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Richard Spencer forced to hold press conference in his apartment because DC hotels wouldn’t have him: report

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It appears that D.C. hotels are taking a page out of Airbnb’s book and refusing to rent to white nationalists.

According to BuzzFeed News, white nationalist figurehead Richard Spencer was forced to hold his post-rally press conference at his “office and part-time residence” in Alexandria, Virginia because no hotels in D.C. would rent rooms to him.

His initial plan was to host the conference at D.C.’s Sofitel Hotel a few blocks from the White House, but after the secret location was revealed, Sofitel cancelled the event. Another hotel, the Willard, also canceled once that location was leaked and people began tweeting at their parent company asking them why they were allowing a white supremacist to host a press conference at one of their properties.

Attendees then received an email claiming Spencer “secured a location in Old Town, Alexandria” that they would be escorted to — a location that turned out to be his apartment.

“I absolutely don’t want violence,” Spencer said at his Monday press conference, contradicting his own comments made earlier in the day when he claimed he and his fellow right-wingers “could have killed [counterprotesters]” with their “bare hands.” Spencer also blamed the escalation of violence at the protest on local police, although, BuzzFeed notes, he was seen pushing against police riot shields during the rally.

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He also said on Monday that although he condemns violence, he thinks “there’s a very good chance” suspect Alex Fields, Jr. is not guilty of murder. He based that judgement on a video he claimed to have seen of a counterprotester coming at Fields’ car with a bat, causing him to become “very scared.”

 

 

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Going ‘full Nazi in public’: Kellyanne Conway slammed for defending Trump by questioning reporter’s ethnicity

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway went on her third public tirade of the day on Tuesday when she responded to a reporter's questions about President Donald Trump by asking him to declare his ethnicity.

While speaking in front of a gaggle of reporters, Conway was asked by Breakfast Media White House correspondent Andrew Feinberg which countries President Donald Trump believed Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) should "go back" to since all four of them are American citizens.

"What's your ethnicity?" Conway snapped back.

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Alabama GOP Senate candidate bitterly complains TV has been ruined by showing too many ‘homosexual activities’

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Alabama Republican Senate candidate John Merrill this week complained that he doesn't enjoy watching television anymore due to the excess amount of "homosexual activities" that appear on his screen.

In an interview with AL.com, Merrill said that the lack of positive moral content on television these days has led to a decline in the nation's morality.

"There’s no more TV shows like ‘Gunsmoke’ or ‘Bonanza’ or ‘The Virginian’ or ‘I Love Lucy’ or ‘Andy Griffith,'" he said "People are too interested in homosexual activities. They’re too interested in the wife-swap TV shows and the shows that are not morally uplifting. That’s the problem."

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Former aide to Israeli prime minister smacks Trump upside the head for dragging Israel into his racism mess

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In a column for Bloomberg, a former senior aide to Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin said his country has no interest in being associated with Donald Trump's racist meltdown over four Democratic lawmakers and advised the president to leave them out it.

Responding to Trump's tweets that accused the four Democrats, all women of color, of not only hating America but also Israel, Zev Chafets -- who was the founding managing editor of the Jerusalem Report Magazine -- claimed Trump can rest at ease because they don't need his help.

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