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Here’s the Most Probable Reason Why CNN Ran That Garbage Story on Trump and the Intel Agent Extraction

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In the past 24 hours, we’ve witnessed CNN push out a story involving President Trump and the facts surrounding why CIA extracted a supposedly high level intelligence asset from Russia. As their story went, they were deeply concerned about Trump exposing classified information, therefore they decided at that moment that they had to get the agent out.

As so often turns out, this was complete, partisan spun nonsense. My colleague streiff reported on the new revelations this morning.

But the government had indicated that the source existed long before Mr. Trump took office, first in formally accusing Russia of interference in October 2016 and then when intelligence officials declassified parts of their assessment about the interference campaign for public release in January 2017. News agencies, including NBC, began reporting around that time about Mr. Putin’s involvement in the election sabotage and on the C.I.A.’s possible sources for the assessment.

The following month, The Washington Post reported that the C.I.A.’s conclusions relied on “sourcing deep inside the Russian government.” And The New York Times later published articles disclosing details about the source.

The news reporting in the spring and summer of 2017 convinced United States government officials that they had to update and revive their extraction plan, according to people familiar the matter.

The extraction had nothing to do with Trump. It was not only planned months before, in a hilarious turn, it was actually the media’s reckless and political behavior that caused the CIA to have to pull the plug. Will they take responsibility for it?

Of course not.

That’s Jim Sciutto (who first pushed out this likely Fusion GPS laced garbage) claiming that reports that debunked his original assertions “confirmed” his story. These people live on another planet and CNN has reached levels of delusion that MSNBC would be envious of.

The real question is, just who was this intel agent and what exactly was he sharing with the U.S. government in 2016.

Before we answer that, we first have ask ourselves why this story is coming out now. None of these anonymous leaks happen by coincidence. There’s always a reason for them and history says it’s typically to get out ahead of stories that may damage these bureaucracies. For example, when it became clear that the FBI could no longer lie about the Trump campaign being spied on, unnamed officials ran to The New York Times to spin the ordeal and paint the FBI’s intentions as pure.

We’ve seen this play out time and time again and there’s plenty of reason to think it’s happening again. The chief suspicion here is that this intel agent was actually feeding disinformation back to the FBI (intentionally or unintentionally), which helped feed the Russia collusion hysteria that’s now blown up in orbit.

Sean Davis over at The Federalist lays this out.

Notice the reporters who’ve pushed this story. Jim Sciutto at CNN, a former Obama operative. Ken Dilinian over at NBC, who actually outed the agent’s location last night, has been a mouth piece for Fusion GPS since the beginning of this saga. The fact that these same people are the ones behind this latest botched hit piece tell us a lot.

Something is coming and there’s a need for certain officials to get ahead of the story and plant their own narrative. By blaming Donald Trump, they were hoping to pin all of this on the undisciplined nature of the President instead of what really caused it — their own leaks to the press.

Bill Barr is quietly working behind the scenes on this. As Sean says, it’s likely he knows who the players were at this point and they have every reason to start putting their finger on the scale to cover their tails. The pillars that once formed the basis for the Trump-Russia investigation continue to crumble and a lot of people are going to be caught in the rubble. The go to play for them in the past has been to run to sympathetic, anti-Trump media sources and paint their actions as being duty bound instead of corrupt. That’s exactly what this latest story was. They want to paint this intel agent as more than he was, heroically saving the nation from Russian interference. Was he providing verifiable intelligence or disinformation being fed to him by the Russians he thought he was spying on?

Right now, most signs point to the latter. Especially given the latest reporting that he’s now living in public, under his real name, in the Washington D.C. area with no apparent fear for his life. Does that sound like a super important intelligence asset to you or the FBI/CIA trying to cover up their flub? I’ll let you decide.

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Special Election Watch: Polls Close in Hotly Contested Ninth Congressional District Race in North Carolina

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<em<FILE- In this Oct. 23, 2018, file photo people arrive for early voting at a polling place in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

It was special election day in North Carolina today, and at 7:30 pm Eastern time the polls closed and the vote counting began in both the 3rd and 9th Congressional districts.

A special election had to be held in 3rd district due to the February 10 passing of Rep. Walter Jones (R). Republican State Rep. Greg Murphy is expected to easily win that election.

The special election in the 9th district was called due to credible allegations of absentee ballot election fraud against Leslie McCrae Dowless, who has been indicted on multiple charges stemming from illegal “ballot harvesting” efforts that state elections officials say gave Republican candidate Mark Harris an advantage in the race over Democrat Dan McCready.

McCready has effectively been running for the seat for over two years.

Harris, who denied any knowledge of Dowless’s actions, declined to run again for the seat. Republican State Senator Dan Bishop won the May primary to run against McCready, which set up the match-up we’ll see play out tonight.

The 9th district has been in Republican hands since the mid 60s, but had the election results stood last year Harris would have only won the race by a little less than 1,000 votes. Before the allegations of election fraud were made public, Democrats said the fact that the race was so competitive in a solidly red district was a sign that voter attitudes towards President Trump were shifting.

Regardless of who wins tonight in what’s being billed as a bellwether election for 2020, here’s something important to remember: This race is the last undecided race of the 2018 election cycle. Whoever wins it will have to turn around in a few months and begin campaigning again for the seat for the 2020 election cycle:

Crazy. But that’s North Carolina politics for you.

You can view the election results for both races as they come in by clicking here or here.

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Rogue Democrat: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Tells Dave Rubin She Supports Third Trimester Abortion Restrictions

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, speaks during the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has made it clear during her run for president that she is not afraid to ruffle a few feathers and buck the Democratic establishment in order to shake things up in the race for the nomination for president.

As Brandon Morse noted yesterday, she’s come out against impeaching President Trump, a position that is at odds with a growing number of her Democratic colleagues in Congress. Impeachment, she noted in an interview with Greta Van Susteren, would “tear our country apart.”

Gabbard also sat down this week with Dave Rubin to talk about a wide range of issues. One topic of particular interest was the issue of abortion and how far left the Democratic party has gone:

…Gabbard agreed that abortion should not be legal during the third trimester unless a medical emergency necessitated it. Though she tends to think of abortion as a “libertarian” would, she disagrees with the Democratic Party’s mantra that there should be open, easy access to abortions any time and any place.

“I think that there should be some restrictions,” she said. When asked what her “cutoff point” would be, Gabbard replied, “I think the third trimester. Unless a woman’s life or severe health consequences is at risk, then there shouldn’t be an abortion in the third trimester.”

Gabbard also stated during the interview that abortion is not an option she would choose for herself:

“You know, for me personally, I would not make that choice for myself. But I don’t believe I should be telling anybody else the kinds of decisions they should make for themselves or for their family.”

Watch the abortion segment of the interview below:

Gabbard’s position on abortion restrictions in the third trimester, which is a view most Americans across the political spectrum share, will now make her even more of an outcast and extremist within her own party.

This in spite of the fact that she stands with them on the vast majority of issues related to abortion and so-called “abortion care.” This in spite of the fact that it is actually their position, which goes so far as to advocate for post-birth abortion, that is extreme.

“It’s sad that we’re at a point where we have to praise the sole Democratic candidate who’s willing to regulate some abortions late in pregnancy, but good for Tulsi,” tweeted pro-life writer Alexandra DeSanctis. “I hope she doesn’t back down when the pro-abortion mob comes for her.”

Indeed.

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Federal Judge Gives Middle Finger to Higher Court Ruling, Blocks Trump’s New Asylum Policy Again Anyway

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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. The Border Patrol said it has encountered more than 180 groups of over 100 people since October, compared with 13 in the previous 12-month period and two the year before. (AP Photo/Christian Torrez)

It’s almost like the federal judiciary have no respect for constitutional dictations at all.

If you recall, Trump won a surprising victory in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last month when they ruled in favor of him implementing new asylum rules that he clearly has the constitutional authority to enact. Those revolved around requiring migrants to apply for asylum in the first safe country they arrive in before proceeding to the United States. This is not only common sense, it’s the world standard and the recommendation of the United Nations (who the left constantly tells us we should listen to). Asylum is not for country shopping. It’s to remove yourself from supposed immediate danger, nothing more.

Well, the very same judge who was slapped down originally decided to throw up a middle finger at the higher court that overruled him previously. He made the same judgement again, blocking Trump’s asylum policies on a national level.

This per Axios.

A California federal judge re-issued a nationwide injunction on Monday, blocking the Trump administration from denying asylum to migrants who have not first applied for refuge in a “third country” they’ve traveled through.

Last month, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals narrowed federal Judge Jon Tigar’s first preliminary injunction to apply only to the 9th circuit. The move allowed the Trump administration to enforce the policy — which would all but deny asylum to Central American migrants — in Texas and New Mexico. The policy will now be blocked nationwide once again.

To recap, this is a single, low level federal judge who’s jurisdiction does not expand past the 9th circuit. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals made that clear by narrowing his original ruling and removing the nationwide injunction. What’s he do? Puts it right back in place with no better of an explanation for doing so.

Judge Tigar is of course an Obama judge, something I’m assured doesn’t exist by Justice John Roberts. This is just more proof of how wrong he is though.

The judge in question here is ruling completely based on partisan politics. There is no constitutional case for overriding the President’s delegated powers to control immigration policy, nor do non-citizens have a right to claim irreparable harm for him doing so, thereby forcing nationwide injunctions. By that logic, every single part of the constitution could be suspended to prevent some form of irreparable harm to someone on the globe. It’s nonsensical garbage and it’s exactly why nationwide injunctions are terrible policy for the courts. They also have no basis in the delegated powers of the judiciary, seemingly being invented out of nowhere and being in direct contradiction with the Judiciary Act of 1789.

But as I’ve said many times, this will never stop until Justice Roberts gets some courage and deals with this issue. The Supreme Court needs to take on the question of nationwide injunctions and stop this idiocy. Nowhere in our system of governance was it meant for a single, un-elected judge to dictate policy for the entire country. As long as the highest court sits on its hand though, judges will keep going rogue.

Hopefully the 9th Circuit slaps this guy down hard again. They can’t be to happy about being so directly defied.

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Federal Judge Gives Middle Finger to Higher Court Ruling, Blocks Trump’s New Asylum Policy Again Anyway

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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. The Border Patrol said it has encountered more than 180 groups of over 100 people since October, compared with 13 in the previous 12-month period and two the year before. (AP Photo/Christian Torrez)

It’s almost like the federal judiciary have no respect for constitutional dictations at all.

If you recall, Trump won a surprising victory in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last month when they ruled in favor of him implementing new asylum rules that he clearly has the constitutional authority to enact. Those revolved around requiring migrants to apply for asylum in the first safe country they arrive in before proceeding to the United States. This is not only common sense, it’s the world standard and the recommendation of the United Nations (who the left constantly tells us we should listen to). Asylum is not for country shopping. It’s to remove yourself from supposed immediate danger, nothing more.

Well, the very same judge who was slapped down originally decided to throw up a middle finger at the higher court that overruled him previously. He made the same judgement again, blocking Trump’s asylum policies on a national level.

This per Axios.

A California federal judge re-issued a nationwide injunction on Monday, blocking the Trump administration from denying asylum to migrants who have not first applied for refuge in a “third country” they’ve traveled through.

Last month, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals narrowed federal Judge Jon Tigar’s first preliminary injunction to apply only to the 9th circuit. The move allowed the Trump administration to enforce the policy — which would all but deny asylum to Central American migrants — in Texas and New Mexico. The policy will now be blocked nationwide once again.

To recap, this is a single, low level federal judge who’s jurisdiction does not expand past the 9th circuit. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals made that clear by narrowing his original ruling and removing the nationwide injunction. What’s he do? Puts it right back in place with no better of an explanation for doing so.

Judge Tigar is of course an Obama judge, something I’m assured doesn’t exist by Justice John Roberts. This is just more proof of how wrong he is though.

The judge in question here is ruling completely based on partisan politics. There is no constitutional case for overriding the President’s delegated powers to control immigration policy, nor do non-citizens have a right to claim irreparable harm for him doing so, thereby forcing nationwide injunctions. By that logic, every single part of the constitution could be suspended to prevent some form of irreparable harm to someone on the globe. It’s nonsensical garbage and it’s exactly why nationwide injunctions are terrible policy for the courts. They also have no basis in the delegated powers of the judiciary, seemingly being invented out of nowhere and being in direct contradiction with the Judiciary Act of 1789.

But as I’ve said many times, this will never stop until Justice Roberts gets some courage and deals with this issue. The Supreme Court needs to take on the question of nationwide injunctions and stop this idiocy. Nowhere in our system of governance was it meant for a single, un-elected judge to dictate policy for the entire country. As long as the highest court sits on its hand though, judges will keep going rogue.

Hopefully the 9th Circuit slaps this guy down hard again. They can’t be to happy about being so directly defied.

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Some in the LGBTQ+ Community are Calling Pennywise Homophobic, Upset He is Not a Good Role Model?

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Somehow gay voices have found a problem with an evil character driven to bloodlust??? 

The sequel to the 2017 surprise blockbuster film “It” was released this weekend. The box office numbers for “It: Chapter 2” were huge, as expected, but unexpectedly (for some) they found an issue with the central figure of the sequel. A few scenes in this film about a nightmarish circus act are said to be disturbing — not from a horror perspective, but for the social implications.

Over at Out Magazine there is an announcement for readers that the lead villain, the clown Pennywise (referred to as “It” by the residents) is in fact homophobic. The headline declares “Pennywise Is Surprisingly (yea, about that) Anti-Quer In “It Chapter Two”. There is a reason for this declaration in the gay publication. After the first chapter of this rebooted franchise come out in 2017 the character became something of a gay icon.

(possible spoilers in the next paragraph)

That has all changed however in the sequel. In this film the children are now grown-ups, and there are some scenes in which the murderous entity actually behaves in an unapproved fashion! As explained by writer Rose Dummu, “after seeing It Chapter Two, I’m sad to announce that Pennywise is not gay, or even an ally. In fact, Pennywise is surprisingly anti-queer.”

The primary reason for this summation is that in an early scene a homosexual couple is attacked by a group of youths, with one of them ultimately meeting his end at the hand of the clown. Later scenes have Pennywise taunting the character Richie (played by Bill Hader) who is gay, threatening him with his “secret”.

These are the kind of cultural fights many in the gay community undertake which make little sense. The clown in the film kills far more than the gay characters. By this reasoning why is Pennywise not looked at as heterophobic? This balance of victimhood should be regarded as a positive, given that the clown is indiscriminate.  Homosexuality is presented as not being a motivation, and is therefore shown as a norm.

But not in the eyes of Out, which declares that this portrayal is indicative of contemporary mores. Says Dommu of Pennywise in this sequel: “He’s a homophobe. Trump’s America strikes again!” Seriously, with this…

To explain (since it clearly needs correction) to call the clown in this film “surprisingly anti-queer” ignores a central fact of the story. The scenes are pulled from the original Stephen King novel, which was published in 1986. How is this a surprise?! If this is such a shocking development in the LGTBQ+ community why has there been no outrage over the source material? Taken further, Donald Trump in no way was a motivator nor inspiration of this plot point over three decades ago.

This is the ridiculous lengths one needs to go to find outrage. The elements of murder, of attacks on children, and terrorizing of innocents are not looked at as problematic…yet perceived homophobia is crossing a line! But hey, I understand that I am not supposed to get it. I am just a person here wondering how it is deemed disappointing that a homicidal clown that consumes the hearts of its victims can no longer be looked at as a role model. I hope the community can pull through this loss of an icon.

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City of San Antonio Hit With Lawsuit From Texas Chick-fil-A Supporters Over Airport Banning

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The city of San Antonio landed itself in hot water earlier this year over its March decision to effectively ban Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant at the city’s airport for the next seven years. The stated reason why was a report on the company’s 2017 charitable contributions to organizations characterized by the actvist left as “anti-gay.”

As outrage ensued, the FAA launched an investigation in May into the actions of the San Antonio city council. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against them in June over documents the state had requested but not received over the issue.

Now some Texas fans of the America’s favorite fast food chicken chain are filing a lawsuit of their own.

Fox News reports:

Five Texas fans of Chick-fil-A have filed a lawsuit against the city of San Antonio for its decision to ban the chicken-centric chain from opening up shop in the local airport. In March, city council officials rejected the restaurant’s bid to open a new location in San Antonio International Airport due to the company’s alleged “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”

On Sept. 5, plaintiffs Patrick Von Dohlen, Brian Greco, Kevin Jason Khattar, Michael Knuffke and Daniel Petri filed suit against the city under S.B. 1978, otherwise known as the “Save Chick-fil-A Bill.”

Supporters of the bill argue that the provision, signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in June, defends the fast-food restaurant and protects religious freedoms, while opponents say it discriminates against the LGBTQ community.

What does the lawsuit call for? To allow for Chick-fil-A to resume plans for a restaurant at the airport, and to take away the ability of the city council to do this to any other business on the same grounds in the future:

In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs pushed for the court to declare that the city of San Antonio “violated and continues to violate” the law by banning Chick-fil-A from the San Antonio airport and issue an injunction to block the city and airport shop operator Paradies Lagardère from banning the chain at the air hub in the future.

Furthermore, the plaintiffs also hope to issue another injunction to have a Chick-fil-A open at the airport and issue an order to stop the city from “taking any adverse action against Chick-fil-A or any other person or entity, which is based wholly or partly on that person or entity’s support for religious organizations that oppose homosexual behavior” and receive attorney’s fees and other relief.

Do the plaintiffs have a case? Stay tuned.

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    That Democratic Party Favorability Advantage Just Went Poof

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    Some more moderate Democrats (well, moderate by today’s standards) have been sounding the alarm on this for a while. Their presidential candidates haven’t been listening.

    During the 2018 election, the Democrats enjoyed a sizable advantage in favorability among the electorate. We would eventually see that play out as the votes were cast, with a somewhat sizable blue wave sweeping over the country. Democrats retook the House with over 40 seat pickups and Republicans, while gaining seats in the Senate, didn’t get up to the 55 that looked possible earlier in the summer.

    Now, that favorability advantage is gone.

    As Ed Morrisey over at HotAir writes, this can be almost completely laid at the feet of the leftward lurch the 2020 Democrat presidential candidates have taken.

    What happened? Leonhardt reaches back to a July NPR/Marist poll to argue that the party’s progressives are pushing away from populism into straight-out socialism — and that voters won’t buy it. Decriminalizing the border and slavery reparations are now practically de rigueur for presidential hopefuls, but it runs right into a brick wall with the electorate:

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    The simple answer is that the crazy things the left are pushing, the majority of Americans simply don’t support. Even something like “free public college” can only garner 51%, and that’s before it’s articulated that taxes will have to go up to pay for it.

    The support for the “Green New Deal” continues to baffle, but again, when polls ask about it in relation to the government control and cost, public support plummets for it.

    It’s still really, really early. Nothing we are seeing now is dispositive of what will happen in 2020. That includes polls that are both good and bad for Republicans. But, what this does show is that the strategy of preaching radical socialism isn’t working for Democrats. Their only real hope is that Biden somehow coasts to the nomination without his eye completely exploding next time.

    Here’s the reason this trend extremely important for Trump. The President is never going to garner 50+% favorability. He’s likely to never cross 50% approval outside of Rasmussen’s polling. The way Trump wins is how he won in 2016. He gets his opponent down in the mud and exposes them. If the Democratic party favorability is at parity with Republicans, that’s a huge advantage to Trump because it’s basically giving him a head start.

    If the nominee ends up being an Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders, Trump will immediately have the foil he needs to propel himself to reelection. Neither of them are going to tack to the center, as has been shown necessary in essentially every presidential race in the modern era. Of course, the stakes become much higher if it’s Warren and not Biden though. At that point, we enter Flight 93 election territory.

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    There is a New Feminist Version of the Monopoly Game That Pays Female Players More Than the Males

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    Hasbro will address the Patriarchy by instilling female-privilege into its iconic game.

    In a move that supposedly will empower women and is not in any fashion whatsoever pandering, it has been announced that a new version of the generationally popular board game MONOPOLY is getting a makeover (unless, it is sexist to say so…) The new version is being dubbed “Ms. Monopoly’, and there will be new rules.

    One of America’s most recognizable board games is getting an upgrade. Hasbro is debuting a new game celebrating women’s empowerment — Ms. Monopoly, marking the first time in Monopoly history when a new mascot will be featured on the cover of the game. The twist? In Ms. Monopoly, female players will get more money.
    The most notable change is that when women pass GO they will receive a 20% increase over the male players, receiving $240.00 each time they pass, while men are paid at the standard $200 limit. In addition, other changes will be seen, such as instead of buying properties you will be buying inventions created by women.

    ‘It’s a fun new take on the game that creates a world where women have an advantage often enjoyed by men,” the company said in a press release. It seems a rather wrong message to think you are empowering girls who play by delivering the message they can only succeed if the standards are tilted to favor them. Nothing is being repaired by this rule change, because in the original game there was no gender pay imbalance — everyone received the same income and all players had an equal opportunity to succeed.

    Now the message to young females is they need to have a built-in advantage in order to succeed, and then deal with the resentment when they end up winning. It would be deeply instructive if one of the businesses that players could invest in was the Handsome Her Bakery. This was the Australiaan eatery that made global headlines when it was going to charge male customers eighteen percent more than women — and promptly went out of business. There is your teachable roll of the dice.

    Of course if you are going to insert social engineering into the rules that means that the exact same tactic can be used to undermine those same rules. The fix to any player who feels slighted by the gender dynamics simply has to declare that they self-identify as a female — and just that easy you have found yourself on the receiving end of more income!

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    Watch: Black Trump Fan at NC Rally Explains Why He Bought the Biggest MAGA Hat He Could Find (cc: Debra Messing)

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    Trump supporter Bryson Gray explains why he bought the biggest MAGA hat he could find prior to attending a campaign rally in Fayetteville, NC – 9/9/19. Screen grab via CBS 17.

    If you’re black, Hispanic, gay, or a female and happen to support President Donald Trump, life can be tough in the presence of ‘woke’ liberals if you wear your politics on your sleeve. That goes doubly so if you are bold enough to wear a MAGA hat, which to unhinged TDS sufferers symbolizes hate, bigotry, racism, you name it.

    For privileged white liberal actresses like Alyssa Milano, the “MAGA hat is the new white hood.” For Bette Midler, black Trump supporters at Trump rallies are a paid part of the “blackground.” Actress Debra Messing is in agreement with those who say “A black vote for Trump is mental illness.”

    In other words, how dare black Americans think differently.

    With that in mind, let’s turn to Trump’s rally in Fayetteville, NC on Monday evening, where the President campaigned in a show of support for Republican candidate Dan Bishop in the hotly contested Congressional District 9 special election, which is being held today. Bishop’s Democratic opponent is Dan McCready.

    Trump supporter Bryson Gray was interviewed by CBS 17 prior to the start of the rally. Gray explained that he went out and bought the biggest MAGA hat he could find in defiance of his friends who he says told him he shouldn’t support Trump because he’s black:

    “I have a lot of friends who tell me that I shouldn’t support Donald Trump because I’m black, which is sort of insane because … I can support whoever the hell I want to support. And then also they told me that I shouldn’t wear the MAGA hat, so I bought the biggest MAGA hat. So it makes it double the importance, so that’s why. ”

    Watch the interview segment below:

    The Trump War Room Twitter account tweeted out a clip of the video, which has gone viral:

    I should note that Messing has gotten involved as of late in the Bishop/McCready race in a show of support for McCready (apparently someone just told her there’s a special election in North Carolina, which has only been in the news for months).

    Anyway, hats off (no pun intended) to Gray, who clearly walks to the beat of his own drum by way of refusing to march in lockstep with Democrats just because of his skin color.

    Flashback –>> MAGA Hat Shame Game Is Not About Racism, It’s About Suppressing Dissent

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