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‘A toddler having a tantrum’: California Democrat unleashes a tirade on Trump’s ‘terrorism’

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Freshman Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) unleashed a tirade about the “irrational” President Donald Trump on MSNBC Thursday, trashing his decision to force a government shutdown as the acts of “a toddler.”

Host Ali Velshi noted that the president again threatened to cut off FEMA assistance for California’s forest fires, saying “this is really real to your constituents.”

“We have national forest workers who are not working right now, who are furloughed, who live in my district,” Hill replied. “When you talk about declaring an emergency, a federal emergency? We’re from a state where we know all about emergencies and what should be a national emergency, and this is simply not one of them when you’re talking about pretend facts.”

“You can say it’s a true humanitarian crisis for the people trying to come here but it certainly is not a national emergency,” she added, addressing Trump’s argument for a border wall. “It gets more and more frustrating every single day to see how irrational he is.”

But she was just getting rolling.

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“This is like a toddler who’s having a tantrum. You can’t give in,” Hill continued, as she addressed the plight of the many federal workers in her district. “I know it’s a strong word but to me, this is political terrorism.”

Watch the video below.

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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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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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