Dave Lawson, a Republican state senator in Delaware, walked out of the chamber to protest an opening prayer from the Koran. He claimed the Muslim holy book, written in the seventh century, called for the killing of Americans: "I fought for this country not to be damned by someone that comes in here and prays to their god for our demise. I think that's despicable"
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"Media bias on display!" exclaimed a recent Fox News report. "Newspapers are now cashing in on t-shirts splashed with anti-President Trump rhetoric!" These were the offending T-shirt messages: "Democracy Dies in Darkness" (The Washington Post), "Journalism Matters" (Los Angeles Times), and "Speaking Truth to Power Since 1847" (Chicago Tribune).
Students at a robotics competition in Plainfield, Indiana, shouted "Go back to Mexico!" at the winning team, made up of three Latinos and two African Americans, ages nine and ten. Some parents also reportedly made racist remarks, including "They are Mexican, and they are ruining our country." "For the most part, the robotics world is kind of a white world," the coach of the winning team noted. "They're just not used to seeing a team like our kids."
On March 1,2017, for the first time in his presidency, Donald Trump went an entire day without making any factually incorrect or misleading public statements, according to The Washington Post. The President's only public comment that day was a two-word tweet: "THANK YOU!"
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Republicans in the Wisconsin legislature are pushing a bill to remove a permitting requirement for workers ages sixteen and seventeen. The bill will also change references to...