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Puerto Rico Governor Defies Calls To Resign Amid Growing Protests Over Text Chats

Puerto Rico Governor Defies Calls To Resign Amid Growing Protests Over Text Chats

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello says he will not step down following the publication of private chat messages laden with misogynist and homophobic language.Monday marked three days of demonstrations against Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, after the publication of private conversations containing repugnant slurs against women and homosexuals, among other insults.

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Puerto Rico Governor Defies Calls To Resign Amid Growing Protests Over Text Chats

'Go Back Where You Came From': The Long Rhetorical Roots Of Trump's Racist Tweets

'Go Back Where You Came From': The Long Rhetorical Roots Of Trump's Racist Tweets

At a ceremony Monday at the White House, President Trump defended his racist tweets against Democratic lawmakers. The language used in that tweet has a long history connected with nativist political movements in the U.S.When the president told several young congresswomen of color to “go back” to where they came from, he borrowed nativist language about as old as the country itself. Here’s a little history.

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'Go Back Where You Came From': The Long Rhetorical Roots Of Trump's Racist Tweets

Sean Hannity defends Trump's racist tweets by criticizing Somalia's "vicious" laws

Sean Hannity defends Trump's racist tweets by criticizing Somalia's "vicious" laws

SEAN HANNITY (HOST): So the president’s saying, “Well go back to your country, when you fix your country, and you learn how to fix that, come back and teach us how to do it here.” Well if you look at Somalia laws, they’re pretty vicious. Women who consent to abortion or cause one are punished 1 to 5 years in jail. If you say anything that’s anti-Islam that brings the religion of Islam into contempt, or bringing into contempt persons professing their faith in Islam, or objects to dedicated to worship, they’re punished by 2 years. If you happen to be gay and you engage in intercourse, well, that is punishable by 3 months to 3 years.

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White supremacists and right-wing media defend Trump’s racist attack on four members of Congress

Fox’s Katie Pavlich defends Trump’s racist tweets: “He didn’t say go there permanently. He said go there, fix the problem, come back.”

Fox & Friends praises Trump’s bigoted tweet telling Democratic congresswomen to leave the United States

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Sean Hannity defends Trump's racist tweets by criticizing Somalia's "vicious" laws

White supremacists and right-wing media defend Trump’s racist attack on four members of Congress

White supremacists and right-wing media defend Trump’s racist attack on four members of Congress Melissa Joskow / Media Matters On July 14, President Donald Trump unleashed on American congresswomen of color in a racist thread of tweets. Some white supremacists and right-wing media figures quickly jumped to his defense. Trump tweeted about “progressive” Democtratic congresswomen, […]

Fox's Katie Pavlich defends Trump's racist tweets: "He didn't say go there permanently. He said go there, fix the problem, come back."

Fox's Katie Pavlich defends Trump's racist tweets: "He didn't say go there permanently. He said go there, fix the problem, come back."

BRIAN KILMEADE (GUEST CO-HOST): But you know what his point was, in the Donald Trump way that we’ve gotten a chance to see for the last two and a half years is, it’s not so much go home. It’s like, appreciate your country. Why don’t you critique it on the positive way —

HARRIS FAULKNER (CO-HOST): Is that what you think he was saying?

KILMEADE: That’s what he was saying. He wasn’t saying anything anti-immigrant, or anti-woman, or anti-Black —

FAULKNER: Do you think his words communicate that?

KILMEADE: No, I think that he could be — just knowing Donald Trump the way he knows Donald Trump, he’s trying saying, “Why are you so negative on the country?”

HARRIS FAULKNER (CO-HOST): Then he should say that. 

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KATIE PAVLICH (CO-HOST): He said go there and fix the problem and come back. He didn’t say go there permanently. He said go there, fix the problem, come back.

FAULKNER: But where would we be going? Because one of them was born in Michigan. So is she supposed to go home to Michigan?

PAVLICH: I understand that, but what he’s specifically referring to maybe Ilhan Omar, for example, who was brought to the country under the graciousness of the American people, that could be who he’s referring to.

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Fox’s Newt Gingrich says Trump’s racist tweets are a “good political move”

Fox News White House correspondent says Trump’s racist tweets are “loaded in some circles”

Fox guest complains that “the president makes a comment and somehow he becomes … xenophobic and racist”

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Fox's Katie Pavlich defends Trump's racist tweets: "He didn't say go there permanently. He said go there, fix the problem, come back."

Florida Democrat Responds To Trump's Racially Charged Tweets Against Congresswomen

Florida Democrat Responds To Trump's Racially Charged Tweets Against Congresswomen

President Trump tweeted that progressive congresswomen should return to their countries of origin. NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell about the comments.


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Florida Democrat Responds To Trump's Racially Charged Tweets Against Congresswomen

New Zealand Starts Gun Buyback Program In Response To Christchurch Mosque Shootings

New Zealand Starts Gun Buyback Program In Response To Christchurch Mosque Shootings

Police Sr. Sgt. Paddy Hannan holds an AR-15 style rifle similar to a weapon a gunman used to kill 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Dozens of gun owners handed over their weapons in the first of more than 250 planned buyback events around New Zealand.In response to the March shootings that left 51 people dead, the nation’s gun buyback program asks owners of now-banned weapons to turn them into police departments for cash.

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New Zealand Starts Gun Buyback Program In Response To Christchurch Mosque Shootings