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BUSTED: Newly surfaced video from 2015 proves Kelly’s smear of Rep. Wilson was wrong on the facts

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A newly surfaced video of Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) talking at the dedication ceremony of a new FBI building shows that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was wrong when he accused her of not paying proper respects to two fallen FBI agents.

During a White House press briefing on Thursday, Kelly described how Wilson boasted about her work securing the money for the Miramar FBI building, which was dedicated to two slain agents who died during a 1986 shootout. After boasting about getting the money for the building, Kelly said, Wilson simply sat down, leaving many people in the room “stunned.”

However, a new video posted by the Sun-Sentinel shows that Kelly did not tell the entire story about Wilson’s speech.

Although Wilson did tell the audience the story of how she and other colleagues in Congress — including then-House Speaker John Boehner and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) — worked to get an expedited funding bill passed for the building, she did not simply sit down afterward.

Rather, she paid tribute to the two FBI agents who were killed, while describing them as brave individuals who “died valiantly.” She then encouraged all men and women in the room who worked in law enforcement to stand up so that they could be recognized and applauded by the crowd.

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“Stand up!” she said. “We are proud of you!”

Watch the whole video at the Sun-Sentinel’s website at this link.

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‘Washington is no longer functional’: Brian Williams admits he’s sad to report that ‘our government is broken’

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MSNBC anchor Brian Williams on Tuesday reported that America's federal government is broken.

"This was day 908 of the Trump Administration and while there is no joy in it, one way of summing up today is this: Our government’s broken, our politics are broken, Washington is no longer functional, and the cracks in our society are deepening," Williams reported.

"Much of this day was taken up by the discussion of racist statements by the president. Then tonight came the news that had so many people thinking back to when we were different, the death just tonight of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens at the age of 99," he said.

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Trump ignored being condemned by Congress and instead praised Republicans on Twitter for defending his racism

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President Donald Trump celebrated on Tuesday night despite the House of Representatives having voted earlier in the day to condemn his racist statements.

By a final vote of 240 to 187, Congress voted for a resolution saying, "Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.”

The resolution said Congress “strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should “go back” to other countries, by referring to immigrants and asylum seekers as “invaders,” and by saying that Members of Congress who are immigrants (or those of our colleagues who are wrongly assumed to be immigrants) do not belong in Congress or in the United States of America.”

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The tortured madness of Donald Trump: It’s clear the president is out of his mind

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Where’s Shakespeare when we need him? Only the Bard of Avon could do literary justice to the tortured madness of Donald Trump, who fluctuates between petulant self-pity and weird self-praise.

His brags are especially weird because they usually involve achievements he hasn’t made. It’s as though his saying something makes it true — even though everyone except his most naive devotees can clearly see that he’s either hallucinating or lying. In June, for example, at a rally launching his reelection campaign, he retrumpeted an old campaign promise to “drain the swamp,” assuring the adoring crowd that “that’s exactly what we’re doing right now.”

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