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Wednesday News: “Donald Trump Jr.’s Skittles tweet: inaccurate, dehumanizing, plagiarized, and rooted in anti-Semitism”


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, September 21. Also, I can’t get enough of Samantha Bee mocking the media and Donald Trump. How about you?

  • Del. Price denounces hate in Williamsburg

    Delegate Price Speaks Out at Trump/Pence Rally
    September 20, 2016
    Press Release
    Contact: Tempestt Boone, 757-251-0787

    WILLIAMSBURG, VA – Today, Delegate Marcia S. “Cia” Price participated in a press conference to denounce the racist and divisive rhetoric of the Trump campaign. In the rain, Price joined Sen. Mamie Locke (2nd District) and Cliff Hayes, the Democratic Nominee for the 77th House District in speaking to the racially charged birther comments the Republican Presidential Nominee has espoused for years. Behind the speakers were several members of the Williamsburg community and students from William & Mary who joined the press conference to show their support for Hillary Clinton for President.

    Del. Price stated in her remarks, “Trump has refused to apologize or take accountability for his years of divisive rhetoric, peddling a bigoted attack against our country’s first black president. What’s worse is that in absence of that apology, he and Mr. Pence continue to push for policies and politics that are steeped in the same racist, sexist, and xenophobic philosophies that he has embraced, dating back to his early career.”

    She continued to outline the policies and offered, “Yes, President Obama is an American. And yes, Mr. Trump’s stances on the issues that affect us all have not changed. His push for trickle-down economics and his stance against a living wage help the top 1% and hurt American workers, solidifying the disparities in pay and weakening our families. His stances on racial profiling, religious profiling, voting rights, and immigration are still harmful to the progress we have made as a nation over generations of blood, sweat, and tears.”

    In closing, Del. Price stated that though the campaign had changed course on the birther comments, “Nothing has changed and we are not fooled by his 180 on his birther conspiracy theory. We also are not fooled by his continued disregard for minorities and women. What do we have to lose? Well at the top of the list are our physical safety, justice, freedom, and equality. Life and death decisions are in the balance and we cannot afford these games and attacks.”

    Delegate Price represents the 95th House District, serving parts of Newport News and Hampton.

  • Video: Stephen Colbert explains why Donald Trump Jr. is wrong “in language he can understand”


    • True Blue

      I could watch this a thousand times. . .

  • Quizzical

    Re Scrutiny of Trump Foundation deepens, I think this is the most dangerous scandal for Trump. His campaign knows it, which is why they are hiding his financials.

    The skittles comment by Trump’s son was bad and deserved comment, but it was by Trump’s son and might have been deliberate trolling to distract attention from thebTrump Foundation.

  • True Blue

    David Fahrenthold’s persistence in covering Trump Foundation is inspiring – I heard a pundit say he deserves Pulitzer.

    • Agreed. If only the rest of the media would follow suit, as there is an almost bottomless pit of Trump corruption, scumminess, etc. to uncover.

  • Beyer Leads House Delegation to Restore Elephant Protections

    September 21, 2016 (Washington, DC) – Congressman Don Beyer today led 54 members of the House of Representatives in urging U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel and the Obama Administration to advocate restoring all African elephants to Appendix I status under the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), banning the international ivory trade.

    “The simple truth is that a lawful international market for elephant ivory ultimately encourages widespread poaching and illegal trade. History has shown CITES Appendix I listing of all African elephants to be a particularly effective means of protecting these incredible animals whose numbers have been declining dramatically in recent years,” said Rep. Beyer.

    The countries of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe downgraded elephant protections to Appendix II in the 1990s, paving the way for the creation of limited legal ivory markets into which contraband ivory from illegal poaching continues to flow.

    “The voting member nations of CITES have the chance to take concrete action that would help stop the wholesale slaughter of some of the most magnificent and complex animals on earth,” stated Cathy Liss, president of the Animal Welfare Institute. “We urge Secretary Jewell and Director Ashe, as head of the U.S. delegation, to heed the call from these Members of Congress and ensure that our government does not stand idly by while the carnage that fuels the global ivory trade continues.”

    The letter’s authors wrote:

    “The need for consistency in interpretation and application of CITES, the enormous practical value of listing all elephants under Appendix I, and the experiences and appeals of the large majority of elephant range states make it abundantly clear that strong and vocal support for an Appendix I listing is the best course of action if the United States is to remain a leader in conservation and in the global fight to combat the poaching crisis that continues to fuel widespread devastation and drive elephants towards extinction.”

  • Video: Evan McMullin ad uses viciously racist, misogynistic voicemail from Trump supporter


  • Video: Tim Kaine on the Ellen Show