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USA Today: Trump ‘Not Fit to Clean the Toilets’ in Obama’s Library or Shine George W. Bush’s Shoes

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USA Today‘s editorial board rips Donald Trump in a new editorial reacting to his sexist attack on Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

Wrote Trump in the tweet: “Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!”

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USA Today:

A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library or to shine the shoes of George W. Bush.

This isn’t about the policy differences we have with all presidents or our disappointment in some of their decisions. Obama and Bush both failed in many ways. They broke promises and told untruths, but the basic decency of each man was never in doubt.

Donald Trump, the man, on the other hand, is uniquely awful. His sickening behavior is corrosive to the enterprise of a shared governance based on common values and the consent of the governed.

…It is a shock that only six Democratic senators are calling for our unstable president to resign.

The nation doesn’t seek nor expect perfect presidents, and some have certainly been deeply flawed. But a president who shows such disrespect for the truth, for ethics, for the basic duties of the job and for decency toward others fails at the very essence of what has always made America great.

Read it all HERE.

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Who Voted for Doug Jones?

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Democrat Doug Jones won the special election for the Alabama Senate seat on Tuesday night, defeating Republican candidate Roy Moore after a bitter election that captivated national attention for weeks. Jones won the election with 49.8 percent of the vote, while Moore received 48.5 percent. Write-in candidates made up 1.7 percent of votes in the race,…

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Samoa Prime Minister: Gay Marriage An ‘Abomination’ For True Christian Countries

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Speaking at his weekly media conference, Samoa‘s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has called same-sex marriage an abomination and a “Sodom and Gomorrah practice.”

Tuilaepa added that true Christian countries would not allow same-sex marriage.

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According to RNZ, Tuilaepa and his Human Rights Protection Party changed Samoa’s constitution earlier this year to formally make the country a Christian state.

RELATED: Obama to Name Gay Man Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa

Tuilaepa had earlier joked about Samoa’s fa’afafine community, a group identified as a third gender.

He said he would try to have fa’afafine participate as women weightlifters at international meets in a reference to a New Zealand transgender weightlifter who beat Samoa’s Iuniarra Sipaia at an Australian competition last week.

The patron of the Samoa Fa’afine Association, Tuilaepa said: “I will make them lift in the women’s competition bringing in lots of gold medals”.

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Anderson Cooper Says He Was Hacked After Twitter Account Calls Trump ‘Pathetic Loser’

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Anderson Cooper and CNN said the anchor’s Twitter account had been hacked after a tweet went out from Anderson calling Donald Trump a “pathetic loser” in response to Trump’s tweet claiming he knew Roy Moore would lose.

Said the alleged hacked Cooper tweet: “Oh Really? You endorsed him you tool! Pathetic loser.”

Cooper later tweeted: “just woke up to find out someone gained access to my twitter account. i have not sent a tweet in days or replied to any tweets. We are looking into how this happened.”

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And CNN added: “This morning someone gained access to the handle and replied to POTUS. We’re working with Twitter to secure the account.”

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Men Face Felony Hate Crime Charges for Spitting On and Threatening Gay Couple in Orange County, California

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Two Orange County, California men are facing hate crime charges for spitting on and threatening a gay couple in a Seal Beach parking lot in November.

The OC Register reports:

Samuel Blake Wickwire (18), is facing two felony counts each of criminal threats and violation of civil rights, with a sentencing enhancement for hate crimes. He faces up to six years in prison if convicted, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

His co-defendant, Wade James Rutledge, 27, of Seal Beach was charged on Dec. 5 and has pleaded not guilty to one felony count each of dissuading a witness by force or threat and hate crime assault. Rutledge faces up to seven years if convicted.

The OC Weekly reported:

[Rutledge] and others with him allegedly approached a man and his boyfriend in the parking lot near 10th Street and Ocean Avenue in Seal Beach around 7 p.m. Nov. 3 and hurled homophobic insults at them and threatened them with violence, the OCDA says.

When the first victim tried to call the cops, Rutledge allegedly grabbed his arm, forcing the cell phone out of the caller’s hand and disconnecting the call, say prosecutors, who add that after returning to his group of friends with the phone, the defendant walked back to return it to the caller but warned him against calling the police again.

As the boyfriends got into a car to leave the area, Rutledge is accused of shoving the second man into the passenger seat, slamming the car door on the victim’s arm and yelling at them to hurry up and drive off, the OCDA says.

A subsequent Seal Beach Police Department investigation led to Rutledge’s arrest on Sunday. He is next due in court Dec. 14 in Westminster for a pre-trial hearing.

KTLA adds:

Wickwire allegedly spit on one of the victims, and while one of the victims called 911, Rutledge allegedly grabbed the victim’s arm, and forced the phone out of his hands. Rutledge then returned the phone to the victim but told him to leave and not call the police, officials said.

As the victims went into their car to leave, Rutledge allegedly shoved the other victim into the passenger seat and slammed the victim’s arm while yelling at them to hurry and leave the area.

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‘Great British Bake Off’ Contestant Tom Hetherington Responds to Nude Photo Leak

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Tom Hetherington, a popular out gay contestant on this year’s iteration of The Great British Bake Off, responded this week to nude leaked photos which were reportedly his.

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A hopeful fan has asked him on Twitter about the photos, saying, “So can you confirm this? They look suspiciously false to me but a boy can dream”

Hetherington responded: “I’m sorry to break it to you but the photos aren’t me. 1) I don’t have a pierced nipple. 2) After a year of solid baking I definitely don’t have a six pack. 3) I would never wear a shirt or a belt that hideous.”

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You can check out the photos in question (very work-unfriendly) here.

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Trump: I Knew Roy Moore Would Lose

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Given his need to think he’s right about everything, it’s not surprising that Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning that he knew Roy Moore would lose the special Senate election in Alabama, despite recording robocalls and campaigning for the vanquished child molester.

Tweeted Trump: “The reason I originally endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election. I was right! Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!”

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Trump last night congratulated Democrat Doug Jones on his victory:

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Meanwhile, we’re feeling this win:

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