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EXCLUSIVE! Here’s What Didn’t Make It Into Donald Trump’s Convention Speech

Donald Trump says a lot of things, but its the things he doesn’t say that scare us the most. Trump’s acceptance speech for presidential nominee leaked hours before he took the stage, but thanks to a reliable source at Mitú, we actually saw an earlier draft Trump planned to give.* The manifesto, which was scribbled in Trump’s favorite crayon shade, features a lot of points that were cut from his final performance. Here are a few examples of the edit:

Trump said this: “Homicides last year increased by 17 percent in America’s 50 largest cities. That’s the largest increase in 25 years.”

But he originally wrote this: Don’t feed Latinos after midnight, or they’ll turn into rapists and criminals!

Credit:  Donald Trump Speeches & Rallies Live 2016 / YouTube

I don’t know what’s more offensive: the ignorance or that he outright aped a plot point from “Gremlins.”

Trump said this: “Nearly 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records, ordered deported from our country, are tonight roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens.”

Credit: Donald Trump Speeches & Rallies Live 2016 / YouTube / Giphy

But he originally wrote this: First thing you wanna know about hippogriffs Latinos, is that they’re very proud creatures, very easily offended.

Credit: Donald Trump Speeches & Rallies Live 2016 / YouTube

In a week where plagiarism claims plagued the RNC, it’s probably better that Trump’s team pulled Hagrid’s words from his final speech.

Trump said this: I’m with you!

But he originally wrote this: I’m with you, unless you’re brown!

Credit: Donald Trump Speeches & Rallies Live 2016 / YouTube

I can’t even.

Trump said this: We are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration!

Credit: Donald Trump Speeches & Rallies Live 2016 / YouTube

But he originally wrote this: I put up a wall around my emotions, and look how rational and sane I turned out!

Credit: Donald Trump Speeches & Rallies Live 2016 / YouTube

This sad piece of therapy reveals why Trump thinks walls are a good thing. I wonder why they made him take it out?

Trump said this: By ending catch-and-release on the border, we will stop the cycle of human smuggling and violence. Illegal border crossings will go down.

But he originally wrote this: Tacos are a false flag to distract you from their Reconquista!!!!! And then he drew this:

BLAR! #CrayonCramp #Art #Artwork #Drawing #Crayons #CrayonArt

A photo posted by Crayon Cramp (@crayoncramp) on

Credit: CrayonCamp / Instagram

We believe this is a picture of his running mate Mike Pence.

*This was a joke. Please don’t sue us, Donald Trump.

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Twitter Has Busted a Ring of Fake Accounts That Posed As Black Trump Supporters

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Twitter Has Busted a Ring of Fake Accounts That Posed As Black Trump Supporters

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On Monday, Twitter announced that it has suspended 15 Twitter accounts of “Black Trump supporters” that they discovered were fake. The accounts were similar in nature, tweeting out nearly identical messages, like “YES IM BLACK AND IM VOTING FOR TRUMP!!!” and “VOTE REPUBLICAN”. The accounts quickly amassed thousands of followers and retweets.

The fake “Black Trump Supporter” accounts were discovered by social media disinformation researcher Darren Linvill, who flagged the accounts and reported them to Twitter.

The accounts violate Twitter’s rule barring users from using the platform “in a manner intended to artificially amplify or suppress information or engage in behavior that manipulates or disrupts people’s experience.”

The Twitter accounts sourced their profile photos through internet image searches. One profile photo even included the search term “black man photo” at the top of the profile photo–proving that someone stole the photo from the internet and (sloppily) cropped it. Others were revealed, via reverse-image searching, to be generic stock photos of Black people.

The accounts seemed to follow a pattern: the Black Trump supporters were devout Christians, veterans, blue-collar workers, police officers…you get the picture. 

“They are impersonating Black Trump supporters, Black authoritative figures such as veterans and police officers, and various prominent individuals in order to gain rapid traction and virality,” said cybersecurity manager Lee Foster to The Washington Post.

Linvill says that the accounts don’t necessarily appear to be a coordinated campaign, although he did find traces of the Russian alphabet  in the accounts’ online records. Linvill hypothesizes that the accounts might have had monetary motives–they often tweeted out links to buy Trump merchandise. 

Another theory is that, based on the timing, whoever created the fake accounts is trying to change what appears to be the persistent narrative that President Trump is racist. The accounts became much more active in recent months, around the time when Trump refused to condemn white supremacist groups on national TV. These “Black Trump supporters” make it seem like he actually has the support of Black Americans. 

But polls and surveys prove that Trump is highly unpopular among Black Americans. The Pew Research Center shows that 81% of Black voters support Biden in the upcoming election. 

These most recent fake Twitter accounts are one of the many ways that the Republican Party has been attempting to manipulate voters this election cycle. Along with spreading disinformation, the party has set up unsanctioned ballot drop-off boxes across California. The Governor of Texas, Rick Abbott (R) also made headlines recently for restricting the amount of official ballot boxes in Texas to only one per county–a move that critics slammed as a transparent attempt to suppress the Latino vote.

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The ‘How It Started’ Memes Are Filled With The Funny And Wholesome Content We All Need In 2020

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The ‘How It Started’ Memes Are Filled With The Funny And Wholesome Content We All Need In 2020

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It is not a lie to say that 2020 has been a year of disappointment and high-stress scenarios. We’ve had to quarantine from a virus, wildfires are destroying a lot of land, and well, everything else going on has just made things worse. Fortunately, on Twitter trend is giving everyone a chance to see that things can get better.

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a tough year for everyone but one Twitter trend is making life a little better.

We’ve all seen the “How It Started” memes taking over social media in recent weeks. The memes are both funny and inspirational with some showing some amazing glow ups and others showing the crushing reality of everyday life. We have all felt like the man crying over 2020 at some point over the last 7 months. It’s like this year just doesn’t stop.

Relationships are a big part of this meme trend.

Oof. This is painful and so many of us know this to be true. 😭 Sure, we can all blame our relationship woes on the current state of the world. However, that would just be doing a disservice to ourselves and our love lives. Most of us who are single now have been single for a very long time pre-Covid. But, hey, no one knows that you’re lying if you blame Covid.

A few wonderful people highlighted their transition into their true selves.

Stunning. Show-stopping. Magnificent. We love to see it. There is nothing better to see in this world than someone living their authentic truth. Like, go and do your thing. Slay all of the hearts you see, honey, and take no prisoners. We are all better in their world to be surrounded by people living in complete honesty.

The Lil Nas X joined in on the fun and highlighted his own meteoric rise to fame.

The “Old Town Road” singer really did make a big name for himself. Not only did his song get made into a duet and remix with every artist imaginable, he beat Mariah Carey’s record. Lil Nas X went from someone that no one knew to unseating Mariah Carey for longest time spent at No. 1 on the Billboard Charts.

There are some very clever takes on this meme.

So, like, who else feels like they are being personally attacked by this meme? College might have been years ago but these memories linger. Tequila is just one of those things that so many of use have to learn the hard way and those lessons stick with you.

Simone Biles gave us one of the most memorable glow ups of the meme challenge.

Simone Biles is one of the most legendary women to ever walk this planet. The way she was able to make herself known around the world as the best gymnast is no short feat. She is and will always be one of the best women to represent the U.S. in the Olympics.

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