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Dogwhistling Dixie? Trump ally fears Obama-led ‘rebellion’ in rant against anthem protesters

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President Donald Trump and his right-wing allies are stoking the long-simmering fear of racial revolt that has always lurked just below the surface of American white supremacy with their attacks on protesting NFL players.

The president has been attacking mostly black NFL players, sometimes by name, for nearly a week now over their protests during the National Anthem of police brutality and racial inequality, and he sounded a loud dog whistle Thursday morning.

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“I have so many friends that are owners and they’re in a box,” Trump told “Fox & Friends.” “I’ve spoken to a couple of them they said we are in a situation where we have to do something. I think they’re afraid of their players — it’s disgraceful.”

A right-wing Christian broadcaster stoked those fears even more explicitly Wednesday by blaming former President Barack Obama for the protests — which he fears will lead to racial revolts.

“Barack Obama has poisoned the American society,” said end-times broadcaster Rick Wiles. “We didn’t have this kind of racial hatred before Obama. I’ve never seen this kind of racial hatred in my life — never. He poisoned our society and he did it deliberately to start a civil war. He’s just a paid thug. We need to know who he works for, but he’s a thug.”

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Wiles described the first black American president as a “foreigner” who is an “enemy of the nation,” and the right-wing broadcaster used language that called to mind paranoia over race revolts that began with the arrival of the first African slaves.

“He’s paid to start a revolution, and I’m telling you folks, if you could get inside of Obama’s house, you would quickly discover that all day long he’s orchestrating the revolt across the nation,” Wiles said. “He’s on the phone, he’s working it, he’s calling his people and he is telling them what to do. He is totally in charge of this rebellion. This is a rebellion — and Obama is leading it.”

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21-year-old Florida man experiences organ failure after recovering from mild COVID-19 case

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A 21-year-old Florida man thought he had recovered from a mild case of COVID-19, and then he wound up in the hospital as his organs began shutting down.

Spencer Rollyson, of Canaveral Groves, tested positive for the coronavirus in May, but he started getting back to normal life after experiencing mild symptoms and then testing negative after those went away, reported WESH-TV.

"Little bit of a cough, a slight fever of 99.4, I think, for the first couple of days and then after that, I lost smell for about two and a half weeks and that was my only symptom for the entire two weeks," Rollyson said. "On May 21 is the day I got my negative tests results finally."

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‘Was I unmasked?’: Trump appears to admit speaking with foreigners being monitored when he was a candidate

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President Donald Trump wants to know how many times he was "unmasked" while he was a candidate for the Oval Office. That would mean he appears to know now he was talking to foreign individuals who were being monitored - and some would likely want to know who and why.

Unmasking is the lawful process of identifying a U.S. citizen or legal resident who was speaking to a foreign person or government that U.S. intelligence agents are monitoring. It can be used to determine if they were caught in any illicit activity, or might be a target of illegal activity.

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A conservative group’s push to unseat incumbent GOP senators is infuriating Trump and his allies: report

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Although The Lincoln Project is a right-wing group, it is not only hoping for former Vice President Joe Biden to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, but also, is trying to help Democrats achieve a majority in the U.S. Senate. The group’s viewpoint is that Trump has been so toxic for the Republican Party and the conservative movement that a Democratic tsunami is needed in order to rid the GOP of Trumpism. And reporters Jonathan Easley and Max Greenwood, in an article published by The Hill on August 11, stress that the group’s push for a Democratic Senate is really getting under the skin of Trump and his supporters.

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