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Bride and groom slammed for wedding cake icing fail: ‘This is a disaster’

A bride and groom have been mocked for their wedding cake that some claim resembles “runny poop”.

A photo of the questionable-looking dessert was shared on the Instagram page That’s It I’m Wedding Shaming, and people were quick to slam it.

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The photo showed a three-tiered cake in a rather unpleasant brown shade, with a “Mr and Mrs” sign plonked on top.

To make matters worse, the dry-looking delicacy was decorated with a dark sloppy icing which appears to have slid down the crumbly layers in the heat.

The caption on image read: “Not sure if Uncle Jerry s— on the cake or it’s rejecting the ganache filling…either way this is a disaster.”

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And it wasn’t long before people were agreeing that the unfortunate brown adornment looked like a disaster.

One wrote: “Cascading chocolate with glitter looks suspiciously similar to runny poop with corn.”

And another joked, “OMG so pretty!!!

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Meanwhile, another likened the cake’s goldeny tinge to being “spray painted”.

This story originally appeared on The Sun. Read more content from The Sun here.

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Long A Bastion Of The Left, Tuscany Is Turning Hard Right

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The Italian region of Tuscany is not known just for its fine wines, extra-virgin olive oil and Renaissance masterpieces. It’s also the birthplace of the Italian Communist Party, which was founded in 1921, and has been a bastion of left-wing governance for decades.

But in the last three years, Tuscany has experienced political upheaval as the hard-right, anti-immigrant League party has won elections in many towns, marking the first losses for the left in Tuscany in more than seven decades.

Pisa is one of those towns. It’s home to three universities that have long attracted students from all over the world — some of whom settled in the Tuscan city. In its Square of Miracles, the cathedral, baptistry and iconic Leaning Tower were built more than 1,000 years ago in a blend of Byzantine and Islamic styles, symbolizing the powerful maritime republic’s trade links across the Mediterranean.

Today, Pisa is home to more than 90,000 people, with a Muslim community of 2,000. Three years ago, the center-left administration provisionally approved a request to build a mosque. But after the League won power last year, the new mayor vetoed the mosque’s construction, fulfilling a campaign promise.

Mohammad Khalil, an Italian citizen of Palestinian origin who came to Italy 39 years ago to study engineering, is president of Pisa’s Muslim community.

“I guess fear-mongering works,” says Khalil. “The League keeps saying ‘Italians first,’ but many of us are also Italian citizens and just as concerned about security as everyone else is.”

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In Cascina, the League headquarters features a poster showing Mayor Susanna Ceccardi, who also recently won a seat in the European Parliament in Brussels.

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Repeated requests by NPR for interviews with Pisa’s Mayor Michele Conti or members of his administration were refused.

But Davide Cinini, a former leftist, is willing to explain why he embraced the hard-right League. He accuses the center-left Democratic Party — in power at the national level for five years until last June — of following European Union orders imposing austerity measures that, he says, led to increased economic stagnation and high unemployment.

“When a leftist party promotes policies that are not leftist, are against the working class, I’m not the one who has changed,” he says. “It’s what’s happening around me that has changed.”

Democratic Party activist Michele Ceraolo acknowledges the left failed to grasp Italians’ economic anxieties after the 2008 financial crisis. But, he says, that’s not the only reason why entrenched political affiliations have been swept away in Italy’s leftist-leaning “red belt.”

“The right at the moment has a strong storytelling, the left has none,” he says. “The right knows how to talk to the heart of the people: ‘I know that you are insecure, you have fear.’ “

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One place in Tuscany where migrants are still welcomed is San Miniato, a medieval town halfway between Pisa and Florence, perched on sloping hills dotted with olive groves. Many migrants have found jobs in local tanneries that produce Tuscany’s luxury leather goods — jobs that many Italians don’t want. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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One place in Tuscany where migrants are still welcomed is San Miniato, a medieval town halfway between Pisa and Florence, perched on sloping hills dotted with olive groves. Many migrants have found jobs in local tanneries that produce Tuscany’s luxury leather goods — jobs that many Italians don’t want.

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That fear often centers around the more than 600,000 migrants who arrived in Italy in the last five years.

The League’s surge in local and national elections followed that migration surge. Since party leader Matteo Salvini became Italy’s deputy prime minister last year, his popularity has soared. He has ordered the bulldozing of camps where Roma families lived, sharply curtailed funds for refugee shelters and shut down Italy’s ports to migrant rescue ships.

Anti-migrant sentiment is spreading. Ten miles from Pisa, the town of Cascina, once renowned for its household furniture workshops, has seen its local industry all but wiped out by global competition and the financial crisis. Cascina is where the League won its first breakthrough in Tuscany in 2016, ousting the left after 71 years in power.

After that election, a local parish priest, the Rev. Elvis Ragusa, was sharply criticized by a League councilor for inviting asylum seekers living in a nearby camp for free breakfasts before Sunday Mass. Ragusa says some migrants asked for Bibles and crosses.

When a local newspaper reported this, “The councilor of the League talked against me because I am a priest that was giving a Bible and crosses to Christians,” he says. “And that is crazy.”

The League administration ordered the camp shut down. The asylum seekers were sent to other parts of Italy.

One place in Tuscany where migrants are still welcomed is San Miniato, a medieval town halfway between Pisa and Florence, perched on sloping hills dotted with olive groves.

A cooperative called La Pietra d’Angolo, “Cornerstone,” provides lodging and assistance for asylum seekers and has hosted some 250 refugees over the last four years. Director Michela de Vita says there’s never been any violence or tension with area residents. Many migrants have found jobs in local tanneries that produce Tuscany’s luxury leather goods — tough jobs that, she says, many Italians don’t want.

San Miniato voters recently re-elected the center-left administration, but de Vita acknowledges that the Democratic Party has lived too long on its past successes.

“Party leaders have lost contact with their electorate,” she says. “They don’t go out and talk to people. They say, ‘We’re strong, we’ll keep winning,’ but that’s how you end up losing.”

De Vita says the right-wing national government’s recent drastic cuts in funding for migrants have forced organizations like hers to lay off staff and eliminate Italian language classes that are crucial tools for integration.

She worries more oppressive government policies will lead to friction in San Miniato between migrants and residents and further electoral victories for the League.

A half-hour’s drive north is the town of Montecatini, whose thermal springs were immortalized by Federico Fellini in his 1963 film 8½. For decades, Montecatini was a bastion of the left. There’s a festive mood at a spa where men and women sip prosecco as they celebrate the League’s victory in municipal elections last May.

Walls at the spa are covered with posters proclaiming “Italy first” and hailing Salvini — “il Capitano” — as national savior.

Andrea Picchielli, a local League leader and member of its Foreign Relations Department, accuses the Democratic Party of doing nothing to stop the migrant influx.

“Sometimes they call us racist,” he says. “We are not racist at all. We want to help people who have really the right to stay here. But not everybody.”

Maria Ardagna, an ardent Salvini fan, believes in the “great replacement” conspiracy, a racist view with a long history. Ardagna believes there is a plot to replace white Europeans with black migrants. She believes the plotters are big names in international finance: “Soros, Rockefeller, Rothschild.”

Like many other League voters, Ardagna is not a fan of Pope Francis, who recently warned that fear-mongers have made people “intolerant and, perhaps without realizing it, racist.”

“He does un-Christian things,” Ardagna says. “When he travels and finds families in need, he doesn’t bring Christians back to Rome, he brings Muslims. He’s not a pope — for us, he’s the anti-Christ.”

The victory party ends with a speech by a rising star, 32-year-old Susanna Ceccardi, elected as the League’s first mayor in Tuscany in 2016, when she defeated the leftist candidate in Cascina. In one of her first moves, she scrapped government-funded projects to help migrants integrate in favor of hiring private guards as night-time sentinels.

She is greeted with applause as she tells the crowd she’s sick and tired of the left accusing the League of being heartless.

“I strongly believe that bulldozing Roma camps and curbing illegal immigration by shutting down ports, as Salvini has done, are great humanitarian acts,” she declares.

In May, Ceccardi won a seat for the League in the European Parliament in Brussels. Next year, she plans to run for governor of the entire region of Tuscany.

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Twitter Users Mock Bill O’Reilly’s Hilariously Terrible ‘Research’ Into Trump

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Disgraced former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly defended President Donald Trump from accusations that he empowers white supremacists or is one himself. 

O’Reilly claimed Tuesday that he has done the “research” and found no evidence that Trump promotes “Caucasian dominance” ― which had some Twitter users wondering what passes for research for O’Reilly. 

Trump was a leader of the “birther” movement that questioned the birthplace of former President Barack Obama. He has attacked immigrants ― especially Mexicans and Muslims ― and reportedly said “we should have more people from places like Norway.”

He has dismissed Haiti and nations in Africa as “shithole” countries, and last month he told four women of color in Congress to “go back” to their own countries.

Yet O’Reilly wrote on his website that linking Trump to the white supremacy movement is “a cheap piece of political propaganda” and a “myth” akin to the Loch Ness Monster. 

O’Reilly, who left Fox News in 2017 after it was revealed that he paid at least $45 million in total to settle multiple allegations of sexual harassment, also tweeted: “While researching my upcoming book ‘The United States of Trump,’ we could not find one example of the President discussing skin color in a pejorative way or promoting Caucasian dominance.”

O’Reilly’s tweet earned a “thank you” from the president. But it also had some 11,000 other replies ― and many of them were a lot like these: 

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Trump Turns On Conservatives Who Defended CNN’s Chris Cuomo

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday hit out at conservatives who dared to disagree with him about a video showing CNN anchor Chris Cuomo squaring up to a man who called him “Fredo.”

High-profile figures on the right, including Fox News host Sean Hannity and Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, defended Cuomo after a clip in which he told the man he’d “fucking ruin your shit” went viral.

Cuomo, who is of Italian descent, took umbrage at being likened to the hapless character from “The Godfather” movies. “It’s like the n-word for us,” he claimed in the footage.

“I say good for @ChrisCuomo,” tweeted Hannity in response. “He’s out with his 9 year old daughter, and his wife, and this guy is being a jackass in front of his family.” Cuomo “has zero to apologize for,” he added.

Lewandowski, meanwhile, said Cuomo “has every right to defend himself and his family.”

Trump appeared not to appreciate their takes, however.

“It always happens!” he tweeted Tuesday afternoon.

“When a Conservative does even a fraction of what Chris Cuomo did with his lunatic ranting, raving, & cursing, they get destroyed by the Fake News,” Trump wrote. “But when a Liberal Democrat like Chris Cuomo does it, Republicans immediately come to his defense.”

“We never learn!” he added.

Trump had earlier suggested Cuomo should not be allowed to own weapons.

He also retweeted the clip that was originally amplified by a reporter for The Daily Wire, a right-wing website.

Cuomo acknowledged on Twitter that he “should be better than the guys baiting me” “There is a lesson: no need to add to the ugliness,” he wrote. “I should be better than what I oppose.” He did not address his likening of the insult to a racist slur, however.

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Violent felon who killed California Highway Patrol officer ‘wasn’t a monster,’ his widow insists

The gunman who killed a California Highway Patrol officer Monday — with one bullet piercing the windshield of a nearby vehicle in which the gunman’s wife was traveling — had a lengthy criminal record, including serving a decade in prison for attempted murder.

His wife, however, maintains her husband “wasn’t a monster,” and was a loving father who helped raise eight children before he was killed by police.

The cop killer, identified Tuesday as Aaron Luther, 49, of Beaumont, was driving a white GMC pickup truck Monday when he was stopped by a motorcycle officer on an overpass to Interstate 215 in Riverside. Officer Andre Moye, Jr., 34, was filling out paperwork to impound the vehicle when Luther, who was not restrained, pulled out a rifle and began shooting.

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The officer was fatally wounded but managed to call for backup. Two responding officers were also shot in the leg before authorities shot and killed Luther. Moye was rushed to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

Moye had been with the CHP for about three years and was a motorcycle officer for roughly a year before he was killed.

But the gunman’s wife defended her husband.

“He wasn’t a monster,” McKenzie Luther told The Press-Enterprise of Riverside. “He wasn’t out to kill cops. I’m so sorry for the officer. I know his family is going through the same thing I am.”

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Aaron Luther shown in a 2015 booking photo. (Riverside Police Department)

Called wife for a ride

McKenzie Luther said her husband called her after Moye pulled him over for driving alone in the carpool lane. He said he was also being ticketed for having an expired license and no registration, and his truck was being impounded — so he needed a ride.

But bullets were already flying when her vehicle, with two of her children with her, neared the scene. One bullet pierced the windshield of her car.  Aaron Luther had helped her raise eight children, now between ages 2 and 24. He is the biological father of two of them, the newspaper reported.

Luther had been convicted for a lengthy list of crimes, including disturbing the peace, vandalism, battery, stalking, unlawful possession of a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon and corporal injury on a spouse. As a felon, he was not supposed to have a gun and his father, Dennis Luther, said he’s not sure how his son came to possess one.

Dennis Luther said his son had struggled with drugs, was depressed and in pain from knee injuries that left him unable to work his construction job. He also mentioned his son was going through marital problems — something McKenzie Luther pushed back on.

“We’ve been together 14 years — of course we have problems,” she said. “He told me the night before he loved me. He loved our kids.”

Dennis Luther said despite what his son was going through, his actions were not justified.

“No one deserves what happened to them,” Dennis Luther said. “And if (Aaron) went and did that, he got what he deserved. You don’t go doing that kind of stuff and expect to walk home.”

“We’re standing behind law enforcement,” Dennis Luther said in an interview with KTLA-TV of Los Angeles. “I sent a prayer for the police before I did for my son.”

“We’re standing behind law enforcement. I sent a prayer for the police before I did for my son.”

— Dennis Luther, father of cop killer

CHP Inland Division Chief Bill Dance described Moye as an “outstanding officer” dedicated to public service.

“His mother told me this was his dream job and he loved going to work,” Dance said. “It’s what he always wanted to do.” The officer is survived by his wife, mother, father, stepfather, two brothers, two sisters and a large extended family, Dance said.

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CHP Officers gathered outside the emergency room entrance to the Riverside University Health System Medical Center in Moreno Valley on Monday, where Moye was pronounced dead. CHP motorcycle officers lead a procession from the facility that evening.

‘Too many’ funerals

Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered flags at half-staff Tuesday at the state Capitol in Sacramento and called Moye’s death devastating. Newsom, who took office in January, said he’s already been to “too many” funerals of officers killed in the line of duty.

Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz said Monday that authorities do not have a motive. Dennis and McKenzie Luther both said their family member might have been seeking “suicide by cop,” in which someone wishing to die tries to provoke police into firing their weapons.

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Luther was paroled from state prison in 2004 after serving about 10 years of a 12-year sentence for attempted second-degree murder with an enhancement for the use of a firearm, first-degree burglary and second-degree burglary, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Court records show Luther also was arrested in 2007 on felony assault charges and took a no-contest plea deal that sentenced him to 90 days in jail. He also was charged with multiple felonies in San Bernardino County and pleaded no contest in 2010 to assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Southern California News Group.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Dayton gunman spent half-hour inside bar before returning for rampage, police chief says

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The gunman who killed nine people, including his sister, in a 32-second rampage Aug. 4 in Dayton, Ohio, seems to have planned the attack “well before” arriving at the city’s Oregon District, the city’s police chief said Tuesday.

The attacker, who was killed by police less than a minute after firing his first shot, spent nearly a half-hour inside a bar he apparently targeted before returning wearing an ill-fitting bulletproof vest and carrying a rifle, the chief said, suggesting he had been “casing” the location.

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But police Chief Richard Biehl stressed that the shooter was already well familiar with Ned Peppers and other bars in the area, according to the Dayton Daily News.

“This was not a place he did not know,” the chief said during an hour-long news conference, according to the report.

The chief added that 17 people were injured, not 14, as police previously reported.

Still unknown, however, the chief said, was whether the gunman intended to kill his younger sister, Megan Betts, with whom he had traveled to the Oregon District, along with a friend who survived the attack.

But the chief confirmed that the killer knew his sister and the friend were near Blind Bob’s, because text messages show the siblings were communicating during the time that the gunman was away, returning to their car to get his rifle and other gear.

Biehl said the friend, Chace Beard, sent the shooter a text message seven minutes before the shooting, saying where he and the sister would be – and that’s where they were eventually shot.

“It’s an interesting question,” the chief said about whether the sister was an intended target. “We have radically different views in that regard. … We may get a better insight through historical data looking back, but based on the evidence from that night, I don’t think we can make that call.”

The chief also said that investigators believe the sister had no knowledge that the shooter had a rifle and other gear in the trunk of the vehicle they rode in together.

Meanwhile, Biehl also said investigators had gathered enough evidence to reveal a “clear picture” of the killer’s frame of mind: that he was obsessed with violence, and that he expressed interest in committing a massacre, the Daily News reported.

But what made the shooter choose Aug. 4 and the Oregon District remained unclear, the chief said.

According to the chief, a timeline shows the gunman, sister and friend arrived in the area shortly after 11 p.m. They visited Blind Bob’s for a little more than an hour, then the gunman went across the street, alone to Ned Peppers, where he stayed for about a half-hour.

He then walked back to their car, passing a police vehicle, and spent about eight minutes gathering his weapon and other gear.

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Police believe he assembled the gun behind Blind Bob’s, in an area not covered by a security camera. Then he came down an alley alongside the bar and began opening fire in a patio area around 1:05 a.m. and was fatally shot by police less than a minute later.

Meanwhile. A friend of the gunman was expected to appear in court Wednesday afternoon after being accused of buying the body armor and helping assemble the weapon used in the Dayton attack.

Investigators say no evidence suggests that Ethan Kollie, of Kettering, knew what the gunman was planning, but they say Kollie lied on a federal firearms form while buying a pistol that was not used in the attack.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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‘No Blame’? ABC News finds 36 cases invoking ‘Trump’ in connection with violence, threats, alleged assaults

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Mike Tyson says he smokes $40G worth of pot each month

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Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson this week said he and his podcast co-host smoke around $40,000 worth in pot each month on his California ranch where he grows cannabis.

“We smoke ten tons of weed on the ranch a month,”  Eben Britton,  his “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson” co-host added, according to Yahoo Finance.

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The former boxer broke ground in California earlier this year on a 40-acre ranch.

Tyson added that his ranch sells around $500,000 in cannabis to dispensaries in California and Nevada each month.

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He has been involved in the pot industry since after his last fight in 2005, Yahoo reported.

Tyson’s meteoric rise to the pinnacle of boxing and stunning fall from grace was legendary.

Tyson suffered an eighth-round knockout in an unsuccessful title bid against Lennox Lewis and retired in 2005 with a 50-6-2 record with 44 knockouts. He was released from prison in 1995 after serving three years following his conviction of raping a beauty pageant contestant.

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Marc Thiessen: Anti-Semitism rising on left

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Recently the State Department revised its definition of ant-Semitism to include “drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis” – an apparent response to the rise of the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions) movement, whose supporters routinely make such comparisons.

That is a good thing. Just a few days ago, I sat in the former SS headquarters of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland with Piotr Cywinski, director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.

Speaking beside a window overlooking the gas chamber and crematorium where countless souls perished at the hands of the Nazis occupying Poland during World War II, he explained that there is no difference between hatred of Israel and hatred for Jews.

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‘“It’s the same old story with some different words,” he said. “If you are speaking with somebody who is defending some anti-Israeli ideologies, maybe not in the first minute, maybe not in the second minute, but in the third minute you will find that the same old story accusing Jews of every bad thing in the world. For me, that’s very, very clear. I never saw any anti-Israeli theory that was not anti-Semitic.”

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In an interview, my colleague Danielle Pletka and I asked Cywinski about politicians such as Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib,  D-Mich., who recently said that boycotting Israel is no different from boycotting Nazi Germany.

“I can’t see why people feel free to compare Israel to the Nazis,” Cywinski said. “I don’t want to comment on it on an intellectual level. It’s simply an insult. It’s an insult to the victims and an insult to the survivors and an insult to a whole country, to a whole society.”

There was a time, he said, when “if somebody would [say] something like this, it would be the end of his political career. Now it’s a question of two days maybe of troubles. And this is something terrible, because that means that there’s no more responsibility with words.”

As for the BDS movement, he said, “I don’t know why some politicians have a deep need to focus so permanently on this only one country. If you look to the United Nations, how many resolutions were concerning Israel and how many were concerning, let’s say, Sudan?”

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The problem of anti-Semitism is rising across the world. A recent CNN poll found that more than a quarter of Europeans say Jews have too much influence in business and finance, while 1 in 5 said Jews have too much influence in the media and politics.

Anti-Semitic incidents are on the rise as well. Here is the United States, we saw neo-Nazis marching in Charlottesville, Va., chanting “Jews will not replace us!” and horrific shootings at synagogues near San Diego in April and in Pittsburgh last year.

In 2018, France reported a 74 percent increase in anti-Semitic attacks, while in Germany they grew by 60 percent.

While the rise of far-right populism has played a role, many victims say those on the right account for nly a fraction of these anti-Semitic incidents.

In December, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights asked European Jews who was responsible for the most serious incident of anti-Semitic harassment they had experienced: Only 13 percent said it was someone with a far-right political view, while 30 percent said it was an “extremist Muslim” and 21 percent said it was someone with left-wing views.

“I can’t see why people feel free to compare Israel to the Nazis,” Cywinski said. “I don’t want to comment on it on an intellectual level. It’s simply an insult. It’s an insult to the victims and an insult to the survivors and an insult to a whole country, to a whole society.”

The fact is that anti-Semitism is a growing problem on the left. In Britain this year, three members of the Labour Party resigned after accusing the party and its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, of being – as a former Labour general secretary put it – “institutionally anti-Semitic.”

In Washington, congressional Democrats have struggled to confront anti-Semitism within their own ranks.

Cywinski said the rise of left-wing anti-Semitism is not surprising. “Do not forget that the Nazi Party in Germany was a party of workers,” he said. “We are many times thinking about the Nazis as far-right. They were also very deeply speaking … to the left, using some leftist language.”

Whether on the left or the right, we all have an obligation to confront anti-Semitism and other forms of racism and xenophobia. Asked if politicians who express anti-Semitic attitudes should visit Auschwitz, Cywinski said everyone should come.

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“People need to see Auschwitz. People need to come not only to cry over all of the victims … but maybe to feel their own responsibility today.”

While some draw analogies to the Nazis, he prefers the analogy of the bystanders. “We are nearly all bystanders now in our world, and our world is a free world. We have the capacity of action and we still do nothing to help those who are in a deep need of our help.”

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George Conway Runs Out Of Words To Describe Trump’s Latest Bonkers Rally

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President Donald Trump’s event in Pennsylvania on Tuesday had so many distortions that one of his biggest critics briefly ran out of words. 

Conservative attorney George Conway ― husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway ― used a single word to describe the wild claims and outright lies made by Trump at an energy plant outside of Pittsburgh.

“Wut.” 

The speech was technically an official White House event on energy and manufacturing, but instead resembled one of Trump’s campaign rallies, complete with attacks on rivals and critics and more than a few outlandish claims. 

At one point, as he has done some 75 times before according to the Toronto Star, Trump took credit for signing the Veterans Choice health care program into law.

It was actually signed by President Barack Obama in 2014. 

At another point, he suggested the main U.S. export to Japan is wheat.

“They send us thousands and thousands, millions, of cars,” Trump said. “We send them wheat. Wheat! That’s not a good deal.”

But the website of the U.S. Trade Representative ― part of the Executive Office of the President ― notes that wheat is just $698 million of $120.4 billion in U.S. exports to Japan. 

Trump even seemed to think the afternoon event was taking place in the morning. 

Conway shared a series of tweets from CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale and seemed to run out of words to describe some of Trump’s claims, settling for that single word in three of the five tweets:

Prior to the event, Conway also shared his thoughts on whether or not Trump’s “cray cray” is getting worse:

Headlines on this article have been updated to reflect that the event wasn’t an official campaign rally. 

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