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‘#1 in bigotry’: Twitter unleashes its wrath on Mississippi’s ‘dinosaur’ governor over new anti-gay law

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) has signed into the law the bill passed last week by the state legislature, to legalize discrimination by both public employees and private businesses against gay couples, transgender people, and even those who have premarital sex. (Though as the bill’s sponsor said, it’s really just meant to be against the LGBT community.)

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And on social media, the state has instantly become a widespread focus of ridicule. So here’s a collection of some of it.

Many of these tweets are from well known writers, some are celebrities — and others are just regular people out there who had something witty to say. (Though just to be on the safe side, we have avoided outright usage of vulgarity.) They are presented in roughly the order that this author first spotted them.


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‘Criminal malpractice’: MSNBC doctor shreds Betsy DeVos for evidence-free plan to reopen schools

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A public health expert blasted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for pushing to send children and teachers back to school as coronavirus cases explode.

President Donald Trump's education secretary repeatedly dodged questions about safety during Sunday morning interviews on CNN and Fox News, and Dr. Vin Gupta told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that the administration's lack of planning was unconscionable.

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‘Donald Trump is the most successful bio-terrorist in human history’: psychologist

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The June 6 edition of the German newsweekly Der Spiegel described Donald Trump as a "fire devil" and a president who "sets fire to his country."

This article first appeared in Salon.

The English edition of Der Spiegel continues with this damningly accurate description of America in the Age of Trump:

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Trump promotes tweet that accuses the CDC and doctors of ‘lying’ about COVID-19 to hurt his campaign

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President Donald Trump on Monday promoted a tweet from former "Love Connection" host Chuck Woolery that accused doctors of "lying" about the novel coronavirus to hurt his chances of winning re-election later this year.

"The most outrageous lies are the ones about Covid 19," Woolery wrote in his tweet. "Everyone is lying. The CDC, Media, Democrats, our Doctors, not all but most ,that we are told to trust. I think it's all about the election and keeping the economy from coming back, which is about the election. I'm sick of it."

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