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Westlake Legal Group > Posts tagged "fox-news/entertainment/media" (Page 29)

Washington Post columnist speculates Trump’s ‘faux machismo,’ ‘gangsta’ attitude won him support of black men

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One Wasington Post columnist claims to have figured out what led to some black men supporting President Trump in 2016.

Eugene Robinson, during an interview on MSNBC, suggested Tuesday that despite Trump’s “birther claims,” he was able to win support among black males because of his “bling” and “gangsta” attitude.

“I don’t know what that is about,” Robinson said after mentioning black men voting for then-candidate Trump.

“It may be a certain sort of faux machismo that he tries to project, it may be all the bling that he so ostentatiously displays, and a certain sort of attitude of gangsta that he tries to show.”

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But, after making that bizarre claim, Robinson went on to claim that the president no longer has that level of support.

“To the extent that there was a relationship, I think it’s over,” he said..

He said people started paying more attention to Trump after he pressed former President Barack Obama to release his birth certificate, stoking speculation that he wasn’t born in the United States.

“Black people started to pay attention to him — not in a good way because he was telling, you know, these ridiculous lies about the first African-American president in a way that sought to delegitimize him,”  Robinson said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Robinson also said that Trump would get “no votes” from black women and whatever support he had with them was over.

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The writer has been a fierce critic of Trump and in May, called Attorney General William Barr’s testimony “a pretty unmitigated disaster.” “William Barr’s tenure as attorney general is going to be — so far it has been, I would say — a pretty unmitigated disaster,” he said.

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Joe Biden making millions, living in lavish homes since leaving office: report

Former Vice President Joe Biden has raked in millions since leaving office while upgrading his lifestyle substantially, according to a new report — details that could challenge his ‘Middle Class Joe’ public persona.

Biden, who was never one of the wealthier members of Congress during his decades as a senator, has seen his fortunes turn considerably since the Obama administration thanks to speeches and book deals, according to The Washington Post.

The Post reported, citing public documents, that Biden was paid as much as $200,000 for some speeches. The former VP’s campaign told the newspaper Biden has given fewer than 50 paid speeches. The ex-vice president also got some pricey perks as part of his speaking gigs, including chartered flights, town cars and professional drivers, luxury hotel suites, and reimbursements, according to the report.

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Meanwhile, Biden has moved into a sprawling mansion outside Washington since leaving the White House.

“Middle Class Joe” now resides in a 12,000-square-foot home in McLean, Virginia, that comes complete with “five bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, marble fireplaces, a gym and a sauna,” the report stated. The Bidens are renting the home, according to the Post, from multi-millionaire Mark Ein.

Zillow estimates rent on the property would set Joe and Jill back almost $20,000 a month.

According to property website Zillow, the mansion — which was owned by President Ronald Reagan’s secretary of state, Alexander Haig — is worth almost $5 million.

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In 2017, the Bidens also purchased a beach house in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, for almost $3 million.

Fox News contacted the Biden campaign for comment but has not received a response.

The report came after the former vice president last week seemed to challenge the narrative building among some in his party when he argued it wasn’t always appropriate to “demonize” rich people.

“I mean, we may not want to demonize anybody who’s made money,” Biden reportedly said during a New York City fundraiser with wealthy donors. According to Bloomberg, Biden seemed to knock Sen. Bernie Sanders’, I-Vt., inclination toward “revolution,” saying that it wasn’t the right way to improve economic well-being.

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“When you have income inequality as large as we have in the United States today, it brews and ferments political discord and basic revolution,” he said.

He also pushed back on the view that wealthy people were “the other” in society and told them “I need you very badly.”

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“Remember, I got in trouble with some of the people on my team, on the Democratic side, because I said, you know, what I’ve found is rich people are just as patriotic as poor people,” he also said.

Biden, the clear front-runner in the primary battle, is leading Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in the polls. The latter two were among the most prominent Democrats railing against Wall Street and large corporations while introducing sweeping economic reforms.

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Restaurant franchisee says Democrats’ $15 minimum wage would put him out of business

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A restaurant franchisee made an impassioned argument Tuesday against the left’s push for a $15 minimum wage, saying it would force him to fire employees and could put him out of business.

Larry Fox, who owns a restaurant group that maintains Hooters locations in Florida and Alabama, wrote in a recent op-ed for the Wall Street Journal that he is “panicked” over Democratic lobbying for a higher minimum wage. He told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday that his employees already make more than the minimum wage with tips – a policy called “tip credit.”

“A lot of my employees are young, they’re going to school and they use this as flexible work hours to earn up to 20, 25, 28 dollars an hour,” Fox said. “It gives them the ability to work and stay in school, but if I lose the tip credit that will increase my labor cost 100%.”

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Fox said that his restaurants, like many others, are seasonal and don’t have a high profit margin. If a $15 minimum wage went into effect, he said there’d be no way to raise his prices to offset the cost.

Some states have already introduced the new minimum wage, including New Jersey, California, Massachusetts, Maryland and Illinois. A bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 is expected to advance in the House after the Fourth of July recess.

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Fox, however, said there’s a bevy of problems for restaurateurs that come along with that.

“If we can still have a reduced tip credit, we use the tips to offset it, and our girls are making more than that now,” he said.

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“The big problem is, you’ve got increased costs in the FICA insurance, unemployment insurance, our medical insurance, all of that continues to go up as well as wages,” he continued.

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Trump says US soccer star Megan Rapinoe’s protest during national anthem is wrong

President Trump on Monday said he does not think it is appropriate for U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe to protest during the national anthem.

Rapinoe, who had initially knelt during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” while she played in the National Women’s Soccer League, had vowed not to put her hand over her heart or sing the lyrics while the national anthem played. She has so far held true through the Women’s World Cup.

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President Trump criticized Megan Rapinoe’s decision to protest during the national anthem. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Trump made his comments on Rapinoe during an interview with The Hill. When he was asked about whether the co-captain’s decision to kneel is appropriate, Trump responded: “No. I don’t think so.”

The president, however, did offer praise for the soccer team after their win over Spain Monday in the first round of the knockout stage of the Women’s World Cup.

“I love watching women’s soccer,” he told The Hill. “They’re really talented.”

Rapinoe told Yahoo Sports in May that her decision to kneel received a ton of backlash, expressing displeasure with U.S. Soccer’s lack of support and the federation’s decision to adopt a rule requiring players to “stand and honor the flag.”

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“Using this blanketed patriotism as a defense against what the protest actually is was pretty cowardly. I think the NFL does it,” she told Yahoo Sports. “I felt like the statement from U.S. Soccer, and then the rule they made without ever talking to me, that was the same as what the NFL was doing – just to not have the conversation, to try to just stop me from doing what I’m doing instead of at least having a conversation, and trying to figure out a [solution] that makes sense for everyone.”

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Rapinoe scored two goals Monday vs. Spain. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Rapinoe called herself a “walking protest” and she believes the Trump administration doesn’t “value all Americans equally.”

“I feel like it’s kind of defiance in and of itself to just be who I am and wear the jersey, and represent it,” Rapinoe told the website. “Because I’m as talented as I am, I get to be here, you don’t get to tell me if I can be here or not. So it’s kind of a good ‘F you’ to any sort of inequality or bad sentiments that the administration might have towards people who don’t look exactly like him. Which, God help us if we all looked like him. Scary. Really scary. Ahh, disturbing.”

MEGAN RAPINOE’S GOALS FROM THE SPOT GIVE US WOMEN 2-1 WIN OVER SPAIN, SETUP FRANCE MEETING

Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem before her match against the Chicago Red Stars in 2016. She called her actions a “little nod” to Kaepernick and “everything that he’s standing for right now.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Liberal site rips Holocaust Museum for its ‘dreadful’ intervention in ‘concentration camps’ debate

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A liberal news site is getting blowback on Monday over a piece denouncing the Holocaust Museum‘s “dreadful” involvement in the national debate over comparisons of U.S. border facilities to concentration camps.

Last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, created a firestorm when she claimed that the Trump administration was “running concentration camps” along the southern border. When critics slammed her for invoking a term associated with the Holocaust, Ocasio-Cortez stressed that she didn’t refer to “Nazi” death camps despite echoing the “never again” saying and calling the Trump presidency “fascist.” The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum released a statement “unequivocally rejecting” the analogy between the detention centers holding migrants and concentration camps.

Splinter News senior writer Rafi Schwartz wrote a piece the Holocaust Museum’s intervention into the debate “dreadful.”

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“in its attempt to portray itself as eminently neutral and above the political discourse of the day, the Holocaust Museum has instead managed to wholly undercut its ostensible reason for existing: Educating the public about the horrors experienced by European Jewry and other marginalized communities in the hopes of preventing similar atrocities from taking place in the future,” Schwartz wrote. “But if, as the museum claims, ‘efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events’ are to be unequivocally rejected, then what’s the point of learning about the Holocaust in the first place?”

Schwartz went on to accuse the Holocaust Museum of “willfully craven pearl-clutching” and called its “obstinance” “particularly troubling.”

“Why bother learning about the Holocaust at all, if the goal is simply to ossify its horrors as something that offers no contemporary roadmap for action?” Schwartz asked. “If the past isn’t prologue, but simply an antique to be analyzed from afar, then what do we need museums for at all?”

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Splinter, a site is owned by Univision Communications, shared the article on social media where it was ratio’d, meaning it received more replies than likes and retweets. One critic accused the piece of “Holocaust splaining.”

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Laura Ingraham: Media, Democrats, and Pelosi ‘misleading’ on illegal immigration

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Fox News host Laura Ingraham blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for “using children to get her way” in regards to illegal immigration.

“Note her typical emotional ploy, using children to get her way. Except when she wants their lives ended,” Ingraham said on “The Ingraham Angle” Monday in response to a clip of Pelosi taking credit for delaying President Trump’s ICE raids.

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“When I spoke to the President, I said ‘Look, I’m a mom, I have five kids, seven, nine grandchildren and children are scared,'”Pelosi said Monday in New York.

“No one wants any child ever to be afraid, ever. It is tragic, and it really shouldn’t happen. And kids of American criminals, they suffer here too because of the mistakes of their parents. And parents coming illegally, again tragic but now comes the consequences for the whole family sometimes. Or at least there should be consequences if the rule of law means anything,” Ingraham told her audience.

The host criticized Pelosi for not taking care of American citizens first and use San Francisco as an example.

“Nancy doesn’t need to go far, does she, from San Francisco to see suffering and desperation. We have seen all those stories. Maybe she should focus on fixing that before throwing rocks,” Ingraham said.

Ingraham also blasted Democrats for remaining silent on the issue when former President Obama faced the same accusations.

“But where were the Democrats? Where were their outrage before Trump came into office?” Ingram said before playing a clip of Obama.

“Do not send your children to the borders. If they do make it, they will get sent back, more importantly, they may not make it,” President Obama said in 2014 interview with ABC News.

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Ingraham blasted the media, Democrats and Pelosi for misleading the public.

“Now, do any of you remember Nancy Pelosi firing off angry tweets in demanding a change in Obama policy or criticizing these allegedly inhumane conditions?” Ingraham said.

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“Don’t be deceived by the media coverage where the motive images you are seeing because it happened years ago and the Democrats were silent.”

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CNN’s Fareed Zakaria: ‘Thousands’ could die because of Trump’s sanctions on Iran

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CNN host Fareed Zakaria warned President Trump on Monday night that “thousands” could potentially die due to the new sanctions his administration has placed on Iran.

Following the president’s last-minute decision last week to call off a military strike that he claimed would have killed about 150 people, the White House announced that Iran will face additional “hard-hitting” sanctions that will specifically target Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates.

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Appearing on “CNN Tonight,” Zakaria struggled to answer whether President Trump did the right thing by calling off the strike because of the apparent dangers of the sanctions.

“The sanctions that are in place in Iran probably- I haven’t done the calculations, but I think it’s fair to say almost certainly will kill several hundred, maybe thousands of people over the next few months in terms of depriving people of medical supplies, food, nutrition,” Zakaria said. “And when you do a military strike, the people you are killing will tend to be Iranian soldiers, military officers who are volunteering to take park in Iran’s military struggle. The people you kill when you impose sanctions are the most vulnerable in society. These are the poorest people, the sickest people.”

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He continued, “So if that’s his concern, he seems almost gleeful about the idea of imposing more and more sanctions on Iran. Has he thought about the human cost of this? I don’t think so.”

The CNN host went on to blast the “weird, impulse-driven policy” on Iran and questioned whether there were “any grownups in the White House” for naming the wrong ayatollah in their announcement of the new sanctions.

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Mark Meadows: John Durham will ‘get to the bottom of’ Russia investigation origins

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The federal prosecutor named by Attorney General William Barr to look into the origins of the Russia investigation will come to a substantive conclusion, according to Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.

Connecticut federal prosecutor John Durham is looking closely at the intelligence community’s activity in late 2016 and early 2017, the House Freedom Caucus chairman claimed on “Hannity.”

“I can tell you that John Durham and Attorney General Barr are going to get to the bottom of it,” he said.

“They are including in part of their surveillance – really looking at the intelligence community to make sure that justice is brought.”

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Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who joined Meadows on “Hannity,” added he agreed with the North Carolina lawmaker and that a previous report by the Justice Department’s inspector general was fruitful.

“The attorney general of the United States and U.S. Attorney John Durham are doing an investigation,” he said. “They have told us this is broader than just the FBI – they’re going to look at all of this.

“First, Horowitz is going to come out. His report a year ago was very good,” Jordan said, referring to inspector general Michael E. Horowitz.

“Then we will see where Mr. Durham and Mr. Barr where their investigation and what they come back with.”

As part of its ongoing “multifaceted” and “broad” review into potential misconduct by U.S. intelligence agencies during the 2016 presidential campaign, the Justice Department revealed Monday it is also investigating the activities of several “non-governmental organizations and individuals.”

Additionally, the DOJ announced that the probe, led by Durham, was looking into the involvement of “foreign intelligence services.”

Former Trump aide George Papadopoulos told Fox News last month that an informant who was likely “CIA and affiliated with Turkish intel” had posed as a Cambridge University research assistant in September 2016 and tried to “seduce him” to obtain information linking the Trump team to Russia.

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The information was contained in a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., who had inquired as to the scope of Durham’s investigation.

The letter could indicate that the DOJ is looking closely at work done during the campaign by Fusion GPS, the firm retained by the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee (DNC) to conduct opposition research against the Trump campaign.

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Anti-Trump MSNBC host Chris Matthews praises president for calling off Iran strike

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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has been one of the president’s most unhinged critics, but even he couldn’t resist praising Trump for refraining from a military strike on Iran, saying he’s “glad” he didn’t go through with it.

President Trump revealed last week that he called off the strike against Iran following them shooting down a U.S. drone roughly ten minutes before the strike was set to launch after he learned that roughly 150 Iranians would have been killed.

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“If Trump had taken military action, I would have come down hard on him,” Matthews told the panel Monday evening. “I think it’s good that he hesitated. I think hesitation before using military action and asking how many casualties there are going to be on the other side is a good question.”

The “Hardball” host invoked the lives lost during the Iraq War and how those that died “weren’t the bad guys.”

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“The fact he found out it was 150 or so people — we went into Iraq, everybody said it was going to be quick and easy, it was going to be a slam dunk,” Matthews elaborated.

“We may have killed somewhere between 150,000 people and a million people, Iraqis, who were just there, they were just Iraqis, they weren’t the bad guys. We only make that calculation now. It’s time that — I like the fact that the president asked up front to his NSC people: how many people will die if we take this step? I think it’s good and I’m glad he did it.”

The Trump administration announced on Monday that the president approved “hard-hitting” sanctions on Iran, hoping to specifically target Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates.

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Rand Paul praises Trump, says it ‘really takes a statesman to show restraint’ amid calls for war

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President Trump made the right decision when he called off a retaliatory strike against Iran, according to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.

The president is proving himself to be a responsible leader by trying to prevent America from becoming mired in a new Middle East military conflict, the lawmaker claimed Monday on “The Story.”

“I’m really proud of President Trump for showing restraint,” Paul said. “It really takes a statesman to show restraint amidst a chorus of voices for war.”

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However, Paul expressed caution regarding sanctions Trump imposed on Iran – which target Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

“Whether the sanctions will work is another story,” the Kentucky lawmaker said. “From the Iranian perspective, they see the sanctions as an act of war.”

He added the Iran nuclear deal forged with the help of the Obama administration took away one key incentive for Iran to return to the negotiating table.

Paul said the delivery of hundreds of billions of dollars to Tehran was a “carrot” that left the Trump administration with only “sticks” after the U.S. withdrew from the deal.

“I didn’t agree that we gave up the money early,” he said.

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We gave them $150 billion up front. I think that was a mistake.

“The problem is that’s already done. That was a carrot, but we gave up the carrot too easily. Now that it’s gone, we have no other carrots, all we have is a stick. We’re adding the stick – which is more sanctions… I would have built upon the nuclear deal to try to get a ballistic missile deal.”

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