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Donald Trump is catching heat for statements he made about Haitian migrants at the U.S. border.

The U.S. border patrol expects 60,000 Haitians to arrive at the Texas-Mexican border within days.

In a phone interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News last night, said many of the Haitian migrants will probably have AIDS.

The former President said:

"So, we have hundreds of thousands of people flowing in from Haiti. Haiti has a tremendous AIDS problem. AIDS is a step beyond. AIDS is a real bad problem.

"Many of those people will probably have AIDS and they're coming into our country. And we don't do anything about it. We let everybody come in."

Trump added: "Sean, it's like a death wish. It's like a death wish for our country."

 

The U.S. resettled 15,000 Haitian refugees across the country following public uproar over border agents on horseback corralling Haitian migrants in September.

Many on social media said Trump's words were far worse than current Pres. Joe Biden ordering the migrants deported back to Haiti on U.S. Coast Guard planes.

Others noted that Trump was correct because Haiti has the highest rate of AIDS in the Western Hemisphere.
 

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Aretha Franklin's hometown paid her the utmost R-E-S-P-E-C-T by naming a post office after her.

The name change was made possible by a bill signed into law by former President Donald Trump before he left office in January, NBC NY reports.

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Members of Franklin's family joined postal and elected officials to celebrate the name change honoring the Queen of Soul, who is best known for her hits "Think," "I Say a Little Prayer" and "Respect."

The post office is located not far from a concert amphitheater on the Detroit River which is also named for Franklin. The former Fox Creek post office will forever be known as "Aretha Franklin Post Office Building."

"Her legacy lives on in her music, in her family. But we have added to that list of her legacy: A post office with her name on it," said U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence, a longtime postal service worker.

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Lawrence, who was also a friend of Franklin's, introduced the bill in Congress that was signed by President Trump.

The longtime Democrat said on Monday:

"Sometimes people wonder if Congress can come together. Congress can come together when it comes to standing up and recognizing this amazing person."

Franklin died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer in 2018 at age 76 in her Detroit home.
 

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Border agents on horseback chased down and "rounded up" Haitian immigrants like cattle in Del Rio, Texas on Sunday.

One of the agents was seen swinging a rope to lasso a person wading in the Rio Grande.

More than 15,000 Haitians traveled to the Texas through South America and Mexico. They have been living in squalor amid human waste under the Del Rio International Bridge for a week.

The Department of Homeland Security said 400 agents and police will be in Del Rio, Texas on Monday to process the Haitian migrants for deportation back to Haiti.

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Advocacy groups are demanding answers to the disparity in U.S. immigration policy toward the Haitians.

Texas officials are overwhelmed by the surge of mainly Haitian immigrants that swelled from 4,000 to 14,000 in just 2 days last week.

A prevailing theory is that Haitians believe the Biden administration will treat them more kindly than the Trump administration that did everything it could to restrict border crossings.

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But DHS officials say the Haitians are not welcome here. One official said the migrants are being deported under Title 42 health protections -- due to Covid-19.

"Our borders are not open, and people should not make the dangerous journey," one official said.

But rather than resettle the Haitians in cities across the US - as Biden did with thousands of Mexican and Afghan migrants - the Haitians are being deported back to Haiti before they can apply for asylum.

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After arriving in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, the migrants waded across the Rio Grande dam in knee deep water to reach the encampment under the Del Rio International Bridge in Texas.

Prosperous Haitians who paid up to $10,000 to fly to South America from Haiti found themselves living in squalor under the bridge alongside the poorest Haitians.

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Their perilous journey ended right back where they started.

The first planeload of nearly 300 refugees landed in Haiti on Sunday.

As they descended the steps, many hid their faces from the cameras and threatened photographers who took their pictures.

One Haitian man said he lived and worked in Chile for years after migrating there when the 2010 earthquake in Haiti killed more than 200,000 people. He only followed the others to Texas when jobs dried up in Chile.

The man said border agents snatched him from under the bridge as he slept in the middle of the night and deported him back to a country he barely knows.

"How could they bring us back here?" he asked. "This is an injustice. I don't even know where we are going to sleep tonight.

"If Biden continues with these deportations, he's no better than Trump. I'm afraid for my safety here. I don't even know this country anymore."

DHS has told Haiti's government to expect up to eight flights a day beginning Monday.

Tom Cartwright of the advocacy group Witness at the Border who tracks repatriation flights, said three Coast Guard planes left Texas bound for Haiti on Sunday.

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These two photographs, taken in NYC on Saturday, Sept. 11, shows the stark differences between the two political parties in America.

Pictured in one photo are (L-R) former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary Clinton; former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama; and Joe Biden, the current U.S. President, with his wife, Jill Biden.

All are wearing black masks and appear solemn as they pay tribute to the thousands who died during the terrorists attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

In the second image, former President Donald Trump, center, is surrounded by NYPD officers and firefighters as they pay tribute to the fallen heroes on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 in NYC. There is not a mask in sight.

The two photos are symbolic of a nation divided by political and power struggles.

In one photo, many see a reminder that there is no hope for the future.

In the second photo, some see Americans celebrating freedom and the pursuit of happiness.

Trump didn't attend any ceremonies in NYC, but he visited the 17th police precinct in Midtown and a neighboring fire station.

The former president joked that he didn't need a mask to pose with New York City's finest to mark 20 years since the towers fell.

He signed autographs and thanked the men and women for their bravery and sacrifice.

A few miles away, the Bidens, Clintons and Obamas attended the annual ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan.

It isn't clear if they met with any of the heroes who sacrificed their lives to save others on 9/11.
 
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Donald Trump will earn more than former boxing champ Evander Holyfield to call his fight this weekend.

The former U.S. President is bragging about making an "obscene" amount of cash for calling the fight - and the deal comes with a G-5 private jet.

Multiple sources tell TMZ, Trump says he's making an "obscene" amount of money providing "live, alternative commentary" when Evander Holyfield (44-10-2, 29 KOs) takes on MMA star Vitor Belfort, 44.

According to TMZ, Triller, the media company behind the event, is paying "millions" for Trump's blow-by-blow analysis.

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And there's a huge perk, in addition to the bank vault of cash. Trump, 75, says Triller is providing him with a G-5 jet to take him back and forth from the Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida to his home in West Palm Beach (about a 10 minute flight).

It's possible that Trump will take the jet for a joyride to New York City earlier in the day to commemorate 9/11, TMZ says.

Donald Trump Jr. will join his father at ringside to call the fight. It isn't clear how much Trump Jr. will earn.

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Holyfield, 58, hasn't fought since a 10th round TKO win over Brian Nielsen in 2011. The Atlanta resident stepped in for champion boxer Oscar de la Hoya at the last minute when Oscar was hospitalized with Covid-19.

A proposed fight with former champ Mike Tyson was scrapped earlier this year.

Not everyone is happy that Trump will be calling the fight on September 11 -- also known as the day the Twin Towers fell during a terrorist attack in NYC.

Some people are downright angry that Trump is still in such high demand when they hate him and want him to disappear from the limelight.

Trump's popularity is still a bone of contention to many Democrats who are dismayed by his continued influence in the GOP party.

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Over 20,000 people turned out to see former President Donald Trump at his "Save America" rally in Cullman, Alabama on Saturday, Aug. 21.

But the massive crowd turned on Trump when he encouraged them to take the experimental mRNA vaccine days after Cullman declared a Covid-19 emergency.

They cheered when Trump suggested it was okay not to take the vaccine.

"You know what? I believe totally in your freedoms," the former President said. "You gotta do what you have to do."

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Then things took a nasty turn when Trump urged the maskless crowd to take the vaccine.

"But, I recommend take the vaccines. I did it. It's good! Take the vaccines," he said.

"Naw, that's okay. That's all right. You got your freedoms. But I happened to take the vaccine," he said as the crowd booed.

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The boos turned to laughter when Trump said "If it doesn't work, you'll be the first to know."

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, only 32.5% of the state's population has been fully vaccinated.

Trump received the vaccine back in January despite being immune to Covid-19. Trump and his wife, Melania, contracted Covid-19 and he was briefly hospitalized.

Earlier in the evening, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) was booed when he suggested Trump supporters should stop being "despondent" over Trump's election loss and move on to the next election.

"Look forward, look forward, look forward," he said.


 

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Former President Donald Trump's transgender joke about LeBron James drew outrage and criticism from LGBT+ groups.

Trump made the remark during a "Rally to Protect Our Elections" in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday.

He mused about signing male-to-female transgender players if he coached women's basketball.

Trump joked that the Los Angeles Lakers star could "get the operation" to change his sex in order to compete in women's basketball.

"If I were a coach, I wouldn't be talking to too many women as we know women," he said. "I'd be getting some of these people that [believe] they're 'women.'"

He continued:

"Somebody said that if LeBron James ever decided to get the operation, how would he be on the court? How would he be?

"LeBron James, you can have him. Did you see the [NBA] ratings that were terrible? They went up after his team was defeated."

James was a vocal anti-Trump critic while the former president was in office.

Trump called James "racist" and "divisive" after the NBA star tweeted a response to the police killing of Ohio teenager Ma'Khia Bryant in April.

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Former President Donald Trump is suing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for violating his constitutional rights to freedom of speech.

Trump's lawsuit accused big tech of banning him from Twitter and Facebook after his supporters attended his rally in the nation's capitol on January 6, 2021.

After the rally ended, a small faction of Trump's supporters broke away and headed over to the Capitol building where Washington DC police let them inside.

Trump's attorneys argued that Dorsey and Zuckerberg violated his First Amendment right to free speech in "illegal, unconstitutional censorship."

"We're demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to the silencing and a stop to the blacklisting, banishing and canceling that you know so well," Mr. Trump said on Wednesday. "I am confident that we will achieve a historic victory for American freedom and at the same time freedom of speech."

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Melania Trump and her son Barron Trump were spotted leaving their penthouse residence at Trump Tower in New York City on Wednesday.

Mother and son wore fashionable attire and accessories. Mama Trump, 51, wore a black shirt and white slacks, which she accessorized with a pair of white Christian Louboutin flat shoes (retail $645).

She completed her outfit with an $11,000 black Hermès Birkin handbag.

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Her son wore all black and carried a vintage limited edition Louis Vuitton x Richard Prince handbag, which retails for $3,995.

Now 16, the teenager towered over his mother, a former model, who is 5-foot-11. Barron is the tallest Trump after blowing past his brother, Eric Trump, during his latest growth spurt.

According to reports, Barron is 6-foot-7. Eric stands at 6-ft-5, while eldest brother, Donald Trump Jr., is 6-ft-1.

Trump's daughters also have some height on them. Ivanka is 5-foot-11, while her younger sister Tiffany is the shortest Trump at 5-ft-8.

Former President Donald Trump, 75, is either 6-foot-2 or 6-foot-3, according to reports.

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Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, also known as Diamond and Silk, are mourning the loss of their mother, Betty Willis Hardaway.

The conservative activists announced their mother's death on Twitter.com on Monday, June 28. The sisters did not disclose a cause of death.

"On this morning, we lost the best mother ever. She was our best friend & we love her so much. She was the matriarch of our family and this morning we lost our queen but heaven gained a beautiful Angel. She will truly be missed. Please keep the Hardaway family lifted up in prayer."

 

Diamond and Silk became overnight sensations when their YouTube channel received media attention for their loyal support of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Their social media pages were censored in 2016 and again in April 2018 when they publicly complained that Facebook blocked and censored their Facebook page. Twitter also temporarily banned their page.

Richardson and Hardaway were raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina by their parents Freeman Hardaway and Betty Willis Hardaway.

To make ends meet, Freeman and Betty sold weight loss cures, bibles and wreaths that ward off witchcraft.

Betty wrote the name of her customers in the Bibles, telling customers that the Bible would make God answer their prayers.