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In the category of: Hypocrisy
Following President Trump’s North Korea meeting with Kim Jong Un, Fox News hosts and commentators have changed their tune from when Obama had suggested being open to such a meeting.
In the category of: The old playbook
The president’s son retweeted an alt-right personality who claimed Harris is not authentically African American.
Trump retweeted a member of the alt-right who claimed that because Harris’s parents are Jamaican and Indian, her experience does not represent the authentic African American experience. “Kamala Harris is implying she is descended from American Black Slaves,” the tweet read. “She’s not. She comes from Jamaican Slave Owners. That’s fine. She’s not an American Black. Period.”
“Is this true? Wow.” Trump wrote. He later deleted the tweet; his spokesperson, Andy Surabian, said he did so because his followers were “misconstruing” his message.
“Don’s tweet was simply him asking if it was true that Kamala Harris was half Indian because it’s not something he had ever heard before,” Surabian told the New York Times. He added Trump did not mean to suggest Harris is not black or that she is somehow not black enough.
In the category of: Not so peaceful protest
Protesters smashed glass windows amid widespread anger over planned laws that would allow extraditions to China.
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas to try to disperse hundreds of protesters, some of whom stormed the legislature, destroyed pictures and daubed walls with graffiti, on the anniversary of the city’s 1997 return to Chinese rule on Monday.
Police arrived by bus and ran into position as about a thousand protesters gathered around the Legislative Council building in the heart of the former British colony’s financial district.
Police fired several rounds of tear gas as protesters held up umbrellas to protect themselves or fled. Plumes of smoke billowed across major thoroughfares and in between some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers.
Protesters had carried road signs, others corrugated iron sheets and pieces of scaffolding, as they barged into the council building. Some sat at legislators’ desks, checking their phones, while others scrawled “anti-extradition” on chamber walls.
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