Hillary Sends Out A 1:43 a.m. Tweet In Spanish – The Internet Erupted

According to Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s Twitter profile, it is easy for followers to recognize which messages were personally written by her.

“Tweets from Hillary signed –H,” the page states.

Assuming this is still the case, many Twitter users were confused by the timing and language of one recently published post.

Response to the tweet, which was reportedly posted at 1:43 a.m. local time, was mixed.

A few responded to her message with a Spanish expression of gratitude.

Other Spanish reactions were less friendly, however, including one user’s derogatory description of Clinton as less than fluent in the language…

…and another who used the Spanish word for liar:

Her fluency and authenticity were questioned repeatedly by social media critics.

Motivation aside, others found it difficult to believe that Clinton was awake, speaking Spanish, and tweeting at nearly 2 a.m. during a busy primary campaign.

Do you think Hillary Clinton really authored this tweet? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Husband Of Survivor From On-Air Shooting Recounts What Happened, And It’s More Chilling Than You Think

In a recent interview, the husband of the survivor of the WDBJ shooting in Roanoke, Va., detailed how his wife was able to stay alive.

Speaking to ABC News, Tim Gardner, whose wife Vicki — the executive director of the local Chamber of Commerce — was being interviewed by Alison Parker and filmed by cameraman Adam Ward, said she did not see the gunman because of the lights of the camera.

The alleged gunman, Vester Lee Flanagan, who used the on-air name Bryce Williams, worked at WDBJ from March 2012 through February 2013 before being fired and escorted from the studio by law enforcement. Flanagan accused employees of discrimination during his time at the station and even filed a lawsuit against WDBJ, which was unsuccessful. The gunman shot Parker before shooting Ward.

“Then he shot three times at my wife — she was trying to dodge everything,” Tim Gardner said. “He missed twice and then she dove to the ground and curled up in a ball and he shot her in the back.”

ABC News noted Vicki Gardner was able to stand up after Parker and Ward were killed.

“I don’t think she ever felt like she was in danger after she got up and walked to the ambulance after being shot, but she didn’t know the extent of her injuries at that point, but the surgeon told me that a couple of centimeters and she wouldn’t be walking and a couple of centimeters more and she wouldn’t be alive,” Tim Gardner said. He noted his wife’s memory is well in tact.

After undergoing two surgeries, Vicki Gardner’s condition was upgraded to “good” Thursday. Her husband gave his wife’s current state of mind:

She’s slowly becoming aware of how much attention it’s getting. She’s just … well, she’s just a little torn up about things at the moment.

After the shooting took place, Flanagan was pursued in a brief motor vehicle chase before crashing his car, shooting himself and dying a few hours later. Authorities found in his vehicle a 9mm Glock handgun and six ammunition magazines. They also found a briefcase with a wig, shawl and three license plates.

When do you think Vicki Gardner will get out of the hospital? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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TV’s Judge Joe Brown Is Used To Sending People To Jail — Now the Tables Have Turned

Joe Brown, the Tennessee attorney who rose to national prominence by hosting the daytime reality program Judge Joe Brown, recently found himself on the other side of a courtroom ruling.

WMC reported this week that Brown recently reported to jail to serve five days on charges stemming from his behavior as a lawyer in a child custody case last year.

“Excuse me,” he told the juvenile court magistrate after learning the court could not find his client’s paperwork, “you need to straighten yourself out.”

The judge tacked on additional days behind bars each time Brown made another accusatory statement.

After taking his appeal all the way to the Tennessee Supreme Court, it was ultimately denied. As he arrived to serve his sentence, Brown was greeted by a number of supporters. Many held signs with messages such as “I stand with Joe.”

Social media efforts to raise awareness of what some say is an unjustified conviction are also under way, with many allies posting with the hashtag #ISupportJoe.

He spoke to WMC from his vehicle, comparing himself to other important figures he apparently feels represented his current struggle.

“You might have asked Mandela,” he said, “Martin Luther King, Rev. Lowery, Stokely Carmichael. You might ask those people who just got arrested in Ferguson what it’s all about. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do and stand up for justice.”

In case his brand of justice was not fully clear, he used his last statement as a free man to share some race-based social commentary.

“Black lives matter,” he declared.

Do you think Joe Brown was sentenced because he is black? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Donald Trump Just Put In A Bid To Buy The Pope’s Favorite…

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is reportedly looking to complete a deal that would make him a part owner of Pope Francis’ favorite soccer team.

Trump and business partner Alessandro Proto have sent a statement of interest to purchase Club Atletico San Lorenzo di Almagro, or San Lorenzo, one of the better known teams in Argentina, a source told The New York Post. Proto is reportedly the inspiration for the title character in Fifty Shades of Grey.

“Obviously for [Mr. Trump] it would be a great goal!” the source told The Post, who noted that “for the moment it is only the first phase.” A spokesman for San Lorenzo told The Post Thursday that no official bids have been made.

Pope Francis, who was known as Jorge Bergoglio until his election to the papacy, has supported the club since he was a boy. Trump spoke fondly of the pope in an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo last week.

“Well I’m Protestant. I have great respect for the pope,” Trump said. “I like the pope. I actually like him. He’s becoming very political, there’s no question about it. But I like him. He seems like a pretty good guy.”

This is not Trump and Proto’s first foray into trying to purchase a soccer club in South America. The Post noted the duo bid $100 million earlier this month for Atletico Nacional, a Colombian club. But the bid was rejected, and Trump and Proto walked away from a counteroffer of $150 million.

“National wants $150 million to sell the club. For us, the proposal is unacceptable. Maybe they think we’re stupid,’’ Trump said in a statement. “We had offered $100 million and that it was an important offer. We are not willing to offer more and continue negotiations. For us it is permanently closed. Now we will evaluate other clubs in Colombia, but not only.”

San Lorenzo won the Copa Libertadores, a competition among the best teams in South America, in 2014. It was the first time the club had ever accomplished the feat. To celebrate the occasion, San Lorenzo presented the trophy to Pope Francis at the Vatican.

I am very happy about it, but, no, it is not a miracle,” the pontiff said at the time. “For me, San Lorenzo was the team all my family supported. My father played in the basketball team and when we were kids, we sometimes went to the stadium with mom.”

In March 2013, the club wore a special jersey with Pope Francis’ image on the center to mark his election to the papacy. He had only been elected by the papal conclave earlier that week.

Is this a cunning move by Trump to attract more Catholic and Hispanic voters? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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It’s Time We Stop Ignoring Racism In America

Yesterday, Donald Trump said: “The shooting in Virginia is a mental health problem, not a gun problem.”

I slightly disagree. Yes, we need to consider the mental health concerns when it comes to gun violence; however, in this case, it is a racism problem.

Too many people want to ignore the giant pink elephant in the room, hoping it will just disappear. Well guess what? We have ignored it so much that it is bigger than the room.

America has a racism problem, but not the kind that the liberals, mainstream media and special interest groups want you to think we have. America has a reverse racism epidemic.

Liberals are pandering to their base, using division, false narratives of discrimination and wars on everything.

Victimization is the new normal. The new criminals are the victims; and if you’re White, you should feel guilty for your God-given pigmentation or lack thereof.

White people are not the only ones with a bullseye on their foreheads; Christians, Patriots, Conservatives, and free thinkers are enemies of the state.

It’s time we stop ignoring the real issue. So many people are afraid to broach the subject for fear of being called a racist. Racism exists, and it is getting worse. Not because of people, but because of policies that lead to division and special interest groups who promote it.

If we continue to ignore the problem, the pink elephant will turn into Godzilla. Politicians and churches, especially Black churches, have a responsibility to confront this problem. You know it’s there. Stop ignoring it because of political correctness or fear. Political correctness is what’s tearing our country apart.

Wake up! It’s time to come together and tell these zealots: your agenda is no longer welcome.

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