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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.'"
"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.
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.
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.
D.L. Hughley is among the descendants of slaves in America who are side-eyeing Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday.
The comedian is among Black Americans who are on the fence about how swiftly Juneteenth became a federal holiday.
Juneteenth celebrates the day slaves in Galveston, Texas learned they were free - two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862.
Most Black people outside of Texas had never heard of Juneteenth until President Donald Trump decided to hold a rally on that same day last year.
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Trump later changed the date of his rally, saying, "I did something good: I made Juneteenth very famous."
Semi-retired singer Beyonce quickly recorded a track - "Black Parade" - to capitalize on the controversy.
The very next year, Juneteenth became a federal holiday, leaving most people Googling to learn the meaning behind it.
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Many are now questioning whether Juneteenth would be a federal holiday at all if Trump had chosen a different date for his rally last year.
D.L. says Black people have been demanding reparations, justice and equality for decades, but instead got a 3-day weekend.
There's another reason D.L. and others are wary of the new holiday -- several U.S. Senators who voted for the bill are trying to block schools from teaching about critical race theory.
As he put it, it's hard to explain the holiday if critical race theory is censored.
In the end, D.L. is all for another day to BBQ, but he adds, this holiday does nothing to level the playing field.
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Rapper Kodak Black trended on Tuesday after saying he wants Donald Trump back in the White House while sending a birthday shout out to the former U.S. president.
Kodak Black was granted clemency by Trump on his last day in office in January. After his sentence was commuted, Kodak thanked Trump and promised to turn his life around.
Trump turned 75 on Monday, June 14, and Kodak was among his supporters wishing him a happy birthday.
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Kodak recorded a video in which he wore a MAGA cap that appears to be signed by Trump.
"I would like to see Trump back in office in '24," he said, before sending all his love and support to the billionaire developer.
The rapper also chastised youngn's on the Internet who disapprove of his loyalty: "That just shows that you ain't a good person. You ain't loyal," he said.
Kodak, whose government name is Bill Kapri, received a commutation of his 46-month sentence for falsifying information on federal forms to buy firearms in Florida in 2019.
Kodak Black made headlines when he swore he would donate $1 million to charity if Trump set him free from prison early.
"If The President Them Free Me, I'm Gonna Spend 1 million on Charity within The First Year I'm Out. That's on Everything," he tweeted on Nov. 27, 2020.
However, Kodak deleted the tweet as soon as he got out.
Former President Donald Trump called out LeBron James for his "racist rant" about the Columbus officer who shot a troubled teenager.
Ma'Khia Barnes, 16, was shot four times by Officer Nick Reardon as she raised a knife to stab a woman during a fight outside a foster care group home on Tuesday.
The shooting occurred about an hour before former cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty in the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
James posted a photo of Officer Reardon and tweeted "YOU'RE NEXT" with the hashtag "ACCOUNTABILITY".
15 minutes later, James deleted the tweet and explained that he wrote the tweet out of anger.
Trump issued a statement on Thursday calling out James for inciting violence with his tweet.
"LeBron James should focus on basketball rather than presiding over the destruction of the NBA," Trump said in a statement. "His RACIST rants are divisive, nasty, insulting, and demeaning," he continued. "He may be a great basketball player, but he is doing nothing to bring our Country together!"
Trump was among a plethora of celebrities, professional athletes, and politicians who called James out for his tweet.
Former President Donald Trump presented Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka with a lifetime achievement award.
The framed certificate and gold medal were presented to Waka at an award ceremony in Atlanta, by his mentor Apostle Dr. Bridget Outlaw.
The certificate recognizes Dr. Joaquin Jame Malphur's "lifelong commitment to building a stronger nation through volunteer service."
Waka, a proud conservative, grinned from ear to ear when he received his award for philanthropy and giving back to his community.
He captioned a photo on Instagram: "Lifetime Achievement Award [medal emoji] I gotta thank my pastor/big sister Apostle Dr. Bridget C. Outlaw for teaching and guiding me on this journey God got us on I'm just honored [praying hands emoji] S/O to my president!!!"
Waka's foundation, Daughter of Destiny is an outreach program that helps women by providing employment, food, housing, community resources and inner healing, according to TMZ.
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In September, the 34-year-old rapper posted a series of thought-provoking memes on his IG page that revealed his conservative ideologies.
In one meme Waka wrote: "How can we as a community beg the police to don't shoot but we killing each other still? We gotta ask ourself how bad do we want true freedom?"
Waka suggested that Marxist organizations, such as Black Lives Matter, use anti-police protests and riots to distract Black people from the problems that continue to plague our community.
Waka's proud mom is Atlanta philanthropist and community activist Debra Antney.
Waka and his wife, entrepreneur Tammy Rivera co-parent her teenage daughter, Charlie.
"The View" co-host Joy Behar doesn't believe sex addiction was the motive behind Robert Aaron Long's shooting spree in Atlanta
Long, 21, killed eight people at three massage parlors in the Atlanta-area on Tuesday. Six of the 8 victims were Asian women.
Following his capture on Tuesday night, police said Long's actions weren't motivated by race.
But Behar isn't buying the sex addiction excuse. "The View" played footage of White House press secretary Jen Psaki saying Trump's "damaging rhetoric" caused an increase in hate crimes against Asian people in the United States.
"We all remember Trump calling [coronavirus] the Asian virus, the Wuhan virus, we know that there are people in his corner who do whatever he tells them to do, or they get dog whistles from him and they go out and do things," Behar said.
Producers then played footage of Trump referring to the coronavirus by a variety of nicknames, including "China virus" and "Kung Flu."
Behar also criticized Cherokee Sheriff's Captain Jay Baker for saying Long had "a really bad day" on Tuesday.
"I mean, how stupid are these people at this point? How stupid are they? It’s pathetic what's going on," Behar said.
Twitter users flipped out over a golden statue of former President Donald Trump that arrived at the CPAC conference on Thursday.
The golden statue that depicts Trump wearing American flag shorts and red flip flops was compared by some to the Biblical golden calf.
One Twitter user wrote: "They've literally made a golden calf! This would be a good time for CPAC attendees to read the Second Commandment and Exodus 32..."
But none of the maskless CPAC attendees worshiped the statue. Most people strolled by the golden effigy, as if it wasn't there.
Only liberals are losing their minds over the golden statue on Twitter.