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Joe Biden Wasn't The Biggest Fan Of Hillary Clinton As A Potential President

Apparently, Hillary Clinton wasn't Joe Biden's first pick for the United States presidency.

During 2016's tumultuous election season, the assumption was that everyone in former President Barack Obama's administration was #TeamHillary, but this wasn't exactly the case for former Vice President Joe Biden.

He let down scores of Democrats when he refused to run for the presidency this past election, but alludes to the idea that a 2020 run for the presidency is on the table since the party took such a blow last November. As he sat out that race, Hillary Clinton charged ahead as the Democrat front runner, something Biden has voiced his discontent with. "I never thought she was a great candidate," he told a crowd at a hedge fund conference in Las Vegas on Thursday (May 18). "I thought I was a great candidate."

According to CNN, this isn't the first time Biden has shared these thoughts. He's hinted some of her shortcomings on the campaign trail, like not focusing attention on building the middle class, and showed some skepticism towards her reasoning for running in the first place.

"I don't think she ever really figured it out," he had told the Los Angeles Times last year. "She thought she had no choice but to run. That, as the first woman who had an opportunity to win the presidency, I think it was a real burden on her."

Watch the video of Biden's speech at the hedge fund conference here.

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Donald Trump's Retweet Fuels Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracy Theories

With one retweet, Donald Trump helped to fuel conspiracy theories surrounding the death of wealthy financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

Over the weekend, the 66-year-old was found inside his jail cell of an apparent suicide, officials reported. However, Trump's retweet of conservative comedian Terrence K. Williams placed the spotlight on Bill and Hilary Clinton and not so subtly accused them of being involved in Epstein's death without any evidence supporting the claim.

Due to Trump's retweet, Williams' video received more than three million views on YouTube. Prior to Epstein's arrest and shocking death, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and Prince Andrew were friendly with the financier.

In 2002, Trump described Epstein as "a terrific guy,” and was quoted in New York Magazine stating: “It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”

Died of SUICIDE on 24/7 SUICIDE WATCH ? Yeah right! How does that happen#JefferyEpstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead

I see #TrumpBodyCount trending but we know who did this!

RT if you’re not Surprised#EpsteinSuicide #ClintonBodyCount #ClintonCrimeFamily pic.twitter.com/Y9tGAWaAxX

— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) August 10, 2019

Williams' video also falsely claimed that Epstein was on suicide watch at the time of his death, when in fact Epstein had been taken off suicide watch.

Last month, Manhattan federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment that accused Epstein of paying girls as young as 14 to have sex with him, and in turn, instructed them to recruit other underage girls to either his sprawling Upper West Side home or residence in Palm Beach from 2002 to 2005.

Epstein faced similar charges in 2007 and avoided jail time by pleading guilty to a lesser state charge of prostitution. A deal manufactured by  Trump's now-former labor secretary Alexander Acosta.

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Sen. Kamala Harris' Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Merits Mixed Reception

Ahead of the second Democratic presidential debate, Sen. Kamala Harris announced a proposal to help quell the sting of student loan debt. However, after learning about how to qualify for it, many online raised their digital eyebrow in confusion.

The California senator proposed that as president she will establish a program that will forgive student loans for Pell Grant recipients who launch and operate a business for three years in a disadvantaged community.

On first glance, there were some who applauded the proposal, but after a deeper dive, many felt that if someone needed a Pell Grant to afford college, then how could that same person be able to build the capital to launch and sustain a business in an underfunded community?

Many took to Twitter to voice their concerns and express their disapproval with Harris' proposed plan.

The 22 people this will benefit are gonna be So excited. https://t.co/e47tk7FuJT

— Johnny Firecloud (@JohnnyFirecloud) July 28, 2019

How is this fundamentally different from Clinton's 2016 proposal in "...forgiving a portion of debt for entrepreneurs who successfully create new companies and jobs..."? People with student loan debt generally don't have a lot of startup capital. https://t.co/jfG6SW9jjy

— Jesse Keen (@JesseKeen) July 28, 2019

However, not everyone was opposed to the idea and realized Harris' plan can benefit some and not all, and that's okay.

https://twitter.com/OneBandwagonFan/status/1155500484213518338

Just trying to understand who these people are who were granted pell grants but also have the capital to start a business in a disadvantaged area and can ensure it is successful for at least three years

— Adriana Lacy (@Adriana_Lacy) July 28, 2019

Sen. Harris hasn't responded to the mixed reviews on her Pell Grant proposal but has blasted Donal Trump for his venomous and racist attacks on Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, who's also the House Oversight Committee Chair.

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Cardi B Praises Rep. Ilhan Omar Amid Donald Trump's Racist Attacks

Cardi B is showing support for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) amid the latest round of racist attacks against her spearheaded by President Donald Trump. The “Money” rapper took to Instagram Thursday (July 18) with a photo of Omar and a Beyonce quote.

“You know you that b**ch when you cause all this conversation,” Cardi captioned the photo of Omar.

 

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You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation 💁🏽‍♀️

A post shared by MOSTHATEDCARDI (@iamcardib) on Jul 17, 2019 at 7:01pm PDT

Trump targeted Omar, and other women minorities in Congress in a weekend Twitter rant. He also stood silently as a crowd chanted “Send her back!” during his North Carolina rally Wednesday (July 17).

When asked if she was “scared” for her safety Omar replied, “What I am scared for is the safety [of] people who share my identity. When you have a president who clearly thinks someone like me should ‘go back.’ The message that he’s sending is not for me, it’s for every single person who shares an identity with me, and he’s telling them that this is not their country. What we tell them is that this is [their country] and they are welcome here.”

The Somali refugee who migrated to the U.S. at age 12 and became a U.S. citizen by age 17, is the first muslim woman elected to Congress and the first Somali American legislator in the U.S. When asked about Cardi’s endorsement Omar told TMZ, “It’s really amazing to see what that message means for everybody who is listening and paying attention.”

Omar also reacted to a reporter questioning if Trump’s taunts were actually racist. “The fact that you’re still asking that question is what’s wrong,” she said. “We have said this president is racist. We have condemned his racist remarks.”

Hear more of Omar's remarks in the vide below.

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