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D.L. Hughley tells Bill Maher: You’ll never see a #BlackLivesMatter t-shirt at a GOP convention

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Comedian D.L. Hughley clashed with author and columnist Dan Senor on Real Time on Friday when Senor argued that the current unrest in Baltimore could not be race-related when many of the city’s leaders are black.

“I’ll explain Baltimore if you explain the entire Southern region of the country,” Hughley countered.

“I’m just saying, how is this a racial issue?” Senor insisted.

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Hughley responded by saying that the protests in Baltimore are part of a wider issue around the country.

“You know what you’ll never see at a Republican convention? You’ll never see a ‘Black Lives Matter’ t-shirt,” he told Senor and host Bill Maher. “You’ll never see it. It’ll never happen, because it’s almost like that happens somewhere else beside the country we live in.”

Hughley also rebuffed the conservative argument that the current spate of demonstrations are tied to the “deterioration” of black families, pointing out that there were riots during the 1960s, when the nuclear black family was more prevalent.

“The thing that drives these riots is still lack of opportunity, impoverished schools, community divestment,” he explained. “Yes, our family [dynamic] has changed, but the idea that we are ‘less than’ has not.”

“They say, ‘Where are all the black fathers?’ Well, you put them in prison,” Maher added.

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Watch the discussion, as posted online on Friday, below.


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WATCH: ‘Incredible tornado’ caught on tape by storm chaser

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Shocking video was posted to Twitter on Friday by a storm chaser in Canada.

"A tornado has touched down in southwestern Manitoba near Virden," the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports. "The funnel cloud was documented and posted to social media by several people in the area, including storm chaser Aaron Jayjack, who shot video of himself standing in front of the twister as it touched down."

Authorities warned golf ball-sized hail was likely.

"This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation," the government warned. "Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately."

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‘Honestly, I think Trump wants to lose’: Bedminster press conference panned as campaign ‘self-sabotage’

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President Donald Trump made lots of promises at a Friday evening press conference, but did not take any action.

The president made the comments from Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, where he arrived on Thursday for an extended weekend.

He held the press conference while allowing members of his private club to serve as an audience for his speech, which was announced by the White House but frequently veered into partisan electoral politics. Members were seen without masks and not social distancing, potentially in violation of New Jersey regulations.

Trump's comments came after White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin "did not make any progress" in negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

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WATCH: Bedminster members cheer when Trump praises them for refusing to social distance

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Donald Trump received loud applause from the members at his private club who had gathered as an audience for his presidential address.

Trump was asked why the audience at Bedminster Golf Club was not social distancing, with many seen without maks.

The leader of the free world replied that the event -- officially announced by the White House -- was a political rally and a peaceful protest.

The audience cheered his comments, as he complained about fake news.

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