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Trump Accepts Nomination, Peter Thiel Tells GOP to Stop Attacking LGBT People, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. to Speak

Tonight is the fourth and final evening of the 2016 Republican National Convention. Donald Trump will deliver what has been rumored to be both a very “presidential” speech, and a very hyper-distopian, dark, nationalistic speech, and even Pat Buchanan (racist) and Nixonian (yes, that Nixon) speech as he formally accepts the Republican nomination. 

Other speakers tonight include Jerry Falwell, Jr., President of Liberty University and evangelical leader, U.S Representative Marsha Blackburn (TN-7), Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, and Silicon Valley CEO Peter Thiel, who is expected to both tell the delegates he is a “proud gay man,” and berate them for not treating LGBT people as equal. It is unknown just how strenuously he will object to the decades of hate and homophobia the GOP, conservatives, and the religious right have spewed onto LGBT people.

You can watch live on cable TV news channels, or below. Broadcast should begin now, speeches officially star around 7:30 PM EDT:

 

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Fox News Upset Over Biden’s Denouncement of White Supremacy – Because It Might Offend Trump Voters

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After the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday, Fox News critiqued the 46th president’s speech, taking issue with Biden’s strong denouncement of nativism, racism, and white supremacy – which, they suggested, might offend Trump voters.

Denouncing nativism, racism, and white supremacy was apparently upsetting to Fox News host Martha MacCallum and Fox News contributor Dan Henninger, who is also the deputy editorial page director of The Wall Street Journal.

Trump supporters “might be asking, ‘Why is he bringing up nativism and fear and telling lies for power and profit in the middle of an inaugural speech?'” Henninger asked, as Media Matters reports.

Is President Biden “talking about Donald J. Trump or is he talking about the people who voted for Trump?” he also asked.

“I think a lot of them,” he said, referring to Trump voters, “would be entitled to sit out there and say, ‘I’m not that person.'”

Many Americans would say that voting for a racist, white nationalist, and white supremacist, twice, makes you “that person.”

“And if he is trying to reconcile with the country, it’s one thing for him to be giving his inaugural speech about his grievances with Donald J. Trump, but a lot of people out there who supported Trump and his policies did not agree with some of those ideas,” he added.

It’s important to also note that President Biden – who did not mention Trump – did not support an illegal, seditious, insurrectionist, and unconstitutional attempt to overturn an election, so he is not the one who needs to “reconcile” with the country.

MacCallum added that President Biden “talked about nativism, racism and fear. And, you know, it kind of fits in to the litany of words that we’ve heard about, the ‘deplorables,’ about ‘clinging to guns and religion,’ about ‘cults’ and people being — need to be ‘deprogrammed.'”

For context, here’s are the words President Biden said in his inaugural speech that were so upsetting to Fox News.

“Our history has been a constant struggle between the American ideal that we are all created equal and the harsh, ugly reality that racism, nativism, fear, and demonization have long torn us apart,” President Biden said. “The battle is perennial. Victory is never assured. Through the Civil War, the Great Depression, World War, 9/11, through struggle, sacrifice, and setbacks, our “better angels” have always prevailed. In each of these moments, enough of us came together to carry all of us forward. And, we can do so now. History, faith, and reason show the way, the way of unity.”

Separately, he also said: “And now, a rise in political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront and we will defeat.”

It’s hard to see how anyone who isn’t a political extremist, white supremacist, or domestic terrorist could take issue with that.

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‘The Terror Hotspots Were Trump Rallies’: Former WH Aide Stephen Miller Slammed After Attacking Biden on Twitter

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Stephen Miller, perhaps the most despised member of the Trump administration who is not the former president, apparently decided to test the waters of his personal Twitter account just hours after Joe Biden was sworn in to office as the 46th President.

It did not go well.

Today, @POTUS pledged to be a president for all Americans,” he tweeted about President Joe Biden. “It’s unclear how all Americans are served by opening travel from terror hot spots, proposing a giant amnesty, or halting the installation of security barriers along the Southwest border.”

He was immediately “ratioed,” Twitter slang for getting significantly more comments than retweets or likes.

Currently, his tweet has over 9000 comments, but just 1600 retweets and just 700 likes.

Miller, who has been characterized as a white nationalist and a white supremacist, is responsible for some of President Trump’s worst policies. Among them, separating children from their parents at the border to intentionally terrorize them into telling others from Central America to not attempt to enter the U.S.

He was also the architect of Trump’s Muslim ban.

Here are some of the responses.

 

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Trump Orders Secret Service to Protect 14 Family Members in Rare Post-Presidency Demand – Taxpayers on the Hook

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The U.S. Secret Service will protect former President Donald Trump and more than a dozen members of his family, including extended family members, after the 45th President, defying usual agency regulations, ordered the expanded protections.

“Trump issued a directive to extend post-presidency Secret Service protection to 14 members of his family who were not automatically entitled to receive it,” The Washington Post reports.

Taxpayers will be on the hook for the millions of dollars the additional protections will cost, even after the Trump family decimated the protective agency’s budget over the past four to five years.

Once a president leaves office he or she, their spouse, and children up until they reach the age of 16 are entitled to Secret Service protection. Protection for the president and spouse is for the rest of their lives.

But Trump has demanded every family member who has ever been covered to continue receiving protection, for the next six months.

“That means the expensive, taxpayer-funded security will continue for his daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, their three children, his son Donald Trump Jr. and his five children, his son Eric Trump and his wife Lara and his daughter Tiffany Trump,” the Post explains.

In just the first two years of his presidency Trump and his family members who are protected by the Secret Service took more than 4500 trips.

Citizens for Ethics (CREW) on Wednesday noted that “the Trump family took more trips that required Secret Service protection in one year than the Obama family took in seven.”

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