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Congresswoman Announcing Crowdfunding Plan to Pay for Trump’s Wall Conveniently Forgets the Statue of Liberty

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The Most Recognizable Icon of Liberty Was One of America’s First Crowdfunded National Projects

Congresswoman Diane Black Monday morning on Fox News proudly announced her plan to pay for President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant border wall to keep Mexicans and Central Americans from entering America illegally. Black has a bill to establish a crowdfunding site run by the government to pay for the border wall. Trump promised Mexico would pay for it, but Mexico, understandably, has refused, since it is a slap in the face to them born of the president’s racism and bigotry.

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” Trump infamously announced as he launched his presidential campaign. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

The Republican from Tennessee, who is running to become that state’s governor, was asked by the “Fox & Friends” co-hosts if anything like crowdfunding a national project has ever been done before.

“Well actually there has been crowdfunding before for something in our country that we all love, and that’s the Washington Monument,” Black told “Fox & Friends” co-host Griff Jenkins. “Many years ago when the monument was just half completed the American people rose up, and state by state there were donations to help the fund.”

The Trump administration has been under fire the past few days for losing 1500 migrant children it removed from their parents who came to the U.S., many seeking asylum from drug gangs, violence, rape, and murder their families are facing. Trump enacted a policy of tearing children apart from their parents, which he claims will deter illegal entry.

Congresswoman Black’s choice of the Washington Monument to illustrate crowdfunding of a national project was an interesting one, because there’s another national monument that’s far better known as one of the original crowdfunded projects in America: The Statue of Liberty.

The Statue of Liberty was crowdfunded by the people of France, and the base of the Statue was crowdfunded by the people of the United States. There are countless stories of poor American children donating a penny, or a few cents, and of some of the neediest in the country sending their pocket change in to Joseph Pulitzer, who, as publisher of the New York World, created a crowdfunding campaign to pay for the statue’s base on what now is Liberty Island.

Among the most famous contributors was the poet Emma Lazarus, who contributed what became the historic inscription on the icon of liberty, a welcome to immigrants wishing to enter America: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

Here’s Congresswoman Black on “Fox & Friends:

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‘I Made Juneteenth Very Famous’: Trump Raged Against ‘These People’ After Being Forced to Reschedule Tulsa Rally

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Donald Trump bristled at moving his comeback rally in Tulsa due to a scheduling conflict with Juneteenth.

The former president had scheduled his first rally since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic for June 19, 2020, but he was notified — by a Black Secret Service agent, he says — of the date’s historical significance and the extra weight it carried in the days following the Minneapolis police murder of George Floyd, according to excerpts from a new book published by The Hill.

Can you imagine “changing the day of the rally in Oklahoma to accommodate these people?” Trump groused, according to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. “Have you ever heard of such a ridiculous thing?”

Murphy and his wife had joined Trump for dinner at his golf club in Bedminster, where the former president told the couple that he was looking forward to packing the arena to show off his electoral strength, but he ultimately agreed to reschedule for a day later — and then claimed credit for popularizing the day marking the end of slavery in the U.S.

“I did something good,” Trump said. “I made Juneteenth very famous. It’s actually an important event, an important time. But nobody had ever heard of it.”

The rally ultimately drew a much smaller crowd than had been expected, with at least a third of the seats empty at BOK Center, and a spokesman for his campaign later blamed the paltry attendance on “radical protesters.”

Meanwhile, Trump is scheduled to speak tonight at a rally at 9pm ET tonight in support of embattled Nebraska Gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster.

After Herbster, a businessman endorsed by former President Donald Trump, was accused of sexually assaulting eight women, including a state senator, Republicans throughout the state washed their hands of him, and sitting Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts told him to end his campaign and “get help.”

But according to POLITICO on Thursday, Trump himself is still all in on Herbster’s candidacy.

“Trump did not withdraw his support for Herbster, or scrap plans to hold a Friday evening rally for the candidate in Nebraska. Instead, he doubled down: The former president relayed word that Herbster wasn’t fighting back hard enough, backing plans for Herbster to hold a press conference aggressively denying the allegations and pushing back at his adversaries,” reported Alex Isenstadt.

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Watch: Newsmax Host Wants to Know Why Movies ‘Have to Be About LGBTQ People?’ in Anti-Gay Rant

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Newsmax propagandist Greg Kelly is jumping on the right’s rapidly growing anti-LGBTQ extremism by denouncing movies with LGBTQ people in them, while likening being LGBTQ to having a hobby – like trains – that he says no one needs to know about.

“I don’t get this be your whole self routine at work or even in art, even in products that you are creating for other people to consume,” Kelly said on Newsmax Wednesday. “For instance, take me, I love model trains. Did you know that? I actually do.”

“I love trains. I love them,” he continued. “I don’t talk about a lot on TV because it’s a pretty niche hobby and not a lot of people are into it. Alright, especially at my age. That’s my thing. I’ll do it on my time and I’m not going to bother you about it fair? You get it? I think that’s a pretty good analogy.”

It’s actually not. What Kelly is talking about is called a hobby. Being LGBTQ is not.

The Newsmax host who, coincidentally is a former Fox News correspondent and host, and the son of former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, then played what appeared to be an internal Walt Disney Company video of an employee talking about including LGBTQ characters in her work.

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The segment included her stating: “Like I was just wherever I could just basically adding queerness to like, if you see anything queer in the show [undiscernable] no one would stop me and no one was trying to stop me.”

Kelly, who, according to Vanity Fair, has a history of “very racist-seeming tweets,” jumped on that immediately.

“Just have fun with your not-so-secret gay agenda,” he said. “And queerness and putting it in movies and cartoons and where is it been so far? I watch this stuff from time to time. I guess over the years. These are movies you’ve heard of I’ve heard of is this what they’ve been up to all along?” he asked, as the camera pans over classic Disney works like “Mary Poppins.”

(LGBTQ people have been creating Disney classics for decades, or longer. )

“Is this what they will be up to from now on? I don’t think it’s going to help the plotline. You know, movies are about people. Uh, why do they have to be about LGBTQ people or anything like, is the orientation really all that?”

(Full anti-LGBTQ segment on YouTube.)

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Watch: DeSantis Discusses and Signs ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill While Surrounded by Young Children

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Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis violated the spirit of the “Don’t Say Gay” legislation he signed into law Monday afternoon by discussing it in detail while surrounded by young children – a discussion that could lead to a school being sued for thousands of dollars had it happened in a public school classroom.

DeSantis waited until about 45 minutes before press call time to inform reporters that he was signing the bill, where, and when. One publisher surmised he did so to avoid giving opponents the opportunity to protest, while the head of Equality Florida noted he did so at a charter school that is exempt from the bill.

The bill signing and detailed discussion was carried live by CBS News affiliates WPEC and WESH. NCRM has blurred the children’s faces in photos for their protection.

Here’s DeSantis holding up a copy of a book that the law will now restrict or ban from schools.

After discussing the bill then signing it into law he took a few questions from reporters while standing behind a podium with a sign that reads “Protect Children Support Parents.”

 

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