2020 Presidential candidate and former mayor of New York, Mike Bloomberg, is catching heat for some disturbing comments he made about a father and son who passed away from an accidental overdose. On a political panel uploaded by the Bermuda Broadcasting company in March 2019, Bloomberg referenced a New York Daily News article about the tragic heroin overdoses of 44-year-old Joseph Andrade and his son Carlos in order to demonize the legalization of marijuana.
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The ex-Stop-and-Frisk advocate decided it was a good idea to criticize the father, son duo and label them 'not a good family,' due to their struggles with addiction. During a brief segment during the panel, Bloomberg proudly states:
"The New York Post or the Daily News had a picture on the front page where a father and a son, they both OD'd at the same party," he said. "It's not a good family. It's craziness. And then we are going hellbent for whether in this country to legalize marijuana, another addictive drug."
Bloomberg also stated that the majority of America's youth are willing to join the Armed Forces, but only 25% of the population has the ability to read and write and are fit enough to join the military. Of course, with the clip resurfacing, Twitter wasn't having it and went in on the potential future POTUS. Check out some of the Tweets of the masses ripping Michael Bloomberg to shreds below:
While somehow Mike Bloomberg is still in the Democratic race for the 2020 Presidential election, he continues to get ethered by his opposition and the general public alike. Check out the full clip (approx. 18:50 mark) of Michael Bloomberg making fun of Joseph and Carlos Andrade in the video below.
New Jersey Raises White Supremacists Threat Level Above ISIS
New Jersey is turning things up on white supremacists.
White Supremacy in New Jersey is officially more of a threat within the state’s borders than ISIS and al-Queada according to state security officials. New Jersey’s announcement comes just over a week after the Anti-Defamation League found an increase in white supremacist propaganda efforts across the entire country. This past Friday (Feb. 21), New Jersey released its annual Terrorism Threat Assessment report raising the threat level of white supremacists to ‘high,’ the topmost category for threat levels for any extremist group there.
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According to CNN, the only other threat listed as high in the state of New Jersey are homegrown violent extremists, who also topped the list in the state’s 2019 report. White supremacists were previously listed as a moderate threat alongside ISIS, al-Queada, and other foreign extremist groups. White hate groups also currently outrank the West African-based Boko Haram and black separatist groups.
In an official statement, Jared Maples, director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness said:
“The ever-changing threat landscape in New Jersey and around the country requires us to adjust our strategies to anticipate new threats while remaining ready to combat those already existing.”
The FBI recently raised the threat level of white supremacists groups to ‘high’ after officially recognizing the hate group as a terrorist organization in 2019. While the events that took place in Charlottesville just three ago have emboldened white supremacists across the country, hopefully, the United States government will do their part and rightfully displace these terrorist organizations swiftly.
Check out CNN‘s report on the rapid spread of white supremacists propaganda across the country and how they radicalize new recruits in the video provided below.
Donald Trump Isn’t Happy "Parasite" Won Best Picture
Donald Trump isn't a fan of "Parasite."
The 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, recently expressed his disdain for Bong Joon-Ho's Parasite (2019) winning the award for Best Picture at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards. Feb. 9, the South Korean-based film made history winning all of the categories it was nominated in, including Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best International Feature Film, and Best Picture. The film became the first non-English movie ever to win the Oscar for Best Picture in Academy history.
On Thursday (Feb. 20), Donald Trump visited Colorado Springs for a rally and insisted on chipping in on one of pop culture's most revered feature films stating:
"How bad were the Academy Awards this year?" Trump said at the rally. "And, the winner is… a movie from South Korea! What the hell was that all about? We got enough problems with South Korea with trade. On top of it, they give them best movie of the year? Was it good? I don’t know... Let’s get Gone With the Wind. Can we get like Gone With the Wind back, please? Sunset Boulevard, so many great movies."
While Trump's packed house of supporters applauded his stance against Parasite getting its flowers, the movie's distribution team, Neon decided to clap back their Twitter account saying, "Understandable, he can't read."
The Democratic National Committee also chipped in their two cents on Trump's comments Tweeting, "Parasite is a foreign movie about how oblivious the ultra-rich are about the struggles of the working class, and it requires two hours of reading subtitles. Of course, Trump hates it."
And with Twitter being Twitter, the masses couldn't help but flame Donald Trump for his Gone With The Wind endorsement and Parasite hate. Check out some of those Tweets below:
With the 2020 Presidential elections around the corner, Donald Trump will be making his way throughout the country and will definitely provide the masses with more questionably cringy sound bites than ever. Check out President Trump's full Colorado Springs rally in the video provided below.
Nicki Minaj Criticizes Democratic Nominees
Nicki Minaj has since deleted her commentary of the Democratic Debate, where Elizabeth Warren launched a vicious attack on Mike Bloomberg.
One of the major storylines heading out of last night's Democratic Presidential Debate revolved around the brutal attack that Elizabeth Warren launched on Mike Bloomberg, and Nicki Minaj had something to say about it. The moment in question came when Warren referred to Bloomberg as a "billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians." An audible gasp was heard from the crowd after she said that, going on to tear him apart even further. "Democrats are not going to win if we have a nominee with a history of hiding his tax returns, of harassing women, and of supporting racist policies." Nicki Minaj agrees that the Democratic Party will not come out victorious but it's not for the same reason as Warren outlined.
"The democrats will continue to beat up on eachother while y'all laugh & Trump will win again," wrote rapper Nicki Minaj in a since-deleted tweet. "Joke's on who? I respect the Dems that will not jeopardize the party by playing dirty. Obama never did that. Pay attention."
Some artists are afraid to voice their political opinions for fear of getting backlash. At this point, anything Minaj does will be spoken about by her fans and her haters, so she felt like taking a stand was necessary. She previously voiced her support for Hillary Clinton, according to Complex, before stating in an interview that she wished rap music featured "less politics" moving forward.
What do you make of Minaj's statement?
T.I. Challenges Democratic Party To Explain Graphic Police Brutality Video
After sharing a disturbing video on his Instagram page, Tip “T.I.” Harris invited four Democratic nominees to explain their solution to police brutality.
T.I. has often used his social media platform to highlight social injustice, and today the multi-talented mogul has drawn attention to a disturbing graphic incident of police brutality. A four-minute clip reveals footage of a handcuffed man being swarmed by multiple officers, with one appearing to strike the man’s head and face nine consecutive times. After imploring the incapacitated man to turn over, a request made physically impossible by the officer’s domineering position, he strikes the man two more times.
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As the injured man cries out, more police officers begin to pile onto the scene. Onlookers can be heard commenting that the man is “foaming at the mouth,” with one speculating that he’s having a seizure. Before long there are ten officers involved, many of whom appear to be assisting the restraining process, despite the man clearly being out of commission. The disturbing and excessive nature of the clip led Tip to tag and challenge four Democratic candidates — Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg — to explain how these types of situations might be avoided.
“This is how you apprehend a black man in America???” asks Tip. “But a Caucasian mass murderer you stop at a drive thru!!!” Driving his point home is a reference to white supremacist Dylann Roof, who police reportedly brought to Burger King after his arrest in 2015 – he fatally shot nine people at the Charleston church massacre.
For those interested in adding context, the graphic clip can be watched at T.I.’s Instagram page right here. As of yet, none of the Democratic nominees tagged have responded to Tip’s open question.
Trump’s Trying To Shut Down Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Trump is trying to shut down the popular student loan forgiveness program that would as part of cuts in the U.S. Education Department’s funding.
Donald Trump is at it once again. Fresh off of being acquitted from his impeachment trial, he’s back in the Oval Office pulling some pretty egregious moves. According to Forbes, the president shared his annual budget calls including $5.6B cut in funds for the U.S. Education Department. The student forgiveness loan program, for one, is next to get snipped if Trump’s bill passes in Congress. The program was first introduced under the Bush Jr. administration in 2007 allowing federal loan forgiveness for full-time employed borrowers federal, state or local public service job or 501(c)(3) nonprofit job. Those who were eligible would have had to make 120 payments on-time over 10 years.
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Trump’s proposal, along with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos argued that they wanted to find a fiscal balance between the borrowers and taxpayers. They said that this is a way for them to save money from actually forgiving loans. Instead, they claim that their new plan will help students get off of their loans at a quicker rate. Trump and DeVos believe that the new federal repayment plan can let borrowers lower their payment plans, despite the fact they won’t lower interest rates.
Repayment plans will be based on income and would allow forgiveness for federal student loans after 15 years for undergraduates in comparison for the current 20 years under the current plans that exist.
Daymond John Believes Kim Kardashian Will Be President One Day
Daymond John actually listed some legit reasons as to how Kim Kardashian could become President one day.
As of right now, Kim Kardashian-West’s main concerns are the well-being of her family and running successful business ventures. At one point in time, Kim Kardashian’s reputation was reduced down to her leaked sex tape and being the main star of E!’s reality television series, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. These days, the socialite has found purpose, attending classes to become a lawyer and using her platform to affect prison reform. While in the past, the SKIMS CEO has stated that she doesn’t want to enter the political realm, Shark Tank‘s very own Daymond John believes that Kim Kardashian-West will be the President of the United States one day.
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The FUBU founder ran into TMZ recently and the publication raised the topic of Mrs. West running for office and her chances of winning an election. Daymond John listed some quality reasons as to why Kim Kardashian could possibly become the President including her recent affiliation with justice reform, the female empowerment her family displays, her family leading a healthy lifestyle, and more. During the short interaction John stated:
“Listen, I think Kim could be President. She went ahead and she freed Alice (Marie Johnson) out of jail, she worked with the President, she’s going to get a further education… At the palm of her hand, she can touch 200 million people and maybe in eight years, she’ll have 500 million, 600 million (followers). She has LGBT in her family, has mixed relationships in her family, has a family full of women. She doesn’t drink, she doesn’t smoke, she doesn’t do anything else and people feel like they know her.”
Kim Kardashian-West has already partnered with current Head of State, Donald Trump, which boosts her political portfolio and has an insane social media following that could be influential to her being a strong Presidential candidate in the future. With the presence of 45 in the Oval Office today, how far-fetched is it for Kim Kardashian to be the leader of the free world one day? Daymond John thinks it’s an attainable goal for the reality TV starlet turned entrepreneur.
Check out Daymon John’s latest run-in with TMZ in the video provided below.
Andrew Yang Drops Out Of Presidential Race, "Yang Gang" Doesn’t Handle News Well
"#YangGang2024" is already trending on Twitter.
The Yang Gang are hanging up their signs as it was announced this evening that Andrew Yang has dropped out of the presidential race. The businessman has run a steady campaign for the 2020 Democratic bid, even amassing support from celebrities including Whoopi Goldberg, Donald Glover, Alexis Ohanian, and Dave Chappelle. Yang became known as the guy who wanted to give Americans $1,000 per month, but it doesn't look like that presidential plan will unfold anytime soon.
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According to The Washington Post, Yang decided to pull back following the New Hampshire primary. “I am a numbers guy,” Yang said. “In most of these [upcoming] states, I’m not going to be at a threshold where I get delegates, which makes sticking around not necessarily helpful or productive in terms of furthering the goals of this campaign.” He added that he's open to becoming another candidate's running mate in the future.
“If I become persuaded that there's a particular candidate that gives us a superior chance of beating Donald Trump, and I think it's important to make that opinion known, then I would consider it for sure,” Yang added. Meanwhile, his supporters have been sharing messages throughout multiple social media platforms. Some people have thanked Yang for giving it his best try, while others are pretty much imploding. Check out a few reactions below.
Donald Trump Shares Larry David Clip Wearing MAGA Hat, Twitter Reacts
Donny thought he really was doing something.
After being acquitted of his impeachment charges last week, Donald Trump has been riding on cloud nine. However, never in the history of the United States of America have we witnessed a Head of State with multiple sexual assault cases and accusations against him and someone who's so easily agitated and reactive to the negative things said about him. On Monday (Feb. 10), Donald Trump posted a clip of Curb Your Enthusiasm where Larry David is spotted wearing the infamous "Make America Great Again" hat, to which he proudly captioned, "TOUGH GUYS FOR TRUMP!" Unfortunately, 45 might have taken the clip out of context which led to the President getting flamed on his favorite social media platform.
During the scene, an inattentive Larry David lazily switches lanes in his BMW i3 accidentally cutting off a biker who hurls a myriad of curses and insults in David's direction. Out of nervousness, the Seinfeld creator scrambled to put on his MAGA hat which neutralizes the conflict causing the biker to calmly state, "Just be more careful next time." Later in the episode, Larry David continues to use the hat as a 'people repellent,' providing the context that Trump supporters are not worth approaching.
With Donald J. Trump being unaware that Larry David and Curb Your Enthusiasm wasn't paying him a compliment with the scene he posted. The masses roasted the leader of the free world with a barrage of Tweets attempting to help him understand he was only dissing himself. Check out some of the Tweets below:
One Tweet, in particular, that has gone viral since Trump's Curb flub. An interview clip of Larry David being asked if he felt like he was alienating Trump supporters on the latest season of his HBO blockbuster show, to which nonchalantly replied:
"Alienate yourselves! Go and alienate! You have my blessing. No, I could give a f*ck."
Obviously, the screenwriting genius isn't a fan of the Trump administration and by now, Donald Trump should be well aware of that. Check out the interview snippet of Larry David taking shots at Trump supporters in the video provided below. And catch new episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm on Sundays at 7:30 P.M. EST on HBO.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Goes Back To Bartending With "Desus & Mero"
All of her haters tell her to go back to bartending, so she did.
Showtime’s, Desus & Mero, has had one of the most successful late-night talk show runs in the premium channel network’s history. The two Bronx-bred media personalities have been granted the opportunity to sit down and converse with some of the most relevant figures in entertainment and politics like Ice Cube, Bernie Sanders, Jordan Peele, and more. The Bronx brethren even utilized their to debut the first-ever television performance on Lil Nas X’s record-breaking hit, “Old Town Road.” On a recent episode of the show, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero took Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez back to her BX roots and allowed her to exercise her bartending skills for them.
During the seven-minute segment AOC, Desus, and Mero arrive from the Parkchester Subway Station in the Bronx and head to their local bodega for the highly-popularized bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich. The trio then took to the notorious New York borough by foot in their wheat Timbs and greeted their supporters with open arms. Then finally, Ocasio-Cortez displayed her bartending skills for the number one show on late night as an ode to her haters that so vehemently suggest that ‘she go back to bartending.’
The upcoming politician prepared two margaritas and invented a new drink adding Hennessey to the classic Shirley Temple to which they formally named the beverage the Henny-Temple. Lastly, the group hit up a local taco spot to soak up their AOC-made alcoholic beverages before parting ways. Check out Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez take a shot at her haters on the “Bronx Legends” segment of the Desus & Mero show in the video provided below.