Despite all the outlandish racial remarks GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has made throughout his campaign, he still doesn’t consider himself a racist. During a campaign rally in Ohio, when asked how he felt about being labeled a sexist and racist, The Donald cut the interview short. “Nineteen days out from the election, you’ve been labeled a racist, you’ve been called a sexist, how…” said a WCMH-TV reporter. Trump replied, “Thank you very much,” and began to walk away. Before leaving he said, “I am the least racist person you’ve ever met.” A similar incident happened on Thursday when Trump was asked by a Columbus 10TV reporter about the sexual assault accusations against him. “I know nothing about that,” he said before abruptly ending the interview. Read more.
President Obama Shades GOP Over Healthcare Law
On Thursday, President Obama delivered a speech in Miami about the current state of healthcare in our country. His address comes on the heels of reports that his Affordable Care Act will face major hurdles and healthcare will increase nationwide in 2017. President Obama highlighted the beneficial aspects of “Obamacare” and spoke about the open healthcare enrollment period. While doing so, he also expressed anger towards Republicans who have deliberately tried to prevent the landmark healthcare act’s progression. “Why is there still such a fuss? Well, part of the problem is the fact that a Democratic president named Barack Obama passed the law,” he said. “Now that I’m leaving office, maybe Republicans can stop with the 60-something repeal votes they’ve taken and stop pretending that they have a serious alternative and stop pretending that all the terrible things they said would happen have actually happened when they have not, and just work with the next president to smooth out the kinks.” The open enrollment period begins on Nov. 1. Enrollment is expected to increase by 1.1 million people. Read more.
J. Cole’s Forest Hills Drive Goes Double Platinum
J. Cole has hit a major milestone in his career. According to reports, the rapper’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive album has gone double platinum. His label, Roc Nation, took to Instagram to share the exciting news. “J. Cole @realcoleworld’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive has been certified 2X platinum by the @riaa_awards!” read the caption. This marks the first time in 25 years that a rapper has gone double platinum without featuring any other artists on his or her album. Read more.
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