnant, I felt like, ‘This is why we went through all these challenges for years,’ and that it was our time and it was our blessing.

She continued: “I rely on my faith to get me through everything in life, especially the challenging things we’ve gone through. If I didn’t have my faith, I wouldn’t be here.”

The couple explained that they wanted to share this aspect of their lives, as negative as it is, because being on TV and letting the world into their story has helped them through struggles in the past.

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“It was really difficult, and we share so much of our life and we’ve already shared so many negative things that we’ve gone through that I didn’t want to hold this in,” Lauren explained. “I wanted to share it with other people going through it and be honest so that I can heal through the process.”

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Woman cuts out mother-in-law who allegedly tried to get daughter’s ears pierced

This mother-in-law got an earful.

A mom claims she has written off her mother-in-law after the woman allegedly tried to pierce her daughter’s ears against her wishes.

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The anonymous mom of three recently asked Reddit for advice on how to handle her mother-in-law overstepping her boundaries, explaining that the pair’s relationship has been fraught since the start.

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“It’s something she’s been complaining about for years, but we usually just tell her that when they’re old enough to ask for it, then we’ll do it,” the anonymous mom said of her mother in law’s constant complaints about her granddaughters’ non-pierced ears. (iStock)

“My MIL is a piece of work. In short, she is a narcissistic, violent drunk who has abused all five of her husbands and then likes to go on Facebook to complain about how they are all horrible human beings,” the woman begins the no-holds barred callout.

She goes on to explain that her husband “knows exactly what kind of person [his mother] is” and that the family only sees her once a year. Though, as the anonymous poster and her husband have just welcomed their third daughter into the family, the mother-in-law “naturally wanted to come down so she could take three pictures of the baby for Facebook to show what a good Nana she is before hitting the bar.”

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The woman shared that her mother-in-law, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, as well as their two children, were all gathered together on one particular evening. While the group was there, the mother-in-law “made a general nuisance of herself,” the woman writes, before making a comment about how none of her granddaughters have pierced ears.

“It’s something she’s been complaining about for years, but we usually just tell her that when they’re old enough to ask for it, then we’ll do it.”

“…The manager told her the consent form can only be signed by a parent or legal guardian and she actually had the nerve to get mad at the poor lady.”

— Anonymous, angry mom on Reddit

On the second day of the visit, the woman’s mother-in-law and sister-in-law allegedly took her middle daughter to a shopping center nearby, allowing for the woman to spend some time alone with the newborn daughter.

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After the mother and sister-in-law come back from shopping, the woman said “something was off.”

“The moment we got a second alone, [sister-in-law] tells me [my mother-in-law] took [my daughter] into a jewelry store and tried to get them to pierce her ears,” she writes, before writing that her sister-in-law “shut it down.”

“After which the manager told her the consent form can only be signed by a parent or legal guardian and she actually had the nerve to get mad at the poor lady,” the woman wrote.

After sharing the long saga, the woman, who called the actions “so far over the line,” initially asked Reddit to help her confront her mother-in-law, before then writing in a follow-up that her husband has handled the entire thing.

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In an update, the anonymous poster claimed that her husband took his mother into her office and “ripped into her” before eventually declaring the mother-in-law no longer welcome in their house and driving her to a hotel.

“Thank you to everyone who took the time to offer advice or sympathy, you really helped me put this in perspective. If there’s no benefits to keeping someone in your life, it’s time to say goodbye,” the woman concluded, seemingly pleased with how things turned out.

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Buttigieg websites on ‘Black America’ plans used several stock photos of minorities, including Katrina victim

Pete Buttigieg’s campaign has scrubbed a photo of a black woman and child from a section of his website devoted to the Democratic presidential candidate’s plan to battle racial inequality.

The problem – as first reported by The Intercept’s Ryan Grim – was that the image was a stock photo of a woman in Kenya who apparently has nothing to do with the campaign.

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But Fox News has learned that the photo mix-up was far from an isolated case for the South Bend mayor’s campaign. Their website has in fact used several stock pictures of black individuals seemingly unaffiliated with the campaign, especially in promotion of “The Douglass Plan,” which is billed as an investment in the “Empowerment of Black America.”

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Screen grab from Buttigieg campaign PDF. The photo shows a woman in Kenya, and a child.

While campaigns have long used generic stills and clips in ads and elsewhere, they sometimes do so at their own peril. And for Buttiegieg – who’s soared to top-tier status in recent weeks, particularly in Iowa, but still struggles with black voters who compose roughly one-fifth of the primary electorate – the dust-up over stock photos falls within a sensitive area for the campaign. It comes as he’s launching a new effort to court black voters with series of events surrounding Wednesday’s Democratic presidential primary debate being held in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sen. Kamala Harris of California, a rival for the Democratic nomination and one of several black candidates in the 2020 race, called it “a big mistake.”

Speaking at a campaign event in Nevada on Monday, she said: “He’s going to have to answer for that. … Let’s be clear that the Democratic nominee has got to be someone who has the experience of connecting with all of who we are, as the diversity of the American people.”

Buttigieg’s proposal – named the Douglass Plan after the abolitionist and activist Frederick Douglass – was rolled out in July. The plan calls for changes to the nation’s health, education and criminal justice systems to combat institutional racism.

The Buttigieg campaign told Fox News that the Kenya photo “was removed from the page on our website promoting the Douglass Plan months ago as part of a regular update. However, we know we owe an explanation for how it came to be used to begin with. Using stock photos is standard practice across many campaigns.”

“The stock photo in question, which is widely utilized across the internet, was initially selected while a contractor was running our site, and the website it was pulled from did not indicate the photo was taken in Kenya in any way. As our campaign has grown, we have brought all of our web development in-house to help guard against mistakes like this. We apologize for its use and the confusion it created,” added Sean Savett, the Buttigieg campaign’s rapid response communications director.

While the campaign has mostly taken down the image of the woman kneeling next to a child – replacing it with an image that features Buttigieg – it still appears on another active page. Further, several additional stock images of minorities have been used by the campaign, including at least one that remained on the main Douglass Plan site until Monday afternoon, when Fox News first flagged it.

The Douglass Plan page had featured a stock photo of a black female student sitting on steps, by text that reads: “American needs to create an education system that trains and empowers the next generation of Black scientists, artists, writers, college professors, lawyers, tech entrepreneurs, doctors, software engineers, police officers, teachers, and so much more. Yet today, too many child of color are being denied educational justice.”

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According to the photo site Pexels, the picture of the student is from the stock photo site “Nappy,” which offers, “Beautiful, high-res photos of black and brown people. For free.”

The campaign removed the picture on Monday to “eliminate any confusion,” after being notified of it by Fox News.

Another stock photo of a black child running through a sprinkler was captioned with the word “Freedom.” The picture was originally posted on Unsplash.com and published on Aug. 22, 2016. That photo is no longer on the website.

The Douglass Plan section wasn’t the only one to feature stock pictures of minorities. The candidate’s Climate Plan For Latinx and Black Communities has featured an uncaptioned photo of a Hurricane Katrina survivor. According to Getty Images, the black-and-white photo was taken on Oct. 1, 2005 of a Pearlington, Miss., resident who had helped an elderly neighbor escape rising flood waters. (That photo remains on an active web page affiliated with the campaign, along with the Kenya photo that was removed from the main Douglass Plan page.)

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The photo of the woman in Kenya went viral over the weekend, igniting plenty of criticism on social media that there’s a disconnect between Buttigieg’s campaign and minority voters. Grim tweeted that the woman in the photo by Nicholas Githiri reached out to him “very confused.” He said the campaign grabbed the photo from a stock photo service, and the subject “didn’t intend to pose for a stock photo but did agree to be photographed.”

High-profile Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota – who is a Somalia-born refugee – criticized Buttigieg for the photo faux pas. “This is not ok or necessary,” she tweeted.

While Buttigieg’s poll numbers are soaring in Iowa and New Hampshire – the two mostly white states that kick off the presidential nominating calendar – surveys indicate the candidate is struggling to connect with black voters. In South Carolina, where a majority of likely Democratic presidential primary voters are African-American, a new Quinnipiac University poll released Monday indicated Buttigieg at less than 1 percent among black voters.

This isn’t the first unforced error for Buttigieg when it comes to black voters.

The campaign’s still dealing with clean-up after unveiling a large list of South Carolina black Democrats who backed the Douglass Plan. But some of those listed later reportedly said they’re supporting other candidates in the Democratic nomination race.

And last month, the campaign removed as a co-host of a Buttigieg fundraiser a Chicago attorney who pushed to block the release of a video showing the police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

McDonald was killed in 2014 by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. A court-ordered video showed McDonald walking away from the police when he was slain, rather than charging them as the offices had claimed.

“Pete’s campaign is a media-savvy and disciplined campaign; but everything he does from here on out is under a microscope, and with that more pressure for him and his team,” said veteran Democratic strategist Michael Ceraso.

“He’ll need to be close to perfect between now and the Iowa caucus to keep the media from writing negative stories about his perceived inability to appeal to Latino and African America voters. He has to show he can both win early in the Democratic primary calendar and resonate in diverse communities before Nevada and South Carolina to convert voters who are on the fence to vote for him,” said Ceraso, a New Hampshire state director for Buttigieg before parting ways this summer.

“Pete’s team doesn’t have the time to react to unforced errors that will distract his campaign team from doing that,” he added.

But longtime Democratic consultant Bill Burton — national press secretary for Barack Obama’s historic 2008 campaign who later helped steer the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA — said that “this distraction is small.”

“I’ve been on the giving and receiving end of these sort of attacks and they rarely have an impact,” Burton said.

Fox News’ Tara Prindiville contributed to this report.

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After Florida county becomes ‘2nd Amendment sanctuary,’ others in state want to follow suit

TAVARES, Fla. – Earlier this month, a Florida county became the state’s first so-called “Second Amendment sanctuary,” passing a resolution strengthening gun rights and rejecting calls for gun control. Now, at least three other counties are considering following suit.

Elected officials in Wakulla, Sarasota and Clay counties said they also want to protect the Second Amendment in their regions and want to propose a law that would let people keep their guns. It would mimic Lake County’s resolution, approved Nov. 5, that officials there say stands behind the Second Amendment.

“I’m a big fan of what Lake County did, and I’m proposing the same resolution in Clay County. With Beto [O’Rourke] saying he’s going to take people’s guns away, I think it’s important that, as community leaders, we stand with our citizens and reaffirm that the Second Amendment is not negotiable,” Gavin Rollins, a Clay County Commissioner said. “This is going set off a ripple effect.”

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Other Florida jurisdictions may follow Lake County’s lead. Elected officials in Wakulla and Sarasota counties are now considering similar measures. (Elina Shirazi)

The proposals come as Florida has become a key battleground on gun control following three mass shootings the past four years. Following the latest shooting, at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in February 2018, which killed 17 people, a wave of gun control activists in the state rushed to Washington and Tallahassee to demand tougher gun-control laws. The June 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando killed 49 people and the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting in January 2017 killed five people.

The shootings prompted activists to push for stronger gun laws. But now, smaller jurisdictions in the state seem to be fighting back, demanding that lawmakers let them keep their firearms. Sarasota County is getting ready to vote on the issue on Tuesday afternoon.

“I am excited to bring up the Second Amendment Sanctuary County Resolution because you usually only hear from Second Amendment supporters reactively on defense, rather than pro-actively on offense,” said Sarasota County Commissioner Christian Ziegler. “With our Second Amendment rights, guaranteed to us by our Constitution, under attack at all levels of government, I believe it is important for the Sarasota County Commission to make it clear — to the citizens we represent — where their local government stands on this issue.”

The resolution in Lake County, which is near Orlando, passed the county commission with a unanimous 4-0 vote. It states that the federal government “cannot compel law enforcement officers to enforce federal laws as it would increase the power of the federal government far beyond that which the constitution intended.”

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Commissioner Josh Blake said county residents overwhelmingly support the resolution, including members of law enforcement. (Elina Shirazi)

Lake County Commissioner Josh Blake, the brainchild behind the resolution, called it a response to gun buybacks and assault weapon ban proposals by Democratic presidential candidates, including O’Rourke, who is no longer running. O’Rourke said at a September presidential debate, “Yes, we are going to take your AR-15, your AK-47!”

“The Second Amendment is the one that protects everything else. This is a right that we have that distinguishes us from almost every country on the globe. That our government trusts us to defend ourselves. We can defend our families and our homes with the weapon of our choice,” Blake said.

The resolution, which passed the county commission with a unanimous 4-0 vote, states that the federal government “cannot compel law enforcement officers to enforce federal laws as it would increase the power of the federal government far beyond that which the constitution intended.”

Blake said county residents overwhelmingly support the resolution, including members of law enforcement.

“When I heard a wide swath of the Democratic presidential candidates in debates calling for national gun confiscation, weaponized local law enforcement to go door to door and take weapons, legally owned weapons from their friends and neighbors, I thought we can’t let that happen,” he said. “That’s not fair to the men and women who work in local law enforcement. It’s certainly not fair to law-abiding citizens who would be affected by this, and I think Lake County needed to hear us stand up and say, we’ve got your back.”

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Those trying to prevent gun violence say lax gun laws won’t cut it in a state that has seen some of America’s deadliest mass shootings.

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The Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando left 49 dead. (Elina Shirazi)

“We need to be preventing these shootings, not making it easier for dangerous people to use firearms … they are concerned about the gun-grabbing, is what they are calling [it], what they should be concerned about is our rampant gun violence which is happening almost daily in this country,” said Patricia Brigham, the co-founder of the Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence.

Municipalities in at least eight other states have adopted similar rules, including Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming.

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Other counties have adopted similar rules, in addition to at least eight states. Those states include Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming (Elina Shirazi)

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A Wakulla County commissioners in Florida said he also plans to take up a resolution making the county a Second Amendment sanctuary.

“Protecting ourselves and our families is the most basic and most important right that we possess,” said Ralph Thomas, a Wakulla county commissioner. “Our Founding Fathers drafted the Second Amendment so clearly and succinctly that no interpretation is required. Yet, attempts to distort it, or eliminate it, persist.”

Blake said that counties have to stand up for gun rights, and he’s glad others in the state plan to follow suit.

“I think that the more people stand up,” Blake said, “the more constituent government bodies that stand up and say to the federal government, ‘Don’t do this, don’t go there, this is America, this isn’t happening here,’ I think that will have an impact.”

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