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Michigan business closed after owner slurs fellow Lions fans as ‘ignorant n*ggers’ for anthem protest

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A Detroit business was inexplicably closed Monday after its owner used a racial slur against two fellow Lions fans who declined to stand for the national anthem.

David Doptis, who owns a restaurant supply company in Pontiac, posted a photo on social media of a black woman and man sitting down as other fans take part in the “Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of Sunday’s NFL game, reported WJBK-TV.

“You wanna sit down for the national anthem?” Doptis wrote. “You don’t like out country the get the “f*ck” outtt.”

The photo was also captioned “ignorant n*ggers.”

Stacey Graham, a Lions season ticket holder, told WXYZ-TV that she has been sitting out the national anthem since last year because she disagreed with the song’s reference to killing emancipated slaves in the third verse.

“Everybody has an opinion,” Graham told WJBK.” He probably could’ve stuck with, ‘he wishes we would’ve stood,’ and I would’ve been like ‘okay’, but to write that under our picture — no words.”

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Doptis on Sunday denied posting the photo and racist caption, but he offered another explanation in a follow-up Facebook post before deleting his social media account.

“I didn’t post any pictures, any collages anything,” Doptis said. “I don’t know where that even came from.”

He did not respond to follow-up requests for comment, and his business, Restaurant Liquidation Auctions was closed Monday without explanation.

Graham said she hopes the Lions cancel Doptis’ season ticket license or moves her to another section.

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“We’ve got build our country back together, we’ve got to come together, whatever that may mean,” she said. “But that’s going in the opposite direction — the racial slur, that’s going backwards.”

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Republican lawmakers ask judge to destroy smoking gun documents proving GOP’s white supremacy

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Republicans on Monday sought a court order to block damning documents from being used against them in a lawsuit.

"North Carolina Republican lawmakers on Monday asked a court to make sure the files of the now-deceased GOP strategist Tom Hofeller are destroyed, or at least kept secret, instead of being used in a high-profile gerrymandering lawsuit," the Raleigh News & Observer reported.

"The filing comes after the groups behind the lawsuit, including Common Cause, accused Republican lawmakers of making false statements in court in a previous gerrymandering case, when the state’s 2011 maps were ruled unconstitutional," the newspaper noted. "That blockbuster accusation made national headlines and was, it said, based on Hofeller’s files which had been secret until recently."

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Trump angrily demands newspaper reveal unnamed sources behind bombshell report on his Russia policy

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President Donald Trump on Monday evening again lashed out at The New York Times for reporting on his Russia policy.

"The story in The New York Times about the U.S. escalating attacks on Russia’s power grid is fake news, and the failing New York Times knows it," Trump argued in a tweet sent after 10 p.m.

"They should immediately release their sources which, if they exist at all, which I doubt, are phony," he continued.

"Times must be held fully accountable," he demanded.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1140804748423118848

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Trump seethes and calls Fox ‘fake news’ after seeing a story that made him mad

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Trouble appears to be brewing between President Donald Trump and the cable news station he loves: Fox News.

In a tweet Monday night, the president lashed out at the network over its polling and called it “fake news’ — an epithet he usually reserves for mainstream outlets:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1140768516288782336?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Media Matters for America Senior Fellow Matthew Gertz, who has previously noted that Trump appears to record news segments and watch them a few hours later, suggested that the president appeared to be reacting to an earlier segment from Special Report with Bret Baier. The segment showed that, even according to Fox News’ polling, Trump trails every single leading candidate in the Democratic field in head-to-head matchups.

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