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Trump Gets Banned From Video Games AND Put In The Naughty Corner By Iran

Trump is on a time out.

It’s been a big 24 hours for Donald Trump – not only has the President of the United States had his Twitch account suspended, but Iran has issued an arrest warrant for him.

In a statement via CNN, Twitch said, “in line with our policies, President Trump’s channel has been issued a temporary suspension from Twitch for comments made on stream, and the offending content has been removed.”

The ‘offending content’ Twitch spokesperson Brielle Villablanca is referring to is a video of Trump’s 2016 rally during which he called Mexicans ‘rapists and criminals’. Twitch also said Trump violated its policies with a video from his recent Tulsa rally, during which he spoke about a “very tough hombre” hypothetically breaking into the house of a “young woman”, according to CNN.

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Twitch isn’t the only tech platform taking action against Donald Trump. In the past few weeks, we’ve seen Twitter and Facebook label, fact-check and even remove his content and today, Reddit banned a pro-Trump forum as part of a new content crackdown.

It’s not just a bad day for Trump because he’s had his video games confiscated. Iran is intent on putting the President in the naughty corner – and they’re asking Interpol for help.

Aljazeera reports that Iran is accusing Trump and more than 30 other people for being involved in the January 2020 drone strike that killed top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. 

According to multiple reports, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr has said Trump and others face “murder and terrorisim charges” and “would continue to pursue his prosecution even after his presidency ends.”

Despite calls for Interpol to assist Iran with the request, the organisation has stated that it is forbidden to undertake “any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.”

“Therefore, if or when any such requests were to be sent to the General Secretariat…Interpol would not consider requests of this nature,” the organisation added, as per Aljazeera. Brain Hook, a US special representative for Iran also described the arrest warrant as a “propaganda stunt.”

“This is a political nature,” Hook said during a news conference. “This has nothing to do with national security, international peace or promoting stability…It is a propaganda stunt that no one takes seriously.”

No word from Trump on any of the above, but we’re guessing there are a lot of these facial expressions being made right now.

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You Need To See Sacha Baron Cohen’s Epic Troll Of An Alt-Right Rally To Believe It

The ultimate stitch-up.

If you were a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen’s controversial Who Is America?, you’d be well aware that the actor and comedian isn’t afraid of trolling where no man has dared to troll before, and a recent alt-right rally in Washington was absolutely no exception.

According to Variety, Baron Cohen crashed the Washington State Three Percenters’ conservative rally over the weekend, where he performed a racist song on stage and even managed to get the crowd to sing along.

At the rally, titled ‘March for Our Rights 3’, Baron Cohen disguised himself as the leader of a political action committee offering to sponsor the event, and even brought a security team to ensure he wouldn’t be kicked off stage.

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The song Baron Cohen performed on-stage featured incredible racist and offensive references, and lyrics including, “Obama, what we gonna do? Inject him with the Wuhan flu. Hillary Clinton, what we gonna do? Lock her up like we used to do.”

Baron Cohen’s epic prank only became more unbelievable when he got the crowd involved, convincing them to sing “inject him with the Wuhan flu.” 

In a social media video, one of the rally organisers explained that Baron Cohen’s ‘band’ got added to the bill even though they had never worked with them before and had no idea who they were.

When Baron Cohen began singing racist lyrics, organisers tried to find the production manager and even attempted to cut the power to stop the performance, but were blocked by the comedian’s security team.

While Sacha Baron Cohen is yet to confirm what the prank was for, fans think it could be for a second season of Who is America? Considering the comedian pranked everyone from Bernie Sanders to Dick Cheney, Jill Stein, Roy Moore and O.J. Simpson during season one of the show, this kind of classic stitch-up is right on the money.

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Oh, So White Supremacy Is What It Takes For Trump To Finally Delete A Tweet

Good to know.

Donald Trump has developed an incredibly intense love-hate relationship with Twitter over the course of his presidency. While the social media platform has started fact-checking his tweets, the POTUS continues to use it to spread harmful messages and spin any kind of BS he wants. However, this week – Trump finally realised he went too far on Twitter.

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Yesterday, President Trump retweeted a video in which one of his supporters shouts “White power! White power!” during a pro-trump rally at The Villages retirement complex in Florida.

Trump captioned the post “thank you to the great people of The Villages. The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!!”

The President left the tweet up for four hours before deleting it, and denied he was trying to “capitalise on racial tensions,” according to BBC. White House press secretary Judd Deere also claimed Trump “did not hear” the ‘white power’ comments in the video.

“President Trump is a big fan of The Villages,” Deere said in a statement. “He did not hear the one statement made on the video,” but saw “tremendous enthusiasm from his many supporters.”

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Twitter users weren’t the only ones calling for Trump to take down the offensive video. Tim Scott – the only African American Republican in the Senate – told CNN’s State of the Union, “there’s no question that he should not have retweeted it and he should just take it down.”

“It was so profanity laced, the entire thing was offensive,” Scott said. “Certainly, the comment about the white power was offensive. It’s indefensible. We should take it down.”

Sadly, it’s not the first time Trump has shared or promoted racist content on Twitter.

Last year, he tweeted that four US congresswomen “should go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.” What Trump failed to acknowledge is  that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar are all US citizens, and three of them were born in the US. 

Despite these incredibly racist and offensive tweets, Trump’s ‘white power’ video was the one he chose to delete. As the President continues his bid for re-election and Twitter continues to keep a close eye on his tweets that glorify violence or spread misinformation, is his choice to delete the retweet a strategic one, or is he finally realising the error of his ways? Sadly, there is no proof the latter is true.

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