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Tennessee surgeon gets death threats and kicked out of patient’s room for publicly backing NFL protests

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A Tennessee surgeon has endured death threats — and faced backlash from angry patients — after showing support for NFL protesters on social media.

Dr. Eugene Gu posted a photo of himself kneeling in late September on his personal Twitter account, and the widely shared image prompted hundreds of threatening emails and social media messages, reported WSMV-TV.

The racially charged messages identified his workplace, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and threatened to beat him up or, in one case, shoot Gu “into the carpet.”

Gu said he was inspired to show public support for professional athletes protesting racism and police brutality following a frightening encounter early last year.

The surgeon said two men approached him in a university parking lot and began shouting anti-Asian slurs, and Gu said they physically assaulted him during the January 2016 incident.

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“My own place of work, my own hospital,” Gu said. “I wasn’t at Vanderbilt hospital to have fun or party, I’m here to do my work, take care of patients. I’m racially attacked. After that experience, it opened my eyes to the type of discrimination that minorities can experience.”

He said a patient’s mother confronted him about the social media post recently as he made his medical rounds.

“She kicked me out of the room, because she had seen that photo circulate around,” Gu said.

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He said the reaction to his anti-racism post had reinforced his views on race, bigotry — and moral courage.

“It makes me feel like, how can I ever be a doctor if people view me as this other?” Gu said. “They don’t even want to be associated with me, and they even feel the need to attack me.”

“It does put me at increased risk, but if everyone stays silent, then everyone is at increased risk,” he added.

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Trump’s team blowing off racist furor because they know the GOP is afraid to do anything about it: report

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According to a report at the Daily Beast, officials running Donald Trump's re-election campaign are keeping their heads down and plowing ahead with their work as the country is consumed with the president's burst of racist comments because they believe it will blow over.

The reason? Because Republicans will refuse to condemn the president -- which is being borne out in real-time -- and it's just another day at the office where the president wildly tweets outrageous comments that are superseded by new comments that consume the public's attention.

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Melania’s ‘shameful’ complicity in Trump’s agenda slammed by women activists from her home country

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It's a major disappointment to women's activists in her native country of Slovenia, reports The Daily Beast. Several of them were hoping that Melania would be a strong voice on the world stage in her own right, and are frustrated that she has acted as nothing more than a mouthpiece for the president.

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GOP strategist delivers devastating analysis of Trump’s ‘Make America White Again’ agenda on CNN

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Republican strategist Tara Setmayer on Tuesday delivered a brutal analysis of President Donald Trump's strategy to win reelection, which she dubbed "Make America White Again."

During a panel discussion on Trump ramping up his racist attacks on four Democratic women of color, Setmayer argued that appealing solely to angry white voters was the only hope he had of winning in 2020.

"It's 'Make America White Again,' according to the president of the United States, because everyone in the country is not welcome," she said. "If you have a difference of opinion, you're not welcome."

She then went on to document all the ways Trump is uniquely unfit to judge who does and does not belong in the United States.

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