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BUSTED: Beverly Hills realtor fired for calling Mexicans ‘dirty’ in pro-Trump Instagram posts

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A Beverly Hills real estate agent has been fired after posting racist Instagram comments in support of Donald Trump, Fox11 reports.

Realtor Lauren Houston, who used the screen name “lolohouston,” made disparaging comments about Mexican people and black people, then said, “Go Trump,” referring to the GOP front runner. Houston had decided to chime in on postings from a social justice group, Black and Brown United for Change.

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Los Angeles resident Alexander Juarez said he and his wife discovered the posts while scrolling through Instagram.

“Get these thugs out of our country… we need a wall… are you kidding!!! Go Trump,” Houston wrote.

In reference to a hairstyle worn by an African-American woman, Houston wrote, “Her thing on her head…Ew.”  She then wrote a comment calling Mexican people “dirty.”

Her employer, Sam Real, owner of Sam Real Group, wasted no time firing Houston.

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“At the Sam Real Group, we believe that every individual no matter what their skin color, race or ethnicity is equal in every way,” he said in a statement. “We do not tolerate hateful or racist speech in regards to the comments made by a member employed by Sam Real Group. The employee in question has been terminated from the group. Again, on our behalf please accept our apologies.”

Juarez said he thinks it’s right that Houston was fired and added he thinks the hateful rhetoric needs to stop.

“No more will racism be tolerated on social media,” he said. “Hateful messages and racism is not going to be tolerated.”

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Trump approves of North Korea missile tests: ‘I have no problem’ because they’re just ‘short-range missiles’

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On Thursday, in conversation with reporters, President Donald Trump said that he had 'no problem' with North Korea's new round of missile tests.

"Short-range missiles, we never made an agreement on that," said Trump. "I have no problem, we'll see what happens, but these are short-range missiles. They're very standard."

The thought that short-range missiles would still be capable of hitting our allies in the region, like South Korea and Japan, does not seem to have occurred to him.

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Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls

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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans

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The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.

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