The Blaze‘s Tomi Lahren admitted on Wednesday that she was surprised to find herself expressing “a newfound respect” for rapper Lil Wayne.
“Even when he was race baited by Skip Bayless, given a shot to claim victimhood and throw down that poor-me, Kaepernick/Beyoncé/Jesse Williams/Jada Pinkett Smith race card, he chose to speak his truth,” she said, referencing his recent interview with the Fox Sports 1 host.
Earlier this week, the rapper said he had no opinion of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protests against police brutality because he believed he had never experienced racism.
“I’ve never dealt with racism,” he said. “I’m glad I didn’t have to. I don’t know if that’s because of my blessings, but it is my reality. I thought it was over, I still believe it’s over. But obviously, it isn’t.”
Lahren did not mention that Wayne told Bayless and his colleague Shannon Sharpe that even though he did not know why Kaepernick was kneeling during the national anthem at San Francisco 49ers games, he respected his opinion.
Instead, she blamed the Black Lives Matter movement for what she called a “Twitter militia” wishing death on the rapper for his remarks.
“You can sit on your half-white ass like Colin Kaepernick, you can raise your Black Power fist and that is applauded,” she said. “But as soon as a black person rejects the victimhood narrative, they lose their blackness in the eyes of many of their fans.”
Watch Lahren’s commentary, as posted online, below.
Trump whistleblower needs to go directly to FBI because Bill Barr can’t be trusted: Ex-FBI director
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He then added thatthe whistleblower who went to the inspector general with a serious charge against the president should take what he has and go to the FBI within a week if nothing happens.
"We've got to get to the bottom of this, and we can't rely on leaks and certain reporters getting certain tidbits of information," the ex-FBI man explained. "This needs to be explored and it's likely this could end up in a criminal investigation."
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On Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa, former Vice President Joe Biden furiously laid into President Donald Trump amid reports he tried to strong-arm the Ukrainian government into digging up dirt on him and his son.
"Here's what I know, I know Trump deserves to be investigated," said Biden. "He is violating every basic norm of a president. You should be asking him the question, why is he on the phone with a foreign leader trying to intimidate a foreign leader, if that's what happened? That appears to have happened. You should be looking at Trump. Trump's doing this because he knows I'll beat him like a drum and he's using the abuse of power and every element of the presidency to try to do something to smear me."
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On MSNBC's "AM Joy" Saturday, in the wake of the Ukraine scandal, presidential biographer Bloomberg Opinion executive editor Tim O'Brien laid out how President Donald Trump's presidency has become a pure exercise in criminality — and how House Democrats need to treat this as the threat that it is.
"The Democrats are looking at this as a chess board," said O'Brien. "Republicans see it as a knife fight. They're not even trying to play chess. They've been playing politics at the electoral level and in the Congress by simply trying to rip the spine out of anybody who opposes them. The Democrats are trying to figure out what's the right thing. I honor that, but as long as they sit back and are more concerned about appearances or not upsetting the table, Republicans are going to run circles around them, both electorally and when it comes to Donald Trump."