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Bryan Pregon

Lawmakers condemn Trump's 'shithole' remark - CNNPolitics - 0 views

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    "Several lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle strongly rebuked President Donald Trump's reported comments Thursday criticizing immigrants coming to the United States from what he called "shithole countries.""
Bryan Pregon

Trump Administration Waives Punishment For Convicted Banks, Including Deutsche - Which ... - 0 views

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    "One of the Trump administration waivers was granted to Deutsche Bank - which is owed at least $130 million by President Donald Trump and his business empire, and has also been fined for its role in a Russian money laundering scheme."
Bryan Pregon

Watch North Korea's huge new missile launch - CNN Video - 11 views

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    New missile could reach any place in the US!
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    This is crazy people underestimate things. We can be hit any day now.
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    this is scary
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    wow this is scary
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    This makes me so worried
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    This is crazy honestly.
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    Or one of their own cities...
jhoytcbcsd

Will my taxes go up or down in 2018 - Washington Post - 3 views

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    This article includes a cool interactive graph that estimates how the new tax bill might affect your household. It also breaks down how it might impact different people in various parts of the country.
Bryan Pregon

Trump's Lies vs. Obama's - The New York Times - 11 views

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    "Trump's Lies vs. Obama's"
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    Obama told 18 untruths over his entire time in office while Trump has told 103 in his first 10 months. Obama's lies are usually just exaggerations and making problems he is trying to solve sound worse than they are, and he realized after a while that it was wrong so by his last year in office he told one. Yet, the things he lied about were not made to hurt anyone or to cover up the truth like Donald Trump did. Trump was different from Obama because not only does he lie way more frequently but he lies to cover up anything that might make him look bad and hide the truth from situations. This should be a sign to people to not listen to Trump, no one wants a president that they can't trust.
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    I think that if someone is president that they should never lie because it can only cause more problems
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    I think that if you lie that much in office then you are not supposed to be there
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    trumps just a compulsive liar that's digging a deeper hole for himself.
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    a president who ;lies isn't a president at all, more like a corrupt leader(trump)
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    It doesn't look good if our president has already told over 103 untruths and instead of being straight up about them he tries to make it seem like others are lying.
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    I think that the worst part of him telling so many lies is that he tries to discredit people who say that he is lying even when the truth is blatantly obvious.
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    I don't think anyone is surprised by this. Trump is a business man. He lies to make his way in the world. He doesn't care about honesty and honor as long as he gets what he wants.
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    I figured that Trump wasn't that truthful, but 103 lies in the span of 10 months? That's unbelievable when compared to Obama, who told 18 lies in 8 years (year 7 wasn't even on there, so does that mean he went a whole year without telling a single lie?). I agree with kileywalden, who said that "Obama's lies are usually just exaggerations..." I think this is what truly sets Trump and Obama's lies apart from each other.
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    This is the New York Times, which is a Democratic and not completely truthful news site, of course they would try to make Obama seem like a great president, when he could possibly be one of the worst in American History.
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    I think the lies Trump tells are also just different than the kind of lies Obama told. Quite a few of Trumps lies are just him boasting about himself, such as him supposedly drawing huge crowds or being on times magazine so many times. He also takes credit for good things that are happening often and mostly just lies so much to make himself look better. The lies Obama said however were a lot more politically motivated and were meant to make you feel a certain way about an issue, compared to Trump, who's motivation is to make himself look better.
Bryan Pregon

An Analysis of Net Neutrality Activism on Reddit - Upvoted - 12 views

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    "The FCC's vote on net neutrality is scheduled for this Thursday, December 14th. There is still time to tell them why they should reconsider. Go here to share your story of how the repeal of net neutrality rules would personally affect you. And go to www.battleforthenet.com to tell your member of Congress why he or she should call on Chairman Pai to reconsider his plan."
Bryan Pregon

This is why I can't custom-make cakes for same-sex weddings - 27 views

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    "Jack Phillips is the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo. Oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. CO Civil Rightswill be heard Tuesday. "
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    he was only defending his religion and his believe just like they were and he hoped they could've seen it it too
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    Despite his religious beliefs no body should have the right to discriminate against customers based on race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc. If the situation were reversed I am positive he would be outraged that someone discriminated against him based on his religious beliefs. He is using the excuse of "standing up for his religious beliefs" to hide his hateful homophobia.
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    I think gay people can get wedding cakes, they just wants to do usual wedding system.
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    I think that as the owner of the bakery, he has the right to serve whoever he would like, it is ridiculous that some people would go as far as to sue someone for a stupid cake, grow up and get a life.Stop victimizing yourselves.
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    I feel that the business owner can choose not give them the cake. A business has "the right to refuse service to anyone". Besides, its not like that business is the only place they can get their wedding cake.
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    As the owner of the shop he should have the ability to refuse service to someone if their request goes against his beliefs, also the couple instead of just going to another place to get a cake and not causing all these problems decided to make it a big deal wasting time and money for both parties. Both parties involved are in the wrong
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    Agreed Aaron
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    I can see where both sides are coming from. But any business has the right to refuse to serve anyone they feel like. People may see it as wrong but any business can do this.
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    Nobody should be discriminated against, but with our first amendment right says he legal does not have. "congress shall make no law respecting religion an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"
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    I wonder what is going to happen next.
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    I agree that he does have the right to deny service to people and it seems he was very polite about, even if I don't personally agree with it I still think he shouldn't be sued. Although I do find it interesting how in this article the couple didn't have any quotes or anything.
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    To clarify, this article published in USToday was an editorial written BY the baker in this case to give his side. Also a good video with both sides explaining their views https://goo.gl/73fXsW
    Although I didn't find an article written by the couple, here is another NYTimes story which has some of the legal issues explained from their side. https://goo.gl/sAacw4
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    this is stupid it should not made who is getting married to who if they want a cake they should get one
Bryan Pregon

A man's 'Do not resuscitate' tattoo left doctors debating whether to save his life - CNN - 38 views

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    "He has no identification and no family with him. On his chest, he has a tattoo: "Do Not Resuscitate."

    What would you do?"
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    my opinion, i would have went off of what the tattoo said because i would have seen it as his wishes. he was pretty much gone when he arrived, plus there was no family with him. there was no one/nothing saying otherwise so i would have just let him go.
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    I would be lost but I think I would still resuscitate him because tattoos can sometimes be a regret and they had no way of knowing if it was legit or not.
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    I think it was a good call to wait until they had actual (documented) proof that he did not want to be resuscitated instead of just going off of the words on his body.
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    i think it was good that he was saved
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    Very tough situation!
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    Personally, I find it very wise that the doctors would have guessed that he had been resuscitated in the past. Especially due to his old age and multiple problems. It was also wise of them to follow this mans wishes and let him go.
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    I think they did the right thing by not resuscitating him because tattoo's can sometimes be jokes but, no one would joke about this sort of thing. In addition to that he was nearly dead when he got there so it may have been easier for him.
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    I think it was a good choice to wait for documentation of him not wanting to be resuscitated.
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    I agree with their choice not to resuscitate him, no one would joke about that and have it on their body permanently.
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    I feel that this man is smart. It said that there was alcohol in his system so maybe he was a drunk so being drunk can cause you to misplace items so he took the action to get "Do Not Resuscitate" on his chest so when the doctors checked for his information they wouldn't find it so when they did open his shirt they would know not to resuscitate him
Bryan Pregon

Neo-Nazi site founder says 'troll storm' is protected speech, wants lawsuit dismissed -... - 22 views

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    "Gersh says Anglin used his website as a platform to encourage his thousands of readers to contact her through email messages, social media, letters and phone calls. They all centered on two facts: She was Jewish."
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    If people are harassing Anglin, then it should not be protected by the first amendment. The first amendment says that the government can't stop you from saying what you want, but there are still consequences for everything you say.
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    It complicates the case that Anglin isn't the one leaving these harassing messages HIMSELF, but his followers are. Does he have to take responsibility for their behavior since he was the one that called them to action and gave up her contact information online?
Bryan Pregon

Former South Carolina officer to sentenced in killing of unarmed black man - CNN - 12 views

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    "In May, Slager pleaded guilty to deprivation of rights under color of law after a murder trial ended in a mistrial. He admitted he didn't shoot Scott in self defense and said he used excessive force.
    Federal prosecutors are seeking a life sentence. Prosecutors believe Slager committed second-degree murder and should also be punished for obstructing justice."
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    I think those punishments are completely necessary and he deserves it. There's stories like this all the time but a lot of cops won't admit to not shooting them for self defense.
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    I think that the officer should get life in prison for killing this man. The man ran but there's other options than firing your gun at him, there was no threat to the officer, he was unarmed, and the officer said he used force that was unnecessary.
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    The cop shouldn't of shot the man in the back, there was no threat towards the officer. If the man pulled a knife or a gun out then I'll see why the police officer shot him, but because the man had no weapons on him and was just running way he shouldn't of gotten shot.
alyssahubert

Sheriff says baby dies after being left in car by mistake | Fox News - 31 views

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    This is ridiculous
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    How do you forget about the very thing that was growing inside you for 9 months
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    everyday i lose more faith in humanity
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    Was she on anything. You think she would have heard the child in the back claiming she thought she dropped the child off.
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    How do you forget your 8 month old son is in the backseat?
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    You can;t forget a baby. They will cry and you would know if you loved and cared about your child as to if they would still be in the car or not.
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    If you forget about having your baby in the car, then that's just considered bad parenting and she should just be charged.
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    New parents have been shown to be more forgetful right at first because of the huge change in life that they don't realize it. But this is going way to far with it, death happened, usually it's only for a minute not long enough for an infant to die.
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    i don't feel like it was on accident i think they meant to do it but they didn't mean to be gone as long but time just didn't intend for anything wrong to happen
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    I find the reason to be incredibly sketchy, but I do believe the mother did not mean to kill her child. Perhaps she left her child in the car and meant to only for a small amount of time but forgot?
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    This is crazy
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    I don't think she intentionally killed her kid but it's crazy how you can forget about your baby being let in the car
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    How do you just forget?
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    How forgot your child? this is so sad
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    That's insane why wouldn't the mother check the backseat before she got out of her car.
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    I don't think you can just forget your child in a car, this child normally always has your attention
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    I can't believe this.
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    If she said she really dropped him off at the daycare center she would have been conscious of taking him there. Also there should be footage of her dropping him off. If it shows she never showed up, shes obviously lying about that instance and there is more to the story.
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    okay first off, if you need your purse or something material in the back to remember you have a baby, you shouldn't have one. second off, what the heck did she do when she went to the daycare? how did she imagine giving the baby over to the daycare or something?
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    how do you forget about your child that is only 8 months old. This is just heart breaking.
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    Completely heartbreaking. How can you "forget" about a child?
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    This is really sad and I don't think should ever happen to anyone this is ridiculous and people need to pay attention and start checking and making sure to check there front and back seats even if they don't have any kids.
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    She shouldn't be having kids. How do you think that you dropped your kid off at daycare if they were still in the back seat. This is ridiculous.
sebas01

White House confident they have votes to pass Senate GOP tax plan | Fox News - 0 views

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    Interesting
mborgaila831

Euthanasia Poll Results - 8 views

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    this is an issue that I found and thought was interesting
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    I think it's wrong to keep them on life support if they really don't want to live.
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    This is good because who wants to be alive if the only way they can stay alive is if they're hooked up to a bunch of machines just laying in bed. Also costing money for everyone involved with it
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    I think that someone who is terminally ill and is in pain everyday due to it should have the right to choose when they die.
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    I feel like if someone's on life support and are suffering day in and day out they should have the right to end their life peacefully if they're in that much pain.
lyricreed709

Trump - 3 views

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    I found this interesting, Trump is proceeding with his Wall Plans.
garionstew

Police Reportedly Claim a Brooklyn Teen Consented to Sex in Custody. That's Impossible. - 17 views

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    How do yall feel about this? personally think this is awful and that these cops are sick and disgusting.
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    This is awful. These officers need to be fired, and put in prison for rape.
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    how and why would she consent to sex in custody i don't believe it and feel like they should be punished.
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    This is horrible, they took advantage of her.
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    That's just insane, who would do something like that.
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    This is why cops need to be reevaluated.
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    I think this is a good example of why not all cops are the hero's we believe they are. Just like police brutality, they think the person deserves it but why in the world would this girl deserve that
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    that is just messed up
Bryan Pregon

Americans Taxed $400 Billion For Fiber Optic Internet That Doesn't Exist | National Eco... - 10 views

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    "According to a fairly recent book (2015) called The Book of Broken Promises, the American people have been charged some $400 billion by telecom companies (at the instance of government) for fiber optic upgrades that have not materialized."
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    Huh okay.
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    I believe a better use of the money would be to use the $400 Billion directly to create the fiber optics and have the ISP's use those instead of just giving the money straight to the ISP's and trusting them to create a network of Fiber Optics and not put that money into their pockets.
ctaylor147

White House wanted to publicly shame Tillerson, source says - CNNPolitics - 2 views

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    a new thing that trump is trying to do
Bryan Pregon

57% of net neutrality comments submitted to FCC appear to be fake | VentureBeat - 6 views

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    "the public was able to submit comments to the FCC on the topic electronically. Of those, 57 percent used either duplicate email addresses or temporary email addresses, while many individual names appeared thousands of times in the submissions, Pew said."
Bryan Pregon

Is Pocahontas a Racial Slur? Native Americans Say They're Insulted by Trump's Remarks - 47 views

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    "The White House is trying to argue that the nickname "Pocahontas" is "not a racial slur" against Native Americans after President Donald Trump used it Monday as an insult during a ceremony honoring the Navajo code talkers.
    Native Americans do not agree. "
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    I don't think his comment wasn't necessary for him to say
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    He made this statement in front of a portrait of Andrew Jackson, as stated in the article, who signed the Indian Removal Act. Coincidence?
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    President Trump's behavior is naturally insensitive and inappropriate. So it doesn't surprise me that he'd make a comment such as that. I do agree that using that word directly insulted their heritage as well as the achievements they've made during the war.
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    what trump said was mega wrong and it saddens me that he felt the need to throw petty snaps at elizabeth during this night of honoring the navajo code talkers.
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    I don't think the word itself is insulting but the way it was used made it become that way.
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    donald did insult the senator because the senator isn't exactly one of his supporters but either way he had no right for insulting her even if she wasn't one of his supporters so in other words he doesn't like the fact that there is a woman indian heritage senator for the united states.
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    It is a problem that this happened, but the media is "making a mountain out of a mole hill" so to speak.
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    I think they're trying to make it bigger deal they act like they don't know what type of president the country voted for. Long before he became president he was having issues will racial names and opinions, Being president hasn't changed the situation. You'll just have to put up with it.
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    It may not have been the word itself that was the root of the problem, but it was the way he used it to try to discredit Warren before, so for him to use it again in this scenario was bad on his part.
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    trump was in the wrong
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    His comment wasn't necessary at all, he had no reason to call her that and I think he just dug himself a deeper hole by doing that
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    I believe it is a racist slur. this isn't the first time President Trump has been racist towards someone. I don't think people realized what kind of person Donald Trump is. He thinks that just because he is president he can say and do whatever he wants, and doesn't care who he hurts or offends.
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    I think that this should be a big deal because this is just one example of our president being insensitive, and discriminatory. I don't think that these people have a right to say that this slur wasn't offensive, when they aren't native american. A white person can't look at a racial minority group and dictate what is and isnt offensive to that group. If a minority group says something is offensive, its offensive.
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    I think he was in the wrong for saying that out of petty but others are also making it a bigger deal then it actually is.
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    I don't understand what president trump wants to do in the future.
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    Trump's remark was insensitive and childish. He was at this event for the sole purpose of honoring these heroes, but he felt the need to mock Senator Warren. It's not difficult to understand that the name he is using is offensive, especially when he has actual Native people telling him so, yet he continues to behave in this disrespectful manner.
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    this is why Trump shouldn't be president. He's the worst possible president ever.
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    I think that Donald Trump needs to be more careful about what he says. He does not need to bring more fights to himself by saying stuff like that, but he shouldn't not defend himself when others bash him. He needs to be more respectful as a President and think before he speaks, because he is representing the United States of America.
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    I think the media is overreacting
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    I feel like President Trump shouldn't have even mentioned anything in regards to the natives. He should have just remained on track an honored those Tribal men instead of turning the tables and sounding like he insulted their culture. Plus the media in itself shouldn't have even recorded that, because now WWII is about to happen on the media.
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    I think that i agree with it being "culturally insensitive" as some could be offended by that, but i don't think I can fully support it being considered a racial slur at this time
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    This is wrong
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    As a Native American, I would say it's a nasty generalization. We are not all a stereotype; and I love how he referenced us all to a children's movie that scratches the surface on our culture. It was a disrespectful remark.
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    He wasn't trying to say it to be racist he was trying to see it to make fun of her but the media of course takes it in a whole different direction
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    I do believe it was culturally insensitive but it isn't a racial slur.
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    trump is discriminating against that native of american by using the Pocahontas name as an insult
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    This is culturally insensitive. He was there to honor those men, not to take a stab at someone he doesn't like.
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    I think that it is rude to make that comment, but it is not a racial slur
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    In my personal opinion I feel like what he said was not wrong but I definitely feel the context to the event at which it was said makes it an issue. Poking fun at someone who claims to have Native American ancestry without proof does not seem particularly wrong to me but to do it at an event meant to show respect to code talkers certainly complicates matters.
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    i dont think it was a racial slur but now that its getting so much press i think it may become a slur
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    I do agree that it wasn't a racial slur but saying it in front of the Navajo code speakers it was wrong and insensitive
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