On Monday, the nation honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, the slain civil rights leader who changed America by leading a movement to end legislated racism. But it seems some on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood had a confused idea of who King was and even how campaign endorsements work.
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel, who films his show, Jimmy Kimmel Live on Hollywood Boulevard, sent a camera crew to ask pedestrians what they thought of the fictional endorsement by King of GOP front runner Donald Trump. The result was predictably not pretty.
Those interviewed didn’t seem to realize that King could not endorse a candidate since he was assassinated in 1968. All seemed unaware that Trump has made racist comments the civil rights leader would doubtlessly condemn, and has in fact been endorsed by white supremacists.
“I figure if he’s going to endorse Donald Trump for president, then maybe he thinks he will be a good president,” one woman said.
Watch the clip, as posted by Jimmy Kimmel Live, here:
Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls
But one conclusion was unequivocal: Russia unleashed an extensive campaign of fake news and disinformation on social media with the aim of distorting U.S. public opinion, sowing discord and swinging the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."