Jason Johnson, political consultant and Politics Editor for the online news site The Root, said that despite the optics of Trump’s “Young Black Leadership Summit”, no black press was allowed into the event. He also had harsh words for the “self-loathing” audience.
“This is a testament to sort of overall authoritarianism and violence this president encourages. They blocked all black press from being able to come to the event,” Johnson said. “We were initially given passes to go to this event and then they took them back because they didn’t want anyone there who might possibly see the kind of violence this president was encouraging.”
Johnson added that it was “disgusting” to see the president play the victim after nearly a dozen of his political opponents had been attacked by mail bombs. But he saved his true vitriol for for Trump’s eager audience of young black Republicans, who chanted “USA” and “CNN sucks” during the East Room event.
“He is encouraging a generation of incredibly foolish young people,” Johnson said, referring to the “lost, disturbed, self-loathing” audience. “This isn’t about Republicans or Democrats. This is about the Trump personality cult.”
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro takes on Norway for whaling, but bungles it
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday responded to Norway's decision to halt its forest protection subsidies, taking to Twitter to criticise the Scandinavian country for its whaling practice and post spectacular -- albeit misleading -- images.
"Look at the killing of whales sponsored by Norway," Bolsonaro wrote on Twitter.
The post includes a video and photographs of a spectacular whale hunt, where mammals in the shallow waters of a bay are slaughtered by people wading on shore, armed with hooked knives. The whales' blood turns the waters red.
However, the images, reportedly taken on May 29 in Norway, illustrate a "grind", a type of pilot whale hunt practised exclusively in the Faroe Islands -- a Danish territory in the North Atlantic.
Orange County teens busted for singing obscure Nazi song while giving Hitler salutes
Nearly a dozen high school students from Southern California delivered Nazi salutes and sang a Nazi marching song in a video posted on social media.
The video was uploaded to Instagram by one member of the boys’ water polo team at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California, along with lyrics to the song played for German troops during World War II, reported The Daily Beast.
A spokesperson for the Garden Grove Unified School District told the website administrators learned of the incident in March, four months after the video was posted, but declined to say whether any of the students were disciplined.
History provides us with no shortage of clowns and buffoons who were in politics
“The problem with political jokes,” Groucho Marx once said, “is that they keep getting elected.” Never has that been more true than today. We live in a world ruled by clowns. I mean that both literally and figuratively. Our century has ushered in the Age of the Clown Politician.
In Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, who played a Ukrainian president on the popular television comedy SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE, was elected to be the real president with over 70 percent of the vote. Zelensky is literally a clown. In Great Britain, Boris Johnson, who will replace Theresa May as prime minister, is a buffoon who elicits laughter –usually unintended- wherever he goes. Mr. Johnson is figuratively a clown.