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Almost No GOP Senator or Congressman Mentioned LGBT Community After Terrorism At Orlando Gay Club

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On Day Gays Were Targeted for Death Very Few Republican U.S. Senators or Congressmen Even Mention LGBT Community

Almost no national Republican lawmaker, as far as NCRM has found, could bring themselves to offer condolences to the LGBT community, which was the target of the nation’s deadliest mass shooting and terror attack since 9/11. A terrorist shot to death 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, and injured another 53 people, very early Sunday morning.

One of the few NCRM could find who even mentioned LGBT people, surprisingly, was Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, who spoke directly to Buzzfeed’s Dominic Holden:

Here are some responses to the attack from other Republicans:

Most powerful Republican in America, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan:

He later tweeted a longer statement, still no mention of the victims being targeted because they were LGBT:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), who has a gay son:

Just one hour ago on Facebook Portman almost mentioned LGBT people in a Facebook post:

Jane and I extend our condolences to the victims and the families impacted by this horrific attack in Orlando. Violence…

Posted by Senator Rob Portman on Sunday, June 12, 2016

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), nothing about LGBT people: 

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), nothing about LGBT people:

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), nothing about LGBT people:

“My heart goes out to the victims of this horrific attack and their families, those who were injured, and the brave first responders who saved lives. My thoughts and prayers are with the Orlando community in the wake of this terrible tragedy.”

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Sen. John Barasso (R-WY), again, nothing:

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), absolutely nothing:

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) didn’t even release a statement, or post on social media at all, completely ignoring the terror attack, as if it didn’t even happen.

Senator Tim Scott, Republican of South Carolina, whose own state just a year ago experience horrific tragedy when a terrorist targeted nine Christians at a Bible study, posted six tweets, no mention of the victims today being LGBT:

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), no mention of the LGBT victims:

Senator Ted Cruz issued an extensive statement, attempting to “unite” Democrats and Republicans “to come together, abandon political correctness, and unite in defeating radical Islamic terrorism.”

“ISIS doesn’t just target soldiers. They don’t just target Republicans. Or Jews,” Cruz wrote. “They also target Christians and fellow Muslims. They target each and every one of us. As we saw this morning, they target the gay and lesbian community. Their objective, which they broadcast worldwide, is to murder or forcibly convert every single American.”

Hardly supportive.

Few Florida GOP U.S. Congressmen mentioned the LGBT community.

One who did: Rep. Carlos Curbelo:

https://www.facebook.com/RepCurbelo/posts/1044495422294649

Rep. David Jolly mentioned the name of the nightclub:

Some of Congress’ more anti-LGBT Representatives, including Florida’s Rep. Ted Yoho, couldn’t even bring themselves to issue any statement at all, not even a tweet.

And finally, Donald Trump did this.

 

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DONALD TRUMP IS A FASCIST

‘Superficial’: Trump Mocked for Finally Releasing ‘Health Care Plan’ – Which Is Really a ‘Toothless’ Executive Order

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Donald Trump, World Health Organization

For at least four years President Donald Trump has been promising the American people a health care plan. He famously sat for the “60 Minutes” cameras just days after the 2016 election and said, “this is what I do I do a good job I mean I know how to do this stuff.”

He promised his new health care plan would protect the millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions and would be “great health care for much less money.”

After years of promises Trump on Thursday unveiled his “health care plan.”

He’s calling it his “health care vision” because it’s not an actual plan, it’s a wish list.

And it’s a mere executive order.

“The actual policies,” Stat News reports, “however, are simple, superficial, and non-binding executive orders. Neither will improve the quality of Americans’ health care or lower its cost.

The Daily Beast’s Sam Stein reports HHS Sec. Alex Azar earlier in the day was forced to admit “Trump’s forthcoming executive order on preexisting conditions will not carry weight of actual law should SCOTUS strike down the ACA [Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act.] Said it is a ‘defined statement of U.S. policy that people with preexisting conditions are protected.'”

Here’s how Stein sums up Trump’s big reveal:

Here’s MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle:

Stein is far from alone in mocking Trump’s “plan.”

Here’s how Buzzfeed sums it up:

Here’s a health care policy reporter from medical new site Stat News:

More:

And then this:

 

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DONALD TRUMP IS A FASCIST

Trump Rages on Ballots: ‘I’m Not Sure’ the Election Can Be ‘Honest’

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President Donald Trump is not backing down from his attempts to sow chaos into the minds of Americans just 40 days until the election. Now he says he’s “not sure” that the election can be “honest,” without providing any actual proof other than mischaracterized anecdotes.

After refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power on Wednesday Trump was asked Thursday afternoon if the election results are only legitimate if he wins.

“So, we have to be very careful with the ballots – the ballots that’s a whole big scam,” Trump said from the South Lawn of the White House.

“You know they found I understand eight ballots in a wastepaper basket in some location, they found it was reported in one of the newspapers that they found a lot of ballots in a river. They throw them out if they have the name ‘Trump’ on it I guess,” the President falsely claimed. A reporter immediately corrected him, saying there were no names on the ballots.

“Okay, well they still found them in a river whether they had a name on it or not but the other ones had the Trump name on it. And they were thrown into a wastepaper basket.

NCRM could find no reports of ballots being found in a river.

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“We want to make sure the election is honest and I’m not sure that it can be. I don’t, I don’t know that it can be, with this whole situation – unsolicited ballots they’re unsolicited, millions being sent to everybody and we’ll see but if you remember Hillary Clinton just a week ago or so told Joe Biden do not accept the results of the election under any circumstances. But you don’t ask her that question you only asked me the question.”

It’s been almost exactly four years since Trump won the election and beat Hillary Clinton but he still talks about her.

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‘Deranged’: McEnany Slams Dems and Attacks Reporter Who Asked if Trump Would Commit to Peaceful Transition of Power

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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is attacking the veteran journalist who asked President Donald Trump on Wednesday if he would commit to a peaceful transition of power and accepting the results of the November election.

After pretending she wasn’t familiar with the question from Brian Karem or President Donald Trump’s bombshell answer – he refused to commit to a peaceful transition, thus the effectively threatening a violent coup – McEnany referred to Brian Karem as a “Playboy reporter” and called his question “deranged.”

She repeatedly called him that “Playboy reporter” – he is a respected White House correspondent for Playboy and is also a CNN political analyst.

McEnany then attacked Democrats, saying they are the ones who should be asked to accept the election results after expressing valid concerns about Trump’s intentions.

McEnany’s response was unprofessional given President Trump for years has suggested he would not support a peaceful transition of power.

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