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Republican congresswoman calls reporter a ‘pretty Asian lady’ in botched attempt to troll Trump

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When attempting to both congratulate a new Washington Post reporter on her assignment to the White House beat and troll President Donald Trump, a Florida Republican somehow managed to do neither.

“Congrats on the new gig!” Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) tweeted at reporter Seung Min Kim, who just moved from Politico to the Post. “How long till Trump calls u the pretty Asian lady and asks u to give him briefings?”

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Ros-Lehtinen, who is retiring this year at the end of her term, was likely referencing the president’s tendency to leer at and hit on female journalists.

Upon seeing the strange post, Twitter predictably freaked out.

“Stunning tweet from a Republican member of Congress,” foreign affairs journalist Aaron Magid wrote.

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“Undermining someone’s special moment by turning them into a punchline pawn because of their race… is also racist,” Digg’s Ben Goggin noted.

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https://twitter.com/BenjaminGoggin/status/956617219210928128

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Trump and Giuliani had ties to mobsters portrayed in ‘The Irishman’

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Both President Donald Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani have ties to the mobsters depicted in Martin Scorsese’s new film, "The Irishman."

The film is based on the 2003 book I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa, by Charles Brandt, who paints a portrait of corrupt union bosses and hitmen who had business ties to Trump decades ago, reported Rolling Stone.

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Nikki Haley busted by Civil War historian after claiming the Confederate flag was once a symbol of ‘heritage’

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Former South Carolina Governor and Trump United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley on Friday stirred controversy when she claimed that the Confederate flag was once a noble symbol that only lost legitimacy once it was "hijacked" by a mass murderer.

During an interview with talk show host Glenn Beck, Haley described how she reacted after white supremacist Dylann Roof murdered nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

"Here is this guy who comes out with this manifesto, holding the Confederate flag," she said, referring to Roof. "And [he] had just hijacked everything that people thought of. We don't have hateful people in South Carolina -- there's always the small minority, that's always going to be there -- but people saw it as service and sacrifice and heritage, but once he did that, there was no way to overcome it."

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Conservative stunned Trump is allowing Giuliani to create more evidence against him

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In a column for the Washington Post, conservative Jennifer Rubin was appalled -- but not surprised -- that Donald Trump is turning a blind eye to the fact that his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is overseas trying to dig up dirt on Joe Biden despite the fact that the president is facing impeachment for exactly that abuse of power.

As Rubin puts it under a headline, "Trump creates evidence faster than the House can draft impeachment articles." Rubin first notes that the President has been conducting government business on unsecured lines, writing, "President Trump in the 2016 race made one argument against Hillary Clinton more than any other: Her sloppy handling of emails using a private server disqualified her from holding office. Someone that negligent with U.S. security could not be trusted."

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