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Samantha Bee: ‘Tucker Carlson is a white supremacist’

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Late-night comedian Samantha Bee blasted Fox News host Tucker Carlson as a white supremacist, despite his claims that he isn’t.

In a brutal takedown, she played the recently released audio of Carlson advocating genocide and dismissing child rape as legitimate.

“In case anyone in Tucker’s audience didn’t pick up on his subtle messages, he sometimes turns up the dog-whistle,” Bee said during her Wednesday show.

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The host then played a clip of the many times Carlson has advocated “Americans” being replaced by foreigners.

“Where have I heard sweaty white men yelling about being replaced?” Bee asked. She showed a clip of the Charlottesville, Virginia neo-Nazis and white supremacists chanting “Jews will not replace us.”

“So, he’s against white supremacy but uses the catchphrase of the Charlottesville mob?” Bee asked, confused. “That’s like saying, ‘I hate the movie ‘Borat’ but you know who loves it? My wiiiiiife!”

She noted that none of the scandalous Carlson audio tapes weren’t hard to find, but her researchers did discover that Carlson’s name is an anagram of Ol’ Cracker Nuts.

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“You know who else thinks Tucker is a white supremacist? White supremacists!” Bee continued, showing a clip of ex-Klan Wizard David Duke called Carlson his favorite commentator. The white supremacist site The Daily Stormer even called Carlson’s show the television version of their website. Oddly enough, in 2016, Carlson said that the KKK and Nazi Party don’t really even exist anyway.

Carlson said in an Aug. 2018 show that most people live their entire lives without even meeting a Klan member or Nazi. “I haven’t,” Carlson claimed.

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“You know who can’t say that? Anyone who’s met you,” Bee said.

She got worse from there. Check it out below:

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Top South Dakota Republicans face investigation for appearing to be drunk during crucial coronavirus session

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Lawmakers in South Dakota are investigating whether or not Senate Majority Leader Kris Langer (R) was drunk during a meeting earlier this week -- a meeting that dealt with new legislation regarding the coronavirus outbreak, the Rapid City Journal reports.

Another South Dakota Republican, Brock Greenfield, is also under investigation for his conduct during the meeting.

"Langer and Greenfield oversaw the Senate proceedings from a conference room in the Capitol as lawmakers convened through teleconference to decide on a series of emergency bills for the coronavirus outbreak," the Journal reports. "As the Senate prepared to adjourn Tuesday morning, Sen. Phil Jensen, a Rapid City Republican, said he had heard Langer was intoxicated and had interrupted meetings in the House and Senate. He then attempted to move to create a disciplinary committee."

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‘Modern piracy’: Germany accuses Trump of stealing N95 masks it ordered from factory in China

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The German government is accusing the U.S. government of stealing N95 masks that it had ordered from a factory based in China that's run by American company 3M.

The Guardian reports that the German government claims that "200,000 N95 masks made by the manufacturer 3M were diverted to the U.S. as they were being transferred between planes in Thailand."

Andreas Geisel, the interior minister for Berlin state, said that the American seizure of masks that were set to go to Germany was "an act of modern piracy" and warned that continuing to take such actions could create chaos across the globe.

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New Mavis Staples song to help Chicago seniors hit by virus

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Soul legend Mavis Staples on Friday released a new charity song, "All In It Together", to raise funds to help elderly people in Chicago through the coronavirus.

Produced by Jeff Tweedy, of Wilco fame, 80-year-old Staples said the song "speaks to what we're going through now".

"Everyone is in this together, whether you like it or not," said the veteran civil rights campaigner, who first shot to fame with The Staples Singers.

"It doesn't matter how much money you have, what race or sex you are... it can still touch you. It's hit so many people in our country and around the world in such a horrible way and I just hope this song can bring a little light to the darkness."

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