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NFL players lash out after Trump rants about athlete protests

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Image: Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images Football players are lashing out at Donald Trump after the president went on an extended rant about athlete activism at a rally Friday night. Trump called on NFL owners to fire players who kneel or otherwise protest during the national anthem and encouraged fans to boycott the league. SEE ALSO: Why Russia hasn't successfully screwed with Germany's election — yet "Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He's fired! He's fired!" Trump [...]

Larry Flynt offers $10 million for dirt on Donald Trump

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Larry Flynt will pay up if you have dirt on Donald Trump. Image: David Livingston/Getty Images Need some cash and have some dirt on Donald Trump? You might want to talk to Hustler founder Larry Flynt. The adult magazine mogul is offering $10 million "for information leading to the impeachment and removal from office" of the president. SEE ALSO: Sports teams are deserting Trump’s hotels, and it’s hitting his wallet hard The full-page ad was published in the Washington Post on Sunday, complete with a toll-free hotline and an email address for readers to send their tips to. I love [...]

LeBron James destroys Trump with the perfect, understated insult

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Champion of insults. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock There are so many things to call President Donald Trump.  On Saturday morning, LeBron James found the perfect one. The NBA star called Trump "U bum" over the president's rescinded invitation for Steph Curry to visit the White House, which came only after Curry stated that he didn't want to go anyway.  SEE ALSO: NFL players slam Donald Trump for rant against protests U bum 😂 https://t.co/PU1WuB9lqs — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 23, 2017 at least the Trump era brought the until-now-criminally-underused insult of "bum" back — Erin 🎶Gloria🎶 Ryan (@morninggloria) September 23, 2017 Good [...]

Pete Souza throws shade at Trump’s NBA feud with a photo of Obama and Steph Curry

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Obama White House visitor. Image: David Zalubowski/AP/REX/Shutterstock In 48 hours, President Donald Trump ignited feuds with the NFL and the NBA.  Hey, remember when the president didn't do that?  SEE ALSO: Pete Souza's latest Instagram lets Trump know who the real 'Rocket Man' is Pete Souza does. The Obama White House photographer turned full-time shade-thrower posted a photo of President Obama with Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry on Saturday morning.  President Obama with Steph Curry last year at the White House. The President was "helping" Steph with his jump shot release. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on [...]

Sports teams won’t stay at Trump’s hotels, which is hitting his wallet hard

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The Chicago Cubs visited Trump at the White House, but other teams refuse to stay at his hotels. Image: Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Trump has been riling up pro athletes with disinvitations to the White House and attacks on police brutality protests. Now some teams are hitting back where it hurts: his wallet. Pro sports teams from the NBA, MLB, and NHL have stopped staying at Trump-owned hotels. The Washington Post reached out to all teams in those three leagues and the NFL (that's 123 teams altogether) and found at least 16 no longer stay at Trump hotels while on [...]

91-year-old former congressman sets the Twitter bar in the Trump era

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John Dingell has been owning Twitter for years. Image: ambar del moral/mashable 91-year-old former congressman John Dingell has been quick, witty, and on fire with his 140 characters for years. Despite his age, he knows how to use the tweet machine the way it was intended: biting commentary, playful retweets, and insightful and smart reactions. Time and again he's shown he's mastered Twitter. After tweeter-in-chief Donald Trump was elected, Dingell's Twitter game has become even more relevant and fiery. SEE ALSO: Artist paints offensive tweets he received outside Twitter's HQ to highlight how Twitter handles abuse After the violence in [...]

Eminem’s anti-Trump cypher left celebrities and musicians shook

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Eminem left the internet shook during a heated cypher at the BET Awards Tuesday night.  Performing in a Detroit parking garage, the rapper ripped President Donald Trump to shreds in a politically-charged freestyle which lasted just under five minutes.  SEE ALSO: Lose yourself and $2 million in Eminem’s outdated Michigan mansion Every profound line he spit was filled with frustration with the leader of the free world and his supporters. Racism is the only thing he's Fantastic 4(fantastic for), cause that's how he gets his rock off, he's orange. Sheesh @Eminem!! 🔥🔥✊🏾🔥🔥#United pic.twitter.com/wcL28BCWpy — LeBron James (@KingJames) October 11, 2017 [...]

White House social media guy reveals whos really writing some of Trumps tweets

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Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images It's every social media manager's worst nightmare.  Dan Scavino Jr., who runs social media for President Donald Trump, accidentally tweeted out an attack on NBC News from both his account as well as Trump's account on Wednesday.  Scavino quickly deleted the tweet. The tweet on Trump's account is still up. I don't think Trump did this tweet pic.twitter.com/HXZHPr6Nls — Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) October 4, 2017 The error provides a glimpse behind the scenes of how Trump's Twitter account is run. It has been generally assumed that Trump sends most of his own tweets.  Trump may have [...]

Oh no, Ted Cruz just liked a very NSFW tweet and it’s all over followers’ timelines

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Oh no, Ted why Image: CQ-Roll Call, Inc. You know some intern's going to cop the blame for this. A very NSFW video is going viral on Twitter, (no) thanks to Ted Cruz's official Twitter account. The Texas senator and former U.S. presidential hopeful liked a pretty graphic two-minute long video from @SexuallPosts. SEE ALSO: Seth Rogen expertly trolls fervent Trump supporter on Twitter With over 3 million followers, the like from Cruz's verified account would have pushed the video to the news feeds of tens, if not hundreds of thousands of his followers' timelines. Image: twitter/mashable screenshot As Tuesday [...]

Trump to Puerto Rico: Show us the money

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Image: Getty Images With Puerto Rico in a worsening humanitarian crisis, President Donald Trump continues to hold the U.S. territory's debt over its head. It is difficult to fathom just how irresponsible and entirely beside the point Puerto Rico's debt is when it comes to its current situation. Puerto Ricans are Americans, just like the people in parts of Texas and Florida that the government is helping after two other major hurricanes this season.  Yet on Friday, Trump doubled down on holding disaster aid hostage to the U.S. territory's debts, which total about $70 billion.. "Ultimately, the government of Puerto [...]