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Twitter Is Calling Out Trump's Dangerous Rhetoric After He Told Journalists To Kneel And Beg For Forgiveness

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President Donald Trump's hatred of the media reared its ugly head again on Tuesday when Trump rehashed his "enemy of the people" trope, and Twitter gallantly fought back.


Trump's tantrum began with a savage attack on Nobel Prize-winning columnist Paul Krugman.

"Paul Krugman, of the Fake News New York Times, has lost all credibility, as has the Times itself, with his false and highly inaccurate writings on me," Trump wrote on Twitter. "He is obsessed with hatred, just as others are obsessed with how stupid he is. He said Market would crash, Only Record Highs!"

Trump then falsely claimed that the New York Times had previously apologized to him, which never happened, demanded a *second* one, and then ordered the paper's journalists to "get on on their knees" and grovel.

"I wonder if the New York Times will apologize to me a second time, as they did after the 2016 Election," Trump added. "But this one will have to be a far bigger & better apology. On this one they will have to get down on their knees & beg for forgiveness-they are truly the Enemy of the People!"

The New York Times was not happy.

The publication retweeted its rebuttal to previous attacks by the president, emphasizing Trump's dangerous authoritarian tone.


White House reporter Maggie Haberman, whose Times coverage of Trump often sparks his ire, mocked Trump.

Nailed it.

Prominent voices on social media made it very clear to Trump that his vitriol - and lies - are unacceptable.






This is not normal behavior.


Trump thinks that negative coverage is "fake." He is sorely mistaken.




This was the 28th time since last July that Trump has referred to the media as the "enemy of the people" on Twitter, and his words have consequences.

In December, Reporters Without Borders concluded in its annual report that the United States has joined the top five most dangerous countries in the world for journalists.

"The United States joined the ranks of the world's deadliest countries for the media this year, with a total of six journalists killed," the report said.

"Four journalists were among the five employees of the Capital Gazette, a local newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, who were killed on 28 June when a man walked in and opened fire with a shotgun. He had been harassing the newspaper for six years on Twitter about a 2011 article that named him."
"It was the deadliest attack on a media outlet in the US in modern history. Two other journalists, a local TV anchor and cameraman, were killed by a falling tree while covering Subtropical Storm Alberto's extreme weather in North Carolina in May."
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Warning: There may be spoilers if you have not watched the series finale of Game of Thrones.

Emilia Clarke wanted to ensure Daenerys Targaryen would nail that war-mongering scene in the final episode of Game of Thrones.

The 32-year-old actress – who portrays Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains (that's one character) – did what was necessary to convincingly portray the chilling moment as she spoke in Dothraki and Valyrian.

Who was her inspiration? Dictators like Adolf Hitler, of course.

Speaking with Variety, Clarke said she had to learn many fake languages for her speeches, but Daenerys's final address for her troops was by far the most challenging.

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A father-of-three whose finger was "ripped clean off" when his wedding ring caught on the top of a fence he was climbing over told how the accident was so incredible his wife thought it was an April Fool's joke.

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Halsey has paid off a fan’s speeding ticket after the woman claimed she was driving too fast because she was enjoying her new single "Nightmare".

Twitter user Francesca claimed she was driving home from Pennsylvania State University when she was stopped for speeding.

“I got pulled over… for the first time ever and when asked why I was going 99 in a 70 I was dangerously close to admitting I was bangin out to Halsey’s new song Nightmare,” she said on social media.

“What’s your Venmo. I’ll pay your ticket. Drive safely please!” Halsey said on Twitter.

The singer’s music video for Nightmare, starring Debbie Harry and Cara Delevingne, was released on May 16, and has already reached over 15.5 million views on YouTube.

The original tweet was liked over 4,000 times, and caught the attention of Halsey herself, who transferred Francesca 250 US dollars for the ticket.


Needless to say the interaction has gotten quite a lot of attention. We all stan a queen that supports her fans as much as they support her.



Once the receipt had been paid, Francesca said she “will never forget your kindness and will continue blasting your music forever (just at a safer speed). I’ve never been more grateful or felt less deserving.”

Twitter Casey McCormick

A woman in New York has been praised by police for alerting them to a possible suicide attempt after she mistook a closed umbrella for a person wearing a "Handmaid's Tale" costume. Casey McCormick tweeted she thought she saw “a woman dressed as a handmaid about to jump from a building” and called 911.

The sighting turned out to be a table umbrella which, from a distance, looked much like a handmaid from the seminal Margaret Atwood novel "The Handmaid’s Tale".

The New York Police Department’s news account made it clear on Twitter that McCormick had done the right thing in alerting the authorities.

“Blessed be the umbrella. Thank you Casey and the @POPSUGAR team for alerting us to this crime, glad we could save the day,” they tweeted. “Jokes aside, if you’re ever hesitant about calling 911 – don’t be! We take all calls seriously, and worse case we get to go home with a great story.”

“Better safe than sorry!” one Twitter user replied.

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Actress Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about her addiction to porn before starting a relationship with current husband Will Smith.

The conversation centered on the subject of pornography and its affect on relationships on Monday's episode of Red Table Talks on Facebook.

The discussion began backstage with her daughter Willow and mother Adrienne Banfield Norris when Smith said that 40 million people watch porn on a daily basis.

"Back in the day I had a little porn addiction," the 47-year-old admitted, but emphasized, "I wasn't in a relationship when I had a porn addiction, believe it or not, thank goodness."

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Who does James Corden call when he's lost in Las Vegas at the beginning of his most recent installment of Carpool Karaoke?Well, who else but Grammy, Oscar, and Felix Award winning singer Céline Dion joined James Corden for his most recent edition of Carpool Karaoke and they gave fans a finale to remember.line Dion!

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