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Sean Hannity pushes bogus claim for Colin Kaepernick’s protest: He ‘converted to Islam’

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Fox News host Sean Hannity engaged in speculation on Monday regarding NFL star Colin Kaepernick’s motivation behind his protest of the national anthem, Media Matters reported.

“Who’s — who gave me this article today? I don’t even know where I got it,” Hannity said on his radio show. “Anyway, it said during the off-season he may have converted to Islam, and he’s also engaged with Black Lives Matter, and I guess hip hop radio personality DJ Nessa Diab? Who’s that? I’ve never heard of these people.”

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Contrary to Hannity’s reasoning, the fact-checking site Snopes reported that the “rumor” stemmed from a piece of gossip posted on a sports-related site, and has been linked to doctored photos of the San Francisco 49ers quarterback.

In reality, Kaepernick has not assigned any religious significance to his decision over the weekend not to stand for the national anthem. Regardless, Hannity insisted that he was a “spoiled brat.”

“He lives in a place that should be praised for overcoming its wrongs and injustices, and having the freedom for its people to rise up for the better and change the country, because of a system put in place by our framers and our founders,” said Hannity, who lent vocal support to anti-government Cliven Bundy and his armed supporters in 2014 when they threatened federal authorities during a standoff regarding his unwillingness to pay grazing fees for his cattle.

Listen to Hannity’s remarks, as posted by Media Matters, below.

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Trump scorned for claiming he has ‘great reviews’ on COVID-19: ‘This is not a game show’

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On Monday, President Donald Trump complained on Twitter that he wasn't getting enough credit for his COVID-19 response, but that he was still getting "great reviews" on it all the same.

Commenters on social media were not pleased with the president's remarks.

Great reviews? Like on Rotten Tomatoes?

— Lira (@LoudmouthLira) May 25, 2020

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Trump claims ‘great reviews’ for COVID-19 response — while complaining he ‘got no credit’

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In a tweet fired off this Monday afternoon, President Trump painted a rosy picture of the response to his administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying he's received "great reviews" for his performance.

"Great reviews on our handling of Covid 19, sometimes referred to as the China Virus," Trump wrote. 'Ventilators, Testing, Medical Supply Distribution, we made a lot of Governors look very good - And got no credit for so doing. Most importantly, we helped a lot of great people!"

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Trump triggers outrage by attacking veteran congressman on Memorial Day

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On Monday, President Donald Trump slammed Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) in a tweet promoting his GOP opponent, calling him an "American fraud" and a "puppet" who will destroy gun rights and voted to impeach him "on nothing."

Sean Parnell is an American Hero. Connor Lamm has proven to be an American fraud, and a puppet for Crazy Nancy Pelosi. He said he would NOT vote for her for Speaker, and did. Will kill 2A. Voted to impeach (on nothing). A TOTAL & COMPLETE Sean Parnell Endorsement! https://t.co/v1OnY0MI8m

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