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Say What? Biden Tells CNN Election Interference “Wouldn’t, Didn’t” Happen Under His Watch

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Democratic presidential candidate former vice president Joe Biden, speaks during the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden did a wide-ranging interview this week with CNN’s Chris Cuomo which aired earlier this morning. Among the topics discussed were the war of words between his campaign and the Sen. Kamala Harris (CA) campaign which have escalated since last week’s debate, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and – of course – President Trump.

During the interview, Biden veered off on a rant about NATO and how in his view if Trump is reelected, NATO will cease to exist. Towards the end of the segment, he talked about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s election interference in other countries and how it “wouldn’t, didn’t” happen on his [Biden’s and Obama’s] watch here:

“Why did we set up NATO, Chris? So no one nation could abuse the power in the region, in Europe, that would suck us in in the way that they did in World War One and World War Two. It’s being crushed,” he said.

Foreign policy has long been viewed as one of Biden’s strengths. He has extensive experience in the area from working in the Obama administration, as well as serving as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Biden pointed to Russia’s growing influence in the west through election meddling and called out the country’s President Vladimir Putin.

“While Putin is trying to undo our elections, he is undoing elections in Europe,” he said. “Look what’s happened in Hungary. Look what’s happened in Poland. Look what’s happened in Moldova. Look what’s happening. Do you think that would happen on my watch or Barack’s watch? [You can’t answer that but I promise you it wouldn’t have, and it didn’t.]

Watch Biden’s remarks below:

Fox News provided a handy fact check for the former veep:

Biden’s remarks were swiftly rejected on social media — given that the intelligence community determined Russia did try to interfere in the 2016 election, during the Obama administration when he was vice president. Then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe was launched the following year with the mission of determining whether Trump associates colluded with Russia as part of that effort, though the investigation did not turn up evidence of a criminal conspiracy.

Also, though there have been a lot of tweets contradicting Biden on his claim, this one is short, sweet, to the point and sums it up best:

Someone might wanna clue Biden in on this before the next series of debates, because people are gonna have questions…

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—Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–

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Ted Cruz Schools Colin Kaepernick After He Tries to Shade Independence Day Festivities

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Subcommittee Chairman Ted Cruz, R-TX, speaks as FAA Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell, NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt, and DOT I.G. Calvin Scovel appear before a Senate Transportation subcommittee hearing on commercial airline safety, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, 3/27/19, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

“All I’m looking forward to on July 4th is a lecture from Colin Kaepernick on why we shouldn’t celebrate it,” said no one ever.

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what the former NFL quarterback-turned-social justice warrior did on Thursday in a tweet he posted quoting abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass:

Outside of retweets, Kaepernick hadn’t posted anything to his Twitter account since May 20th.

Kaepernick was a key factor in Nike’s recent decision not to sell Betsy Ross flag-themed shoes, which Democratic politicians like 2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro and California Gov. Gavin Newsom praised.

Historians and extremist group experts noted at the time that, contra to Kaepernick’s historical ignorance, the Betsy Ross flag is not a symbol of slavery, racism, and oppression.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) saw the Douglass quote and who posted it, and hopped on to Twitter in the middle of Independence Day festivities to add some much-needed context:

Cruz ended his Twitter thread by encouraging everyone to read the full speech in context:

National Review‘s Charles C.W. Cooke added a few tweets of his own quoting Douglass’s speech, and concluded by asking an important question of Kaepernick that he is unlikely to respond to:

I think the answer is clear.

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—Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–

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Obama’s DHS Secretary: Yes, Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Pushing for Open Borders

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Migrant families cross the Rio Grande to get illegally across the border into the United States, to turn themselves in to authorities and ask for asylum, next to the Paso del Norte international bridge, near El Paso, Texas, Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Christian Torrez)

After the first series of Democratic presidential debates were over last week, one thing was made crystal clear: Nearly every candidate on stage supported open borders, even though they didn’t expressly say it in those exact words.

In the past, Democrats and their enablers in the MSM have been quick to deny that’s their position, but President Obama’s DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson called it out for what it was in an interview he did recently with the Washington Post (note: the story is behind a paywall).

Fox News reports:

An Obama-era Department of Homeland Security chief is warning Democratic presidential candidates to cool their push to decriminalize illegal border crossings, saying such a move would be tantamount to “open borders” policy and lead to hundreds of thousands more people flooding into the U.S. every month.

“That is tantamount to declaring publicly that we have open borders,” Jeh Johnson told The Washington Post.

“That is unworkable, unwise and does not have the support of a majority of American people or the Congress, and if we had such a policy, instead of 100,000 apprehensions a month, it will be multiples of that,” he said.

Johnson, a Democrat, was the head of the Dept. of Homeland Security from Dec. 2013 to the end of Obama’s last term.

Back in April, when Democrats were still denying their was a crisis at the border, Johnson disagreed and said there most definitely was:

“By anyone’s definition, by any measure, right now we have a crisis at our southern border,” former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on “Cavuto LIVE” on Saturday, citing recent stats that “there were 4,000 apprehensions in one day alone this past week, and we’re on pace for 100,000 apprehensions on our southern border this month.”

“That is by far a greater number than anything I saw on my watch in my three years as secretary of Homeland Security,” he said.

Johnson’s assessment of the Democratic candidates and their position on illegal immigration comes on the heels of assertions recently made by a number of Republicans such as Sen. Tom Cotton (AR), Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (TX) that open borders was the ultimate goal of the Democratic party.

Related–>> Facts First: Obama’s ICE Chief Sets The Record Straight On When The ‘Kids In Cages’ Policy Started

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—Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–

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Fireworks: ‘Cocaine Mitch’ Celebrates Independence Day By Trolling Faux Betsy Ross Flag Experts

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks back to his office after speaking on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Though Democrats like Gov. Gavin Newsom (CA) and presidential candidates Julián Castro and Beto O’Rourke are busy concern trolling this 4th of July week in response to Nike’s decision to bail on the Betsy Ross-themed shoe, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has chosen to go in the opposite direction in honor of this special holiday.

Well before many Americans even had a chance to roll out of the bed to begin their grill prep for today’s festivities, McConnell took to the Twitter machine to wish everyone a happy Independence Day … by tweeting out an image of the Betsy Ross flag:

Just the day before, in the midst of all of the triggered leftists who were rushing before the cameras to give their super hot takes on Nike’s move, McConnell urged the company to bring back the shoe and other shoe/clothing makers to take up the mantle in the event Nike didn’t:

“If we’re in a political environment where the American flag has become controversial to Americans, I think we’ve got a problem,” McConnell said. “I hope Nike either releases these shoes or some other shoe maker picks up the flag, puts it on a pair of shoes and starts selling it. I’ll make the first order.”

As it turns out, another company did just that – as Red State‘s Brandon Morse noted earlier today. Here’s what they look like, and how you can get a pair:

Per their website, Out of Line Active is “founded by women For women.”

In addition to that, a veteran-owned company out of Georgia is selling a variety of Betsy Ross flag t-shirts.

Capitalism. Patriotism. BBQ and fireworks. Colorful fashions. Trolling leftists. It’s a good day in America.

Related–>> Troll Game Strong: ‘Cocaine Mitch’ Tweets Hilarious Advice For Democratic Senators In Advance Of Tonight’s Debate

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—Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–

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#WarOnWomen: Minneapolis Star Tribune in Hot Water After Publishing Sexist Cartoon of Ivanka Trump

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On Tuesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune published a cartoon by cartoonist Steve Sack that has people accusing the paper of sexism and hypocrisy.

The cartoon featured a big-lipped Ivanka Trump and what Sack apparently feels is her limited knowledge base: a lot about shopping, her husband and her father, and only a very tiny bit about international diplomacy:

Twitter users were quick to point out the double standards of both the paper, which is liberally biased, and Sack:

Can we expect the normally perpetually outraged feminist left to rush to Trump’s defense and accuse the news outlet and its cartoonist of setting women back decades? Of course not:

Is there any question that this cartoon was inspired by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s catty swipe at Ivanka Trump last week after her appearance at the G-20 summit? Nope:

That AOC thinks she’s got some unique and special standing to criticize someone else’s qualifications for public service is laughable in and of itself.

Curiously enough, the Strib is perfectly willing to run interference over and over again for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) over her alleged tax and immigration fraud scandals, yet allows garbage sexist takes like Sack’s to be published in their paper without hesitation.

BTW, this isn’t the first time Sack has taken sexist cheap shots at Ivanka Trump:

Ironically, Sack did a cartoon a year or so ago about the issue of sexist portrayals of women by public figures:

As usual, Sack’s just one on a long list of “enlightened” leftists who don’t practice what they preach. Go figure.

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—Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–

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Eyes Are Rolling After Julian Castro Absurdly Compares Betsy Ross Flag to the Confederate Flag

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Democratic presidential candidate former U.S. Secretary of HUD Julian Castro speaks during a campaign event at the Unity Freedom Presidential Forum Friday, May 31, 2019, in Pasadena, CA. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

If you thought California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) suggesting that Nike’s decision to not sell Betsy Ross-themed shoes was patriotic was bad, wait until you check out this next story.

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro was asked about the controversy during an interview with CBS News Wednesday, and he used the opportunity to equate the Besty Ross flag to… the Confederate flag:

“Yeah. Well, you know, I was glad to see that and my hope is that that they didn’t just do it to do it, that they understand the significance there. And look there are a lot of things in our history that are still very painful,” Castro told CBS News on Wednesday.

“The Confederate flag that still flies in some places and is used as a symbol, and I believe that we need to move toward an inclusive America that understands that pain, that doesn’t wipe it away from history in the sense that still belongs in a museum or we need to read about it and understand the significance because that’s how you learn and make sure that we don’t make the same mistakes in the future, but does not glorify it, does not celebrated it,” he continued.

Watch video of Castro’s remarks below:

Twitter users erupted after hearing of Castro’s comparison:

Castro’s claim is ridiculous. Until news of Nike’s decision broke, pretty much no one outside of the concern troll left and the ten white supremacists who have “co-opted” the Betsy Ross flag were aware that it had been appropriated covertly for racist purposes.

Red State‘s Bonchie made an excellent point in this regard last night in his post on another historically ignorant leftist who made an obscenely off-base comparison:

Until five minutes ago, absolutely no one was even aware that they should be offended by the Betsy Ross flag. Like all things in politics these days though, it quickly became dogma on the left that the original American flag is a violent symbol of racist oppression. Some of us tried to warn others that it was going to come to this but we were called crazy. I can remember during the original days of the Kaepernick kneeling ordeal when we were assured his protests had nothing to do with the flag itself. Life comes at you fast.

This is the thing about the left that I’m sure most readers understand but which I will nevertheless reiterate: You give them an inch, they will take a mile – and then some.

Though there was an intense debate about Confederate monuments and whether or not they should be removed, the powers that be in various cities and states decided it was in the best interests of their communities to remove them. One of the main arguments used in opposition to these moves is that the left wouldn’t just stop at Confederate monuments.

It was believed that once they got their way on those monuments, the next move would be to erase all public references to our founding fathers and other important historical figures. That is now happening.

Now the movement is extending to historical flags that have nothing whatsoever to do with racism. The left also did this with the Gadsden flag when the Tea Party used it as a symbol. All of a sudden it was a code for racism. In reality, it wasn’t, but when the left has decided they don’t like something you can rest assured they will do whatever they can to either demagogue it out of existence or shame people into being quiet about it.

What’s next on the chopping block? Our current American flag?

Bingo.

People are absolutely fed up with this kind of nonsense, and if Democrats can’t find anyone on their side to stand up to it then they are practically begging for another 4 years of President Trump.

Your call, lefists.

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—Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–

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“The Truth Sets You Free”: Pastors Push Back After AOC Disputes Their Claims on Border Conditions

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As Red State‘s Sarah Lee wrote this morning, a group of pastors recently toured detention centers in El Paso County, TX not long after hearing reports from attorneys and human rights advocates of alleged abuses, harassment, and mistreatment of migrants at the border.

A quick recap, via Fox News:

[Rev. Samuel Rodriguez], the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization, and senior pastor of New Seasons Christian Worship Center in Sacramento shared his firsthand experience touring a migrant detention center during a press briefing Monday.

“I read the reports, saw the news clips. I just wanted to see what was actually happening in order to better enable our efforts to find a fair and a just solution to our broken immigration system,” Rodriguez, who has advised President Trump and both Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush on immigration reform, noted. “To my surprise, I saw something drastically different from the stories I’ve been hearing in our national discourse. Even as a veteran of immigration advocacy in the U.S., I was shocked at the misinformation of the crisis at the border.”

“We found no soiled diapers, no deplorable conditions and no lack of basic necessities,” Rodriguez remarked, adding he specifically asked border agents if they staged the facility in response to the negative press. “They unequivocally denied it — we were witnessing the identical conditions the attorneys saw when they toured the facility days earlier.”

Ocasio-Cortez fired back after hearing that the pastors, among others like Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), were pushing back on claims of “deplorable” conditions at border detention centers:

The “other members of Congress” have said that some of the migrants told them they were told if they wanted water they’d have to drink it out of the toilets. None of the members of Congress actually witnessed this taking place.

In response to AOC’s tweet saying she and her crew are right and everyone else is wrong, several of the pastors who toured the facilities are clapping back:

“I must be living in a parallel universe somewhere…I did not find soiled diapers. I did not find crying children. I did not find deplorable conditions,” Rodriguez told Fox News host Shannon Bream. “Quite the opposite. I found amazing people on both sides trying to make a very difficult circumstance better. I don’t know where everyone else is visiting! I spoke to border patrol agents, the vast majority of which are Latino and many attended churches that are part of our network, and I asked, ‘Hey guys, did you stage this? Did you flip the script to accommodate people like me?’ And they went ‘Pastor Sam, absolutely not. You are looking at the very thing that existed here for a number of weeks, so it’s not that we shifted because of any deplorable conditions that were discovered.’”

Rodriguez said he found out that the attorneys who reported the original “deplorable” conditions “never, ever walked through the center.”

“They never visited what I visited. They took that information anecdotally to interviews with children, with children mind you, from the age of 2 to the age of 17. The truth sets you free.”

Kevin Wallace, pastor of Redemption to the Nations Church, who joined Rodriguez, slammed Ocasio-Cortez’s allegations as “totally absurd.” Instead, he witnessed “kind, considerate and passionate” Border Patrol agents.

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Ocasio-Cortez described being fearful of the border agents. But Tony Stewart, the pastor of Citylife Church who also toured the center with the delegation of seven pastors, said border agents were in tears about the mischaracterization about them.

The CBP responded to claims made by Ocasio-Cortez by saying her allegations are false. Other witnesses to the border detention centers have disputed some of her claims as well.

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—Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–

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Gavin Newsom Gets a Brutal Reality Check After Painting Nike’s Flag Shoe Decision as Patriotic

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Yesterday, Red State‘s Sarah Rumpf wrote about sports merch giant Nike dropping plans to sell a Betsy Ross-themed sneaker because former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick said he and other sports figures found the shoe racially offensive.

Here’s a brief recap via the Wall Street Journal:

After shipping the shoes to retailers, Nike asked for them to be returned without explaining why, the people said. The shoes aren’t available on Nike’s own apps and websites.

“Nike has chosen not to release the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July as it featured the old version of the American flag,” a Nike spokeswoman said.

After images of the shoe were posted online, Mr. Kaepernick, a Nike endorser, reached out to company officials saying that he and others felt the Betsy Ross flag is an offensive symbol because of its connection to an era of slavery, the people said. Some users on social media responded to posts about the shoe with similar concerns. Mr. Kaepernick declined to comment.

In response to the move, Arizona’s Gov. Doug Ducey (R) expressed his disappointment and announced on social media that he had “ordered the Arizona Commerce Authority to withdraw all financial incentive dollars under their discretion that the State was providing for the company to locate here”:

Nike had plans to open a manufacturing plant in Goodyear, AZ that reportedly would have brought 500 jobs to the state.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) seized on Ducey’s announcement by way of slithering into the conversation and making his own offer to Nike. Newsom said pulling the flag shoes was “the right thing” to do and that their decision “represents the best of our American values”:

Several Twitter users, in turn, kindly reminded “Governor Hair Gel” (as a California friend refers to Newsom) that businesses are actually fleeing California, not flocking to it:

More importantly, Newsom was reminded of just how prominently the “racist” Betsy Ross flag was featured in the second inauguration of President Barack Obama:

To put an even finer point on it, historians and extremist group experts confirm that, contra to Kaepernick’s opinion, the flag is not a symbol of slavery, racism, and oppression.

And last but not least, a great point from Daily Wire‘s Matt Walsh:

Indeed.

This was a massive virtue signaling fail not just on the part of social justice warrior Kaepernick and Nike, but also Gov. Newsom.

Much thanks to all three for reminding us once again right here at Independence Day why so many people believe Democrats hate their country.

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—Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–

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CNN Goes on Defense for Kamala Harris to Charge Racism but Needs to Overlook its Own Anchors Leading the Conversation

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Screen grab: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) – gets asked a question during her CNN town hall – 4/22/19.

As Stelter and company try to protect Harris they turn a very blind eye.

This may come as a shock, but CNN’s resident hall-monitor Brian Stelter went on an accusational crusade. What had the pundit-with-distemper in a pique this time was anyone daring to question California Senator Kamala Harris’ ethnic claims. She has of late taken up the mantle of the downtrodden POC, and this has had many coming forward to actually look into her background.

Harris has a mother of Indian descent, and her father hails from the island of Jamaica. While I’m not about to argue over her lineage (as that would imply a level of concern on my part that does not exist) there have been some to declare she is not legitimately able to be classified as ADOS — an “African descendant of slaves”. This devolves into a discussion of whether Jamaicans are classified as such, and how they choose to self-identify, and to those of us on the outside it is nothing but migraine-inducing white-noise (no racism in that term intended.)

The amazement in all of this is the outrage that people will dare mention the race of a candidate after said candidate voluntarily made race a central issue in their campaign. Such is the life of those who traffic in racial politics.

So as this dialogue has been brewing the folks over at The Tempest Agency — that being CNN — have stepped up to defend Kamala’s honor. Once Donald Trump Jr. dared enter this conversation Donnie O’Sullivan penned a piece in defense of Harris. CNN’s hall monitor Brian Stelter Tweeted out the article, sounding the alarm of outrage. Racism is alleged, and O’Sullivan credits Trump Jr. for seeing that it was “elevated to the mainstream” — not by Harris herself bringing up the subject on the nationally televised debate.

A user had sent a tweet to Don Jr. mentioning Harris’ mixed lineage, and he responded with “Is this true? Wow,”, in a now-deleted tweet response. CNN dutifully went to the Harris camp for comment. “This is the same type of racist attack his father used to attack Barack Obama,” Lily Adams, communications director for the Harris campaign, told CNN.

Question, the for the CNN pundits: If Don Jr. responding, with curiosity, is considered an “attack” then how would you and the Harris campaign describe your co-worker Don Lemon actively questioning Kamala’s racial integrity with a panel on his news program?! More than being taken aback by new information, Lemon actively argued that Harris was not “African American”.

Lemon got into the deep dive into Kamala’s racial bonafides with April Ryan:

To want the distinction to say ‘is she African-American’, or ‘is she Black’ or is she … whatever — there is nothing wrong with that. There is a difference between being African-American and being Black.”

Ryan then further muddied the waters with more muddled thinking.

So she could indeed be African-American mixed with others, but she is a Black woman,” she said.

Jamaica is not America,” Lemon said, interrupting her again. “Jamaica did not come out of Jim Crow. I’m just saying.”

Despite this CNN is trying to claim that clearly Don Jr. is the one making the Harris racial component a mainstream issue. Except that this exchange with Don Lemon took place in prime time — FIVE MONTHS AGO!

But here we get O’Sullivan, and Stelter, attempting to set off the responsibility of Donald Trump Jr., and giving the Harris campaign the chance to offset responsibility for it onto the President, by extension.

The Apple Network continues to display its patented slander that continues to drive away viewers.

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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Took a Swipe at Nikki Haley, but Donald Trump, Jr. Had the Last Laugh

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Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley speaks at the 2019 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference, at Washington Convention Center, in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Last month, not long after the news broke that failed Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore (AL) said he’d be taking another shot at the seat in 2020, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley weighed in on Twitter with her thoughts on the announcement:

As recent polling in Alabama indicates, Moore is pulling in a mere 13% of Republican voters. So he’s not exactly a top contender:

But inconvenient facts like that don’t matter to MSNBC‘s Chris Hayes, who (belatedly) took a swipe at Haley on Monday on the social media platform, suggesting that Moore was the face of the Republican party:

That didn’t sit well with a number of Twitter users, who pointed out that Hayes needed to work on cleaning his own backyard before he started casting stones over the fence:

Donald Trump, Jr. joined in, too, and hammered the Virginia point home:

It should be noted that Trump, Jr. opposes Moore’s candidacy like most Republicans do:

As of this writing, Hayes has not responded to Trump, Jr.’s tweet.

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