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Donald Trump Cancels Interview With A Reporter Because He Answered His Phone In Spanish

Donald Trump continues his efforts to alienate Latino voters. This time, the presumptive Republican nominee allegedly cancelled an interview with a reporter after finding out he spoke Spanish. But was that the real reason for the cancellation, or was there something else?

On Monday, Donald Trump allegedly pulled out of an interview with this reporter after someone heard him speak Spanish.

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Marcos Stupenengo, an Argentine reporter working for Mexico’s TV Azteca, had secured an interview with Donald Trump. While Stupenengo waited in the lobby of Trump Tower for his interview with the GOP frontrunner, he received a phone call, which he answered in Spanish. And that’s all it took for the Trump camp to call the interview off, according to Buzzfeed.

Fighting with Spanish-speaking journalists is nothing new to Donald Trump.

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Back in August, Donald Trump ejected Univision’s Jorge Ramos out of a press event in Dubuque, Iowa. “Go back to Univision,” Trump contemptuously told Ramos. Many in the Latino community interpreted that as the candidate telling the Mexican-born anchor to go back to Mexico.

Before that, he even feuded with Jose Diaz-Balart.

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Even before he was beefing with Ramos, Trump had already stirred up sh*t with Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart. In July 2015, Trump visited the Mexico/U.S. border in Laredo, Texas. During a Q&A, Diaz-Balart asked Trump whether he thought his own comments about Mexican immigrants being rapists offended the Latino community. Instead of answering, Trump decided to lose it.

So did he really cancel his interview with Marcos Stupenengo because he spoke Spanish?

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It’s possible. The Trump campaign has yet to comment on the story, but his previous interactions with reporters with Spanish last names seems to suggest that he doesn’t want to talk to any Spanish-speaking media.

Really tho? This guy?

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Like, look at this guy. How unpleasant could this interview have been?

But wait! Maybe it’s all a catspiracy.

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Hear us out! We have our own theory. Maybe Trump didn’t cancel his interview with Stupenengo because the reporter spoke Spanish. Need proof? During our investigation (or, you know, while creeping on that dude’s Twitter timeline) we found this tweet where Stupenengo clearly makes fun of Donald Trump’s toupee hair. The Donald has a reputation for having thin skin. What if this whole thing is over that tweet?

Yes, our theory sounds stupid AF, but then again, it’s no worse than pretending to be your publicist to brag about yourself, right?

WATCH: Seth Meyers Rips Donald Trump A New One For His Ties To White Supremacists

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Response To GOP House Candidate’s ‘Dumb Blonde’ Joke Will Leave You Breathless

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Response To GOP House Candidate’s ‘Dumb Blonde’ Joke Will Leave You Breathless

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Dumb blonde jokes. They’re overwrought, trite, and pretty outdated. So it’s no surprise that one that came straight from the mouth of a GOP House candidate and directed at Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t go over so well.

GOP House candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene attempted a joke at Ocasio-Cortez’s expense on Twitter Monday and it failed miserably.

Greene, whose Georgia campaign is being supported by Donald Trump, attempted to hit at AOC’s intelligence on Monday in a tweet.

“As a blonde woman, I would like to take a moment to thank Congresswoman @AOC. She has single handily [sic] put an end to all ‘dumb blonde’ jokes. Blondes everywhere appreciate your service and your sacrifice!” Greene tweeted.

In response, Ocasio-Cortez retweeted Greene, writing, “Don’t worry Mrs. Greene, I completely understand why you need to swing + miss at my intellect to make yourself feel better. You seem to have some trouble spelling your own insults correctly. Next time try ‘single-handedly,’ it’ll work better.”

She signed off her tweet writing “Good luck writing legislation!”

It’s not the first time Greene has come for AOC and failed.

Greene attempted and failed to get under AOC’s skin earlier this month.

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In September, the candidate shared a photo of herself holding a rifle next to images of AOC and other Democratic lawmakers Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to her Facebook page.

She captioned the post “Squad’s worst nightmare.” It was soon removed by Facebook who cited violations of its policies.

It didn’t take long for AOC’s supporters to strike back at Green to defend the congresswoman.

“Those who are jealous and envious of others typical attack those whom they envy because they need to feel important and try to gain some attention for themselves,” one user commented in the thread. “You are where you are @AOC because of your work and dedication. Mrs Greene knows she can’t compete so she attacks.”

According to People, “Greene has a track record of embracing false stories publicized by QAnon, a conspiracy theory-fueled group which alleges there’s a group of Democratic pedophiles operating around the country.”

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Users On Reddit Are Sharing Why They Didn’t Vote In 2016 And The Answers Will Make Your Stomach Turn

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Users On Reddit Are Sharing Why They Didn’t Vote In 2016 And The Answers Will Make Your Stomach Turn

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In 2016, estimates from the U.S. Elections Project showed that nearly 43 percent of eligible voters failed to fill out a ballot for the presidential election. According to Pew Research, tens of millions of registered voters did so because of a “dislike of the candidates or campaign issues.” Shockingly, this means that in 2016, the number of people who were eligible to vote and chose not to greatly outnumbered who voted for Clinton, Trump, or a third-party candidate.

Curious about this, we turned to Reddit to find out WHY people were so quick to willfully toss out their voting power.

Check out the answers we found below.

“I wasn’t scared my brown or LBGTQ country folk would actually be fucked over. I assumed it was all his [Trump’s] ploy to get the people who voted Bush and Reagan in, to vote him in… Make the white people scared and make sure they don’t trust the Dems. or people of colour or alternative life choice. I’m from L.A.; we grow up mixed and if your a decent human you respect everyone or move back to whatever hate hole you come from.” – Sgrociopath

“I moved from a strong blue state to a strong blue state on November 7, 2016, which was too late to register to vote in this year’s election(and I re-checked multiple times to make sure that was the case).” –lovethenewname

“Didn’t pay enough attention when they first started running and by the time I was looking, everyon was so polarized biased I didn’t wanna dig through the bullshit to make an educated opinion.” –AndeeRin1031

“Didn’t find a candidate I could support. The only good thing anyone else had going for them was “eh at least it’s not Hillary” and when that’s your only good trait you’re not worth my support.” – egnards

“Because I didn’t want to pledge my allegiance to a candidate and then have to defend them for their choices. I want to complain about the president because a group of yes men ultimately get you sent to a psych ward.” –buk_ow_ski

“I didn’t have a permanent address and wasn’t sure how to even anything.” –weinerpug

“I live in a completely red state and didn’t give myself enough time. I left an hour and a half early for work, sat in line for 45 minutes, realized I wasn’t going to make it and said “fuck it” and left.” –Eensquatch

“I refused to vote (my first election that I did not) simply because both candidates were disgusting and there was simply no choice I could make.”-ultimatemayerfan

“I didn’t vote despite voting in the primaries. The reason why was aside from the fake propaganda essentially the democratic party really did know who they wanted and had enacted things to make primarying difficult in order to support Clinton. Dropping people from registries, cutting down primary locations, making it so you had to be registered so many months in advance Clinton was the only option. If your party deliberately makes it hard to vote you can’t turn around a few months later and tell everyone “Okay now get out and vote!”

Also the narrative against Sanders had been “1 man can’t change things that much”. But then when it was Clinton against Trump the narrative was “1 man will ruin everything”. You don’t get to have it both ways.

I was going to be a first-time voter but then I was basically told “we don’t want you to vote unless it’s who we tell you”

I don’t regret it. Especially since my state is so red (Utah) even had I voted for Clinton I would have just been another vote that didn’t win her the election.” –collin3000

“My ballot didn’t come in the mail.” –NutellaGood

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