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Stacey Dash clutches pearls over House sit-in: ‘I’ve never seen anything so uncivilized in my life’

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Fox News contributor Stacey Dash blasted House Democrats for conducting what she said was an “uncivilized” protest in an effort to get a vote on gun safety bills.

On Thursday’s edition of Outnumbered, Dash agreed with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), who called the Democrats’ protest a “fundraising stunt.”

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“That’s all it is,” she opined. “It’s so uncivilized. I’ve never seen anything so uncivilized in my life. And in the House chamber, I mean, to behave that way.”

“And these are the people that are supposed to be representing, fighting for you,” she continued. “But this is our Second Amendment. They want to put more laws — and they think that’s going to stop bad people? No, that’s just going to stop good people from being able to defend themselves.”

Co-host Julie Roginsky reminded Dash that House Republicans had “pioneered” a similar sit-in over gas prices in 2008.

“That doesn’t make it right,” Dash insisted.

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“We should come together on things that we all agree on,” Roginsky said. “Universal background checks. The vast majority of gun owners agree on this. Nobody’s doing anything about it.”

“I think the matter is, it’s the timing,” co-host Harris Faulkner interrupted. “It doesn’t apply tapestry-wise on what happened in Orlando.”

Watch the video below from Fox News, broadcast June 23, 2016.

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China's decision to slap new tariffs on $75 billion worth of American goods on Friday sent President Donald Trump into a downward mental spiral, as he was reduced to tweeting out unhinged orders and proclamations while the stock market has been plummeting downward.

On Friday morning, the president sent out a string of angry and nonsensical tweets that included attacks on the Chinese government and his own Federal Reserve chairman, as well as bizarre new orders to postal carriers.

Below, we'll recap the six craziest things Trump tweeted on Friday morning alone.

1.) Trump declares his own Federal Reserve chairman to be an "enemy." Trump was very angry that Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell did not immediately order deep interest rate cuts to combat a potential economic downturn, and the president was not shy about denouncing him in very pointed terms.

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A former Republican U.S. Congressman who has a long record of anti-LGBTQ comments and positions is running to unseat a Democratic U.S. Senator. Jason Lewis, who has claimed same-sex parents may harm children announced he is running against Minnesota Democratic Senator Tina Smith.

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President Donald Trump spent Friday morning melting down on Twitter as he watches bad economic news pour in, and conservative attorney George Conway worries he's suffering a mental breakdown.

Economists have been sounding alarms about a possible recession ahead of the 2020 election, and Trump has been alternately insisting things are fine while also trying to lay blame for a downturn at the feet of his political enemies.

Trump snapped at his own Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, who has resisted pressure by the president to lower interest rates, and attacked Chinese leader Xi Jinping over a new round of tariffs in an escalating trade war.

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