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Donald Trump: If Elected President ‘I Will Be The Greatest Representative Of The Christians’

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Donald Trump offers insight into the type of president he would be: one who advocates for Christians over people of other faiths, or of no faith at all.

In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, billionaire Donald Trump suggested he would ignore the First Amendment tenets of separation of church and state ands favor Christians over all other people.

“The Christians are being treated horribly because we have nobody to represent the Christians,” Trump told CBN’s David Brody. “Believe me, if I run and I win, I will be the greatest representative of the Christians they’ve had in a long time.”

Brody had asked Trump about his message to conservative Christians.

“What is your message to them on religious liberty and on religious freedom?,” Brody queried.

“Well, it’s a very big message,” Trump, who turns 69 next month, in his usual manner, responded. “As you know, I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. Most people don’t know that. They have no idea. I’m proud of it. I’m very proud of it.”

The Tea Party Republican was speaking primarily about the Middle East, and falsely claimed that Middle Eastern “Christians can’t come into this country.”

“One of the things I learned this weekend being in Iowa,” Trump said, “I met with a lot of national security experts and everything else, that if you’re a Christian living in Syria you can’t come into this country. Yet, if you are a Muslim living in Syria, who are not under attack, they can come in.”

Calling Trump’s analysis of the situation in the Middle East “total bullshit,” Ed Brayton offers this explanation:

There is nothing preventing Christians from Syria or Iraq from getting refugee status in the United States, any more than any other group. We don’t grant asylum to nearly enough refugees, but it has nothing to do with whether they’re Muslim or Christian. He didn’t ‘learn’ that in Iowa, he swallowed a lie and continues to repeat it.”

 

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Video and screenshot via CBN News/The Brody File

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‘Riding Bikes While Black’: New Jersey Cops Under Fire for Confiscating Bike and Arresting Teen

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Police officers in Perth Amboy, New Jersey are under fire after video clips of them appearing to harass a small group of Black teens who were riding their bikes through town went viral. Perth Amboy has a law requiring a bicycle “license tag” but the teens say they live in Edison, and were just riding home.

At one point six police cars were involved. The officers ordered the teens off the bikes, confiscated at least one, and arrested one teen who was arguing they shouldn’t have to give up their bikes.

Later, at the police station, one officer told the teen he was lucky to get his bike back, asking if he had the purchase receipt for the bike, and if it is registered with them. The officer also says the teens were told “to stay on the sidewalk,” but they were also told to stay on the road and ride with traffic. She says they did all this for their safety.

Part of Perth Amboy’s extensive bicycle law reads: “An application for a license to own and operate a bicycle shall be made to the Chief of Police in writing upon a form approved by the City Council. Upon approval of an application, the Chief of Police shall provide, at the expense of the city, a proper license tag which shall be attached to the frame of the bicycle in a substantial manner. The removal of such tag, except by proper authority, shall be a violation of this chapter. A license fee of fifty cents ($0.50) shall be charged per year for each bicycle. Such license shall be issued as of the calendar year and shall be effective for such period.”

It also bans “fancy riding”:

“The rider of a bicycle shall not allow it to proceed in a street by inertia momentum, with his feet removed from the pedals, nor remove both hands from the handlebars while riding the bicycle, nor practice any trick or fancy riding in a street or carry another person upon the bicycle.”

Many are outraged:

 

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Ted Nugent Tests Positive for Coronavirus He Called Fake: ‘I Thought I Was Dying’

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Rocker and COVID-19 denier Ted Nugent has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The right-wing rock musician revealed in a Facebook video that he is seriously ill with the potentially deadly virus he has insisted is fake or not very serious, reported Consequence of Sound.

“Everybody told me that I should not announce this,” Nugent says in the video. “I have had flu symptoms for the last 10 days. I thought I was dying — just a clusterf*ck.”

“I was tested positive today, I got the Chinese shit,” Nugent added. “I’ve got a stuffed-up head, body aches. My God, what a pain in the ass. I literally could hardly crawl out of bed the last few days… So I was officially tested positive for COVID-19 today.”

Nugent downplayed the pandemic and various mitigation efforts as recently as last week, and even after his infection questions the safety and necessity of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Yet, even after his own infection, Nugent isn’t about to change his stance on COVID-19, especially when it comes to vaccines,” Nugent says. “Nobody knows what’s in it. If you can’t even honestly answer our questions of exactly what’s in it and why are you testing it on human beings and forcing it on people in such a short period of time.”

 

Image by Gage Skidmore via Flickr and a CC license

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Rudy Giuliani Slammed for Lying That Maxine Waters Made a ‘Direct Threat to the Jury’ in the Chauvin Trial

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On Monday, former President Donald Trump’s longtime ally Rudy Giuliani posted a Twitter rant against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), accusing her of making a “direct threat” against the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minnesota.

Contrary to Giuliani’s claim, Waters’ claim that protesters should be “more confrontational” if Chauvin is acquitted is not actually a threat of violence, against the jury or against anyone else — and indeed, the judge in the case made clear that while he wasn’t fond of her commenting on the case, it did not taint the jury.

Commenters on social media quickly scorned Giuliani, some of them reminding him he had said far worse at the “Save America” rally mere minutes before a violent pro-Trump mob invaded the U.S. Capitol.

 

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