Kevin Durant Says He Doesn’t Respect Donald Trump, Won’t Visit White House

Kevin Durant has emerged from his insular shell of late, using Twitter in a humorous fashion and showing more of his personality after winning that elusive chip with the Golden State Warriors this year. The custom of championship teams getting invited to the White House is usually a high honor, but the Prince George’s County superstar says his lack of respect for President Donald Trump would keep him away.

ESPN writes:

Kevin Durant says he will not visit President Donald Trump at the White House if the NBA champion Golden State Warriors are invited.

“Nah, I won’t do that,” said Durant, the 2017 NBA Finals MVP. “I don’t respect who’s in office right now.”

Durant spoke to ESPN on Thursday as his hometown of Seat Pleasant celebrated Kevin Durant Day for all of his achievements on and off the court.

The Warriors visit the nation’s capital Feb. 28 to take on the Washington Wizards. The White House has not extended a formal invitation to the Warriors.

Durant was back in his hometown of Seat Pleasant, Maryland Thursday to celebrate “Kevin Durant Day” and added in comments to the outlet that he believes his Warriors teammates would back him on his plan to opt out from the visit should the invitation come.


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Report: Wizards agree to 1-year deal with Donald Sloan

The Washington Wizards have agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent guard Donald Sloan, league sources told The Vertical's Shams Charania on Thursday.

Sloan spent this past season with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association, averaging 23.6 points, 6.5 assists, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.5 steals on 46.4 percent shooting.

The 29-year-old last appeared in an NBA game during the 2015-16 campaign when he started 33 games for the Brooklyn Nets.

Sloan has played with five different teams over his NBA career, averaging 5.5 points, three assists, 2.1 rebounds, and 0.4 steals on 40.9 percent shooting.

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Lady Gaga Asks the Internet: Is Donald Trump Racist?

Donald Trump made it as clear as possible during an impromptu press conference:

He’s basically a Nazi sympathizer.

The President “went rogue,” according to government officials, veering off script about the country’s infrastructure and arguing with journalists in New York City about what transpired in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

(A short summary: White Supremacists gathered in town, chanting racial epithets and saying they were fulfilling the promises of Trump himself.

After counter-protesters showed up on the streets, a few arrests were made, things turned violent and one 32-year old woman was run over in a car by a neo-Nazi.)

On Saturday, Trump issues a terse statement that blamed “many sides” for the conflict.

After receiving a great deal of backlash from everyone with a pulse for his failure to specifically call out racism, Nazism or White Supremacy, the Commander-in-Chief followed up with a few short remarks on Monday that referenced these groups.

And then he essentially took it all back yesterday afternoon.

“There are two sides to a story,” Trump said from his podium, referencing both the neo-Nazis and the group that came together in protest of them.

He went on to say there were “a lot of bad people” among the counter-protesters, adding:

“You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent.”

Forget the “alt-right,” Trump shot back at a reporter, what about the alt-left?

“Do they have any assemblage of guilt?” he asked. “What about the fact that they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do.”

The blowback to these stunning (even for Donald Trump) comments was swift and strong on Twitter, where critics slammed the President as “a racist” and accused him of sending a “dog whistle to white supremacists.”

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke praised Trump for being “honest,” while even Fox News turned on him last night.

Kat Timpf said the press conference was “one of the biggest messes I’ve ever seen” and said she was wondering if she was watching “real life” as Trump rambled on about White Supremacy.

“It shouldn’t be some bold statement to say a gathering full of white supremacist Nazis doesn’t have good people in it. Those are all bad people. Period,” she added.

“And the fact that it’s controversial – I don’t know if I should just laugh so, I have too much eye makeup on to start crying right now. It’s disgusting.”

We’re a celebrity gossip website, of course, so here’s a look at what various celebrities said about Trump’s rant:

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Of all the pointed critiques, however, Lady Gaga’s stands out for its simplicity.

“Do you think @realDonaldTrump @POTUS saying “both sides are to blame” in #Charlottesville makes him a racist supporter? Yes or no?” she asked her millions of followers, including a poll with the question.

She also wrote the following:

For the Black Community, tell us ways the non-racist white community who loves u can do better to help influence the country? #HowWeDoBetter

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At this point, it’s almost a fair question to ask.

Donald Trump has been harder on Rosie O’Donnell than on modern day Nazis.

So with the Internet buzzing and Lady Gaga inquiring, we’ll go ahead and do the same.


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YouTube “Stars” Diamond & Silk Sell Out For Donald Trump & White Supremacists

Leave it to Fox News to find Black apologists for not only President Trump but for the Nazis who took part in the racially motivated rally that took place in Charlottesville this past Saturday (August 12).

After blaming Democrats for their role in founding the KKK, Diamond and Silk justified Cheeto Jesus blaming “all sides” by saying, “It can’t be one-sided. All of them was wrong for doing what they was doing.”

Though Diamond added that “We have to live in this country together,” she also said, “People’s freedom of speech have to be protected because it’s protected by the first amendment. So we can’t look at one side, we have to look at all sides cause all of them created violence.”

Where do they find these people? They down with Omarosa or something?

This isn’t the first time that Diamond (Lynnette Hardaway) and Silk (Rochelle Richardson) have spoken on behalf of Donald Trump as it has been reported that the two were often paid to appear at political rallies in support of the current Comrade-In-Chief.

Check out the video of these two covering for Donald Trump below and sound off on your thoughts in the comments.

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President Donald Trump Finally Calls Out Charlottesville White Nationalists By Name

In the wake of the hateful protest in Charlottesville that turned bloody and left one woman dead, President Trump has finally placed blame by name.

For a politician who is so quick to specifically address all who oppose him, the POTUS was noticeably ambiguous when he commented on the violence. ‘We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides.”

After much scrutiny from the left, right and everyone with a drop of common sense, Trump took a firmer position saying “Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the K.K.K., neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”

For Merck’s chief executive, Kenneth C. Frazier, it was too little too late. The noted pharmaceutical CEO resigned from the president’s American Manufacturing Council on Monday citing that the death of 32-year old Heather Heyer was not committed by “many sides“.

“America’s leaders must honor our fundamental views by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy, which run counter to the American ideal that all people are created equal,” he said via a tweet posted from Merck’s official Twitter Account.

Naturally, the president took to Twitter to address Frazier withdrawing from the committee stating “Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President’s Manufacturing Council, he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!”.

This is not the first time Donald’s stance or lack thereof has left his appointed business leaders to flee. So far Elon Musk of Tesla, Bob Iger of Disney and Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs have all exited presidential councils.

Also, we are curious to know why no one has mentioned that Trump Winery, the largest vineyard in Virginia, is also located in Charlottesville?

Via The New York Times 

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Former KKK Leader David Duke Says The White Supremacist March In Virginia "Fulfills The Promises Of Donald Trump"

Prominent white supremeacist David Duke is marching in Donald Trump’s name at the violent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA. “This represents a turning point for the people of this country,”. We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump,”. the former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan said at the rally. Posted By Persist

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Report: Rams star Donald holding out from training camp

The Los Angeles Rams were due to report to training camp Friday morning and star defensive tackle Aaron Donald was not among the players present, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Donald has expressed to his team that he would like a new contract and he skipped voluntary organized team activities this offseason amid negotiations.

Since he was selected in the first round of the 2012 draft, Donald has blossomed into one of the league's premier defenders. He has two first-team All-Pro selections and three Pro Bowl appearances to his name after just three seasons.

Such production led Rams general manager Les Snead to admit in March that his interior defender “deserves a raise.”

Donald is entering Year 4 of his rookie deal and the Rams picked up the fifth-year option in his contract. He's currently set to earn just $ 1.8 million in base salary and hit free agency in 2019.

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