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Outgoing Minnesota GOP chairwoman claims she was subjected to slurs of ‘dragon lady and ch*nk’ from party officials and execs

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Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman, Jennifer Carnahan, blasted her Republican colleagues on Facebook for calling her a “dragon lady,” and other racist slurs, reports the Star Tribune.

Carnahan is from South Korea and was adopted by her parents in Minnesota. She posted to her personal Facebook page on Friday that she has experienced racism and discrimination while serving in her term.

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She listed out multiple occasions where people insulted her.

“Some (sadly) Republican Party leaders/executive committee members around this state have made racist comments, about me, and to me — calling me ‘dragon lady, a ch*nk, a stupid Asian not even born in America’ and other awful racial slurs,” she wrote.

She also said that while attending a rally for President Donald Trump, one of his supporters called her “disgusting.”

She also received hatful emails that said said she is “not worth a penny” and should  “crawl back into a hole and stay there.” It also said that she deserves to make less money than her male predecessors.

Her hope is that the party will finally learn how to work together. “I’m trying to bring a positive voice to the party and show the importance of working together and being positive,” Carnahan said.

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Carnahan’s terns will end next year.


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American Airlines ordered passengers to stop social distancing — because they hadn’t paid for exit seats

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On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that the flight crew on an American Airlines trip ordered two passengers to stop social distancing and move back to their seats.

The reason? The empty row they moved into cost slightly more.

"On a June 30 flight on American Airlines from Dallas to Newark, Joy Gonzalez, an aviation engineer based in Seattle, found herself seated at a window with two older passengers beside her in the middle and aisle seats," reported Elaine Glusac. "In order to gain more social distance, she and the aisle passenger both moved to seats behind them where two rows were empty. But before takeoff, a flight attendant ordered them back to their assigned seats, telling them they had not paid for those exit row seats, which are more expensive."

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Joe Shapiro’s wife disputes Mary Trump’s claim her husband took SATs for Trump

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Mary Trump's upcoming tell-all book alleges that President Donald Trump's sister did his homework and friend and fellow University of Pennsylvania graduate, Joe Shapiro, took his SATs for him.

ABC News reported Wednesday that Pam Shriver, Shapiro's widow, said that he would never have done something like that.

"He always did the right thing, and that's why this hurts," said Shriver.

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Kayleigh McEnany says she has no ‘data’ on whether Tulsa rally increased COVID — but city official says it likely did

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At Wednesday's White House briefing, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was confronted with the fact that President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma led to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases. Her reply was to plead ignorance: "I have no data to indicate that."

However, according to a health official in Tulsa, the pattern of cases indicates it is "likely" that it did just that.

"President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa in late June that drew thousands of participants and large protests 'likely contributed' to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases, Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said Wednesday," reported Sean Murphy for the Associated Press. "Tulsa County reported 261 confirmed new cases on Monday, a one-day record high, and another 206 cases on Tuesday. By comparison, during the week before the June 20 Trump rally, there were 76 cases on Monday and 96 on Tuesday."

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