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Racial slur and ‘Trump 17’ painted on burned home of 6-year-old boy with leukemia

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The family of a 6-year-old boy suffering from leukemia said that they found racist graffiti supporting President-elect Donald Trump on their home, which was destroyed by fire in Lake City, Florida on New Year’s Eve.

Army veteran Joanne Perkins explained to WJAX the fire was started when her oldest son left the stove on while no one was home on New Year’s Eve.

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When she returned on Monday to try to salvage her belongings, she found a racial slur scrawled across the front of her home. A message reading “Trump 17″ was painted on another wall.

To make matters worse, Perkins’ stepson Ivory has no place to come home to after his recent bone marrow transplant.

“How do I explain that to a 6-year-old whose only wish is he wants to come home?” Perkins told WJAX. “How do I explain that to him?”

“I won’t let the girls come back here because I don’t want them to see,” she added. “This is 2017. It doesn’t make any sense. I don’t understand it.”

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The Red Cross agreed to provide a hotel room for Perkins’ family for a week. But she has no place to go after that.

“I’m tired. I am,” she admitted. “But nothing in me is going to allow me to give up.”

The family has set up a YouCaring page to help with expenses.

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Watch the video below from WJAX, broadcast Jan. 2, 2016.


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Stephen Colbert rips ‘idiot’ GOP senator for defending Trump’s unconstitutional self-dealing

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"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert returned from New Zealand for a new show that aired Monday evening.

"I have been as far from the insatiable black hole of news that is Donald Trump as you can get on this planet.

I've heard there have been some developments over the last 10 days that did not go well for Donnie,"

The host ripped Trump's 71-minute press conference.

"Seventy-one minutes is not a press conference, it's a one man show," he explained. "If you liked 'Fleabag,' you'll love Donald Trump in 'Douchebag,'" he said.

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Donald Trump is making a mockery of Marco Rubio — and the Florida senator is letting him

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Sen. Marco Rubio was once one of Donald Trump’s most formidable opponents; now, the Florida senator bends over backward to excuse the president’s corruption.

In 2016, Rubio and Trump sparred frequently on the Republican primary debate stage. Trump picked the uninspired nickname “Little Marco” for the senator, which didn’t seem to do much damage on its own, but Rubio never gained the momentum or strength that his backers hoped would prove to be strong enough to take down the reality TV candidate. As Rubio grew desperate, he launched one of his most memorable and pitiful attacks by stooping to his opponent’s level, implying that Trump had a small penis. It was more of an embarrassing moment for Rubio than anyone else, though Trump helped himself with a crude rejoinder.

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The faith of Fox News: How the network’s propaganda warps viewers’ sense of reality

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A longtime sticking point among Fox News employees is their insistent differentiation between its news division, where employees practice actual journalism, and its opinion division, where employees practice actual nativism, spew misinformation, and have been actively campaigning for Donald Trump’s re-election since 2016.  Inside the organization, they claim to believe that the news side is separate from the opinion side, and insist that the audience can tell the difference.

News anchor Shepard Smith once characterized comparing the two as “apples and teaspoons.”

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