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‘Triumph the Insult Comic Dog’ creator trolls Westboro Baptist Church: ‘God hates bad wifi’

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A group of counter-demonstrators led by famed comedy writer Robert Smigel injected some levity into the cacophony surrounding the Republican National Convention on Tuesday when they aped — then mocked — a Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) group in the Cleveland Public Square.

Smigel, creator of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, led the group as they stood in front of the Westboro contingent carrying rainbow-colored signs reminiscent of the ones the WBC typically takes to their own demonstrations.

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But instead of condemning gay people, the counter-protesters’ signs bore slogans like “God hates morning people,” “God hates bangs,” “Kevins repent” — with a picture of Kevin Spacey’s face — and a sign depicting Taylor Swift with “devil’s horns” warning, “Bangs are the devil’s children.”

Smigel not only directed them through several chants, but took audience requests — up to a point, since he turned down a woman’s request that they chant, “God hates the military industrial complex.”

“Too complicated,” he said, with Triumph visible in one hand. “Sorry, these are protests for morons.”

Instead, he led the group in a simpler chant — “God hates bad wifi.”

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Watch the counter-demonstration, as posted online on Tuesday, 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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