Trump Says Jewish Democrats Are Disloyal, Co-Signs "King Of Israel" Title

Shortly after a little back-and-forth with Hillary Clinton, he’s sparked even more controversy. Trump has undoubtedly been one the most divisive presidents in history. Although the campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again,” it only seems to be applicable to the fraction the population that supports him. Case and point, his recent take on Democratic Jews. Yesterday, Trump held a press conference where he proved, once again, that his issues aren’t with minority groups but with anyone who identifies within these minority groups who don’t side with him. “I think that any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, ahh, I think it shows either a total a lack knowledge or great disloyalty,” he said during a discussion regarding Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. 

The comments were obviously ignorant, sparking a widespread backlash against the sitting president and his administration. Although Israeli ficials kept mum about his comments, the executive director the Jewish Democratic Council America, Halie Ser, slammed Trump for his anti-semitic response. “This is yet another example Donald Trump continuing to weaponize and politicize anti-Semitism,” Ser said.

Despite the backlash, Trumpito managed to find one Israeli that loves him, right-wing conspiracy nut, Wayne Allyn Root. For the context this next quote, Root said Trump is “America’s first Jewish president” just like how Bill Clinton was “America’s first black president.” The President took to Twitter to thank Root for his “very nice words” regarding his relationship with the global Jewish community and Israel. In fact, Root called Trump the “King Israel” and suggested his presidency is “the second coming God.”

“President Trump is the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history the world, not just America, he is the best President for Israel in the history the world…and the Jewish people in Israel love him… like he’s the King Israel. They love him like he is the second coming God…But American Jews don’t know him or like him. They don’t even know what they’re doing or saying anymore. It makes no sense! But that’s OK, if he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’s good for all Jews, Blacks, Gays, everyone. And importantly, he’s good for everyone in America who wants a job.”

Angry Investors Sue Over Sirius XM's "Invalid" $3.5 Billion Pandora Acquisition

Former Pandora investors, angered and frustrated by the details surrounding Sirius XM’s acquisition of Pandora, have filed a lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges that the was “invalid and void” because of earlier agreements made between Sirius XM and Pandora, as well as below-board tactics used by Sirius XM-backed Pandora board members.

After buying into Pandora 2017, Sirius XM execs voiced an interest in purchasing the company outright. The deal came to fruition in February of this year, when Pandora shareholders voted to accept the $3.5 billion offer submitted by Sirius XM.

The lawsuit claims that Sirius XM violated the terms of the 2017 deal, which required Sirius XM to wait one year before purchasing a larger portion of Pandora.  While the actual buyout came after the one-year mark, the investors’ lawyers say that the planning itself came within the prohibited window, and therefore violated the agreement.

This legal argument’s basis is rooted in a Delaware law that imposes a three-year delay on buyouts from individuals and companies that own 15 percent or more of businesses.

Additionally, the investors’ lawyers, led by Richard J. Tornetta, allege that Sirius XM used the board seats it gained from the 2017 investment to pressure stockholders and Pandora execs into accepting an underwhelming deal.

At the time of writing, Sirius XM hadn’t publicly commented on the lawsuit.

Owing to aggressive business strategies and an emphasis on proprietary content, Sirius XM has grown substantially over the last five years.

The company, which is publicly traded under symbol SIRI, has seen its per-share price nearly double since 2015.

Prior to that, in 2009, Sirius and XM were having trouble competing in the marketplace; many considered their much-debated merger to be the only means of staying in business. While it’s almost impossible to prove or disprove this stance, there can be no denying that the last decade has been important — and fruitful — for Sirius XM.

XXXTentacion & Lil Wayne Song Removed From Kirsten Gillibrand’s Campaign Playlist

Today, The New York Timespublished a lengthy piece breaking down the campaign playlists each candidate in the 2020 Election. These playlists are featured at rallies and other events to keep the crowds engaged. Senator, and presidential hopeful, Kirsten Gillibrand has yanked the track “Scared the Dark” by Lil Wayne & Ty Dolla $ign Featuring XXXTENTACION from her campaign playlist, following backlash from the public.

XXXTentacion & Lil Wayne Song Removed From Kirsten Gillibrand's Campaign PlaylistWin McNamee / Getty s

The rest Gillibrand’s song choice is geared heavily toward female voters; nearly all the artists featured are women. It’s a clear statement her support for feminism; therefore, it seems like a glaring misstep to include X, who was accused sexual assault before his death. The accusations painted a grotesquely disturbing portrait the artist. The victim claimed he was abusive, violent and threatening. With every detail a presidential campaign being nit-picked during an election process, Gillibrand’s team failed to foresee this controversy. As The New York Times wrote, “There are several hundred Lil Wayne songs that could have appeared on Ms. Gillibrand’s playlist to include contemporary hip-hop,’ but they went with this one.

Gillibrand’s camp has removed the song. You can hear from Gillibrand and the rest the Democratic hopefuls at the next round debates on September 12th and 13th.

Hillary Clinton Pulls Fake News Card On Trump Over His Voter Conspiracy Theory

Trump is undoubtedly one the pettiest people on planet earth. Even though he won the election, he’s still taking shots at his predecessors and opponents that he’s beat. Needless to say, he will likely take his grudge against Hillary Clinton and Obama to the grave. Dr. Robert Epstein, a former supporter Clinton, testified before Senate Judiciary Committee where he claimed that Google had search engine biases towards Hillary Clinton which could’ve increased her votes from 2.6M to 10.4M. Trump echoed these sentiments without actually looking at the research.

“Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought! @JudicialWatch,” he wrote.

It didn’t take too long for Clinton to catch wind his comments. With elegance, she got Trump together while simultaneously pulling the Fake News card on him. On top all that, she threw in a little jab. “The debunked study you’re referring to was based on 21 undecided voters. For context that’s about half the number people associated with your campaign who have been indicted,” she wrote.

The study conducted by Epstein was based on 95 people from 24 states. Out those 95 voters, 21 them described themselves as undecided. They were asked to do use Google, Yahoo, and Bing! to search words related to the election. Ultimately, Google seemed to lean closer to pro-Clinton content in both Rep. and Dem. states in comparison to Bing! and Yahoo. However, it should be noted there wasn’t any actual evidence that suggested that votes nor search engines were actually “manipulated” in any way.

NBA Rookie Survey: Zion Picked For ROY, Favorite Players & More Revealed

The NBA has today released the results the annual rookie survey, which asks the incoming players to answers questions about the upcoming season including who is most likely to win Rookie the Year, as well as who will have the best career, who is their favorite current NBA player etc.

In regards to the 2019-20 Rookie the Year, No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson received the most votes with 35%, followed by Memphis Grizzlies point guard, Ja Morant, who totalled 27% the vote. According to NBA.com, only once in the last 10 years has the top vote-getter actually gone on to win the award, and that was in 2007 when Kevin Durant took home the hardware.

Although Zion was pegged as the leading candidate to win the ROY award, he didn’t even rank in the Top 3 when the rookies were asked who will have the best career. Instead, it was Williamson’s Duke teammate, Cam Reddish. 

Per NBA.com:

Which rookie will have the best career?

1. Cam Reddish, Atlanta — 19%

2. Ja Morant, Memphis — 16%

3. De’Andre Hunter, Atlanta — 11%

4. R.J. Barrett, New York — 5%
    Jaxson Hayes, New Orleans — 5%
    Coby White, Chicago — 5%
    Zion Williamson, New Orleans — 5%

When asked to name their favorite player in the NBA right now, 38% the rookies selected LeBron James, making him the top choice for the third straight year. Kevin Durant received 20% the vote, while Kawhi Leonard and Damian Lillard earned 8% each. Interestingly enough, Kevin Garnett and Steve Nash also received votes.

Per NBA.com:

Who is your favorite player in the league?

1. LeBron James, L.A. Lakers — 38%

2. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn — 20%

3. Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers — 8%
    Damian Lillard, Portland — 8%

5. Devin Booker, Phoenix — 5%
    James Harden, Houston — 5%

Click here to check out the full survey & results.

Tomi Lahren Discredits Jay-Z As A "Former Drug Dealer" After NFL Deal

Tomi Lahren (and most people who voted for Donald Trump in the last election) have a major issue with the NFL. After Colin Kaepernick started kneeling during the National Anthem several years ago, people started boycotting the league, noting that they were allowing their players to disrespect the flag and the country they live in. Kap has explained on more than one occasion that his peaceful protest was not even about the flag. In fact, it was more a critique on police brutality. Lahren has trashed the quarterback ten and now that Jay-Z has signed a lucrative deal with the NFL to produce their Super Bowl Halftime Show and more, she’s pissed.

Tomi Lahren Discredits Jay-Z As A "Former Drug Dealer" After NFL Deal
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The controversial political commentator took to Twitter to voice her opinion on the matter, expressing some hot takes along the way. “Jay-Z will be consulting with the NFL for the Super Bowl halftime show and other performances because apparently the league doesn’t hate America and law enforcement ficers at a level satisfactory enough for the former drug dealer,” wrote the television star. Um… okay. For starters, Jay-Z has accomplished so much in his career (the man is a freaking billionaire, for goodness sake) to be referred to as a “former drug dealer.” He’s a multi-platinum recording artist, a rap mogul, a successful business owner, an investment guru, and somebody that kids should look up to. But nah, he’s just a “former drug dealer” to good ole’ Tomi Lahren.

On the real, congratulations to Hov on this historic partnership. This is huge news and should be celebrated, not used to tear the man down.

Spotify Pisses off Android Users by Removing the Homescreen Widget

Spotify has removed support for the playback widget on the Android home screen. The move has left several users scrambling to downgrade their app to get the widget back.

Earlier this (Tuesday) morning, several Android blogs began reporting on the removal of the homescreen widget.  A post on the Spotify community forums about the removal has so far received a very negative response.

Spotify says they removed the feature to “pour resources into the things that make the best experience.” The generic little widget couldn’t have taken Spotify too many resources to maintain; it has looked the same way throughout the many versions of Android.

The update that removes the widget is rolling out to Android users now.  The streaming giant isn’t wholly tone-deaf to the issue, though. A new Live Idea has surfaced on its site as a feature you can vote for.  For those who severely miss the widget, you can vote for its return.

However, it’s unlikely the form will do much. Despite tallying over 1,500 votes so far, Spotify has marked the issue as a “not right now” issue.

If that isn’t a fast enough solution, you can uninstall the app entirely and return to a previous version. The downside of this approach is that it involves disabling automatic updates on your phone for now.  If you want the earlier version of the app that features the home screen widget, follow these steps.

How to Get Spotify on Android With the Widget

  • Uninstall the Spotify app on Android.
  • Open the Google Play app and tap the hamburger icon
  • Tap Settings
  • Set the “auto-update apps” setting to off or don’t update
  • Install an older version of Spotify from here

The streaming giant is one of the only music solutions on Android to make this decision.  Amazon Music, , Pandora, SoundCloud, TIDAL, and several other media apps all feature home screen widgets.  Strangely enough, Google’s own does not support the feature.

Spotify also recently pulled the quick toggle to allow users to activate offline mode on Android.

Antonio Brown’s Helmet & Foot Situation To Be Addressed On "Hard Knocks"

Oakland Raiders star Antonio Brown has had a tumultuous week due to a plethora issues. It all started when he left training camp early with a foot injury that was caused by a trip inside a cryogenic chamber. From there, it was reported that Brown had filed a helmet grievance against the NFL over the fact that he couldn’t wear the helmet he wanted to. Brown had even threatened to retire from football if he didn’t get his way. Of course, Brown quickly reneged on that vow and ended up accepting his fate as an arbitrator ruled in favor the NFL on the issue.

What makes this whole scenario so perfect, is the fact the Raiders are the subject HBO’s Hard Knocks this season. Fans have been hoping the chain events would be addressed on the show and as it turns out, they have reason to be pleased.

According to Pro Football Talk, tonight’s episode  Hard Knocks will devote some time Brown’s escapades as they are just too loud to ignore. HBO knows that Brown’s antics will result in some must-see TV and NFL fans are probably salivating to see how it all played out behind the scenes.

Will you be tuning in tonight or are you tired Brown’s antics this fseason?

Ronald Reagan Racism Exposed In Newly Unearthed Richard Nixon Conversation

New audio surfaced earlier this week two American presidents sharing a laugh over a racist remark. In audio obtained by The Atlantic, Ronald Reagan is heard using racist language in reference to African delegates at the U.N. during a conversation with Richard Nixon. The conversation occurred in 1971 before Reagan became president and while Nixon was still in fice. In the conversation, Reagan’s heard referring to the African delegates as monkeys, a term that carries heavy racial connotation.

Ronald Reagan Racism Exposed In Newly Unearthed Richard Nixon Conversation
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“Last night, I tell you, to watch that thing on television as I did,” Reagan told Nixon who replied, “Yeah.” “To see those, those monkeys from those African countries—damn them, they’re still uncomfortable wearing shoes!” Nixon got a good chuckle out that statement. 

The whole conversation stemmed from Reagan’s feelings towards the Tanzanian delegation dancing at the General Assembly. It came after the U.N. voted to withdraw Taiwan, a country that Reagan strongly supported. Nixon later recounted the conversation to Secretary State William Rogers without omitting Reagan’s nasty comments.

“As he said, he saw these, uh, these cannibals on television last night, and he says, ‘Christ, they weren’t even wearing shoes, and here the United States is going to submit its fate to that,’ and so forth and so on,” he’s heard saying in the newly surfaced audio recording.

NFL Reveals Its Annual List Of Top-100 Players, Fans React

Every single year, the NFL puts together a list the top-100 players in the league, as voted on by all the players. These lists tend to elicit a pretty huge reaction from fans who love to debate these kinds things. This season was absolutely no different as the NFL is certainly going to be a little contentious this season. There is no clear number one team in the league and as the season progresses, certain players and teams will emerge as frontrunners even if pundits didn’t originally think they would.

This year’s top-100 list was interesting, particularly the top 10. Perhaps the biggest shocker was the Aaron Donald was voted as the best player in the league, while Drew Brees came in at second. Patrick Mahomes, who wasn’t even ranked last year, was voted the fourth-best player in the NFL, right behind Khalil Mack the Chicago Bears. You can see the entire top 10 below.

1. Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams  
2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
3. Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears 
4. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
5. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams 
6. Tom Brady, New England Patriots 
7. Antonio Brown, Oakland Raiders
8. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
9. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
10. Von Miller, Denver Broncos  

Kemba Walker Reassures Fans He’s Committed To The FIBA World Cup

While athletes typically love representing their country in sporting events, sometimes, it can come at a bit a cost. For instance, if you’re playing in the NBA, your body is already a lot stress and sometimes, this makes you want to take advantage your time f. This has been especially true when it comes to the upcoming FIBA World Cup in September. The tournament runs dangerously close to the start the NBA season and many players have decided to skip out on playing for Team USA so that they can devote time and energy to their teams.

One the players who refuse to skip out on the tournament is Kemba Walker, who recently told TMZ that he is devoted to helping his country win it all.

“I’m excited, USA basketball is something that I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time,” Walker explained. “So, to get this opportunity, I’m excited. I won’t be dropping out. I’m just gonna go out there and play!”

Players like Anthony Davis, James Harden, and Damian Lillard have all dropped out training camp so a player like Walker is very much needed at this point. The team will also boast players like Kyle Lowry and Jayson Tatum so there will certainly be plenty talent to go around.

Stan Lee Is Getting A Bronx Street Named In His Honor

The passing Stan Lee was a moment that the world was not prepared for. Although we slowly watched Lee get older before our eyes, the inevitable end to his human journey was still not an easy thing for comic fans around the world. Lee is responsible for the creation Black Panther, Spider-Man, Iron-Man, Nick Fury, Ant-Man, the Fantastic Four, and many more. His legacy will continue to live on now a street being renamed for the legendary creator. 

According to New York PostNew York City Council on Tuesday approved a proposal to name a Bronx street after Stan Lee. University Avenue between Brandt Place and West 176th Street will be co-named “Stan Lee Way” under a bill passed by lawmakers. Lee had lived in the area and was an alum at DeWitt Clinton High School. The proposal just needs mayoral sign-f to become ficial.

Before he passed, Lee revealed how fans helped him find the meaning life. “Sometimes at night, I am sitting here and I’m thinking ‘What’s it all about?” Lee stated. “And then I get a letter from a fan or I read something or I see something or I remember something. And I realize, it’s so lucky to have fans, fans who really care about you.”

Nicki Minaj & Megan Thee Stallion "Shake Sum" On Insta Live, Hint At Collaboration

Not all border states are meant for despair. Just ask Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion, who chose to give each other the proverbial co-sign, in lieu stepping on each other’s toes at a later time. It’s possible that Nicki Minaj learned a valuable lesson in camaraderie, after witnessing Cardi B come into her own.

At one point, it seemed as though Nicki Minaj was castigating Cardi B for encroaching on her territory – but eventually, she came to understand the true potency her devoted Barbies, and her stance began to sten, coupled with the fact she was falling back in love with her high school sweetheart Kenneth Petty. That being said, t’s fair to say Nicki and Megan Thee Stallion’s correspondence is f to a much better start. See for yourself.

As evidenced by the above Insta Live recording, Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion frolic about as if they were long lost pen pals. At one point, Megan Thee Stallion implies that she’ll be in Los Angeles within 24 hours, to which Nicki responds excitedly with a “Harlem Shake” body contortion and her overstretched word the day: “OKAAAAAAAYY.” Would a Hot Girl Meg x Nicki Minaj collaboration be interest to you? Hit us with your thoughts in the comment section below the write-up.

RZA Labels A$AP Rocky A "Hostage," Voices Disappointment With Sweden

While attending an event made out in his honor, RZA spoke to the Associated Press about A$AP Rocky’s custodial battle in Sweden. Let me preface this by stating that RZA was standing before an American crowd, without a coercive agenda, when he was asked to comment on the A$AP Rocky situation. Secondly, the event was staged in support RZA’s Hulu series Wu-Tang: An American Saga, nothing else.

RZA described Rocky’s plight in Sweden as a veritable hostage situation (in so many words). He spoke being “disappointed in Sweden,” his fleeting relationship with the Country (as a touring artist) notwithstanding.  

The ad hoc leader Wu leader also expressed his disappointment in the judge overlooking Rocky’s case, or rather their inability to discern a violent fender from a passive threat, responding to extenuating circumstances. Swedish authorities seemingly believe that A$AP Rocky and his constituents were the aggressors in the attack, captured on film for all the public to see. 

For fear “preaching to the choir” I implore those who haven’t seen the footage ( the alleged attack), to do so immediately before forming an opinion. Regardless such, RZA is open to Trump finding a solution, but he’s not exactly hedging his bets on the President-elect. “That’d be a beautiful thing,” he commented before trudging along with the Q&A.

Despite Local Resistance, Ultra Music Festival Returns to Downtown Miami

Ultra Music Festival will return to downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park in 2020.  Not everyone’s happy with the development.

The South Florida festival was kicked out of the Bayfront Park venue in 2018. The festival terminated its contract with the city after the 2019 event on Virginia Key.  Earlier today, in an announcement to fans and previous attendees, organizers said they were finalizing a new South Florida location.

Earlier reports indicated that UMF might move to Homestead in rural South Miami-Dade. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez blamed UMF’s relocation on Commissioner Joe Carollo, who led the charge on .

Carollo was supposed to draft an agreement that would satisfy residents who complained about the festival. As a result, UMF 2019 was held at Miami Marine Stadium and Virginia Key Beach Park on Virginia Key.  But the island for fans, vendors, and artists.

Ultra Music Festival moved to downtown Miami in 2001 after its Miami Beach debut in 1999. On Thursday, city commissioners voted 3-2 to approve a new agreement with Ultra. Many residents oppose the festival’s return to downtown Miami, saying noise and traffic will be worse.

Commissioners Ken Russell and Joe Carollo opposed; Commissioners Keon Hardemon, Manolo Reyes, and Wifredo “Willy” Gort voted in favor.

Multiple commissioners have received campaign contributions from Ultra, causing strife at last night’s event.  Carollo opposed the festival’s return to the Bayfront Park location for several reasons.  During last night’s meeting, he says Ultra still owes the city for police and fire costs.

The Virginia Key festival also racked up over $475,000 in personnel costs. The number was later reduced to $308,000, and Ultra agreed to pay the sum in installments.

Carollo grew heated throughout the night and accused one commissioner of negotiating for Ultra. There will likely be legal challenges faced over this controversial commission vote, but for now Ultra appears to be headed home.