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7 Gift Ideas For The Latino Trump Supporter In Your Life

There’s no denying that Donald Trump has Latino supporters  — about 18% of us voted for him. If you have conservative family members or friends, what in God’s name are you going to give them for Christmas? You certainly can’t be a Scrooge and not gift them anything. Here are a few gift suggestions for that Trump supporter in your life.

1. A Book On Latino-American History

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The weird thing about being Latino and a Trump supporter is that hearing him saying “Mexicans are criminals and rapists” has zero effect on you. You also think that a racist comment like that has nothing to do with you. But Trump is lumping YOU and your family into that group. The thing is, being against immigrants – whichever way they enter the United States, or whichever country they come from – means you’re against your own history. Perhaps it’s time for a lesson.

2. A Donald Trump Coloring Book

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We know coloring books are a helpful form of therapy and relaxation. So combine that love for Trump with a need for meditation with a very cool Trump coloring book.

3. “The Life of Pablo”

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Conservatives aren’t keen on hip hop or rap. However, Kanye West’s meeting with Donald Trump changes everything. Get your favorite Trump supporter a taste of what life in the White House might sound like post-inauguration.

4. A Subscription To The New York Times

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Despite the fact that The New York Times has been around for 165 years, and that subscriptions have increased after Trump won, our president-elect still says the paper’s failing… but held a press conference with them anyway. So let’s give The Gray Lady a pat on the back for staying strong during these turbulent times. Trump obviously reads the paper, so you should too.

5.  A Copy Of The Constitution

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Remember when Khizr and Ghazala Khan appeared at the Democratic National Convention this summer? It was such an incredible moment to hear the father of a fallen soldier tell Trump that he should not only read the constitution, but that he could borrow his copy! Does your Trump lover understand civil rights? This handy copy of the American constitution is a must-have for 2017.

6. Trump’s Tweets On A Mug

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A true Trump supporter obviously follows him on Twitter, so pick any tweet that they have faved and put it on a mug. I know you have a lot of tweets to choose from, but whether he’s insulting Megyn Kelly or praising Russia, each tweet is like a little piece of magic.

 7. A Trip To Russia

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Speaking of Russia, Trump’s success in this campaign couldn’t have happened without the help of Vladimir Putin and Russian hackers, so why not pay it forward? Give your Trump supporter a trip to Russia so they can not only thank the Russian people, but also contribute to their tourism economy. It’s a win-win!

And don’t forget to deliver these gifts with a smile.

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READ: Each Of Your Family Members Has A Different Way Of Wrapping Gifts And Here’s What It Looks Like

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Thousands of Trump Supporters Are Left Stranded For Hours In the Freezing Cold After His Omaha Rally

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Thousands of Trump Supporters Are Left Stranded For Hours In the Freezing Cold After His Omaha Rally

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Thousands of Trump supporters were left stranded on an airway in the freezing cold in Omaha, Nebraska after the Trump campaign failed to organize adequate transportation for them after a rally. The MAGA supporters (many of whom were older) stood for hours in 31-degree temperatures, miles away from their cars.

According to reports on the ground, the rally attendees were waiting for buses hours after Trump already took leave on Air Force One. After waiting in confusion and uncertainty, some of the attendees decided to make the cold trek back to their cars. But others didn’t have that luxury.

According to the Omaha Police Department, seven people were transported to the hospital after the event, while thirty others were contacted by the police department for “medical reasons”. Police scanners report that some attendees were suffering from confusion and fatigue–a sign of hypothermia. Police officers who didn’t have an assignment were dispatched to the airfield to “pick up stranded people” who were “wandering in the cold.”

The rally took place at the Eppley Airfield and supporters were apparently initially brought in through the help of the Trump campaign. According to a Fox News reporter, many Trump supporters had arrived hours ahead of time for security reasons. But when it came time to get the attendees back to their cars (which were 3 miles away) the safety of their supporters became less of a priority.

The Trump campaign alleged that a traffic jam prevented buses for transporting attendees back to their cars, but that report is refuted by a local police officer who told a CNN reporter, that they “need at least 30 more buses” in order to smoothly get attendees back to their cars. It seems that lack of organization and foresight on the Trump campaign’s part is what kept his supporters from getting home safely.

It’s worth noting that this is not the first time that the Trump campaign has put the health and safety of their supporters at risk in the name of optics. The Trump campaign notoriously held an indoor rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma back in June that was attended by thousands of people. Masks were not a required, and neither was social distancing. It was at this rally that staunch Trump supporter Hermain Cain contracted COVID-19. He later passed away from complications related to the virus. It is unknown how many others were exposed to the virus at that event.

For some, the recent Omaha rally incident serves as a metaphor for how the Trump Administration treats millions of Americans who blindly support him while he fails to deliver on his false promises. Indeed, Trump has left his supporters “out in the cold” in other ways, like how he recently shelved the stimulus relief bill that would have helped millions of Americans who are on the brink of financial ruin due to COVID-19.

As Nebraska Democratic state senator Megan Hunt tweeted about the incident: “What people will do for this con man, what people have sacrificed, is so sad to me. He truly does not care about you.”

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Ice Cube Catches Massive Blowback For Teaming Up With the Trump Campaign; Denies He’s Endorsing Him

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Ice Cube Catches Massive Blowback For Teaming Up With the Trump Campaign; Denies He’s Endorsing Him

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Ice Cube is catching lots of heat for meeting with the Trump campaign to collaborate on policy. According to Ice Cube, he met with the Trump campaign to discuss what he calls a “Contract with Black America“. His 13-point plan proposes a robust overhaul of everything from the banking industry to prison reform.

After meeting with Ice Cube, the Trump campaign adapted the Contract with Black America into what Trump has called his “Platinum Plan”. Trump’s Platinum Plan outlined vague promises of continuing “to seek immediate and generational advancement for Black Americans”. The Platinum Plan proposal also claimed Trump “works every day to advance a fair and just America for the Black Community.”

Ice Cube, for his part, has refuted reports that he approached the Trump campaign specifically. “I didn’t ‘run’ to go work with any campaign. Both campaigns contacted me. Both campaigns wanted to talk to me about the Contract with Black America,” Ice Cube said in an interview with CNN addressing the controversy.

He continued: “[The Biden] campaign said, ‘We love what you have, but let’s really dig into after the election.’ And [the Trump] campaign said ‘We love what you have, do you mind talking to us about it?’ And that’s what I did, so I didn’t ‘run’ to nobody.”

Although Ice Cube says that he would have met with any political party regardless of affiliation in order to get his plan off the ground, critics are still annoyed that he decided to team up with a man who has such a dismal track record with Black Americans.

President Donald Trump has been plagued by accusations of racism throughout his tenure as president as well as before. Not only did he hold a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma (the historical location of a racial massacre) on Juneteenth, but he recently canceled racial sensitivity training, claiming it was “racist”. More recently, Trump has refused to condemn white supremacist organizations like the Proud Boys.

Critics are also expressing concern that the Trump campaign is using Ice Cube as a ploy to entice more Black Americans into voting Republican. These concerns were made more apparent when the President’s son, Eric Trump, tweeted out a photoshopped picture of Ice Cube and 50 Cent sitting side-by-side, both wearing MAGA hats. To his credit, Ice Cube quickly condemned him.

But Ice Cube insists he isn’t endorsing Donald Trump, per se–he’s simply teaming up with whatever political party is more willing to collaborate with him.

“I’m not playing no more of these political games, we’re not part of a team…so I’m going to whoever’s in power and I’m going to speak to them about our problems, specifically,” Ice Cube said in an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo.

It should be worth noting that Ice Cube recently took to his Instagram page to encourage his followers not to vote “unless you get something out of it”.

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