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Trump-loving Virginia gubernatorial candidate says ‘ISIS has won’ after Confederate monument removed

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Corey Stewart, the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s Virginia campaign and a current candidate for Virginia governor, has angrily lashed out after learning that New Orleans has removed a monument dedicated to the Confederacy.

Per Right Wing Watch, Stewart said that the removal of the monument was akin to a victory for Islamic State, despite the fact that its removal had nothing to do with religion.

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“It appears ISIS has won,” Stewart wrote on Twitter. “They are tearing down historical monuments in New Orleans now too. It must end. Despicable!”

The monument in question was the Liberty Monument, which was erected in 1891 to commemorate an uprising by a white supremacist paramilitary organization in 1874. In 1932, an inscription was added to the statue that talked about the importance of recognizing “white supremacy in the South,” although this inscription was covered over in 1993.

Nonetheless, the monument remained highly controversial, and its removal was backed by Democratic New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

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Stewart’s defense of the monument is far from the only controversial remark he has made while running for governor this year. In February, he drew fire for calling former RNC Ed Gillespie a “cuckservative,” which is a favorite insult of white nationalists.

Stewart also slammed Republicans in his state who abandoned him because of his defense of the Confederacy, and referred to them as “nervous Nellies.”

Stewart was fired by the Trump campaign last year after he organized a pro-Trump demonstration outside the RNC that called out both then-RNC chief Reince Priebus and House Majority Leader Paul Ryan.

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Trump snaps at Jim Acosta for reminding him of coronavirus death toll: ‘Fake news CNN’

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President Donald Trump on Monday snapped at CNN's Jim Acosta when he reminded the president that the novel coronavirus so far has killed 155,000 Americans.

During a question-and-answer session with reporters, the president boasted that the United States had done an "amazing" job at handling the COVID-19 pandemic, at which point Acosta interrupted him and tried to ask him about the 155,000 people who have died from the disease in just five months.

"The U.S. has so many deaths," Acosta said.

"Hold it!" Trump replied.

"So many countries around the world..."

"Fake news CNN!" he said. "Hold it. We have done a great job in this country. We haven't been given enough -- not me, Vice President Pence, the task force -- have not been given the kind of credit."

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COVID-19 obituary blames Republicans for Texas man’s untimely end: ‘They blame his death on Trump’

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One family in Texas recently used their loved one’s obituary to criticize President Donald Trump and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for allowing “needless” COVID-19 deaths.

David W. Nagy died alone in a hospital bed, leaving behind his "inconsolable wife."

"He suffered greatly from the ravages of the COVID-19 virus and the separation from his much loved family who were not allowed at his bedside," the obituary says.

"Family members believe David's death was needless," the obituary continues. "They blame his death and the deaths of all of the other innocent people, on Trump, Abbott and all the other politicians who did not take this pandemic seriously and were more concerned with their popularity and votes than lives."

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Pennsylvania teen issues violent threat to defend friend from racism accusation: ‘I can show you what a real hate crime is’

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A Pennsylvania man was charged with making terroristic threats after a Black teenager accused his friend of being racist.

A friend of Andrew Smith, of Chalfont, attacked a Central Bucks West High School student by name and used racial slurs, reported the Bucks County Courier Times.

Smith's friend, who has not been charged, lashed out at the teen for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and said her views “make me wanna commit a black hate crime,” according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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