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White House Advisor Stephen Miller Fakes Outrage, Goes Berserk, Forcing Jake Tapper to Cut Interview

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‘Stephen, Settle Down, Settle Down. Calm Down,’ Tapper Forced to Say

Trump White House Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller pushed his usual fake outrage act too far for Jake Tapper on Sunday morning’s “State of the Union,” forcing the CNN anchor to cut short the interview. Miller has a record of going ballistic when appearing before news cameras, but Sunday’s act was astonishing. 

Miller repeatedly characterized as “grotesque” Steve Bannon’s comments that appear in Michael Wolff’s bombshell book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” which has dominated headlines for much of the week. Clearly Miller was dispatched by the White House to push back forcefully on the highly-destructive revelations the book offers.

“The book is best understood as a work of very poorly written fiction,” Miller claimed. “The author is a garbage author of a garbage book,” which doesn’t help the White House look in control.

Moments later, Miller twice accused Tapper of being “condescending,” which he called “part of your M.O.”

Miller also accused Tapper of making a “snide remark,” while attacking CNN – one of Trump’s favorite targets. CNN, Miller charged, runs “24 hours of negative anti-Trump hysterical coverage” while delivering “spectacularly embarrassing false reporting.”

And then, strangely, as if he was legally entitled to it, Miller said he should be given three minutes to talk about Donald Trump. 

“Viewers are entitled to have three minutes of the truth. Why don’t you just give me three minutes to tell you about the Donald Trump that I know?” Miller demanded.

Tapper, fed up, responded he wasn’t going to allow that, reminding Miller it actually is his show, and saying: “I don’t want to do that,” further enraging Miller.

Tapper was forced to treat Miller as a child, telling him, “Stephen, settle down, settle down. Calm down.”

Miller acquiesced for a few seconds, but became combative again, forcing Tapper to end the interview.

“Okay, you’re not answering the questions,” Tapper said. “I get it. There’s one viewer that you care about right now and you’re being obsequious because you’re trying to please him. I’ve wasted enough of my viewers’ time.”

When he returned from commercial, Tapper welcomed his viewers “back to earth.”

So outrageous were Miller’s remarks that he quickly became the top trending item on Twitter:

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Miller is infamous for delivering a chilling defense of President Trump in the first weeks of his tenure, telling Americans, “Our opponents, the media and the whole world will soon see as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned.”

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Louie Gohmert Gave $5500 to a Homophobic Holocaust-Denying Preacher — Then Claimed It Was an Accident

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On Monday, The Daily Beast reported that Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) donated $5,500 to virulently anti-gay and anti-Semitic pastor Steve Anderson — and when caught, claimed the whole thing was an unfortunate mixup.

According to William Bredderman, “Team Gohmert claims it hired a Christian singer named Steve Amerson from Granada HIlls, California, but accidentally reported to the Federal Election Commission that the cash went to the Tempe, Arizona address of the Faithful Word Baptist Church, led by the infamous Pastor Steve Anderson.”

Anderson, whose church is part of the New Independent Fundamentalist Baptist movement, is known for several abhorrent views, the report noted.

“Faithful Word Church calls for punishing homosexuality with the death penalty in the doctrinal statement published on its webpage,” said the report. “But that demand seems mild compared to the seething rhetoric Anderson has unleashed against the LGBTQ community: in a 2014 video posted to his now-deplatformed YouTube account, he declared “‘if you executed the homos, like God recommends, you wouldn’t have all this AIDS running around.’ In 2016, he applauded the the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, asserting ‘there’s 50 less pedophiles in this world.'”

But Anderson’s views go much further — he is also virulently anti-Semitic and denies the Holocaust happened.

“Anderson … has demonstrated a particular animosity toward Jewish people, as evidenced in titles of the sermons listed on his IMDB page, which include ‘The Jews Are Our Enemies,’ ‘The Jews Killed Jesus,’ ‘Unbelieving Jews Are Under God’s Wrath,’ ‘Jews Worship a Female God Named ‘Shekinah,” and ‘Jewish Synagogue = Synagogue of Satan,'” said the report. “He has also, as the Anti-Defamation League noted in a 2015 report, propagated false claims that millions of Jews were not gassed and cremated in Nazi concentration camps during World War II.” He also published a video calling Dr. Martin Luther King, “Marxist Lucifer King,” a “false prophet,” a “sexual pervert,” and a “Communist tool.”

This comes shortly after Gohmert landed in the news for demanding to know if the U.S. Forest Service can change the Earth’s orbit to fight climate change.

 

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Man Shoots and Kills Atlanta Supermarket Cashier, Wounds Guard Over Mask Policy: Police

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A man pulled out a gun and shot and killed an Atlanta-area Big Bear Supermarket cashier over the store’s mask policy, according to police. Two people, including a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reserve unit deputy who was inside the supermarket working as a security guard, and the suspect, were also wounded.

“The subject pulled out a weapon and shot a cashier at the location,” DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox said, according to 11Alive. “The individual is deceased.”

“Although details are not complete, authorities say that the male suspect was involved in a dispute with a young woman before he began firing at her inside the store,” the spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said.

There apparently was an altercation over the mask policy, which is clearly posted on the store’s door.

“A witness, identified as Alan Williams, said a man walked into the store, struck the woman with a gun, then shot her. That’s when the deputy and the suspect exchanged gunfire.”

 

This is a breaking news and developing story. 

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#AbbottFailedTexas Trends as State Electric Authority Warns of Possible Power Outages Again – This Time in Heat Wave

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Over the winter at least 151 Texans died as 4.5 million homes and businesses went without power in a massive failure created by poor planning, lack of regulation, and sheer greed.

Last week Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott promised he had fixed the problem.

On Monday, less than seven days later, ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, urged customers to turn air conditioning to no cooler than 78 degrees and to conserve power, as it expects more blackouts throughout the week – this time during extreme heat.

In a statement ERCOT also asked Texans to not use ovens, washing machines, or dryers.

“If you don’t need something – we are asking you to turn it off and unplug it if possible.”

Many Texans, and many Americans, are furious.

 

 

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