Tag: Republican

Charlotte Protesters 'Hate white people because white people are successful'

Black citizens in Charlotte are not necessarily protesting due to police injustice, but rather because they “hate white people because white people are successful and they’re not,” according to a U.S. congressman who represents a district in that city. Charlotte has seen protests over the past three days after police…

Trump Jr. Invokes Nazi Propaganda in Comparison of Syrian Refugees to Skittles

Donald Trump Jr. on Monday night tweeted out a photo comparing Syrian refugees to Skittles that has garnered a lot of attention from social media, political figures and even Skittles’ parent company. This image says it all. Let’s end the politically correct agenda that doesn’t put America first. #trump2016 pic.twitter.com/9fHwog7ssN…

Mike Pence Declines to Call Former KKK Leader David Duke 'Deplorable'

GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence this week declined to call former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke “deplorable,” despite even his fellow Republicans urging him to do so. In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Monday, Pence slammed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for referring to Trump supporters…

Trump Staffers Blatantly Racist on Social Media

A report by The Associated Press, examining thesocial media accounts of dozens of current and former staffers employed by both the Trump and Clinton campaigns,reveals Trump’s campaign staff share offensive views publicly. “Donald Trump’s paid campaign staffers have declared on their personal social media accounts that Muslims are unfit to…

White Supremacists See Trump as 'Real Opportunity'

While Trump has alienated entire groups of people, from Latinos to Muslims to many veterans, the Republican presidential nominee has been very successful in attracting the support of groups most candidates actually avoid. Related Story: Trump’s Record of Hate to Date Late last month, the chairman of the American Nazi…

Roger Ailes Resigns After Mounting Sexual Assault Allegations

Roger Ailes on Thursday resigned as chairman and chief executive of Fox News Channel following allegations of sexual harassment, an abrupt end to his 20-year reign over America’s most lucrative and powerful cable news channel for conservatives. Ailes, 76, who has been chairman and CEO of Fox News since 1996,…

GOP Ignores Internal Pleas for Inclusion

The Republican Party has decided to continue ignoring passionate pleas from some of its own members to move in a more inclusive direction. The GOP’s platform committee met in Cleveland this week to finalize the party’s official platform in advance of its convention next week. The final draft of that…

U.K.’s Vote a Warning to U.S.

The pandering to older, lower-income, uneducated voters with anti-immigration rhetoric has many parallels with Trump’s GOP campaign. By Sheryl Estrada U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage’s use of anti-immigration rhetoric and Islamophobia while fanning the fears of white, working-class Britons helped usher in a referendumvote to leave the European…