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97-year-old war veteran takes a knee in response to President Trump’s protest comments

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There’s never an age limit when it comes to fighting for what you believe in.  Brennan Gilmore tweeted a photo Sunday of his 97-year-old grandfather, John Middlemas, kneeling in support of the #TakeAKnee movement, started by former San Francisco 49ers football player Colin Kaepernick in 2016 over police violence against African Americans.  President Donald Trump’s outspoken criticism against athletes who don’t stand up for the national anthem sparked this protest among people like Middlemas in solidarity with NFL athletes who kneeled on the field this weekend.  SEE ALSO: #TakeAKnee protests are about police violence, not the military or the Constitution […]

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 whyImage: 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 morning, […]

Don’t believe that fake viral photo of a NFL player burning the U.S. flag

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Another day, another chapter in the ongoing feud between Donald Trump and NFL players who are taking the knee in protest against police brutality.  SEE ALSO: The first NFL game of Sept. 24 started with a powerful, unprecedented protest You might have seen on Twitter or Facebook this picture that purportedly depicts an NFL player burning the U.S. flag in the locker room as his teammates enthusiastically look on: Image: facebook/vetsfortrump Besides the utter absurdity of the scene, it immediately pops to the eye that there’s something wrong with the hand holding the flag. But that didn’t prevent many people […]

John Kelly looked so distraught during Trump’s ‘rocket man’ speech, and Twitter was like ‘same’

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It's as if he's thinking, 'What have we done?!'Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock To say John Kelly has an intense listening face would be a severe understatement. If you don’t believe us, please refer to photographs of the current White House chief of staff taken during President Donald Trump’s controversial speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. After pictures of Kelly sitting in the audience looking like Trump’s words might just cause him to have an emotional breakdown began circulating online, Twitter users saw the meme potential and quickly pounced. SEE ALSO: General Kelly’s face had its own press conference yesterday […]

Trump visited Texas and just HAD to talk about crowd size

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"What a crowd, what a turnout."Image: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images After all these months it’s still unclear whether or not Donald Trump knows he’s not on reality television. Since his inauguration the man has made his obsession with ratings and crowd size very clear, and on Tuesday when he visited Texas for a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts, he just couldn’t help himself from celebrating the really great press that came out of the storm. SEE ALSO: Hey, everyone, please shut up about Melania Trump’s shoes During the trip to Corpus Christi, where Harvey made landfall, and Austin, Texas, […]

Obama’s powerful Charlottesville response is now the most-liked tweet

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Legend.Image: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Barack Obama may not be the president anymore but that’s not stopping him from making history. In the wake of the deadly clash between neo-Nazi hate groups and protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, President Donald Trump’s usually eager Twitter fingers remained inactive for hours  while Obama rose to the challenge of addressing the nation. Now, just days after the former president responded to the tragic violence with a powerful Nelson Mandela quote, his tweet has become the most-liked in history. SEE ALSO: Obama responds to Charlottesville with one of the most liked tweets in […]

Obama’s Charlottesville tweet makes history

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Barack Obama, you are missed.Image: isaac Brekken/Getty Images for National Clean Energy Summit After a “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly on Saturday, former president Barack Obama reached out on Twitter to comfort Americans. While President Trump was silent on the platform, refusing to address the violent clash between hate groups and protesters for hours, Obama shared a powerful message in the form of a Nelson Mandela quote about hate and the potential to love. The first of Obama’s three tweets has since become the third most-liked tweet in history at the time of writing […]

Zoos and aquariums hold a wonderful #CuteAnimalTweetOff and everyone wins

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled selection of depressing news stories and dismaying tweets to bring you the most amazing thing that happened on the internet today. The amount of cute animals you are about to see is almost unhealthy. Almost. SEE ALSO: Red panda cub is very attached to a fluffy toy that looks just like her Zoos and aquariums across the nation participated in a very important #CuteAnimalTweetOff today. And the winner of the tweet off is everyone. Every single person alive. It all started when Smithsonian’s National Zoo released a press release announcing the birth of the most […]

All the best things on the internet are terrible at making money

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Image: Shutterstock / Andrey_Popov At some point, the internet became a get-rich-quick scheme. There’s a simple formula to it: Smart people with good ideas receive millions of dollars to build something. If that something generates billions of dollars, it is a success. If it does not, it is a failure. Such “failures” include: Twitter, Soundcloud, Vine, Reddit. At varying times, each of these companies had the hallmarks of “success”millions of engaged users, venture capital money, a good brand. Now, Twitter is limping along, Soundcloud is in a death spiral, Vine is gone, and Reddit is still trying to figure things […]