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Former president Barack Obama responded indirectly to leaked text messages that reveal Hunter Biden is comfortable using a racial slur among his friends.

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In a new interview with Anderson Cooper, Obama praised his daughters, Sasha, left, and Malia, right, for their personal views on "cancel culture," saying his girls don't expect everyone to be perfect.

"[T]hey have a pretty good sense of 'Look, we don't expect everybody to be perfect. We don't expect everybody to be politically correct all the time, but we are going to call out institutions or individuals if they are being cruel.'"

Some social media users suggest Obama knew the texts would leak, and he was getting ahead of the scandal by rationalizing Hunter's behavior as imperfect.

"If @DonaldJTrumpJr had just ONE text like this, the media mob would be enraged!!! Where is the #cancelculture," wrote one Twitter user.

Another user wrote: "Imagine if this were Don Jr.

The overload of outrage would break Twitter."

Exclusive emails obtained by DailyMail.com reveal Hunter Biden used the N-word in multiple text messages to his white attorney, George Mesires.

The U.S. president's son dropped the N-word multiple times in text messages to his own lawyer -- who didn't object to the word.

In a December 2018 text exchange, Hunter, 51, wrote, "How much money do I owe you. Becaause [sic] ni**a you better not be charging me Hennessy rates."

In another text exchange with his attorney, Hunter wrote: "And I only love you because you're black."

His attorney replied: "It's so annoying when you interject with frivolity."

Hunter responded: "True dat ni**a."

So far, Mesires has not commented on the brewing scandal publicly.

As of Wednesday, only Fox News, Yahoo News, the Washington Examiner and the NY Post had covered Hunter's text message scandal.

Twitter user and conservative journalist Benny (@bennyjohnson) wrote:

"Weird how everyone who screamed about 'racism' & 'white supremacy' for the last 4 years are completely *silent* about member of the First Family Hunter Biden using the N-word multiple times along with racist stereotypes & memes.

Isn't this what you have been waiting for?"

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Dr. Anthony Fauci now admits he provided $600,000 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology lab in China, where the coronavirus reportedly escaped.

House Rep. Warren Davidson called for Fauci's immediate termination as the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

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Fauci is also the chief medical advisor to the White House and a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Davidson accused Fauci of putting politics ahead of human lives.

"He has repeatedly put political science ahead of the science on COVID-19," Davidson told Fox News.

"It is long past time for Dr. Fauci to stop talking to the American public. Fauci should resign or be fired immediately."

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For over a year, the mainstream news media defended and protected Dr. Fauci by placing the blame for the pandemic on President Trump.

In 2014, then-president Barack Obama ordered two U.S.-based labs to end their research into the bat coronavirus. The NIH responded by suspending 21 research studies into the bat virus.

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President Obama ordered Fauci to dismantle the labs -- likely because he feared an outbreak on U.S. soil where his wife and children live.

Dr. Fauci packed up the labs and shipped everything to China. He directed funding from the NIH to Wuhan for "gain of function research" -- experiments that increased the pathogenicity (infection rate) of the flu, MERS, and SARS viruses (Covid-19 is a SARS virus).

Then Fauci made his infamous prediction that there would be a pandemic under President Trump.

A year after the pandemic forced lockdowns and mask mandates in America, the news media suddenly turned on Fauci and began reporting his link to the Wuhan lab.

At first, Dr. Fauci denied any links at all between the NIH and the Wuhan lab.

During a tense exchange with Sen. Rand Paul (a medical doctor) on May 11, Fauci claimed "the NIH [National Institutes of Health] has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology [WIV]."

Afterwards, the Wuhan lab suspiciously erased any mention of the NIH from its website.

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Congressional lawmakers pressed Fauci to tell the truth about his involvement with the lab. He folded and admitted he directed the NIH to provide a "modest" sum to the Wuhan lab.

He vigorously denied the money went to "gain of research" experiments on bat virus.

He defended allocating $600,000 to the Wuhan lab to study the risk that bat coronaviruses could infect humans.

"It would have been almost a dereliction of our duty if we didn't study this [bat virus], and the only way you can study these things is you've got to go where the action is," he said.

"You don't want to study bats in Fairfax County, Virginia, to find out what the animal-human interface is that might lead to a jumping of species."

Fauci didn't explain why he repeatedly denied involvement with the Wuhan lab for over a year.

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Twitter has responded to reports that its image cropping algorithm is biased to favor Caucasian people over Black people in the same photo.

Twitter was criticized last year after some users noticed the image cropping algorithm favored Caucasian people over Black people in the same photo.

In a new post on Twitter's official blog, the leftist social media platform admitted its image algorithm favored white people and women.

"We tested for bias before shipping the model & didn't find evidence of racial or gender bias in our testing," a Twitter engineer wrote. "But it's clear that we've got more analysis to do. We'll continue to share what we learn, what actions we take, & will open source it so others can review and replicate."

The statement was in response to a 2020 post comparing two images of Barack Obama and Sen. Mitch McConnell.

In both examples, the Twitter algorithm favored the senator over the former president -- even though their positions are switched in the two photos.

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In March, Twitter made a change to the mobile version of the platform that shows the full photo instead of a cropped image.

The image cropping algorithm will soon be removed from Twitter, Complex.com reports.

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Former President Barack Obama pleaded with Black Americans to take one of the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.

Obama appeared on ATTN's "Roll Up Your Sleeves" television special, alongside retired NBA stars Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley on Sunday.

The goal of the TV special was to convince hesitant Black people to take one of the still experimental vaccines.

Obama urged Black Americans to "forget what happened back in the day," referring to the infamous Tuskegee experiment.

Obama said those men got sick and some died because the doctors withheld treatment.

"The irony is when you know about the Tuskegee experiment, what was going on there was the government withheld treatment that was available for black men for syphilis. It wasn't that they made them sick by giving them medicine, it's that they didn't give them medicine they needed."

Referring to the experimental vaccines as "medicine," Obama said, "So here's a situation where if the medicine's available, we need to take it."

He said Black people should take the mRNA vaccines because the "wealthy and the powerful" are taking it.

"And look, if the wealthy and the powerful in our society are all lining up to get shots, that means everybody should know it's a good thing to get."

The CDC said only 25% of the American population got at least one shot of the vaccine.

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Latinx activists in Chicago protested renaming a middle school after Barack and Michele Obama on Tuesday.

The activists are against the school board renaming Jefferson Middle School to Barack & Michelle Obama Middle School.

The group protested before a hearing of the Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 Board of Education, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The school board held its first in-person meeting on Tuesday at the Brookside campus of Waukegan High School.

According to the Tribune, they chose not to vote on renaming one of two middle schools after the Obamas.

Another meeting is scheduled for April 13 at 7 p.m. at the Brookside Campus. Latinx activists vow to hold demonstrations at that board meeting as well.

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Oscar Arias, a Waukegan native and former student, said Obama deported more than 3 million Mexicans during his two terms. While his successor, former President Donald Trump, deported less people.

Arias said he still remembers the fearful looks on the faces of fellow students who arrived home to find their parents were deported.

He said, the fear in their eyes "still resonates with me."

Arias suggested renaming the middle school after the late U.S. Congressman John L. Lewis.

"Lewis truly embodies the progressive and multicultural spirit of Waukegan," Arias said.

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Michelle Obama has a homosexual puppet sidekick to "inspire” LGBT+ children on her upcoming children's food show.

In the new Netflix series "Waffles + Mochi," the former first lady is joined by an effeminate puppet sidekick, Busy the Bee, to help Mrs. Obama teach children how to eat healthy.

Jonathan Kidder, the puppeteer behind Busy the Bee, makes sure that children understand Busy the Bee is LGBT+.

Kidder told the Daily Beast blog that making children aware of the puppet's same-sex proclivities is important because he wants to use his character to inspire more LGBT+ kids.

"They never said overtly 'we need you to be as gay as possible please'," Kidder said. "But I got the sense that they liked that I brought this diversity to the mix."

Kidder is one of children's puppeteering only openly gay creators.

He joked that "all puppets are a little bit gay" and he hoped to bring more diversity to Waffles + Mochi by channelling his own "dry, gay sass" personality and sexuality through Busy.

He said his job was to let Michelle Obama's sidekick "be colorful and let my rainbow out through him."

American children identifying as LGBT+ has increased significantly since Michelle's husband, Barack Obama, was president.
 

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White House staffers who smoked marijuana in the past are not welcome in the Biden administration.

The Biden administration shocked White House staffers by asking them to resign their positions if they have ever smoked weed.

According to multiple reports, "dozens" of White House staffers were either suspended, asked to resign, or placed in a remote work program because they confessed to past marijuana use.

The White House staffers were asked during the background-check process if they had ever used marijuana in the past.

The ones who answered "yes" were told the Biden administration was willing to overlook some marijuana use, but they were later asked to resign.

The staffers who didn't lose their jobs despite marking "yes" to marijuana use were retained to "ensure that talented and otherwise well-qualified applicants with limited marijuana use will not be barred from serving the American people."

The response on social media was swift. The Atlantic's Derek Thompson wrote it's "incredibly stupid for many reasons," considering "that cannabis is legal is Washington, DC."

While Bloomberg's Steven Dennis wondered aloud if a "young Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush or JFK would have been excluded from this White House" for smoking weed.

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On January 20, 2017, Joe Biden attended the Presidential Inauguration ceremony where Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. Former President Barack and Michelle Obama were also in attendance, and they gracefully welcomed Trump and his wife, Melania, to the White House afterwards.

Even Hillary Clinton, who lost a hard fought battle for president in 2016, attended Trump's inauguration because it was the right thing to do.

However, Trump will not be in attendance when Biden is sworn in as the nation's 46th president on Wednesday.

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The Trumps departed the White House for the final time early Wednesday morning. After a small ceremony at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, they flew home to his Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, to spend the final hours of his presidency.

There will be no photos of the former and current presidents chatting in the Oval Office while their wives tour the private residence.

There will be no traditional handoff of the nuclear football between the outgoing and incoming presidents.

Trump becomes the first president in more than 150 years to refuse to attend his successor's inauguration or welcome him to the White House.

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Barack Obama is reminding Black people to stop using the pointless slogan "defund the police," because the election is over.

The government was never serious about defunding police departments. But the slogan served its purpose by riling up a certain community and fueling civil unrest over the summer.

The former president, who many believe won his third term in office, said, "If you believe, as I do, that we should be able to reform the criminal justice system so that it's not biased and treats everybody fairly, I guess you can use a snappy slogan like 'Defund The Police,' but, you know, you lost a big audience the minute you say it, which makes it a lot less likely that you're actually going to get the changes you want done."

Obama told Peter Hamby on Snapchat's Good Luck America, "If you want to get something done in a democracy, in a country as big and diverse as ours, then you've got to be able to meet people where they are," and "play a game of addition and not subtraction."

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Barack Obama's new book broke records for his book publisher Penguin Random House. The news comes as supporters of the former U.S. president celebrate his "third term in office."

Obama's new book, A Promised Land, released on Nov. 17, sold 1.7 million units in all formats and editions in the U.S. and Canada to date.

The first week sales of 887,000 units is a first-day record for the book publishing house.

The first-week sales stand as the largest one-week total for any book ever released by Penguin Random House.

Obama promoted the book with an interview on Power 105.1's Breakfast Club last week. Co-host Charlamagne tha god held Obama's feet to the fire by demanding to know why he didn't do more for Black people in his first 2 terms in office.

Co-host DJ Envy also pressed Obama to explain why he uplifted LGBT+ people over Black people who have suffered for 200 years.

Obama said he was confident that he did more for Black people than current President Donald Trump.

He also blamed Republicans for blocking his attempts to pass laws for Black people. But Democrats held the majority in both the House and the Senate in Obama's first 2 years in office.

Obama was asked to name his specific pro-Black laws that Congress blocked, but he danced around the answer.