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George Takei compares Trump fear-mongering to anti-Japanese hysteria during WWII

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George Takei continued his call on Friday for voters from around the political spectrum to band together against Donald Trump’s probable presidential nomination, Media Matters reported.

“Elections have consequences,” Takei told MSNBC host Chris Hayes. “When you look beyond the November general election, it’s a whole different America that we’re looking at. I want it to be the kind of America that I love and the largest common ground we share is as Americans. We don’t want a fear-monger, someone who wants to build walls on the southern border, ban Muslims, all the things that we don’t want our country to be. I love America and I don’t want that to be the America that we’re going to be living in after November.”

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The actor and activist made his remarks as protests greeted Trump for the second day in a row during his appearance at the California Republican Convention. Earlier this week, Takei released a video asking supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders to get behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should she indeed clinch the nomination on the Democratic side.

“I respect Bernie supporters and Libertarians and Green [Party] people,” he said on Friday. “But when we get past the primary, I think we should start looking at the larger picture. We don’t want Donald Trump to be the president of the United States.”

Takei also invoked his childhood experiences inside a Japanese internment camp during World War II.

“I grew up behind the barbed wire fences of American concentration camps. And that was because the nation was swept up by war hysteria and the fact that we happened to look like the people that bombed Pearl Harbor and I don’t want that kind of America to return,” he said. “And what we hear, the fear-mongering from the Republicans, is chilling and I know how horrible that can be.”

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Watch footage from the interview, as posted by Media Matters, below.

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Modi tells Xi summit will launch ‘new era’ for India and China

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday that his summit with Chinese leader Xi Xinping would launch a "new era" between the neighbours who are seeking to overcome troublesome differences.

Modi and Xi strolled along a pristine Bay of Bengal beach and held one-on-one talks overlooking the ocean before their delegations sat down to official negotiations at the historic resort town of Mahbalipuram, south of Chennai.

The two leaders are meeting for the second time in a year in a bid to ease tensions over border disputes, the troubled Kashmir region and China's domination of trade between their huge economies.

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Trump calls for impeachment of Mitt Romney for criticizing him in rambling tweet

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Hours after Donald Trump attacked Sen. Mitt Romney for being critical of his call for the Chinese to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, the president was back for another round, calling for the Utah Republiocan to be impeached.

Claiming without evidence that voters in Utah are turning on their senator, Trump claimed, "I’m hearing that the Great People of Utah are considering their vote for their Pompous Senator, Mitt Romney, to be a big mistake. I agree! He is a fool who is playing right into the hands of the Do Nothing Democrats!" followed by:  #IMPEACHMITTROMNEY

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Trump claimed ‘inequality is down’ — one day later federal data showed the exact opposite is true

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"The separation between rich and poor from 2017 and 2018 was greater than it has ever been."

Federal data released Thursday showed U.S. income inequality in 2018 reached the highest level since the Census Bureau began measuring it five decades ago, a finding that comes less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump said "inequality is down."

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