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Outrage over father telling Biden ‘Let’s go, Brandon’ louder than when Trump incurred similar insults


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Elon Musk hurls insults at Elizabeth Warren over her criticism of his taxes, saying she’s like a ‘friend’s angry mom’ who randomly yells for no reason


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Woman Caught on Camera Spewing Racist Insults at Asian Uber Driver in North Carolina


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Thailand charges more activists with sedition, royal insults


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Neighbors Team Up to Protect Asian Family’s Home After Teens Throw Racist Insults and Rocks in OC


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Bolsonaro ambassador threatens to choke Macron and insults wife Brigitte amid Amazon fires row: 'He sleeps with a dragon'

Bolsonaro ambassador threatens to choke Macron and insults wife Brigitte amid Amazon fires row: 'He sleeps with a dragon'Brazil's tourism ambassador has threatened to choke Emmanuel Macron and called his wife Brigitte “ugly” amid a continuing war of words between the French president and the Brazilian government over the fires in the Amazon rainforest.In a video posted on social media, Renzo Gracie accused Mr Macron, who has criticised Brazil’s response to the devastating blazes, of “talking rubbish” about his country.



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Macron attacks 'extraordinarily rude' Bolsonaro after insults about wife Brigitte

Macron attacks 'extraordinarily rude' Bolsonaro after insults about wife BrigitteA war of words broke out between the presidents of France and Brazil as Emmanuel Macron responded angrily on Monday to Jair Bolsonaro’s “extraordinarily rude comments” about his wife Brigitte. Mr Bolsanaro appeared to endorse a Facebook comment posted by one of his supporters mocking Mr Macron, 41, for being married to a woman who is nearly 25 years his senior.  The comment suggested that Mr Macron was attacking Mr Bolsonaro over the Amazon fires because the Brazilian president was married to a much younger woman. “[Mr Bolsonaro] has made some extraordinarily rude comments about my wife,” Mr Macron said at a press conference. “What can I say? It’s sad for him, firstly, and for Brazilians … I think Brazilian women will probably be ashamed to read that from their president.” He added: “As I feel friendship and respect for the Brazilian people, I hope that they will very soon have a president who behaves in the right way.” The Facebook comments which the French president found offensive appeared below a picture of the Macrons beside one of Mr Bolsonaro, 64, and his wife Michelle, 37 years his junior. Brigitte Macron, wife of the French President (C) poses with children and Japan's Prime Minister's wife Akie Abe(R) during a meeting with surfers at the Cote des Basques beach, in Biarritz Credit: AFP “Do you understand now why Macron persecutes Bolsonaro?” read a comment under the pictures. Mr Bolsonaro posted a response: “Don’t humiliate the guy. Ha ha.” Abraham Weintraub, Brazil’s education minister, joined the attack on Mr Macron on Sunday with a Twitter post calling him a “calhorda", a Portuguese term designating a rascal or a cretin. The row between Mr Macron and Mr Bolsonaro broke out over the French president’s attempt last week to put international pressure on Brazil to deal with vast fires that were raging unchecked in the Amazon. He threatened to block ratification of an ambitious free trade pact between the EU and the South American common market, Mercosur, until the fires were put out. Mr Bolsonaro, a far-Right climate sceptic, accused the centrist French president of having “a colonial mindset” and interfering in Brazil’s domestic affairs by declaring the fires to be a global emergency. Mr Macron retorted that Mr Bolsonaro had “lied” about his environmental commitments at the G20 summit in Japan in June. “President Bolsonaro has decided not to respect his commitments on the climate. nor to involve himself on the issue of biodiversity,” he said.



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'Don't just come and criticize': Elijah Cummings defends Baltimore in face of Trump's insults

'Don't just come and criticize': Elijah Cummings defends Baltimore in face of Trump's insultsRep. Elijah Cummings said he would 'love' to have President Donald Trump come to Baltimore to discuss ways the federal government can help the city.



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Michelle Obama issues veiled rebuke of Trump after Baltimore insults

Michelle Obama issues veiled rebuke of Trump after Baltimore insultsMichelle Obama appeared to issue a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump after he lashed out at a Democratic congressman and called his district “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess”. The former US first lady tweeted a video of a group of dancers from Elijah Cummings' Baltimore district, hours after Trump launched an attack on the congressman.“On NationalDanceDay, I’m shouting out the Lethal Ladies, a Baltimore STEP team who I saw perform back in 2017. I’m so proud of you all – and everyone who’s dancing today!” Ms Obama wrote.The video that Ms Obama shared shows a group of young women performing a routine to her slogan “when they go low, we go high”.While Ms Obama, who was the world’s most admired woman in 2019 according to a YouGov poll, did not directly reference Mr Trump, her tweet was widely regarded as a rebuke to his recent remarks. The US president attacked Mr Cummings in a series of vicious tweets on Saturday morning, which appeared to have been inspired by a Fox & Friends report that aired minutes before his outburst.Mr Trump described the Baltimore district as a “filthy” and “rat and rodent infested mess” where “no human being would want to live”.He later doubled down on his attack and shared a tweet from the far-right commentator Katie Hopkins, describing the city as a “s***hole”.> On NationalDanceDay, I'm shouting out the Lethal Ladies, a Baltimore STEP team who I saw perform back in 2017. I’m so proud of you all—and everyone who’s dancing today! pic.twitter.com/U15Be9wSMs> > — Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) > > July 27, 2019The US president added that there was “nothing racist” about his tweets after he was widely criticised by a number of prominent Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.However, political commentators have noted that Mr Trump has used the word "infested" six times on his Twitter account – and each time it has been in reference to areas populated predominantly by people of colour. Mr Trump’s attacks on Mr Cummings are just the latest in a weeks-long series of insulting tweets against minority members of Congress. Last week, he told four Democratic congresswomen of colour – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar \- to “go back” to their countries.However, all four congresswomen are US citizens and only Ms Omar was born outside of the country.Ms Obama appeared to weigh in on Mr Trump’s attack on the four lawmakers, tweeting that diversity is “what truly makes our country great".“Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there’s a place for us all," she added. “We must remember it’s not my America or your America. It’s our America.”While Ms Obama did not directly reference the US president, her words appeared to echo Mr Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America great again”.



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Jeremy Hunt rules Britain out of US-Iran war as Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani exchange insults

Jeremy Hunt rules Britain out of US-Iran war as Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani exchange insultsDonald Trump threatened Iran with “obliteration” after the country’s president questioned his mental health for imposing sanctions against the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader.  The exchange of insults came as Britain ruled itself out of a potential war between the two sides.  Jeremy Hunt, the foreign secretary, told the Commons on Tuesday: "The US is our closest ally, we talk to them the whole time, we consider any requests that they say carefully, but I cannot envisage any situation where they request or we agree to any moves to go to war. "The message we are sending with our partners in the European Union particularly the French and the Germans is that with respect to Iran's nuclear programme, this is a crucial week.” Mr Trump signed an executive order imposing financial sanctions on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's head of state, and several senior military commanders on Monday in retaliation for the downing of a US surveillance drone last week. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ws placed under fresh US sanctions on Monday US officials said they expected to sanction Javad Zarif, the foreign minister, in the near future. Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, simultaneously said the US was ready for talks with Iran without pre-conditions.  Hassan Rouhani, the president of Iran, said in a televised address on Tuesday that the mixed messages showed the White House had “lost its mind.” "You sanction the foreign minister simultaneously with a request for talks," he said in a televised address. "The White House is afflicted by mental disability and does not know what to do." There was debate about whether the Persian word used by Mr Rouhani was better rendered as "retardation".  An Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said separately that the sanctions against Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s head of state, breached international practice and meant “closing the door to diplomacy.” In an apparent response to Mr Rouhani, Mr Trump tweeted on Tuesday afternoon: “Iran leadership doesn’t understand the words “nice” or “compassion,” they never have.” The US has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on June 13 and May 12 Credit: Iranian Students' News Agency, ISNA He went on: “Iran’s very ignorant and insulting statement, put out today, only shows that they do not understand reality. Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force. In some areas, overwhelming will mean obliteration. No more John Kerry & Obama!” The sanctions were the latest measure in a campaign of “maximum pressure” that US officials say is designed to force Iran to accept re-writing the 2015 nuclear deal with more restrictive terms.  Mr Trump pulled the United States out of the deal, which offered Iran sanctions relief in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear program, in May 2018.  Iran's economy has been hit hard by renewed US sanctions, but it has ruled out revisiting the 2015 agreement.  Iran has said it expects its low enriched uranium stocks to exceed the limit set by a 2015 nuclear deal by Friday because the US is no longer buying the excess.  It has also said it will incrementally relinquish other commitments under deal from July 7 unless the EU, Britain, France, and Germany  - the European signatories to the agreement – find a way to allow it to sell oil and access the revenues.     Over the past two months tensions have led to military confrontation, with the US and its allies blaming Iran for mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, mortar attacks on US facilities in Iraq, and missile strikes against Saudi Arabia by Yemeni Houthi rebels.  Last week Mr Trump said he ordered but then cancelled military strikes on Iran after it shot down a US surveillance drone last.



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