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Chicago Mayor Finds Way to Blame Trump for Smollett Scandal

Rahm Emanuel is no stranger to scrounging around for political points, but this is a stretch even for him.

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While prosecutors in the case seem to have suggested that Jussie Smollett’s hate hoax controversy is over, nothing could be farther from the truth.

Smollett, who Chicago Police say paid two men to stage a hate crime against him to raise his public image, was given the gift of a lifetime this week after prosecutors dropped all charges against him.  The reasoning for the dismissal was weak, especially given the vile and felonious nature of Smollett’s hoax, and the nation as a whole has been livid ever since.

Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel was infuriated, and publicly denounced the decision several times over the course of the last few days.

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Now, however, Emanuel is finding a way to exploit the travesty of justice in order to score political points against President Donald Trump.

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Emanuel had the following to say at a press conference on Thursday.

“Look, I’ve always said from day one this is a Trump-free zone, the city of Chicago, and I mean it,” Emanuel told reporters. “Let me be really clear about something: The only reason Jussie Smollett thought he could take advantage of a hoax about a hate crime is for the environment, the toxic environment Donald Trump created.”

“This is a president who drew a moral equivalency between people who are trying to perpetuate bigotry and those who are trying to fight bigotry,” the mayor continued. “As somebody who started his own journey in politics fighting the neo-Nazis in Skokie and Marquette Park, President Trump should literally take his politics, move it aside.”

While Emanuel is right about Smollet’s crimes being completely unacceptable, his insinuation that racial tensions in America can be blamed on the President is obtuse and inflammatory…and almost certainly purposefully so.

 

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China’s ‘Oppressive & Inhumane Regime’ Has Been Added to UN Human Rights Council (Details)

Right after they failed to warn the world sooner of COVID-19…

John Salvatore

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China has no business being on the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. That should go without saying. And yet, we live in crazy times. Here’s the deal, via UN Watch: China was appointed on Wednesday to a United Nations Human Rights Council panel where it will play a key role in picking the world body’s human rights investigators — including global monitors on freedom of speech, health, enforced disappearances, and arbitrary detention — in a move that has sparked protest by international human rights activists. “Allowing China’s oppressive and inhumane regime to choose the world investigators on freedom of speech, arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances is like making a pyromaniac into the town fire chief,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, a non-governmental human rights organization based in Geneva that closely monitors the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council, and a leader in speaking out at the UN for victims in China. Neuer added, “It’s absurd and immoral for the UN to allow China’s oppressive government a key role in selecting officials who shape international human rights standards and report on violations worldwide.” https://twitter.com/HillelNeuer/status/1245890358342553603?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1245890358342553603&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Funwatch.org%2Fchina-joins-u-n-human-rights-panel-will-help-pick-experts-on-free-speech-health-arbitrary-detention%2F https://twitter.com/UNWatch/status/1245891526892363776?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1245891526892363776&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Funbelievable-china-joins-united-nations-human-rights-group-despite-unleashing-global-pandemic%2F Here’s more COVID-19 randomness, via Twitter… https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1246522120584208384 https://twitter.com/realDailyWire/status/1246548840980725760 https://twitter.com/TMZ/status/1246578318679343104 https://twitter.com/realDailyWire/status/1246554736788033536 https://twitter.com/barstoolsports/status/1246587867603886080 https://twitter.com/TMZ/status/1246432969469726720 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1246522957398245381 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1246522958421639168 https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1246534491402895363 https://twitter.com/IAMTOMMACDONALD/status/1246510492958494720

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Ocasio-Cortez: America Is A ‘Brutal, Barbarian Society’ for Most ‘Working-Class Americans’

She cannot be serious…

John Salvatore

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New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should not be seen as a role model for young women. Sure, she obtained a prestigious position at a young age as a member of the lower chamber. But at the end of the day, morals and values are what matter. AOC also has next to zero love for her country, despite her successes. To claim the United States is a “brutal, barbarian society” is bush league at its finest. LOOK: https://twitter.com/tomselliott/status/1246395059651653638?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1246395059651653638&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F04%2F04%2Frep-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-says-the-us-is-a-brutal-barbarian-society-for-most-working-class-citizens%2F REACTIONS: The View’s Joy Behar is one of President Trump’s loudest celebrity critics, but if you sat her down and told her to list the reasons why she hates POTUS she probably wouldn’t have a solid answer for you. Either that, or she’d unintentionally list things she deems unacceptable that actually occurred on Obama’s watch. Behar named Ocasio-Cortez as a potential running mate for 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden. There’s just one major problem. And Joy had no idea. VIDEO: https://twitter.com/johnrobertgage/status/1235600065789648897?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1235600065789648897&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F03%2F05%2Fjoy-behar-recommends-that-joe-biden-pick-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-as-his-vp-never-mind-her-age%2F REACTIONS: AOC wants illegals to receive coronavirus relief checks. LOOK: https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1243219664450314240 https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1243220827249741824 H/T: Twitchy

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