During his Thursday night opening comments, CNN’s Don Lemon did not beat around the bush, and called President Donald Trump a “racist.”
Lemon said President Trump could not denounce Roseanne Barr’s racist comments towards Valerie Jarrett because he acts just like her. Instead of condemning Barr’s comments, President Trump said ABC owed him an apology.
“The president’s ducking the point there. Roseanne’s tweet was straight up racist. Yet the president failed to condemn it. Why? Because he can’t. His own words and actions are racist,” Lemon said.
Lemon listed off President Trump’s history of racist actions.
“His family real estate company was sued by the Justice Department for racial discrimination. In a book called, “Trumped” Donald Trump said black guys counting my money, I hate it. The only kind of people I want to count my money are short guys wearing yarmulkes,” Lemon said.
Lemon then went down memory lane and reminded his viewers of all the times President Trump condemned racism. Such as asking for Barack Obama’s birth certificate to calling Mexicans rapist.
“Why doesn’t President Trump condemn racism? His own words and actions will tell you why. He’s a racist,” Lemon concluded.
LGBTQ pride ‘forces’ people to accept ‘a perverted and non-biblical view of sexuality’: West Virginia Republican
West Virginia state Sen. Mike Azinger penned an angry op-ed for the Parkersburg News and Sentinel, scorning the idea of LGBTQ acceptance and warning that it is a massive plot to indoctrinate people against Christian values.
"Tolerance, in the face of the violation of the commandments of God, is no virtue at all," said Azinger, a manager of a contracting firm with a master's degree in pastoral theology. He ripped into the local newspaper for covering an LGBTQ pride event the previous Saturday, thundering that, "Sexual deviancy is going mainstream."
The Italian job: 2026 Winter Olympics will be staged in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo
Milan/Cortina d'Ampezzo was named as hosts of the 2026 Winter Olympics on Monday, beating off a bid from Stockholm/Are in Sweden and giving Italy the showpiece event for the third time.
The 2026 Olympics will run from February 6-22, said the International Olympic Committee.
Italy has twice previously hosted the Winter Games -- in 1956 in Cortina d'Ampezzo and 2006 in Turin. Sweden has only hosted the Summer Olympics, in 1912 in Stockholm.
IOC members gave the Italian bid the nod by 47 votes to 34.
"It's an historic day and a victory of all Italians," said Italy's interior minister Matteo Salvini.
Christian university president quits after massive backlash over inviting Mike Pence
Vice President Mike Pence's role in toxic administrations caused such a backlash that a Christian university is now searching for a new president.
"Taylor University President Paul Lowell Haines has resigned from the nondenominational Christian university a month after hosting Vice President Mike Pence as commencement speaker," Religious News Service reported Monday.
Students and alumni had protested the invitation.