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Sacha Baron Cohen took a dig at Justin Trudeau over his blackface incident in the new film, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. While explaining some recent political history, Borat tells the audience that the United States elected a man who ruined the country, in the form of Barrack Obama. He then explains that Obama’s election “led to other Africans becoming world leaders,” showing the TIME Magazine photos of Justin Trudeau in blackface published in 2019. The photo shows a 29-year-old Trudeau during an Arabian Nights themed party in 2001. The photograph appears in the 2000-2001 yearbook of West Point Grey Academy, a private day school where Trudeau was a teacher.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden caught heavy flak this week for plans to restrict firearm ownership in the United States. Publicly available for some time now, Biden’s official gun policy proposal was met with substantial scrutiny for the first time Wednesday, dragged into the wider political conversation by ideologically opposed commentators Tim Pool and Steven Crowder. And with more eyes now on the document, high-profile Second Amendment advocacy organizations are highlighting the plan’s most radical elements. Gun Owners of America, for its part, told The Western Journal on Wednesday that the plan was among the most “draconian” it had ever seen from a serious electoral contender.
California Sen. Kamala Harris, the running mate of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, was among the high-profile liberal politicians listed as “key domestic contacts” for a business venture involving Biden’s brother Jim, his son Hunter and the now-bankrupt Chinese company CEFC China Energy Co., according to an email obtained by Fox News. The email, which had the subject line “Phase one domestic contacts/projects,” was written by Jim Biden and sent to James Gilliar, Hunter Biden, Rob Walker and Tony Bobulinski on May 15, 2017, Fox reported. Attached to the email was a document titled “RE: Key domestic contacts for phase one target projects.”
Federal politicians pulled back from the brink of an election this week — but three political strategists say they believe the brinkmanship in the Commons is likely to continue as the Liberals and opposition parties grapple over the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I think that if we don’t find ourselves in a national election this fall, I think we will be the end of the spring next year … simply because the economic ramifications of COVID have not fully been felt by Canadians,” said longtime Conservative strategist Jenni Byrne, who now runs her own consulting company in Toronto.
While Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has dodged questions about what he would do to the Supreme Court if elected, he’s quite clear about his plans on illegal immigrants. “The fact is I’ve made it very clear within 100 days, I’m going to send to the United States Congress a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people,” Biden said in Thursday’s debate with President Donald Trump. Biden said he and President Barack Obama “made a mistake” by failing to implement comprehensive immigration reform during their eight years in office, even though at one point they held a super-majority in the Senate which allowed them to jam through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “It took too long to get right,” Biden said.
Fresno DA Thunders To CA Gov Newsom: ‘The Blood Of The Children Being Shot By Out-Of-Control Gang Members In Our City Is On Your Hands’
Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp thundered a powerful message to California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday at a press conference dealing with the surge in violent crime caused by the release of criminals from prisons, stating, “Stop using COVID-19 to promote your political agenda. The blood of the children being shot by out-of-control gang members in our city is on your hands, and on the hands of every person who does not make public safety a priority.” The press conference was held the same day San Quentin Officials were considering whether to appeal the state’s decision to release over 1,100 inmates. Smittcamp stated, “The law enforcement agencies represented behind me are the ones fighting on the front lines to bring peace to our community.”
During the debate on Thursday, President Trump referred to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by her initials, as she is commonly known: AOC. According to the congresswoman, however, fellow government officials should not utter that phrase. In a tweet following the debate, the Democratic representative implied that President Trump and other Republicans are sexist if they do not refer to her by her official government title. “I wonder if Republicans understand how much they advertise their disrespect of women in debates when they consistently call women members of Congress by nicknames or first names while using titles & last names when referring to men of = stature. Women notice. It conveys a lot,” she tweeted.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walked back a promise to lift all on-reserve boil-water advisories by 2021 on Friday, as the First Nation with Canada’s longest-standing drinking water advisory learned it needs to wait for more tests before it can turn the taps back on. Trudeau’s comments came when he was asked about the situation in Neskantaga First Nation, where an unknown contaminant in the water prompted officials to shut off the pipes earlier this week, leaving the community without running water and forcing a partial evacuation. The First Nation in a remote part of northwestern Ontario has been under a drinking water advisory for 25 years. Trudeau said the pandemic was behind the need to roll back the government’s five-year-old promise.