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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says the Solution to Mass Shootings Is to Stop Kicking Her Out of Restaurants



Former Donald Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders wants the conversation about the epidemic of mass shootings in America to be “less about guns” — and more about how people should not protest her for lying to the American people from the White House podium.

Sanders, who is considering running for Governor of Arkansas — a position her father once held — was interviewed Saturday by Jeanine Pirro on Fox News.

“You know, when Congress comes back, there’s going to be a lot of discussion about guns,” Pirro noted.

“I think the big part of the problem that we’re missing and one of the things we’re not doing, is this is not as much a gun issue as it is a moral issue,” Sanders claimed.

“We have to look for ways to bring this country together,” said the former spokesperson for Trump.

“We have to look for ways that we can have discussions and disagree with people without being kicked out of restaurants, without fear of losing our job,” she continued.

In 2018, Sanders was kicked out of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia after the employees of the establishment voted not to serve someone working for an administration separating children from their parents and locking the kids in cages.

“It all goes back to having respect for each other and I think we need to have a step back open not make this a gun issue, but this heart issue,” Sanders urged.

“We’re a culture that no longer values life. You look at some of the things that are happening right now and how some of the Democrats, the comments they’ve made about the pro-life community, we are not valuing life. And when we do that, we put, I think, everybody in jeopardy,” Sanders warned.

“I think we really have to take a look at how we have this conversation. Make it less about guns, more about respect and treating each other the way we would want to be treated,” Sanders suggested.



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Trump to Use El Paso and Dayton Massacres, Pairing Them With Tease of Gun Reform to Advance His Anti-Immigrant Policies



President Donald Trump was largely absent from public view during a weekend that saw nearly 30 people shot to death in two horrific gun massacres fueled at least in part by his own white supremacist and anti-immigrant views.

On Sunday he briefly spoke to reporters and promise he would speak to the American public Monday morning at 10 AM.

In what appears to be a preview of those upcoming remarks the President posted two early dawn tweets.

The missives suggest he will use the two Massacres, in El Paso and Dayton, to propose already tremendously popular gun control reforms — but tie them his anti-immigrant white nationalist beliefs and policies.

Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks, perhaps marrying this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform,” Trump tweeted.

His tweets were met with scorn and outrage.

Opinion journalist Dean Obeidallah summed up what some are saying:

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Jim Comey’s April Fool’s Joke Really Just Pissed a Lot of People Off: ‘Worst. April. Fool’s. Day. Prank. Ever.’



Former FBI Director, former Republican, and current Donald Trump critic Jim Comey Monday afternoon took to Twitter to post an April Fool’s Day joke, and it did not go over well. In fact, it really pissed a lot of people off.

“I’m in,” Comey tweeted, posting a photo of him standing in the middle of a road, seeming to announce a presidential run. “We need someone in the middle.”

He added the hashtag “#2020.”

Comey then clarified: “Happy .

Clearly his April Fool’s joke landed like a lead balloon, with some remembering how he changed the course of the 2016 election with his October 28 announcement he was re-opening the Clinton email investigation – days before voters went to the polls.


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‘Why Upstage Stacey Abrams?’: Internet Explodes in Anger as Bernie Sanders Says He’ll Deliver a SOTU Response



U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont, announced Monday evening he will be delivering his own response to President Donald Trump‘s State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Democrat Stacey Abrams, the former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives and the first Black woman major-party gubernatorial nominee in U.S. history will be delivering the official Democratic response. Abrams will also make history as the first Black woman to do so.

Many on social media expressed anger and outrage when Sen. Sanders made his announcement, which he did by retweeting news of Abrams’ SOTU response.

Veteran journalist and CNN political analyst Joan Walsh, who is the author of the book, “What’s the Matter with White People?” blasted Sanders for “upstaging” Abrams:

Political analyst and activist Leah McElrath:

HRC’s Charlotte Clymer:

Esquire political opinion writer:


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