“AM Joy” host Joy Reid sat in for Lawrence O’Donnell on Thursday’s edition of “The Last Word,” where she mocked President Donald Trump and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley for threatening the U.N. General Assembly in vain about moving the capital of Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
On Tuesday, Haley admonished United Nations delegates to remember that the U.S. would be “taking names” of countries that did not support a resolution declare Jerusalem the capital.
“And we can sum up the General Assembly’s response to that threat in two words,” Reid said before playing the famous clip of rapper Ice Cube from the film “Friday,” in which he says, “Bye, Felicia.”
“That is the two-line classic dis from the movie, ‘Friday,'” Reid explained, “denoting when your threats are meaningless because people are just DONE with you.”
The resolution failed by a massive margin, with even Canada voting against so as not to look like a U.S. “puppet.”
CNN counterterrorism analyst Philip Mudd said that this marks a low point for the U.S. on the global stage.
“Twenty-eight countries said we’re a bunch of idiots,” Mudd said. “I think the rest of the world is laughing at us.”
“(T)his is diplomatic prostitution,” he said. “We’re telling people unless you vote with us, we’re not going to give you money, and if your heart doesn’t agree with American policies, we’re not going to support you in terms of U.S. aid.”
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White supremacists accounted for majority of terror-related arrests in last year: FBI director
FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers on Tuesday that his agency has so far made roughly 100 terrorism-related arrests so far this fiscal year -- and the majority of them are related in some way to the white supremacist movement.
As Washington Post reporter Matt Zapotosky reports, Wray made his remarks about white supremacist terrorists while being questioned by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) during an appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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Florida cop runs down joy-riding black teen on bicycle — then officers shock him with a Taser
Florida police chased down a joy-riding black teenager, struck the bicycle he was riding and then violently arrested him after he fled in terror.
Jaydon Stubbs and four friends were riding July 17 on their way to Hollywood Beach when an officer spotted the teens in an area where there had been a string of recent burglaries, reported WPLG-TV.
The officer saw the boys popping wheelies and ignoring traffic laws, so she tried to stop them for questioning -- but they split up and rode away from her.