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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.

“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.”

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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.”

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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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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