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‘The gunman and the Devil’: GOP strategist blames ‘two people’ for New Zealand shooting

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Republican strategist Alice Stewart on Sunday slammed people who connect President Donald Trump’s failure to condemn white supremacy to the atmosphere of hate that allowed a gunman to massacre dozens of people at a mosque in New Zealand.

“I think it’s irresponsible,” Stewart said on ABC’s This Week. “There’s two people to blame for this tragedy in New Zealand: it is the gunman and the Devil. There’s no two ways about it.”

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“We need to lower the tone and the rhetoric of the dialog that we have,” she added. “But at the end of the day, these types of incidents are the result or the fault of the person behind the gun.”

Stewart also connected a surge of white nationalism to “the rise in globalism.”

“I think you can say as a person and as someone who supports my nation and this country, I can also be supportive of my nation but also want to protect my boundaries,” she explained. “I think that needs to be considered.”

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‘It’s always dread with President Trump’: CNN analyst says G7 leaders are revolted they have to meet with Trump again

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On Thursday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," reporter Abby Phillip said that world leaders are feeling "dread" about the prospect of meeting with President Donald Trump after his latest round of erratic behavior on the world stage.

"There is a big test on foreign relations for President Trump this weekend," said host Brianna Keilar. "He's going to the G7. He, Abby, is headed there after insulting Denmark by pulling out of a state visit, keeping in mind that Denmark is a key intel and military ally of the U.S. What is the mood going into this forum?"

"Honestly, it's always dread with President Trump," said Phillip.

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‘I’ve been insulted by better’: Hilarious video shows gay man perfectly handling slur-spewing drunk woman

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A gay man is being celebrated as a hilarious good Samaritan for handling an angry drunk woman, who was screaming homophobic slurs at him at the same time.

LGBTQNation found the video on Facebook showing the 52-year-old woman outside the Black Friar pub in Newcastle-under-Lyme. She picked a fight with the owner, Ryan Carrington, the site explained.

“You’re a gay bod and you don’t like women. That’s what your problem is,” the woman drunkenly says while accidently running into the wall. She then turns to call him a "f*cking fat f*ggot."

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Rick Wilson warns ‘Donald Trump is not a well man’ and is now ‘speaking in tongues’

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President Donald Trump is mentally unwell, a top strategist explained on MSNBC on Thursday.

"A few 24 hours after a sustained presidential performance that even by Donald Trump’s standard qualified as unhinged and unnerving, the world is reeling and offering a collective judgment of omg and wtf. That is a concise summary of this morning’s headlines," anchor John Heilemann reported.

"To help you grasp the full scope of the presidential meltdown, we offer you this," he said, introducing a clip of Trump.

"This string of absurdities might seem mildly funny at times but to Trump’s own former aides, what they witnessed in recent days crossed the threshold from amusing to alarming," he explained.

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