Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren asserted that former NFL player Colin Kaepernick does not deserve GQ magazine’s Citizen of the Year Award because he and other liberals are trying to re-institute segregation in America.
During a Wednesday morning appearance on Fox & Friends, host Ainsley Earhardt explained that the magazine compares Kaepernick to other black activist athletes like Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali because he started a movement against systemic racism by kneeling during the national anthem.
Lahren responded angrily, calling for media to “look at the actual heroes we have: law enforcement, military, everyday heroes like that.”
“And not someone who simply disrespected the flag,” she added.
Lahren also slammed a New York Times article reflecting the concerns of black parents who wonder if their children can be friends with white children.
The Fox News contributor suggested that the column was “disgustingly racist” because white parents would be condemned for asking the same question about their kids.
“Because it’s white people, we live in this obscure world where Colin Kaepernick is citizen of the year and it’s okay to say, ‘Can my children be friends with white people?'” Lahren complained. “That is liberal logic for you, welcome to their world.”
“It is so odd that we had generations of Americans — black and white, brown and every color of the rainbow — that fought segregation and now we have liberals that are actively wanting to segregate us by political party, by color in some cases,” she opined. “It’s disgusting.”
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Texas governor busted sending racist call-to-arms a day before El Paso attack: ‘take matters into our own hands’
On Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) tweeted out a message of unity and promised to work to reduce violence in his state, in the wake of the shooting in El Paso that left 22 dead and dozens more injured:
Today we had hearings responding to the tragic shooting in El Paso.
We focused on community healing, combating domestic terrorism, reducing hateful ideologies, & keeping guns out of hands of deranged killers while respecting 2nd Amendment rights.
Facebook bans far-right website from pro-Trump advertising after they try to skirt transparency rules
On Thursday, NBC News reported that Facebook has banned the Epoch Times from placing political advertisements, after the right-wing website tried to conceal its multimillion-dollar dark money streams and get around the social network's political advertising transparency rules in its propaganda supporting President Donald Trump.
The Epoch Times had tried to skirt rules by running ads under puppet names like "Honest Paper" and "Pure American Journalism," confusing users about who was really behind the ads.
Former Overstock CEO tells Fox News the Feds wanted him to sleep with Russian spy Maria Butina
Longtime Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne resigned on Thursday after issuing a bizarre press release that caused the company's stock to tank.
Byrne then went on Fox News to claim that federal officials urged him to have a romantic relationship with Russian spy Maria Butina.
He claimed that the government told him they never asked citizens to engage in romantic relationships, but it was "such a national security risk" that the government asked Byrne, then in his fifties, to sleep with Butina, who was at the time in her twenties and half his age.