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Introducing Donald Trump’s Anti-Latino, Racist #Squad

If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’d know that Donald Trump is racking up political endorsements left and right. But who exactly is throwing their support behind the GOP frontrunner? Some of the most racist and xenophobic figures in the public eye. Not joking. This is the anti #SquadGoals.

American National Super PAC, A White Supremacist Super PAC.

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The American National Super PAC was founded by William Daniel Johnson (dude pictured above) and they have thrown their unofficial weight behind the Trump. They even paid for these robocalls begin people to not vote for a Cuban:

Chris Christie, New Jersey Governor & Former Presidential Candidate

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Credit: Chris Christie / Facebook

Chris Christie very openly attacked Donald Drumpf on the campaign trail. As soon as it was clear to him that he had no chance of winning, he dropped out and endorsed Mr. Spray Tan.  And why is he racist? Here’s a choice quote he gave to CNN:

“I’m going to have Fred Smith, the founder of FedEx, come work for the government for three months. Just come for three months to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and show these people. … We need to have a system that tracks you from the moment you come in and then when your time is up. However long your visa is, then we go get you and tap you on the shoulder and say, ‘Excuse me, it’s time to go.'”

Paul LePage, Maine Governor

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Credit: Renee Trust Photos / Paul LePage, Maine’s Governor / Facebook

The Governor of the whitest state in America (this is actually true, look it up) has had one gaffe after another since taking office in 2011. But none has been as epic or noteworthy as the time he was racist while talking about his state’s heroin problem. (Fun fact: a lot of white families are calling for softer drug laws because their kids are now junkies):

“These are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty – these types of guys. They come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, they go back home. Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young white girl before they leave, which is a real sad thing because then we have another issue we have to deal with down the road.” 

Ann Coulter, Author and Conservative Political Commentator

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Does this woman really need an introduction? Let’s just remind people of the time she told Jorge Ramos that Mexicans being more dangerous than ISIS:

“If you don’t want to be killed by ISIS, don’t go to Syria. If you don’t want to be killed by a Mexican, there’s nothing I can tell you.”

David Duke, Former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan

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Credit: Dr. David Duke / Facebook

Duke is known for his pro-white rhetoric. He was, after all, the top ranking member of the Ku Klux Klan. Since the ’90s, Duke has publicly acknowledged that he is a “real racist” and is working towards the betterment of the white race, because white people just can’t win anymore. Amiright? Here’s what he told Politico:

“He’s [Donald Trump] made it OK to talk about these incredible concerns of European Americans today, because I think European Americans know they are the only group that can’t defend their own essential interests and their point of view. He’s meant a lot for the human rights of European Americans.”

Joe Arpaio, Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona

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Credit: Joe Arpiao / Facebook

Arpaio isn’t much of a talker, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t set out to make the lives of Latinos who dare to step inside the unfriendly confines of Maricopa county a living hell. He dislikes Latinos so much, that the federal government opened an investigation because he “[usurped] federal authority” by performing sweeping and unnecessary raids of undocumented immigrants.

Jeff Sessions, U.S. Senator from Alabama

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Credit: Jeff Sessions / Facebook

Jeff Sessions’s favorite term for undocumented immigrants and/or Central American refugees is “deportables.” Seriously. You cannot make this shit up. Sessions has also worked tirelessly to block all immigration reform in the Senate and has introduced multiple bills to toughen immigration policy and expedite the deportation of people.

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Mexico’s AMLO Wants To Launch New Social Media Network For Mexicans After Twitter Banned Trump

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Mexico’s AMLO Wants To Launch New Social Media Network For Mexicans After Twitter Banned Trump

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Love him or hate him, Mexico’s President Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has long called himself the voice of the people – and many Mexicans agree with him. That’s why his latest announcement against social media companies has many so worried.

In the wake of Twitter and Facebook’s (along with many other social media platforms) announcement that they would be restricting or banning Donald Trump from their platforms, the Mexican president expressed his contempt for the decisions. And his intention to create a Mexican social network that won’t be held to the standards from Silicon Valley.

Mexico’s AMLO moves to create a social media network for Mexicans outside of Silicon Valley’s control.

A week after his United States counterpart was kicked off Facebook and Twitter, President López Obrador floated the idea of creating a national social media network to avoid the possibility of Mexicans being censored.

Speaking at his daily news conference, AMLO instructed the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt) and other government departments to look at the possibility of creating a state-owned social media site that would guarantee freedom of speech in Mexico.

“We care about freedom a lot, it’s an issue that’s going to be addressed by us,” he told reporters. He also added that Facebook and Twitter have become “global institutions of censorship,” sounding a lot like the alt-right terrorists that stormed the U.S. Capitol.

“To guarantee freedom, for freedom, so there’s no censorship in Mexico. We want a country without censorship. Mexico must be a country of freedom. This is a commitment we have,” he told reporters.

AMLO deeply criticized the moves by Twitter and Facebook to ban Trump from their platforms.

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AMLO – like Trump – is an avid user of social media to connect with his constituents. He’s also been known to spread falsehoods and boast about his achievements on the platforms – sound familiar?

So, it came as little surprise when he tore into social media companies for ‘censoring’ Donald Trump, saying that they have turned into “global institutions of censorship” and are carrying out a “holy inquisition.”

Nobody has the right to silence citizens even if their views are unpopular, López Obrador said. Even if the words used by Trump provoked a violent attack against his own government.

“Since they took these decisions [to suspend Trump], the Statue of Liberty has been turning green with anger because it doesn’t want to become an empty symbol,” he quipped.

So what could a Mexican social media network be called?

The president’s proposal to create a national social media network triggered chatter about what such a site would or should be called. One Twitter user suggested Facemex or Twitmex, apparently taking his inspiration from the state oil company Pemex.

The newspaper Milenio came up with three alternative names and logos for uniquely Mexican sites, suggesting that a Mexican version of Facebook could be called Facebookóatl (inspired by the Aztec feathered-serpent god Quetzalcóatl), Twitter could become Twitterlopochtli (a riff on the name of Aztec war, sun and human deity Huitzilopochtli) and Instagram could become Instagratlán (tlán, which in the Náhuatl language means place near an abundance of something – deer, for example, in the case of Mazatlán – is a common suffix in Mexican place names.)

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What Is the 25th Amendment and What Does it Do?: A Primer

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What Is the 25th Amendment and What Does it Do?: A Primer

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So in case you missed it, some crazy stuff went down at the Capitol yesterday. A mob of far-right Trump supporters broke into the Capitol building in “protest” of Congress ratifying President Elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College votes.

The heinous episode shocked and rattled many Americans. After months of inflammatory rhetoric, President Trump effectively activated his base into violent and treasonous actions. And people are upset. 

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have since called for Trump’s resignation. But knowing President Trump, it isn’t likely that he’s going to do that.

Because of that, lawmakers have reportedly been having talks to discuss invoking the 25th Amendment.

The 25th Amendment has four sections that dictate what will happen in the event of an acting president being unable to carry out the duties of office. These events have usually amounted to…colonoscopies (no, really). But this time around, lawmakers are looking to the fourth section of the amendment to remove Trump from office. And this is where the wording gets super lawyer-y.

Section Four the 25th Amendment states:

“Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.”

Translation: The Vice President, Trump’s cabinet, the Senate leader, and the Speaker of the House would all have to agree to ousting Trump.

It’s a little complicated, so let’s break it down. Vice President Pence and the majority (11 out of 23) of Trump’s cabinet would have to agree that he is unfit for office. Then, they must submit a written request to the “President pro Tempore” of the Senate (who is Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley) as well as the Speaker of the House (California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi).

But wait, that’s not all. As soon as this motion is enacted, President Trump would be able to contest that decision (which he most definitely would). In that case, VP Mike Pence, Senator Grassley, and Congresswoman Pelosi would have to re-draft another statement insisting that he is, indeed, unfit for office.

Then, two-thirds of both the Senate and the House of Representatives would have to agree with their decision.

Only then would Trump be permanently removed from the presidency.

So, yeah…a lot of steps. But there’s a good reason for that. If removing a president from office were easy, it would be done a lot more often and our democracy would be a lot shakier.

Remember relentlessly hearing about the “checks and balances” of our government in elementary school? This is what our teachers were talking about. A lot of different people in different parts of the government have to sign-off on hard decisions so we can all make sure every action is justified and reasonable.

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