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GOP senator slams Black Lives Matter in interview with host linked to white supremacists

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On Saturday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) appeared on a far-right show to trash the Black Lives Matter movement to Jack Posobiec, a pro-Trump online activist who has been accused of ties to white supremacists.

“The interview aired on One America News Network on Thursday and Loeffler promoted it heavily on her Facebook and Twitter accounts Friday, tagging the controversial host,” reported Tia Mitchell and Chris Joyner. “‘I joined @JackPosobiec on @OANN to discuss why I had to call out the BLM political organization — and why the woke mob is trying to cancel me,’ she wrote in one tweet. ‘WATCH the full interview here.'”

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During the five-minute interview, Loeffler complained about support for Black Lives Matter in the WNBA. She is the co-owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, and has clashed with her players over the issue, with some calling on her to resign.

“Jewish groups and media observers pointed out that Posobiec promotes conspiracy theories and once associated with white supremacists including Richard Spencer, who organized the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va. Posobiec has been criticized in the past for posting anti-Semitic tweets, including tweets that included the numbers 14 and 88, codes used by neo-Nazis,” said the report. “White supremacist David Lane, who died in prison, is known for promoting the ’14 words’ racist slogan: ‘We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.’ The number 88 is code among neo-Nazis for Heil Hitler. (H is the eighth letter in the alphabet.)”

According to the report, Loeffler has declined to say whether she was aware of Posobiec’s past.

Loeffler, who was appointed to a vacant seat by Gov. Brian Kemp at the start of the year, is struggling to be elected to a full term, with a strong challenge from pro-Trump Rep. Doug Collins, and several Democrats including Rev. Raphael Warnock of MLK’s former church, also vying for the role. The top two candidates from both parties will advance from the “jungle primary” if nobody gets a majority.


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WATCH: Shep Smith ends his show with a passionate plea to ‘follow the Fauci’ as COVID-19 surges

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CNBC host Shepard Smith, a former veteran newsman at Fox News, on Friday begged Americans to follow guidance from Anthony Fauci to prevent the spread of COVID-19

“Those of us in New York and the Northeast are worried about you, our friends, our loved ones and our viewers across the country, now more than ever really,” Smith said. “This new COVID surge is awful. So, follow the Fauci. Not for us, we are mostly good around here, we are worried for you. So please, follow the Fauci," he said.

New York was hit hard during the initial stages of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the United States. "We lived the horror of neighbors and friends sick and dying," Smith said.

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Trump gets schooled by a historian for comparing his achievements to Abraham Lincoln’s

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During the final presidential debate on Thursday, President Donald Trump boasted that he had done more for Black Americans than any president since Abraham Lincoln. On Friday, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin appeared on CNN and blasted Trump for his remark.

“The most important thing in a time of crisis is for a president to be willing it take responsibility. One of FDR’s aides once said when things are going on right, people don't have to think a lot about the character demanded by the presidency. He can just stay in that old picture frame,” she told CNN host Chris Cuomo.

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Trump argues Biden is the candidate of ‘needless death’ — on the ‘worst day of the pandemic’

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President Donald Trump attempted to brand former Vice President Joe Biden as the candidate of "needless death" during a Friday night campaign rally in Pensacola, Florida.

"Biden is the candidate of endless wars and needless deaths," Trump argued, as coronavirus fatalities continue to mount.

"The United States is in the midst of one of the most severe surges of the coronavirus to date, with more new cases reported across the country on Friday than on any other single day since the pandemic began," The New York Times reported Friday.

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