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Trump-loving radio host: Soldier Humayun Khan was ‘not a hero’ — despite dying for his country

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Top Trump booster Bill Mitchell (YouTube screen cap).

While many Trump supporters have so far been content to bash the family of the late Humayun Khan, top Trump booster Bill Mitchell has taken things to a new low by attacking the former U.S. Army soldier who died in Iraq in 2004.

Mitchell, who has been a long-time Trump backer, has more than 50,000 followers on Twitter and has done an Ask Me Anything session at Reddit’s major pro-Trump subreddit, /r/The_Donald. He also is the host of the YourVoice Radio program that he’s used to tirelessly promote Trump this election season.

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In reacting to the major controversy that ensued after Donald Trump suggested that Ghazala Khan didn’t speak about her late son at last week’s Democratic National Convention because her husband Khizr wouldn’t “allow” her to do so, Mitchell came out with a brand-new defense of his favorite candidate.

What was this defense, you ask? Well, Mitchell literally argued that Humayun Khan wasn’t a hero:

https://twitter.com/mitchellvii/status/760147028743716864

What this attack leaves out is that Humayun Khan directly put himself in harm’s way to protect the men in his unit. Specifically, he told his men to take cover while he went to check out what he rightly suspected to be a car bomb — he then took 10 steps toward the car before it exploded, taking his life.

In fact, Mitchell’s attack on Khan’s heroism was so amazingly dense that even one of his fellow Trump fans called him out for it:

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Things are so bad for Republicans the GOP had to send money to Texas

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In 2016, then-anti-Trump Republican Sen. Linsey Graham proclaimed, "If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed.......and we will deserve it." It seems his prediction is coming closer to fruition.

Financial reporting reveals that the Republican Party was forced to send $1.3 million to ruby-red Texas as the election nears.

It was something spotted by ProPublica developer and ex-reporter Derek Willis Sunday.

"That's never happened before," he tweeted.

He noted that the Texas GOP raised $3.3 million in August, but nearly half of that came from their national parents.

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What the London ‘Blitz’ reveals about how much pain and tragedy people can handle in 2020

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It's hard to imagine how 2020 could possibly get worse. "If we lose Betty White," a friend said on a drive to the Supreme Court to lay flowers.

So many Americans have lost friends or family members to COVID-19. Thousands of Americans survived the virus only to desperately needed organ transplants and forever will struggle to breathe the way they once did. Others are still suffering without smell or taste even three months after having the virus. Millions of Americans are out of work. Debt is stacking up for those trying to survive in the COVID economy. A lack of health insurance can mean hospitalizations from the virus are putting people into bankruptcy.

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Stop trying to convince people you’re right — it will never persuade anyone: expert

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MSNBC host Joshua Johnson noted that this year has been full of strife, with Americans having a lot to stand up about. Whether the slaying of unarmed Black men and police brutality, or healthcare, and the coronavirus, Americans are lining up to protest.

Johnson asked if people try to start tough conversations, how do they keep it productive, and when it's time to give up. In her book, We Need to Talk, Celest Headlee explains tools that people can use to have productive conversations about tough issues that help move the needle.

"Keep in mind that a protest isn't a conversation, right?" she first began. "That's a different kind of communication. The first thing is that our goal in conversations is not always a productive one. In other words, oftentimes, we go into these conversations hoping to change somebody's mind or convince them that they are wrong. You're just never going to accomplish that. There's no evidence. We haven't been able to -- through years and years of research we haven't been able to find evidence that over a conversation somebody said, 'You're right, I was completely wrong.' You've convinced me. So, we have to stop trying to do that. We have to find a new purpose for those conversations."

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