The day after Donald Trump won the presidential election, Ravi Gupta faced a barrage of painful questions from students at the charter school he’d founded.
Would people come to the school to deport them? Could the Jim Crow laws return? Might LGBTQ kids be forced into conversion therapy to “cure” them?
“It broke my heart,” Gupta, 33, told a sea of hundreds in a windowless room at the Music City Center.
“I left that room, went into a classroom and just started crying,” he said. “I didn’t have any answers.”
That anguish gave rise to what became the Arena Summit, a weekend conference of mainly young people looking to get into politics — either for themselves or to support fresh-faced candidates — in the coming age of Trump. Read more
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Donald Trump warmed up for his first campaign rally as president, delivering on Friday what amounted to an abbreviated stump speech a day before he will formally return to the trail for a swing state rally this weekend.
Trump’s address at a Boeing facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, had nearly all the makings of the mega rallies he hosted throughout his rise from a once-long-shot Republican presidential candidate. The president faced a friendly “U-S-A”-chanting crowd that he insisted was record size.
The differences between Friday’s photo-op and a campaign rally were subtle, the most notable distinction being that Trump spoke with a new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner behind him instead of his own personal aircraft.
“That is one beautiful airplane,” Trump said to applause. “Congratulations to the men and women here who have built it. What an amazing piece of art. What an amazing piece of work.”
Let it here be recorded… Nathaniel Northwest, famous in his native Gravity Falls for standing in the park and hitting himself with a large boating oar until he blacked out, was chosen to become the patsy mayor of Gravity Falls. Northwest spoke in a series of grunts and screams and often yelled his trademark phrase: “I am going to eat this entire oak tree because I am a powerful wizard!”
The fabled founder of Gravity falls was, in fact, a fraud. His last moments on Earth were spent choking on a giant piece of bark, attempting to live out his beautiful dream. He was hated by everyone that knew him. He will not be missed.
Other hidden historical truths include:
Thomas Jefferson was actually just two kids in an overcoat standing on each other’s shoulders. The current and forever President of the United States is actually Santa Claus. Under the reign of Mr. Claus, America is not a democracy, but a jollyocracy. The statues in Mount Rushmore are actually gigantic presidential -faced robots that will be called into action when America needs them the most. An enormous, evil, time-devouring baby from another dimension is frozen in an Antarctic glacier. Fortunately glaciers never melt so we should be fine. Writing jokes for cartoons is more important than sleep. If you recite the pledge of Allegiance backwards, you’ll gain secret wizard powers! (This one is true kids! Try it at home!)
Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton faces more
scrutiny over her family’s charities. A Reuters review found errors in how the
Clinton Foundation reported donations from foreign governments in its tax
returns. Our exclusive report shows the mistakes included instances of over-
and under-reporting by millions of dollars.
Notorious for its macho, hard-charging culture, the
financial services industry has in recent years made an unprecedented show of
support for same-sex marriage. Reuters reporters found that bureaucratic
headaches caused by various state same-sex marriage laws helped propel Wall
Street’s attitude in a new direction. Of course, the flow of talent toward more
liberal-minded Silicon Valley didn’t hurt either.
After claiming on Tuesday that it would end air strikes in
Yemen, a Saudi-led coalition has launched at least 20 such attacks, residents
say. The strikes targeted the Houthi rebel militia, which opposes President
Facebook has been spending big on research and development –
and it’s showing. The social media giant reported its slowest quarterly growth
in two years, after its expenses sky-rocketed by more than 80 percent from the
A Reuters special report shows growing discontent with
Labour and Conservatives is sending Britain’s voters to alternative political
parties ahead of the May 7 general election. The United Kingdom Independence
Party (UKIP) is one such movement eroding support for the United Kingdom’s old
guard. Its adherents are nationalistic and disinclined toward mass immigration.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a top Donald Trump surrogate and leader of Trump’s presidential transition team, could face impeachment hearings over his involvement in the “Bridgegate” scandal. Key state Assembly members told NBC that the legislative body could file articles of impeachment against Christie on obstruction of justice charges. Here’s how that could screw over Trump.