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Chuck Todd unearths video of Don Jr. advertising gun silencers that help ‘get little kids into the game’

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In September of last year, while his dad was busy attacking then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the media, Donald Trump, Jr. recorded a nearly 40-minute long infomercial for gun silencers.

In the wake of the deadly attack in Las Vegas, where millionaire shooter Stephen Paddock killed 59 people and wounded more than 500 others, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd reminded viewers of Trump Jr.’s close ties to the gun lobby.

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The gun industry’s “marketing campaigns aimed at kids” included avid hunter Trump Jr., Todd said, who “praised [SilencerCo’s] product line, in part, because it might make guns easier for kids to use.”

“It’s about safety. It’s about hearing protection. It’s a health issue, frankly, for me,” Trump Jr. said.

SilencerCo’s product, Trump Jr. said in the clip, would help get “little kids into the game” because “it greatly reduces recoil.”

“It’s just a great instrument,” the president’s eldest son said. “There is nothing bad about it at all. It makes total sense, it’s where we should be going.”

Watch Todd’s unearthed video of Trump Jr. selling gun silencers below, via MSNBC.

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75 years ago: When atomic scientist Leo Szilard tried to halt dropping bombs over Japan

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As this troubled summer rolls along, and the world begins to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the creation, and use, of the first atomic bombs, many special, or especially tragic, days will draw special attention.  They will include July 16 (first test of the weapon in New Mexico), August 6 (bomb dropped over Hiroshima) and August 9 (over Nagasaki).   Surely far fewer in the media and elsewhere will mark another key date:  July 3.

On July 3, 1945, the great atomic scientist Leo Szilard finished a letter/petition that would become the strongest (virtually the only) real attempt at halting President Truman's march to using the atomic bomb--still almost two weeks from its first test at Trinity--against Japanese cities.

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Former Trump administration official refers to a renowned Black scholar as ‘some criminal’

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President Donald Trump's former Attorney General Jeff Sessions referred to renowned Black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. as "some criminal" in an interview with The New York Times Magazine.

Sessions, one of Trump's earliest supporters who was later fired after years of attacks from the president, is currently attempting to reclaim his old Senate seat in Alabama. Sessions has desperately tried to tout his Trumpist credentials on the campaign trail, even as the president has waged a campaign aimed at sabotaging his primary bid.

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Miami-Dade cop relieved of duty after punching irate woman at Florida airport

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A bad situation turned worse, after a woman missed her flight at Miami International Airport. When police were called, things got even worse.

According to the Miami Herald, body-camera footage, which surfaced Wednesday evening, showed the officer hitting the woman yelling at him.

“You acting like you white when you really Black...what you want to do?” the woman without a mask says.

She then stepped very close to the officer, putting her face against his and that's when he struck her in the face.

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