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Rick Scott joins Dems to demand Dinesh D’Souza step down as speaker at GOP event after he mocked Parkland survivors

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Republican Gov. Rick Scott joined a wave of  Democrats demanding that conservative Dinesh D’Souza’s step down from speaking at the conservative Sunshine Summit, reports Orlando Weekly. 

After making fun of students who survived the Parkland, Florida mass shooting, conservative Dinesh D’Souza’s comments are biting him in the back.

In a tweet, D’Souza said: “Worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs.”

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He also tweeted: “Genuine grief, I can empathize with, but grief organized for the cameras—politically orchestrated grief—strikes me as phony & inauthentic.”

D’Souza has since apologized for his rude remarks, but this week, Republicans announced that he would be a speaker at the 2018 Sunshine Summit in Orlando in June.

Democrats are not fond of his rising platform.  Andrew Gillum, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, demanded he be removed from the speaker lineup.

In a statement, Gillum said: “I often have strong disagreements with Florida’s Republicans, but I know that many of them are decent, hardworking people. I hope they join me in demanding the Florida GOP un-invite this bitterly divisive selection.”

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Terri Rizzo, Florida Democratic Party chair said: “D’Souza is a bully who represents everything that is wrong with our politics. D’Souza spent the week after Parkland openly mocking Marjory Stoneman Douglas students for having the courage to speak their minds in the face of unimaginable tragedy and violence. While Republicans and Democrats may have significant disagreements about policy, we can all agree as Floridians that the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas deserve to be heard — not insulted.”


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Trump supporter complains about being socially toxic: ‘People unfriend you’

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Fox News anchor Jeanine Pirro on Saturday complained about being judged by the content of her character.

"People unfriend you!' Pirro complained. "They don't want you to be a -- they don't want to communicate with you."

"People I've had at my wedding don't talk -- my children's weddings actually, they don't talk to me anymore," she explained.

"It's not usually the right or the left, I mean, the intolerance is on the left," she argued.

The longtime Trump friend was harshly criticized for her complaints. Here's some of what people were saying:

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Trump disappointed conservative media isn’t praising him enough for letting Roger Stone walk: report

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President Donald Trump has been disappointed in right-wing media for not giving him more credit for pardoning longtime advisor Roger Stone.

"A senior administration official said there were serious divisions among Trump’s aides and allies over Stone’s case, with some cautioning that keeping him out of prison could be politically risky. Among those opposed was Attorney General William P. Barr, who called the prosecution 'righteous' in an interview Wednesday with ABC News, the official said, adding that those pushing Trump to show loyalty to Stone included Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), who is close to the president," The Washington Post reported Saturday.

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Lincoln Project takes on the ‘Trump crime spree’ in new ad: ‘It’s a billion-dollar criminal enterprise’

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Disgruntled former top Republican strategists took on President Donald Trump's "law and order" message in a new 2020 video posted on Saturday.

The ad, by the Lincoln Project, recounts how many top former Trump officials have been convicted of felonies.

"It's not a campaign, it's a billion-dollar criminal enterprise," the narrator begins.

The ad noted the criminal convictions of Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Mike Flynn, George Papadopoulos, Michael Cohen and Roger Stone.

"Nixon was bad, Trump is worse," the narrator declares.

"Trump is the most corrupt president in U.S. history. There's only one way to end the Trump crime spree -- throw him and his crooks out of office," the ad concludes.

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