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MSNBC panel calls out Mike and Karen Pence’s silence on Trump’s ‘naked white supremacism’

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The hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” called on the vice president and his wife to step out of the shadows and challenge President Donald Trump’s blatant racism.

Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, are known for their conservative Christian beliefs, which Joe Scarborough said should compel them to speak out against the president’s intentionally cruel family separation policy.

“How does Mike Pence, how (does) Karen Pence, how do any of these people continue being associated with a man who is now openly bigoted against everybody who is not white and rich?” Scarborough said.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson shamed Pence for trying to stay above the fray as the president inflicts cruelty against babies and children for perceived political gain.

“Mike Pence stands there and he puts on a frown and he nods sagely at the most sort of racist vile comments and sentiments coming out of the mouth of the president that he serves so loyally and unquestioningly,” Robinson said. “I certainly hope people remember. This should leave an indelible stain on Mike Pence and his career and on the others around him.”

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“This is the most naked sort of white supremacism,” Robinson added. “That is Donald Trump’s core philosophy, that America is a white country and that brown people and black people and people of color who come here don’t belong here. They don’t belong in the MAGA America that he’s trying to, in his mind, re-recreate. It’s an America never really existed, but it’s the America in his head.”

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Black Georgia lawmaker accuses white man of demanding she ‘go back where she came from’ in supermarket diatribe

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On Friday evening, Erica Thomas, and African-American Democratic lawmaker in the Georgia House of Representatives, was shopping at a Publix supermarket in Mableton when a white customer came up to her and shouted at her, telling her to "go back where you came from" — words echoing President Donald Trump's recent racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color.

Thomas' crime? She had too many items for the express checkout line.

Today I was verbally assaulted in the grocery store by a white man who told me I was a lazy SOB and to go back to where I came from bc I had to many items in the express lane. My husband wasn’t there to defend me because he is on Active Duty serving the country I came from USA!

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Trump offers to guarantee bail for rapper A$AP Rocky

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US President Donald Trump offered Saturday to guarantee the bail of rapper ASAP Rocky, detained in Sweden on suspicion of assault following a street brawl.

Trump tweeted that he had spoken with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, who he said gave assurances that the singer would be treated fairly.

"Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative," Trump wrote.

There is no system of bail in Sweden.

Trump said he and Lofven had agreed to speak again over the next 48 hours.

Fans, fellow artists and US Congress members have campaigned for the 30-year-old artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, to be freed since his arrest on July 3 following the fight on June 30.

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The best Civil War movie ever made finally gets its due

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On Sunday and on July 24, Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events are presenting big-screen showings in theaters nationwide of “Glory,” in honor of the 30-year anniversary of its release. The greatest movie ever made about the American Civil War, “Glory” was the first and, with the exception of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” the only film that eschewed romanticism to reveal what the war was really about.

The story is told through the eyes of one of the first regiments of African American soldiers. Almost from the time the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter, S.C., the issue of black soldiers in the Union army was hotly debated. On Jan. 1, 1863, as the country faced the third year of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, rapidly accelerating the process of putting black men into federal blue.

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