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Former New York mayor patiently explains to The View’s Meghan McCain why supporting background checks isn’t anti-gun

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Former New York mayor and potential Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg patiently explained to The View’s resident conservative and Second Amendment absolutist Meghan McCain why supporting background checks wasn’t an anti-gun position.

“You’re a leading voice in the anti-gun movement which puts you immediately at odds with a lot of Republicans,” McCain said, before denigrating Bloomberg’s efforts to prevent mass shootings. “You spent a lot of money but Congress hasn’t taken up any major gun control pressures at the national level since Sandy Hook, so do you feel like your efforts have been effective?”

“What I have asked for, and most of my friends have asked, for are background checks,” Bloomberg said, correcting her. “We shouldn’t be selling guns to minors, to people with psychiatric problems, or people with criminal records.” He added that even NRA members planned to vote for him.

The former mayor also shot down McCain’s claim that no gun legislation had been successful, despite several mass shootings.

“There has been a lot at the state level,” Bloomberg said, identifying 19 states that have background check requirements. “There are another 31 states we can get at the local level.” He went on to slam Congress for inaction.

“It would be a lot easier if Congress did it, just have background checks,” he lamented. “When you survey NRA members, 80% -90% of them want background checks.”

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‘Everyone ultimately prefers their own race’: Morrissey claims he’s not racist because everybody else is

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Former Smiths singer Morrissey explained in an interview that he couldn't possibly be a racist because everyone else is racist.

Morrissey came out for the anti-Islam political party in England, and has run into problems about his political claims ever since. As noted by Consequence of Sound, "it doesn’t help that he says thing like Halal certifiers support ISIS, of course."

He made the comments as part of an interview with his own nephew Sam Etsy Rayner, for Moz’s website.

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Here is how Republicans are reacting when confronted with the new rape allegation against Trump

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Once again, President Donald Trump has been accused of a sexual assault — one of the most severe charges yet, in fact — and yet the Republican Party continues to make clear that it will not take these allegations seriously.

Journalist E. Jean Carroll detailed her account of Trump raping her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room more than two decades ago in an article, in her new book, and in TV interviews. New York Magazine reported that it contacted two of her friends who confirmed that she told them about the assault shortly after it happened.

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‘He should be hospitalized’: Internet stunned after Trump goes off on completely incoherent Mt Rushmore rant

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President Donald Trump was asked on Tuesday whether his face should appear on Mount Rushmore along with other major American presidents.

“If I answer that question yes, I will end up with such bad publicity,” Trump told The Hill, before pivoting to an incoherent rant about fireworks.

The president's rambling shocked many people on Twitter:

Apart from Trump’s apparent inability to string together coherent English sentences on the fly, note also the sheer ignorance and apathy toward the idea that there might be legitimate reasons why fireworks are not detonated around the Black Hills. https://t.co/jja2XD19Mw

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