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Ben Stein: The Clintons would take money from an ‘organized criminal syndicate of pimps’

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Conservative author Ben Stein argued on Monday that Bill and Hillary Clinton might take money from an “organized criminal syndicate of pimps” because their foundation had accepted money from countries with poor records on women’s rights.

Speaking at the Clinton Foundation University 2015 last week, Bill Clinton defended donations that the Clinton Foundation had received from foreign governments in the Middle East.

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“For example, the UAE gave us money. Do we agree with everything they do? No, but they’re helping us fight ISIS,” he said. “You’ve got to decide, when you do this work, whether it will do more good than harm when someone helps you from another country.”

On Monday’s edition of Outnumbered, Fox News host Andrea Tantaros noted that questions about the donations came as Hillary Clinton was set to announce her report on the treatment of women and girls around the world.

“These countries treat women horribly,” Tantaros observed.

“Well, would they have taken — accepted money from an organized criminal syndicate of pimps?” Stein quipped. “I mean, if he says ‘we accepted money’ and if they’re concerned about the exploitation of women, a country that allows women and girls to be married at age 9? A country that do not allow women to vote, I mean, there’s something very peculiar.”

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“And I think the Clinton foundation is just flooded with money. I don’t think they needed to beg for money.”

Tantaros wondered if the foreign governments were “buying Hillary Clinton’s silence when she was secretary of state.”

“She put out some mealy mouth statements on Saudi Arabia and women driving,” Tantaros admitted. “It strikes me as she’s not interested in women’s rights, she’s interested in one woman’s rights. And it’s her rights.”

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“I mean, whenever she’s talking about women’s rights, she’s talking about herself, and her right to do, frankly, whatever the hell she damn pleases,” she continued. “And that’s the issue. The 18 million cracks [in the glass ceiling], aren’t the 18 million women that voted for her, it’s her head that smashed that ceiling because it’s only ever been about Hillary.”

Stein added that Hillary Clinton was asking women to follow in her footsteps, “but if the example is taking money from counties that basically enslave girls, that’s not such a great example.”

“Look, she’s basically not saying, ‘I’m John Adams, I’m Abraham Lincoln.’ She’s saying, ‘I’m an example for women.’ Is this a good example?”

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Watch the video below from Fox News’ Outnumbered, broadcast March 9, 2015.

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Trump baselessly accuses Democratic lawmaker of ‘violence’?? in insane tweet

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President Donald Trump, in a strangely giddy and unhinged tweet on Tuesday baselessly accused Democratic U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of “violence.”

“Sorry, I don’t buy Rep. Tlaib’s tears. I have watched her violence, craziness and, most importantly, WORDS, for far too long,” Trump tweeted. “Now tears? She hates Israel and all Jewish people. She is an anti-Semite. She and her 3 friends are the new face of the Democrat Party. Live with it!”

It’s unclear what the president was referring to when he accused the Michigan Congresswoman of violence, but his other remarks appear to be directed at a press conference she held Monday.

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Trump’s Labor Department wants to ‘weaponize’ right-wing discrimination and bigotry

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Just in case you wanted to believe that the Trump administration isn’t on a campaign to trample rights for Americans, here comes the Labor Department to shove a grapefruit in your face.

Labor officials have made public a new rule—no Congress, needed, thank you—to allow companies contracting with the federal government who are “religion-exercising organizations” to ignore federal laws protecting the rights of gays, transsexuals, and who knows who else in hiring or workplace practices. Religious employers and companies with “closely held” religious ties now will be shielded from claims of bias in court or other law enforcement actions, says the rule.

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Trump warns media ‘treading in very dangerous territory’ for reporting bad poll numbers

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President Donald Trump hurled new warnings at the news media for reporting damaging stories and negative poll numbers.

The president's approval rating was measured at 43 percent by two new surveys by NBC/Wall Street Journal and Fox News, and polls continue to show him losing to various Democratic challengers.

Trump insisted Monday that his "new internal polls" show the strongest support he's had so far, and also complained that unfair media coverage kept his approval ratings low -- and he retweeted those claims with a new threat against the media.

The LameStream Media is far beyond Fake News, they are treading in very dangerous territory! https://t.co/J60JgSFhcx

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