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George Foreman Criticizes Colin Kaepernick's Protest And Praises Trump

"I don't pay much attention to what kids do."

Former heavyweight champion George Foreman ruffled some feathers this week when he called Colin Kaepernick's peaceful protest and Kevin Durant's refusal to visit the White House unpatriotic, and in the next breath praised Donald Trump.

The 68-year-old spoke with the hosts of the right-wing Offended America podcast and concluded that the unsigned NFL quarterback and the NBA player don't have an accurate concept of what it means to be a patriot, because they weren't raised around any.

"[Kaepernick and Durant] haven't been brought up with people who were patriotic to even point them in the right direction," Foreman, creator of the George Foreman Grill, said. "Some of them are trying to make a point; it's like, 'Look at me, I'm trying to say something. You gotta respect that, too.' "

When asked his thoughts on Kaep's protest, Foreman said that from his vantage point it comes across as self-serving.

"We didn't realize that just because you become a champion doesn't mean you become Muhammad Ali, so a lot of us started doing things to get some attention so people would praise us, or hate us, or talk about us like they did Muhammad Ali. Some of us never got it. Now the '60s started the trend. Today, there's nothing to say about anyone. A lot of guys say, 'I've got all this money but nobody knows me, so let me say something like Muhammad Ali and maybe I'll be different,' and that's all that is. I don't pay much attention to what kids do."

After calling Durant a "sore loser" for not wanting to visit the White House, a conclusion he came to after rehashing a story of him being angry that 1968 Democratic nominee Hubert Humphrey lost against Richard Nixon, Foreman praised Trump for getting him out of bankruptcy in 1991.

"I knew him as a big promoter," Foreman said. "He put on the big show which is still, record-wise, the top-drawing percentage of people for a pay-per-view. We fought in Atlantic City, Evander Holyfield and myself, and we brought the people in, and I was broke, too! Bankrupt, and he put me back. He wrote those checks which put me on the wealthy side again, so I'll always be grateful."

 

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Alabama Newspaper Editor Calls On KKK To Lynch Democrats In Washington D.C.

The editor of a failing Alabama newspaper made news after he penned an editorial pleading for the KKK to “night ride again.” Goodloe Sutton, editor and publisher of the Democrat-Reporter, a small weekly paper in Linden, Ala., doubled down on his racism in an interview Monday (Feb. 18).

"If we could get the Klan to go up there and clean out D.C., we'd all been better off," he told the Montgomery Advertiser. "We'll get the hemp ropes out, loop them over a tall limb and hang all of them.”

Sutton added that he’s not asking for “Americans”  to be lynched. “These are socialist-communists we’re talking about.” He also compared the KKK to the NAACP. “They didn’t kill but a few people. The Klan wasn’t violent until they need to be.”

In his editorial, Sutton lashed out against Democrats in the Republican party for “plotting to raise taxes in Alabama.”

“They do not understand how to eliminate expenses when money is needed in other areas,” he wrote. “The socialist-communist ideology sounds good to the ignorant, the uneducated, and the simple-minded people.”

Later in the piece Sutton put a bird call out to the KKK. “If you haven’t noticed, they did away with the draft so their sons would not have to go into battle. Seems like the Klan would be welcome to raid the gated communities up there.

Sutton’s editorial is obviously catching backlash and calls for his resignation. The Alabama Press Association’s Board of Director’s condemned Sutton and suspended the newspaper’s membership. Auburn University’s Journalism Advisory Council voted to revoke his award in community journalism and the University of Southern Mississippi took him off their Journalism Hall of Fame.

Sutton's paper is doing so badly that he was forced to move the publication to an old barbecue restaurant. This new round of publicity could officially put the paper out of its misery.

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Another One: Bernie Sanders Announces 2020 Presidential Run

After months of speculation, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders officially announced his second Presidential run.

According to CNN, Sanders, 77, made his official bid known in an interview with Vermont Public Radio, and affirmed his 2020 run in a statement to supporters shortly after.

"I am asking you to join me today as part of an unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign that will begin with at least a million people from across the country," he said in the statement.

Sanders won the support of many Americans with his progressive policy agenda, which includes free higher education and health care expansion. He's also reportedly planning to "[transform] the country" with a campaign based upon foundational principles of "economic, social, racial and environmental justice."

In an email sent out to supporters Tuesday (Feb. 19) announcing his run, Sanders called out Donald Trump, stating that he is "a pathological liar, a fraud, a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe and someone who is undermining American democracy as he leads us in an authoritarian direction."

“Women and men, black, white, Latino, Native American, Asian American, gay and straight, young and old, native born and immigrant," he continued in his email. "Now is the time for us to stand together.”

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Be The First Guest On Showtime's 'Desus & Mero'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic U.S. Representative and Bronx native, will be the first guest on Desus & Mero's new show. The number one show in late night will have its first episode on Showtime on Thursday, Feb. 21.

In the promo for the episode, Ocasio-Cortez says, "I am proud to announce that I will be forming an exploratory committee to be the first guest on Desus & Mero!” The hilarious duo pop up, and start hyping her and the show up. Ocasio-Cortez ends the clip with a resounding "yerrrr," because if you know...you know.

It was announced in mid-2018 that the Bodega Boys would be ending their show's Viceland run after two seasons for bigger and better things. When the Showtime deal was announced, the network's president and CEO praised the Bronx natives and said they're a welcome addition to the family.

"We have waited a long time to enter the talk show space, and we were only going to do it if we felt like we had the next big thing,” he said in a release. “Desus and Mero feel like exactly that: They have knockout comedic voices, they’re brilliant interviewers and they always have a unique take on culture both high and low."

Upcoming guests on the show this season reportedly include Vince Staples, Pusha T, Issa Rae and Ben Stiller.

BREAKING NEWS from @SHODesusAndMero & @AOC pic.twitter.com/3ELkgjcFGS

— Desus Nice (@desusnice) February 13, 2019

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