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Hilarious or depressing? Kimmel interviews Americans who actually believe MLK endorsed Donald Trump

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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.

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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:


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After Trump: No free pass for Republicans — they own this nightmare

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With the impeachment inquiry leveling up this month as public hearings begin, and with an election that might actually be the end of Donald Trump now less than a year away, the campaign to let Trump's Republican allies — even the most villainous offenders — move on and pretend this never happened is already underway.

This article first appeared in Salon.

Sadly, the clearest articulation of the let-bygones-be-bygones mentality has come from a Democrat — unsurprisingly, former Vice President Joe Biden.Biden, who is still, somehow, the frontrunner in Democratic primary polling, spoke at a chi-chi fundraiser on Wednesday, and dropped this pearl of wisdom: "With Donald Trump out of the way, you’re going to see a number of my Republican colleagues have an epiphany."

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As climate crisis-fueled fires rage, fears grow of an ‘uninhabitable’ California

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As activist Bill McKibben put it, "We've simply got to slow down the climate crisis."

With wildfires raging across California on Wednesday—and with portions of the state living under an unprecedented "Extreme Red Flag Warning" issued by the National Weather Service due to the severe conditions—some climate experts are openly wondering if this kind of harrowing "new normal" brought on by the climate crisis could make vast regions of the country entirely uninhabitable.

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‘A profound emoluments clause violation’: Andrew Napolitano slams Trump’s hosting the G7 at Doral

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In the wake of acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's announcement this Thursday that next year's G7 summit will be hosted at President Trump's Doral golf club, Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano pointed out that Trump would be violating the emoluments clause if he were to go through with the move.

At the outset of the segment, Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto said that the announcement is "effectively saying the president has given himself this contract."

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