Many members of the African-American community have taken issue with Trump’s new chair of African American outreach: The former winner of ‘The Apprentice’ Omarosa Manigault. Tuesday evening before the Republican National Convention got started, comedian Samantha Bee dropped a quick promotional video for her upcoming special, airing Wednesday.
“Today was the first day of the RNC,” Bee said, a day later. “But really, isn’t it all just one big, long, black, chilling night?”
After mocking the bizarre hashtag the RNC choose, rncincle, and trying to pronounce it, Bee brought up Omarosa.
“She’s uniquely qualified since she’s the only African-American the campaign has ever reached out to,” Bee mocked. “She’s going to do great. Oh, I guess Stacey Dash wasn’t available. Fine.”
Bee also wanted everyone to know that she’d be posting updates throughout the week on the #RNCinCLE. She’s doing it, not so much to talk about the convention, but to let people know her location for safety purposes.
Check out the full video below. We’ll bring you the highlights of Bee on Wednesday:
Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls
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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."