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Texas radio host: Calling gay nightclub shooting a hate crime is a ‘huge victory for ISIS’

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San Antonio radio host Jack Riccardi argued on Tuesday that the terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando could not be considered a hate crime because some of the victims were straight.

During his Tuesday radio broadcast, Riccardi pushed back against the call for new gun safety regulations following the massacre of 49 people at the Pulse night club.

“The fact is that if [shooter] Omar Mateen cannot stand for every Muslim in the world then he also cannot stand for every person that owns a gun,” he opined. “And if it’s illogical to judge all Muslims and their motivations by what he did then it’s also illogical to judge all people that own a gun or seek to procure a gun or have a concealed carry license by what he did.”

“And we have to remember that if this was just what some people want to call a hate crime,” he continued, “then the whole reason we have hate crimes or the definition of hate crimes is because the premise is, right, the presumption is, well, that group that is protected by the hate crime law is a minority, is a tiny group, they don’t have strength in numbers, people wouldn’t care, the law wouldn’t care therefore we need hate crime laws so that the person doing these things gets punished.”

Riccardi added that he did not agree with the premise of hate crime laws, and that the Orlando shooting did not meet the definition of a hate crime because not all of the victims were LGBT people.

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“I think you are going to find when we get to know these victims that they were gay, straight, all different ages, all different walks of life,” he remarked. “And I think it is a huge mistake and it hands a huge victory to Isis if we allow ourselves to put this in a pigeon hole of, ‘Well, this was a hate crime, this was a gay crime.'”

Watch the video below from KTSA, broadcast June 14, 2016.

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George Conway declares ‘Trump is a racist president’ in brutal Washington Post column

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Prominent Republican attorney George Conway blasted President Donald Trump in an op-ed published by The Washington Post on Monday evening.

Conway explained how he avoided thinking of Trump as a racist, despite the president's actions.

"No, I thought, President Trump was boorish, dim-witted, inarticulate, incoherent, narcissistic and insensitive. He’s a pathetic bully but an equal-opportunity bully — in his uniquely crass and crude manner, he’ll attack anyone he thinks is critical of him. No matter how much I found him ultimately unfit, I gave still him the benefit of the doubt about being a racist. No matter how much I came to dislike him, I didn’t want to think that the president of the United States is a racial bigot," he explained.

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‘He’s the one who hates out country’: Rep. Rashida Tlaib rips Trump’s ‘failed presidency’

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) ripped President Donald Trump for his "failed presidency" during an interview on CNN following her press conference with the three other young women of color in Congress known as "The Squad."

"You’re a child of immigrants here to the United States," CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer noted. "I’m a child of immigrants here to the United States as well. And all of us can relate specifically to what’s going on, because I’m sure you’ve heard basically most of your life go back where you came from."

"As you point out, you are the first of two Muslim women to serve in the United States Congress. Why do you think President Trump specifically chose to paint the two of you as disloyal?" Blitzer asked.

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Trump tries to change the subject by blaming Obama — then accidentally admits he’s putting kids in ‘cages’

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President Donald Trump was the target of a Democratic press conference with four Congresswomen of color who were calling him out for racist tweets telling them to go back to their countries.

The women attacked every policy that Trump seems to be losing on. Trump seemed to try and pivot to another issue entirely, blaming former President Barack Obama for building the cages that he's putting children in after he takes them from their parents.

The Obama Administration built the Cages, not the Trump Administration! DEMOCRATS MUST GIVE US THE VOTES TO CHANGE BAD IMMIGRATION LAWS.

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