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‘Violence and insurrection’: GOP ‘dirty tricks’ operative warns Trump impeachment will unleash ‘civil war’

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Longtime confidant to President Donald Trump and notorious Republican “dirty tricks” operative Roger Stone Jr. told TMZ that Trump supporters will turn violent and spark a “civil war” if their president is impeached.

“The people who are calling for impeachment didn’t vote for him,” Stone told a reporter who intercepted him at the baggage claim area of Los Angeles International Airport. “They need to get over it. They lost.”

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“Try to impeach him, just try it,” he said, becoming animated. “You will have a spasm of violence in this country and insurrection like you’ve never seen.”

“Do you think?” the reporter asked.

“No question,” Stone went on. “Both sides are heavily armed, my friend.”

A politician who votes for impeachment, he said, “would be endangering their own life.”

“So you think there’d be some sort of civil war?” said the reporter.

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“I do,” Stone said. “That’s what I think will happen.”

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Conservatives are freaking out over the NFL playing “The Black National Anthem” before games

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In a performative gesture that does nothing to discourage police from killing Black people, the National Football League has decided to jump on the feel-good Black-ally bandwagon and play "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" (aka. the Black National Anthem) at the start of every week one game when the season opens on September 10.

The song, which was written in 1900 and set to music in 1905, will reportedly play before the usual national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner", and will be presumably be all but forgotten by the NFL after one week.

Predictably, conservatives on social media are using the hashtag #BoycottNFL to express their displeasure:

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GOP lawmaker hammered on CNN for ‘idiotic’ claim the economy is too healthy for a new stimulus

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On CNN Saturday, financial columnist Michelle Singletary ripped Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) for claiming that the economy may be too good right now for another round of stimulus.

"Do you get the sense that the economy is recovering? And that these check wills not be needed?" asked co-anchor Christi Paul.

"No, I do not get the sense that the economy is recovering," said Singletary. "I mean, we see now with the cases increasing, businesses have to close down again and also people are panicked, so they are staying home because they don't want to be out there and catch it. So this idea that this aid is still not needed, that we're, you know, all happy now, is just not true. It is a false narrative. And it is gonna hurt a lot of people in this country."

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Trump’s Mt Rushmore speech trashed on CNN for being nonsense straight out of the ‘Hannity universe’

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On CNN Saturday, reporter Brian Stelter tore into President Donald Trump's Mount Rushmore speech.

"The president had a chance to deliver one of these unifying messages, especially ahead of Independence Day, but instead he chose to go on the attack," said anchor Christi Paul. "Do you think that was the right strategy and why?"

"It sounded like a Stephen Miller speech," said Stelter. "And that is something that appeals to the parts of the president's base that he really focuses on. This is wartime conservativism [sic], this belief that conservatives are at war trying to protect the country from change."

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