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Cenk Uygur slams Ann Coulter’s ‘incredibly simplistic’ anti-immigrant ‘peasant culture’ rants

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Young Turks host Cenk Uygur shut down conservative Ann Coulter when she tried to link support for immigrant communities to “cliterectomies [and] honor killings” during an Oct. 9 debate in Los Angeles.

“Let me explain to the audience the incredibly simplistic rhetorical trick she’s using,” Uygur said about halfway through the discussion. “She says, ‘Latinos have a peasant culture, they’re all coming in here and doing child rape.’ And then when you can say, ‘Who?’ [she says] ‘Whoa whoa whoa why are you for cliterectormies?’ That’s not what they’re booing at.”

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He then accused her of conflating opposition to using a nuclear bomb against Iraq of expressing support for the country’s former dictator, Saddam Hussein.

“Maybe you guys don’t read,” Coulter countered, drawing a negative reaction from the audience, before saying that several “unaccompanied minors” — young immigrants who entered the US from Central America — reported never seeing a working toilet before.

“It’s simply a fact: we are bringing in peasant cultures,” she insisted. What kind of culture does have a cliterectomy? Hmm, what kind what kind? Yes, primitive cultures. Latin America — Mexico — just happens to be the peasant culture that’s closest to us.”

Audience members continued booing Coulter as she accused Democrats of allowing immigration to continue unchecked out of a desire for votes, accompanied by “plutocrats'” desire to do so because they want cheap labor.

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“I just don’t see why we can’t hear about Americans first,” she said. “We have our own core people.”

“I had hoped to achieve some level of clarity, and I believe we are on that road,” Uygur responded. “Every time Ann Coulter attends a CPAC conference; every time she’s invited on by a Republican politician — and then you wonder why Latinos and Mexicans vote for Republicans or conservatives as she repeats over and over again, about a dozen times so far, ‘You people come from a peasant culture.'”

Watch the debate in its entirety, as posted online, below.

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While talking with veterans on Wednesday, President Donald Trump vowed that he would not politicize the event by reciting his 2020 campaign slogan -- and then did it anyway just seconds later.

While addressing the American Veterans National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, the president made light of the fact that he was not supposed to be using his speech to promote his reelection campaign and was only there to talk about his administration's work on behalf of veterans.

"In all things, we are putting our country first," the president said. "We are saying, let’s say 'Make America great again,' but we are almost there, 'Make America great again.' We may have to switch it. You know what we’re going to switch it to? Huh? Yeah? That is right. I will not say it here, because this is not a campaign speech."

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Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson on Wednesday reacted to President Donald Trump's assertion that he is "the chosen one."

Trump made the remarks while taking questions on the White House lawn on Wednesday. The president suggested that he is "the chosen one" to take on China because he was elected by the American people.

Robinson suggested that Trump had undermined his own negotiating position.

"You get to the point where he looks at the sky and says I'm the chosen one," Robinson said following Trump's remarks. "You get to that point and you cannot -- I don't see how any responsible leader could say this is a guy I could count on."

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President Donald Trump's accusation that American Jews who vote for Democrats are somehow "disloyal" earned him a furious denunciation on CNN Wednesday from Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.

During an interview with CNN's Jim Sciutto, Greenblatt was asked about Trump’s declaration that "any Jewish people" who vote for Democrats have "a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."

Greenblatt did not hold back in his disgust about what the president said.

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