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"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.
 

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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.

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Angela Stanton King angered the LGBT+ community when she rejected her trans child earlier this month.

King is one of the invited guests who will speak on a panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which begins Friday, Feb. 26, in Orlando, Florida.

Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to give a speech at CPAC. King, who spent two years in prison for her role in Phaedra Parks' car theft ring, was pardoned by Trump last year. She gave birth to her fifth child in prison.

On Feb. 16, King went on a Twitter rant about her biological son, who angered her by transitioning to female.

"I wake up daily thinking about how morals, values, & common sense are no match for societal norms," she tweeted. "Thinking about how I fought for my son & sacrificed to raise him. While his Dad was rotting in prison. Just for him to grow up and decide he wants to be a woman. Seriously wtf."

She added:

"I spent 60k getting a Degree in Psychology. I thought I was losing it. But I leared that it's a psychological disorder 'Gender Dysphoria' & instead of the Government helping our kids they’re pushing it as normal to join forces w/ Big Pharma & line their pockets [sic].

"If you think your child is safe in today's society you got another thing coming. What parent in their right mind wants their child lost? Dismembering their bodies in search of becoming something they'll never be. How tf is that normal?

"Does anyone consider the parents? These predators want my son to believe that I don't love him if I won't accept him as a woman. How f*cking dare you!!"

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A Miami anesthesiologist has been charged with a hate crime after she allegedly punched a Hispanic man in a supermarket parking lot.

Dr. Jennifer Susan Wright, 58, lashed out at a male shopper who asked her to socially distance due to Covid-19 guidelines while at a supermarket in Hialeah, a Hispanic suburb of Miami.

According to the Miami Herald, the man asked her to back up -- and when she ignored him, he repeated "back up" in Spanish.

Dr. Wright reportedly "mumbled bad words," then walked up to him and hurled racial slurs and other insults.

The police report states Wright stabbed the man's tires with her car keys while telling the man to go back to his country.

A witness stated Wright told him, "Sp*c. We should've gotten rid of you when we could. This is not going to be Biden's America, this is my America."

She then allegedly punched and kicked the man.

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The incident occurred on Jan. 20, but Wright wasn't arrested until Feb. 19, according to Miami-Dade County court records.

She was charged with criminal mischief, tampering with a victim, battery with prejudice, and a felony hate crime.

Dr. Wright, who is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center, posted bond and was released Friday.

Wright has posted support for former President Donald Trump online, often sharing MAGA-themed memes and images, such as a profile photo that reads: "World knows Trump won #MAGA."

On February 9, Wright shared a meme on Facebook that said, "It's okay to be white." On February 12, she uploaded a meme that read, "They don't want you to have free speech. So they invented the term 'hate speech' to shut you up."

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The NAACP is suing former President Donald Trump for violating the Ku Klux Klan act by allegedly inciting riots in the nation's capitol on Jan. 6.

"If we don't put a check on the spread of domestic terrorism, it will consume this nation and transform it to something that none of us recognize," said NAACP President Derrick Johnson in an interview. "We must, as a nation, prevent the spread of this type of boldness where [insurrectionists] will go to our U.S. Capitol and seek an act of treason."

According to Politico, the NAACP, Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson and civil rights law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll filed a lawsuit against Trump, his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and two white supremacist groups, following Trump's historic impeachment acquittal on insurrection charges.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday morning in a Washington, DC courtroom, alleges that Trump and Giuliani collaborated with pro-Trump groups the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers to incite riots and overthrow the United States government.

The lawsuit claims Trump and his supporters conspired to keep Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.

The plaintiffs claim Trump's remarks during his "Save America" rally "mobilized and directed insurrectionists to storm the Capitol building."

The lawsuit also alleges, Giuliani called congressional lawmakers individually, asking them to try to "slow down" the Electoral College vote count on Jan. 6.

Trump was acquitted of all charges in a historic second impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate. All 50 Democrats and 7 Republicans voted guilty, but 67 votes are required to convict.

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Kodak Black was released from a federal prison in Illinois after being pardoned by former President Donald Trump on his last day in office.

Black tweeted his thanks to Trump on Wednesday: "I Want To Thank The President @RealDonaldTrump For His Commitment To Justice Reform And Shortening My Sentence. I Also Want To Thank Everyone For Their Support And Love. It Means More Than You Will Ever Know. I Want To Continue Giving Back, Learning And Growing. @DanScavino."

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But according to reports, prosecutors in South Carolina are preparing to pursue the rapper on a felony charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Ed Clements, the 12th Circuit Solicitor in Florence County, tells TMZ that he filed a retainer against the rapper and plans to "aggressively" pursue Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri.

Trump commuted Black's 46-month sentence for making a false statement on a federal document to purchase a gun in Florida. Convicted felons can't purchase firearms, and pardons for a federal crime have no impact on state cases.

Prosecutors in S.C. claim Black forced himself on an 18-year-old girl in a hotel room after a Feb. 2016 concert, allegedly raping her and biting her neck and right breast, according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.

Black's attorney in S.C., Beattie Ashmore, tells TMZ, "Aggressively prosecute? It's been four years. That speaks volumes. Kodak was on bond and on tour for two years before his federal case even began. Ed's a very fine and experienced prosecutor and I look forward to once again speaking with him about this case. It's been awhile."

Black faces up to 30 years in state prison, if convicted.

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Lil Wayne and Kodak Black were granted pardons by President Donald Trump on his last day in office.

Wayne, real name Dwayne Carter, received a full pardon on the federal weapons charge he pled guilty to in December.

Black, government name Bill Kapri, received a commutation of his 46-month sentence for falsifying information on federal forms to buy firearms in 2019.

Black made headlines last year when he tweeted that he would donate $1 million to charity if Trump released him from prison early.

"President Trump and his administration have been tireless advocates on behalf of the African-American community," Bradford Cohen, attorney for both rappers, told Rolling Stone in a statement. "These pardons are a perfect example of this administration following up on its reforms and commitments."

The pardons were granted on Tuesday night - Trump's final full day in the White House before Joe Biden takes over as POTUS.

Among Trump's list of 143 pardons and commutations is Death Row Records co-founder Michael "Harry-O" Harris who served 32 years in prison for attempted murder and drug trafficking charges.

"That's great work for the president and his team on the way out," said rapper Snoop Dogg who quietly worked with the Trump administration for Harris' release. "They did some great work while they was in there, and they did some great work on their way out. Let them know that I love what they did."

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Trump also commuted the prison sentence of former Detroit mayor Kwame Malik Kilpatrick.

Kilpatrick will walk out of prison a free man after serving nearly 8 years of his 28-year sentence for bribery, racketeering, extortion and fraud charges.

Kilpatrick, 50, cannot hold public office for 20 years after his conviction.

"Tiger King" star Joe Exotic will not be released from prison where he is currently serving a 22-year sentence for masterminding a murder-for-hire plot against rival Carole Baskin.

Exotic was so confident he'd be granted a pardon that he booked a limousine to wait on standby outside the prison walls if his pardon was granted.

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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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President Donald Trump may grant 100 pardons and commutations before his term as 45th president of the United States officially ends at 12:01 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Rappers Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Carter Jr., and Kodak Black, real name Dieuson Octave, may be on Trump's list of 100 pardons that are set to be announced today, Jan. 19.

A source told Fox News that the announcement will likely come Tuesday afternoon, but there is a slight chance the Trump administration will wait until Wednesday morning to make the announcement.

In December 2020, Lil Wayne, 38, pleaded guilty to gun possession by a convicted felon and drug charges stemming from an arrest at a Florida airport in January 2020.

Former "Tiger King" star Joe Exotic is so confident that Trump will favor him with a pardon, that a limousine is waiting outside the prison walls to pick him up on Tuesday.

The 57-year-old former zoo owner and animal trainer is serving a 22-year sentence for animal cruelty and for plotting to kill his rival Carole Baskin.

Trump, 74, may also pardon his close friend and former advisor Steve Bannon, 66, who pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Despite an aggressive campaign by WikiLeaks and Trump supporters asking Trump to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the president is not expected to pardon him.

It also isn't clear if rapper Kodak Black, 23, is on Trump's list of pardons, although a source previously said Trump was considering him for one.

The troubled rapper was sentenced to serve more than three years in prison on weapons charges in 2019.

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The House has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time by a margin of 232-197 for "inciting violence" in the nation's Capitol.

In addition to House Democrats, top Republicans who voted on Wednesday to impeach Trump include Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming), Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) and 8 others.

Trump is now the first President in American history to be impeached twice.

The article of impeachment accuses Trump of "willfully inciting violence against the government of the United States" in violation of his oath and duty.

The voting began after a lengthy debate on the House floor that started at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Thousands of National Guard secured the Capitol building and the grounds as the House debated Trump's fate.

Afterwards, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said the impeachment articles will be sent to the Senate immediately for a quick conviction.

Hoyer blamed Trump for the political theater that overshadows Joe Biden's inauguration, scheduled for January 20.

"The timing was thrust upon us by the actions of the president of the United States," Hoyer told MSNBC. "The fact that he is leaving should not divert us from holding accountable behavior which many of us believe is treasonous behavior and criminal behavior."

If Trump is convicted by the Senate, he will lose the ability to run for office again, as well as his Secret Service detail, his severance pay, and a $1 million annual travel allowance, among other perks.
 

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