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President Donald Trump criticized Hollywood as “racist” and creators of “violence” on Friday as critics reacted to the controversial movie The Hunt.

“Liberal Hollywood is Racist at the highest level, and with great Anger and Hate!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The president did not specify a particular movie but mocked Hollywood for creating violence and chaos in the United States.

“The movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos,” he said. “They create their own violence, and then try to blame others.”

Trump commented as controversy grew about the movie The Hunt, which features wealthy left-wing “elites” who hunt “deplorables” for sport.

A White House aide confirmed to Breitbart News that the president was likely referring to the film The Hunt.

As Breitbart News reported this week:

The film, which has been described as a gory satire featuring actresses Hilary Swank and Betty Gilpin, follows a group of elites who stalk and murder conservatives in red states. The hunters are fueled by their hatred of the “MAGA-type” characters and their right-leaning positions. While the term “deplorables” may not be explicitly stated in the trailer, Daily Mail notes that the “hunted” were, in fact, described as “deplorables” in the screenplay.

It is not clear whether the filmmakers are sympathetic to the “Deplorables” or the “hunters.” Nevertheless, Blumhouse founder Jason Blum is a notorious Trump-hater who was booed off stage at the 32nd Israeli Film Festival in Los Angeles last year after blaming the president for the rise of anti-Semitism.

“They like to call themselves ‘Elite,’ but they are not Elite,” Trump said. “In fact, it is often the people that they so strongly oppose that are actually the Elite. They are the true Racists, and are very bad for our Country!”

Ads for the violent film were pulled off of television after duel weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio. The original title for the movie was Red State Vs. Blue State.

Author: Charlie Spiering

Source: Breitbart: Donald Trump Thunders Against ‘Racist’ Hollywood: ‘They Create Violence, Then Try to Blame Others’

President Donald Trump endorsed the idea of “meaningful” background checks on Friday, as Congress continues to grapple with the concept of more gun control after the duel mass shootings last weekend.

“Serious discussions are taking place between House and Senate leadership on meaningful Background Checks,” Trump wrote on Twitter, describing the concept as a “common sense” approach to the problem.

Trump said he was speaking with representatives from the National Rifle Association to make sure they were at the table during the discussion.

“I am the biggest Second Amendment person there is, but we all must work together for the good and safety of our Country,” he wrote. “Common sense things can be done that are good for everyone!”

Democrats have pushed for additional universal background checks as a solution to the gun violence problem in the country, despite many mass shooters passing a background check to purchase their rifles.

Senate Republicans blocked the passage of a bill to enact more background checks after the Sandy Hook elementary shootings, despite former President Barack Obama pushing desperately for it to pass.

Trump’s endorsement of the idea of expanding background checks runs against his 2015 campaign stance on the issue.

His campaign document on protecting the Second Amendment read:

Every time a person buys a gun from a federally licensed gun dealer – which is the overwhelming majority of all gun purchases – they go through a federal background check. Too many states are failing to put criminal and mental health records into the system – and it should go without saying that a system’s only going to be as effective as the records that are put into it. What we need to do is fix the system we have and make it work as intended. What we don’t need to do is expand a broken system.

Author: Charlie Spiering

Source: Breitbart: Donald Trump Endorses More ‘Common Sense’ Background Checks for Gun Purchases

Former President Barack Obama delivered a lengthy response to the dual mass shootings that killed 31 people in Texas and Ohio over the weekend. He blamed guns, white supremacist websites, and President Donald Trump’s rhetoric for the ongoing violence in the United States.

In a message shared on Twitter, the former president specifically called for more gun control to help prevent more mass shootings.

“Until all of us stand up and insist on holding public officials accountable for changing our gun laws, these tragedies will keep happening,” Obama said in a statement, citing “evidence” that proved that more gun control could stop “some killings.”

Obama lamented that “no other nation on Earth” experienced the level of gun violence the United States does.

The former president also called for more censorship of “white nationalist websites” to prevent radicalization.

“[T]here are indications that the El Paso shooting follows a dangerous trend: troubled individuals who embrace racist ideologies and see themselves obligated to act violently to preserve white supremacy,” he wrote.

He compared the radicalization of white nationalists to that of followers of Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists.

“That means that both law enforcement agencies and internet platforms need to come up with better strategies to reduce the influence of these hate groups,” he wrote.

While Obama did not cite President Trump’s rhetoric specifically, he called Americans to “soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments.”

He also criticized rhetoric meant to “demonize those who don’t look like us” or suggest that immigrants were “sub-human” or threatened the American way of life.

Obama indicated that rhetoric, such as the kind Trump voiced, was the root of the worst moments in human history — citing Jim Crow laws, the Holocaust, Rwanda Genocide, and ethnic cleansing in the Balkans.

“It has no place in our politics and our public life,” he wrote. “And it’s time for the overwhelming majority of Americans of goodwill, of every race and faith and political party, to say as much — clearly and unequivocally.”

The president also shared a link to a Vox.com article calling for a bold plan to enact gun control:

Author: Charlie Spiering

Source: Breitbart: Barack Obama Blames Donald Trump, Guns, ‘White Supremacist’ Websites for Mass Shootings

President Donald Trump announced Monday evening that Republican and Democrat leaders in Congress had agreed to a budget deal that also raised the debt limit.

“I am pleased to announce that a deal has been struck with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy – on a two-year Budget and Debt Ceiling,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The deal would raise spending by $320 billion, according to reports, and suspend the debt ceiling until July 2021 — well after the 2020 election.

The president said that the deal, reached days before members of Congress leave Washington for their August vacation, had “no poison pills.” The deal also means Democrats will not try to block Trump from transferring federal funding to help build the wall on the Southern border

“This was a real compromise in order to give another big victory to our Great Military and Vets!” he wrote.

The bill still has to pass both houses of Congress this week in order to fund the government before the scheduled August recess before the president can sign it.

Pelosi and Schumer celebrated the agreement in a joint statement on Monday, praising the end of the sequester cuts set when Republicans were in the House of Representatives.

“We are pleased that the Administration has finally agreed to join Democrats in ending these devastating cuts,” they wrote.

In exchange for funding the military, Democrats won over $100 billion in domestic spending priorities.

“The House will now move swiftly to bring the budget caps and debt ceiling agreement legislation to the Floor so that it can be sent to the President’s desk as soon as possible,” the statement read.

Author: Charlie Spiering

Source: Breitbart: Donald Trump Announces ‘Real Compromise’ Budget Deal with Nancy Pelosi

President Donald Trump began his rally in Green Bay Wisconsin on Saturday with condolences to the victims of the synagogue shooting in California.

“Our entire nation mourns the loss of life, prays for the wounded, and stands in solidarity with the Jewish community,” Trump said. “We forcefully condemn the evil of antisemitism and hate, which must be defeated. Just happened. Must be defeated.”

Trump thanked law enforcement officials for responding to the shooting, including an off-duty patrol officer who returned fire as the shooter tried to flee the scene.

“I especially want to recognize a certain off-duty border patrol agent who bravely returned fire and helped disrupt the attack and saved so many lives,” Trump said as the crowd cheered. “Border patrol!”

Trump also spoke about the shooting with reporters as he left the White House.

“Obviously looks right now, based on my last conversations, looks like a hate crime,” he said. “Hard to believe. Hard to believe. We’re doing some very heavy research. We’ll see what happens, what comes up.”

Author: Charlie Spiering

Source: Breitbart: Donald Trump Praises Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent Who Helped Disrupt Synagogue Shooting

President Donald Trump signed an executive order promoting free speech on university campuses on Wednesday at the White House in front of conservative student activists.

“Today, we are delivering a clear message to the professors and power structures trying to suppress, to keep young Americans and all Americans from challenging ridged far left ideology,” Trump said. “People who are confident in their beliefs cannot censor others.”

The executive order signed by the president requires universities to certify that they support free speech on campus in order to receive federal research grants.

“Taxpayer dollars should not subsidize anti-First amendment institutions, and that’s exactly what they are,” Trump said. “Universities that want taxpayer dollars should promote free speech, not silence free speech.”

The president said that the $35 billion in federal government research grants would only be given to colleges that could certify their support of free speech and the open exchange of ideas.

“If a college or a university does not allow you to speak, we will not give them money, it’s very simple,” Trump said.

He welcomed three student activists on stage to speak, following news of their public fights against university bureaucrats who tried to silence them.

“Under the guise of speech codes and safe spaces and trigger warnings, these universities have tried to restrict free thought, impose total conformity and shut down the voices of great young Americans like those here today,” Trump said. “All of that changes starting right now.”

Students for Life’s Ellen Whitman spoke about her fight with her college after administrators tried to block her from installing an exhibit of crosses representing the lives lost because of abortion.

Turning Point USA chapter President Katie Mullen, a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who was harassed and bullied by administrators for running a conservative booth, also spoke.

Polly Olsen, a student at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, sued after administrators tried to restrict her from handing out “Jesus Loves You” Valentines inspired by scripture.

“It’s really the core of America’s freedom and without freedom of speech, we don’t have America anymore,” Olsen said. “And so I challenge America to learn to love one another as Christ did on the cross for each one of us and to speak your differences, it’s ok, we’re in a country of freedom.”

Author: Charlie Spiering

Source: Breitbart: Donald Trump Signs Executive Order to Defend Free Speech on Campus

President Donald Trump made an unscheduled stop at Arlington National Cemetery on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

Although it was not on his official schedule, the president traveled via motorcade to the cemetery, where Wreaths Across America volunteers were placing wreaths at the graves of soldiers.

The group coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at veterans cemeteries all across the country, every year on December 15.

Volunteers help to lay holiday wreaths at graves at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Saturday Dec. 15, 2018, during Wreaths Across America Day. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

“They’re doing a great job,” Trump commented to the press after talking briefly with volunteers under an umbrella in the rain.

Author: Charlie Spiering

Source: Breitbart: Donald Trump Visits ‘Wreaths Across America’ Volunteers at Arlington Cemetery

President Donald Trump continued advocating Wednesday for significant funding for his promised wall on the southern border.

“The Democrats and President Obama gave Iran 150 Billion Dollars and got nothing, but they can’t give 5 Billion Dollars for National Security and a Wall?” Trump asked on Twitter.

The president was referring to former President Barack Obama’s controversial $1.7 billion settlement with Iran including a special delivery of $400 million in pallets of cash to the country on the same day that Iran released American prisoners.

Trump demanded Tuesday that Democrats support a deal that includes additional border security funds in a meeting with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

The president also pointed to the recent terrorist attack in France as proof that the United States needed a secure wall on the border.

“We are going to strengthen our borders even more,” he wrote. “Chuck and Nancy must give us the votes to get additional Border Security!”

Author: Charlie Spiering

Source: Breitbart: Donald Trump: Barack Obama Gave Iran $150 Billion; Why Not $5 Billion for Wall?

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