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White House Lowers Flag for McCain. What They Did Next Triggered Massive Backlash.

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Early Monday morning, the White House flag was lowered to half staff over the weekend in memory of Sen. John McCain who passed away from brain cancer. However, on Monday, the flag was raised to full staff prompting a flood of criticism.

President Trump has not made an official proclamation regarding McCain as he has done other prominent figures like Sen. John Glenn, First Lady Barbara Bush, and Rev. Billy Graham.

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Trump and McCain had a contentious relationship.

In June 2015, after Trump said of illegal immigrants crossing into the U.S. from Mexico, “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some I assume are good people,” McCain accused him of “firing up the crazies.”

One month later, in Iowa, Trump said he didn’t consider McCain a war hero because he was captured in Vietnam, asserting, “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” After he was criticized, Trump refused to apologize. McCain responded to Trump’s remarks by saying Trump should apologize “to the families of those who have sacrificed in conflict.”

McCain was held prisoner in Vietnam for 5 ½ years; roughly one year into his imprisonment, McCain’s father was named commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific. That prompted the North Vietnamese to offer McCain an opportunity to be released. They saw the offer as a propaganda victory and an opportunity to demoralize other American POWs. McCain refused the offer, causing the North Vietnamese to increase his torture with intense beatings; he attempted suicide twice. Two years of his imprisonment were spent in solitary confinement in a windowless 10-by-10-foot cell.

In September 2016, after the tape was released in which Trump spoke of grabbing women “by the p****” and said “you can do anything” to women “when you’re a star,” McCain stated, “Donald Trump’s behavior make it impossible to continue to offer even conditional support for his candidacy,” adding there were “no excuses” and that “he alone bears the burden of his conduct.”

In 2017, McCain intensified the anger between the two men when he refused to support the repeal of ObamaCare that Trump and the GOP favored. That tanked the effort by the GOP.

Now, is it possible that Trump put the flag back up so soon because of the contentious relationship he shared with McCain?

One would hope that, despite the fact the man wasn’t exactly dedicated to conservative principles, Trump would at least be able to show him the respect he is due for his military service to his country. It seems a bit childish for the president to react in such a way, but, then again, the current commander-in-chief has been known to hold grudges.

Let’s hope that’s not the case here and that Trump chooses the classier road.

Source: Daily Wire

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Cable News Blasted for Conjuring Controversy in Columbus Police Shooting

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The sad truth of the matter, when it comes to the mainstream media, is that they are more successful when we are more emotional. It’s a dirty trick of human biology:  The chemicals in our brain that allow us to feel joy, sorrow, humor, and fury are just similar enough to one another that we become addicted to them, one and all.  Feeling something stimulates our self-awareness, and we learn to crave it. So, when you tune into CNN and what they are saying angers you, they’re planting small hooks in your noggin, reeling you in to watch the commercials that pay all of their salaries. If you watch Fox, however, and you find yourself enthusiastically cheering after a host or guest has a mic drop moment, your brain again finds what it’s looking for, and here you are seeing your 14th Progressive commercial of the day. All of the big networks know this and actively participate in this salacious shamanism, and sometimes they cross the line. Liberal outlets HuffPost and AJ+ omitted key details or pushed false narratives in their videos about the fatal police shooting of a Black teenager in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday. HuffPost failed to note the woman who was shot, Ma’Khia Bryant, pushed another female to the ground and lunged at another with a knife when police arrived at the scene. The misleading HuffPo video was accompanied by the following text, which appeared to paint the police as the villain. “Black girl killed by police,” the text read. “Police in Columbus, OH shot & killed a Black teen around the same time the verdict was read in the Derek Chauvin trial. Body-camera footage showed an officer firing several times at Ma’Khia Bryant before she collapsed to the ground. The video also showed a knife falling next to the…

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Derek Chauvin on Suicide Watch, Away From General Population

Chauvin’s incarceration will certainly not be a pleasant one once he leaves isolation.

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There is little doubt that Derek Chauvin is going to have a bad time in jail.  The former police officer was just convicted on several charges stemming from his involvement in the death of George Floyd, with one those charges being murder in the 3rd degree. Chauvin’s sentence won’t be known for some time, likely about 8 weeks, so there’s no telling just where he’ll wind up serving his time.  But ex-cops don’t fare all that well in certain prisons, and there will almost certainly be an incentive to tangle with the guy while he’s on the inside. For the time being, however, Chauvin is being kept separate from the general population, out of fear for his safety. Derek Chauvin has been pictured in his first mugshot taken at the maximum security prison in Minnesota where he’s on suicide watch after being found guilty on all three counts of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. The Minnesota Department of Corrections released the new booking photo on Wednesday morning as Chauvin woke up from his first night at MCF-Oak Park Heights. The 45-year-old dressed in an orange jumpsuit appeared tired and puffy-eyed with a frown and his hair in disarray. The mugshot was soon making the rounds online. https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1384867831792209921?s=20 Chauvin is expected to file an appeal in the coming weeks, possibly on the grounds that he could not have possibly received a fair trial with the statements being made in public by politicians such as Maxine Waters of California.

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