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Top Trump Appointees Use White House to Promote Convicted Felon’s Book Claiming Democratic Party Rooted in Nazism

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Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon and Deputy Assistant to President Sebastian Gorka on Friday posed with convicted felon Dinesh D’Souza and his new book, The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left, in the White House. D’Souza, a far right wing political pundit violated federal campaign finance laws and was convicted in 2014. He is best-known for his earlier books, The Roots of Obama’s Rage, Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream, and Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.

D’Souza posted the photos of him posing with top Trump appointees to Twitter, but soon deleted them.

Center for Public Integrity investigative reporter Christina Wilkie quickly took screenshots and tweeted them.

In his tweets D’Souza noted his goal is to show Trump how he “can flip the accusation of fascism on the Democratic left.” He also said he signed copies for the president and senior staff.

“Your tax dollars at work,” ThinkProgress reporter Aaron Rupar writes, noting “Gorka’s role is particularly interesting since his tenure at the White House has been mired in controversy due to his own alleged association with a Nazi-linked group.”

Legal experts and ethicists will have to determine if Bannon’s and Gorka’s actions violate official Standards of Conduct, and Office of Government Ethics’ rules.

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway earlier this year similarly violated ethics rules when, while standing in the White House, appeared on Fox News to give Ivanka Trump’s products a “free commercial.” The Office of Government Ethics expressed frustration over “Conway’s misuse of position,” and further frustration that she would not be disciplined for it.

In March, OGE Director Walter Shaub explained in a letter to the White House that “disciplinary action serves to deter future misconduct.” His warning was ignored. He recently resigned.

This week on Facebook, D’Souza said, “FACT: Hitler got many of his destructive, genocidal ideas from American Democrats.”Â

On Amazon, his book’s page reads:

What is “the big lie” of the Democratic Party? That conservatives and President Donald Trump in particular are fascists. Nazis, even. In a typical comment, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says the Trump era is reminiscent of “what it was like when Hitler first became chancellor.”

But in fact, this audacious lie is a complete inversion of the truth. Yes, there is a fascist threat in America but that threat is from the Left and the Democratic Party. The Democratic left has an ideology virtually identical with fascism and routinely borrows tactics of intimidation and political terror from the Nazi Brownshirts.

Last year Salon described D’Souza as a “hack who deserves to be laughed out of politics,” “a convicted felon and adulterer,” and a “defender of Donald Trump’s right to access beauty pageant contestants dressing rooms,” “a total overall sad hack,” and the “world’s most racist amateur comedian.”

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‘Monster’: Internet Makes #AbbottHatesDogs Trend After Texas Governor Vetos Bipartisan Anti-Cruelty Bill

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#BetoLovesDogs Rises

Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott is under fire for vetoing the Safe Outdoor Dogs Act, bipartisan legislation to protect dogs by making it illegal to tie them up with heavy chains outdoors, or leave them without water or shade. He criticized the bill as “micro-managing and over-criminalization.”

The legislation “would have expanded and clarified the state’s animal cruelty laws,” and “had the support of animal control officers, law enforcement agencies and organizations, county prosecutors, and advocates for animals, and it passed 28-3 in the Senate and 83-32 in the House,” as The Week reports.

Abbott increasingly has been in the national news, amid speculation he might run for the White House in 2024. He is also facing a possible primary from the right. As #AbbottHatesDogs trended on social media the Texas Republican governor posted a clip of his two dogs. It did not seem to help.

Vetoing legislation to protect dogs does not seem to have helped his future prospects, as many social media users appear to think, but it did help former U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke’s fortunes as people started to post #BetoLovesDogs tweets.

 

 

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Watch: America, We Just Got Our First Openly-Gay Active NFL Player

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America, meet your first openly-gay, active NFL player.

Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib, 28, in an Instagram video announced he is gay, HuffPost reports.

“What’s up people, I’m Carl Nassib. I’m at my house in West Chester, Pennsylvania,” Nassib says. “I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now, but, I finally feel comfortable now to get it off my chest. I really have the best life, the best family, friends and job a guy can ask for.”

He also says he’s donating $100,000 to The Trevor Project, which works to help young LGBTQ youth in crisis or feeling suicidal.

 

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“I’m a pretty private person so I hope you guys know that I’m not doing this for attention,” Nassib adds. “I just think that representation and visibility are so important. I actually hope that one day, videos like this and the whole coming out process are not necessary, but until then I will do my best and my part to cultivate a culture that’s accepting and compassionate and I’m going to start by donating $100,000 to the Trevor Project. They’re an incredible organization, they’re the number one suicide-prevention service for LGBTQ youth in America, and they’re truly doing incredible things, and I’m very excited to be a part of it, to help in any way that I can and I’m really pumped to see what the future holds.”

In one of the several text images on that post Nassib explains why this is so important:

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Meteorologist Is Latest Local Newscaster to Announce On-Air She Is Teaming Up With Right Wing Project Veritas

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A Detroit weekend weather anchor is the latest local reporter to announce on-air she is teaming up with the activists Project Veritas to attack their employer.

On Sunday April Moss, smack in the middle of her weather forecast, snuck in an announcement about the “discrimination” going of at her local CBS affiliated station.

“All good things must come to an end,” Moss told viewers as she announced “showers moving in around 8 AM.”

“Speaking of a brand new week I will be sitting down this week with Project Veritas to discuss the discrimination that CBS is enforcing upon its employees.”

Project Veritas is the group that has been repeatedly accused by progressive activists of deceptively editing videos to attack the left.

And speaking of a brand new week, it appears that Moss may be planning on leaving the station – or getting fired. She’s worked for 9 years for CBS, but on Saturday created a new Instagram account without her “CBS” affiliation in the name.

Moss’ LinkedIn page lists among her interests Maria Bartiromo and Tim Tebow. The bio on her Instagram page says: “Galatians 2:20.”

Last week Fox 26 Houston reporter Ivory Hecker announced live, on-air “that Fox Corp. has been muzzling me to keep certain information from you, the viewers.”

She said just hours after she was fired.

What was that information that was so important for her to risk her job for?

Pushing hydroxychloroquine, which has been discredited as a cure for COVID-19.

No word yet on what “discrimination” Moss faces.

 

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