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An "Official Committee" To Make Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson President Has Been Formed

"Run The Rock 2020" is an actual thing.

People must really fancy the idea of having a celebrity as President of the United States of America, because an official committee has been formed to ensure that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has a chance to be a candidate in the 2020 election.

We're serious.

According to The Hill, "Run The Rock 2020" is the official draft name for the committee, and it was filed on behalf of the wrestler and actor with the Federal Election Commission on Sunday, Jul. 9.

"The paperwork was filed by a man named Kenton Tilford under a West Virginia address," the site reads. "Tilford's connection to Johnson and his motivation for filing the organization is not clear."

The Rock discussed the possibility of running for leader of the free world in an interview with GQ back in May. He discussed that since he has a great influence and people who would listen to him due to his status, he believes he can make great change.

"I also have a tremendous amount of respect for the process and felt like if I did share my political views publicly, a few things would happen," he said. "I felt like it would either (a) make people unhappy with the thought of whatever my political view was. And, also, it might sway an opinion, which I didn’t want to do.”

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Spike Lee On Trump: "Why Are We Still Asking If This Guy Is A White Supremacist?"

A week after The New York Times published their widely praised 1619 editorial, Spike Lee sat with CNN's Anderson Cooper to discuss race and slavery in America.

The outspoken Oscar winner has never been shy about his disapproval of Donald Trump and wonders why three years into his presidency, people are still questioning the president's actions.

"Respectfully, why are we still asking if this guy is a white supremacist? I mean, it's not even a question anymore," the BlacKkKlansman director said.

The 62-year-old spoke of the Muslim ban, Trump's derogatory comments about Mexicans and his inability to denounce the Neo-Nazis, Alt-Right and white supremacists who participated in the 2017 "Unite The Right" Charlottesville rally.

"He can't make a decision between what's right and wrong? What's love and hate? He's going to be on the wrong side of history and that's going to be the first thing that's attached to him, that quote," Lee said referring to Trump's "very fine people" on both sides statement.

Cooper reflected on the march and admitted he was surprised at how brazen many were with their beliefs.

"Maybe I was stupid and nieve, but I was shocked to see all these, you know, whatever age they were people, totally fine showing their faces chanting 'Jews will not replace us' 'Blood and soil' Carrying Tiki torches," he said. "They're not even hiding."

"That's because the guy in the White House gave them the dog whistle to 'come on out!' " Lee said.

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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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