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Donald Trump Jr. claims Obama ‘plagiarized’ his RNC speech — and is promptly slapped down

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Donald Trump Jr., an executive at his father’s Trump Organization, accused President Barack Obama of lifting a phrase from his Republican National Convention speech in Cleveland last week — but the phrase was used by Obama in 2010.

Trump Jr.’s accusation comes after his father’s wife, Melania Trump, was widely criticized for plagiarizing First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic convention speech.

“I’m honored that POTUS would plagiarize a line from my speech last week,” Trump Jr. tweeted. “Where’s the outrage?”

But Ruth Marcus, a Washington Post editor, quickly corrected the record to point out the phrase has been used by presidents in years past.

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President Obama also used the phrase in a 2010 speech in Cleveland on the economy.

“Cleveland, that is not the America I know. That is not the America we believe in,” Obama had said. “A lot has changed since I came here in those final days of the last election, but what hasn’t is the choice facing this country.”

According to NBC News, it’s “a line Obama, along with other past presidents, has used frequently in the past… Obama has also frequently used the construction of ‘the America I know’ and ‘not the America I know’ in public addresses.”

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Internet shreds ‘obnoxious’ Liz Cheney after disastrous CBS interview cut short: ‘I’m a Republican and I’m embarrassed’

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Twitter commenters were appalled by the conduct of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) during her interview with Margaret Brennan on CBS, calling out the high-ranking GOP lawmaker for being downright "obnoxious" when asked to answer simple questions about President Donald Trump.

The interview, during which the combative Cheney chastised her host for not asking the questions she wanted to answer, was cut short by Brennan which led viewers to comment on how badly Cheney came across.

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CNN’s Santorum gets his butt handed to him by fellow conservative over defense of Trump’s ‘disgusting’ racism

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CNN contributor Rick Santorum ran into some fierce resistance on Sunday morning when he attempted to defend the explicit racism in Donald Trump's tweets at Democratic lawmakers -- with the only other conservative on the panel blowing up on him.

Speaking with fill-in host Dana Bash, the former GOP Senator from Pennsylvania was right away on the defensive when asked about the president's tweets and the resulting "send her back" chant at a rally in North Carolina.

"He says things to bring attention to these issues and I know it's hair on fire time for everyone on the left," Santorum offered in Trump's defense, which brought a sharp comeback from fellow conservative CNN commentator S.E. Cupp.

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Right-wing bigots target North Carolina concert by African band that stood up to Islamists

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Responding to hate, a Winston-Salem music venue rallies the community behind what just might be the greatest band in the world.

The comments in response to two sponsored posts on Facebook promoting an upcoming Winston-Salem concert by the Grammy-winning and internationally-acclaimed group Tinariwen came in a steady drip of loathing, vitriol and menace.

This article first appeared in the Triad City Beat.

One commenter from Smithfield wrote on July 13: “Gotta bring my AR, too….”

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