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‘You’re fired’: Fusion’s Jorge Ramos blasts Donald Trump’s anti-Mexican campaign smears

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Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos criticized Donald Trump in an op-ed published in both English and Spanish on Tuesday for the reality star’s remarks attacking undocumented immigrants from Mexico.

“Trump thought that he’d gain some political points with his prejudiced statements, but he was wrong,” Ramos wrote. “He has lost the Latino vote and, hence, the White House. Mr. Trump: You’re fired.”

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Trump immediately attacked immigrants as he announced his entry into the 2016 Republican presidential field last week, saying, “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They are bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

The real estate mogul also vowed to make Mexico pay for the construction of a “great wall” at the border separating the country from the US. Ramos shot down Trump’s argument, saying 40 percent of undocumented immigrants enter the country by air anyway, while the number of arrests involving immigrants from Mexico has dropped to 229,999 — a 40-year low.

Ramos also expressed disbelief that Trump would attempt to alienate not only the Latino consumer market in general, which he said is worth $1.2 trillion, but Mexicans living in the US in general — including the ones who work at his various businesses.

“Those familiar with Trump’s popular TV show ‘The Apprentice’ know that he likes to send contestants on challenges, then ‘fire’ the ones who fail,” he wrote. “I’d like to propose one for him: Trump should go a single day without Mexican employees. I have no doubt that his business interests would grind to a halt and his empire would be paralyzed.”

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Mexican officials quickly dismissed Trump’s comments as “prejudiced and absurd.”

In addition, Fox News Latino reported on Tuesday that the head of the Miss Mexico beauty pageant program is considering withdrawing the country from the Miss Universe pageant, which is run by Trump.

[h/t Addicting Info]

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Millions around the world joined #ClimateStrike — demanding bold climate action

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Masses of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change that teen activist Greta Thunberg said was "only the beginning" in the fight against environmental disaster.

Some four million people filled city streets around the world, organizers said, in what was billed as the biggest ever protest against the threat posed to the planet by rising temperatures.

Youngsters and adults alike chanted slogans and waved placards in demonstrations that started in Asia and the Pacific, spread across Africa, Europe and Latin America, before culminating in the United States where Thunberg rallied.

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Trump announces new sanctions on Iran — and deploys US troops to the Middle East

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The United States announced Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Tehran.

Trump said the sanctions were the toughest-ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike, calling restraint a sign of strength.

The Treasury Department renewed action against Iran's central bank after US officials said Tehran carried out weekend attacks on rival Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, which triggered a spike in global crude prices.

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‘Do a lot of stupid sh*t as quickly as possible’: Ambassador Power breaks down ’The Trump Doctrine’

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The former ambassador to the United Nations explained "The Trump Doctrine" during a Friday evening interview with comedian Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time."

Samantha Power, the author of the new book, The Education of an Idealist, was asked by Maher about the foreign policy mantra of the Obama administration.

"Obama's foreign policy doctrine was famously summarized as 'don't do stupid sh*t," Maher noted. "Trump's, of course, is 'Do stupid sh*t.'"

"Do stupid sh*t as quickly as possible," Power clarified.

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