Trump’s CNN Wrestling Gif Came From An Insane 2007 WWE Appearance

On the morning of Sunday, July 2, Donald Trump tweeted a video of himself beating up a man with the CNN logo covering his face, because apparently that’s where America is in terms of diplomacy and maturity.

This tweet had many people wondering where in fact, that footage came from.

In case you didn’t already know, Donald Trump beating up someone at a wrestling match was a real thing that happened. And, yes, the full footage exists.

The time was 2007. The place was WWE’sWrestleMania in Detroit, Michigan. In the Battle of the Billionaires, Trump was represented by wrestler Bobby Lashley whileVince McMahon, WWE’s chairman and CEO, was represented by wrestler Umaga.

The two grown men placed a bet: Whoever’s wrestler lostthe match would be forced to have his head shaved bald. Because, you know, men. Hair. Masculinity. Samson.

So the two wrestlers wrestled, andLashley (representing Trump) beat Umaga (representingMcMahon).

As soon as the bout ended, a 61-year-old Donald Trump stormed up to the ring and tackled McMahon. Because that’s what grown men do.

He proceeded to punch him, as the doctored gif the president tweeted shows. But it didn’t just end there. You can see a pretty comprehensive footage of the entire proceedings here:

After Trump tackled McMahon, McMahon was brought to the center of the ring. There, three men including Trump shaved his head, as the prophecies predicted.

So, yeah, anyways, that guy’s our president now. Yup. America. Men. Hair. Physical violence. Presidential.

The gif (video?) the president tweeted on Sunday morning kind of looked like a Snapchat video where you tag an emoji to a specific spot on the video. According to CNN reporter Brian Stelter, however, the video tweeted by President Trump actually was spotted on the r/The_Donald subreddit.

If you don’t know, that subreddit has been the gathering place for Trump fans across the internet since the election.

So, yeah, Trump seems to be making good use of his Fourth of July weekend. Happy birthday, America. Your leader doesn’tlook a day over 12.

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New NYC Bar Coup Donates All Profits To Fighting Trump

When something awful happens, your first instinct is probably to wallow, preferably with a strong drink. Its only after you indulge in your misery that you pick yourself up and start fighting. But what if you could drink away your sorrows and combat them at the same time?

This is the idea that came to Ravi DeRossi, the owner of some of the most well-known bars in New York City, after the election. Like many New Yorkers, he was left feeling grief-stricken and powerless by Trumps victory.

But the loss led to him dreaming up the idea for his latest establishment: an anti-Trump bar where 100 percent of the proceeds go to organizations either being defunded by Trumps presidency, like the EPA or Planned Parenthood, or those fighting against his policies, like the ACLU.

The bar is named Coup which perfectly fitsthe resistance-theme. According to Ravi, the idea is to create a community and turn our angst and despair about our current administration into something more positive.

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Ravi, whose other bars includeDeath & Co. and Amor y Amargo, says he wasnt involved with politics at all before Trumps win.

He explained,

People feel so much anger, despair and even happiness about whats going on. People all the sudden are addicted to reading the news and wanting to be more involved. But for me, its never been anything Ive really considered before.

I feel like everyone should have a fair chance at life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and thats what this country is based on. I feel like the current administration is doing its best to actually work in the opposite direction.

Ravirealized he wanted to take action, and while drinking and venting with his friends and business partnersMax Green and Sother Teague this winter, it struck them.

This is what I know how to do, I open bars, explained Ravi. Everyone wants to do something, and they can find something in their profession or hobbies. For me, this is what I know: drinking and complaining.

The bar, which opened April 14 and will stay open until Trumps out of the White House, is located at 64 Cooper Square, right by Astor Place in New York City. Its a smaller, intimate space, done up in shades of brown and blue.

Resistance-themed posters decorate the wall, with messages taken from popular protest signs seen recently, like, The power of the people is stronger than the people in power, No, you cannot take my rights, Im still using them and The pilgrims were undocumented.

The way the bar works is simple: After you pay for your drink, youre given a small wooden token. Several jars will be in the bar, marked with several different organization names. You drop the token in the jar of whatever place you want to receive some money.This way, you can ensure your cash goes to the organization of your choice.

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A few times a week, there will be guest and celebrity bartenders at a special section of the bar. These bartenders will be an eclectic bunch, encouraged to serve more unique and varied cocktails, but the standard bar will serve a menu of crowd-pleasing drinks.

Despite how polarized the country is right now, Ravi isnt worried about blowback. In fact, he says hes received nothing but positive feedback from people about the bar, getting hundreds of emails a day from people who want to be involved.

He notes Trump supporters are welcome, as long as they arent looking to cause trouble and are OK with their funds going to organizations fighting the administration they support. He wants the bar to be inclusive, a space where anyone is truly welcome which is something we definitely need more of in 2017.

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Rut roh! Nancy Pelosi gets confused about who’s president, and it causes OUTRAGE on the Left

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Conspiracy Theorists Think A DNC Staffer’s Murder Was Linked To WikiLeaks

The family of deceasedDemocratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich has criticized reporting linking him and his death to WikiLeaks.

This week,Fox News reporteda claim that Richhad leaked thousands of emails to WikiLeaks,the organization that released emails from the DNCduring the presidential campaign. This counters the prevailing story that DNC emails were hacked by Russians.

Brad Bauman, a spokesperson for relatives of Rich, slammed Fox, as well as other right-leaning publications that reported on the story, tellingBusiness Insider,

Its sad but unsurprising that a group of media outlets who have repeatedly lied to the American people would try and manipulate the legacy of a murder victim in order to forward their own political agenda.

I think there is a special place in hell for people like that.

Fox News has since updated itsoriginal story to center on thefamilys denial rather than the WikiLeaks claim.

Rich was shot and killed on July 10 in Washington D.C.


Almost immediately after his death, conspiracy theories emerged. The theories seem to have been most commonly circulated on right-leaningmessage boards.

These theories and their many variations all allege Richs death was related to politics, implying that the former DNC staffer was targeted because he held unflattering information about Hillary Clinton and could have been WikiLeaks source for Clinton-relatedemails.

While D.C. police say Rich fell victim to an attemptedrobbery, the fact that no suspect has since been arrested has only fueled conspiracy theorists belief that Richs death was the result of a cover-up.

The Seth Rich conspiracy is not the first of its kind, either.The suicide of former White House aide Vince Foster in 1993, for example, prompted conspiracists to theorize that Hillary and Bill Clinton had actually choreographed a murder to prevent Foster from revealing damaging information.

Police accounts of Fosters death contradict the conspiracy theories, however. Similarly, police accounts about Seth Richs death contradict the current-day conspiracy theories.

The new claims about Rich and WikiLeaks were first reported by Washington local news station Fox 5.

The local stationcited private investigator Rod Wheeler, who was reportedly hired for Richs family by a third party, as its source.

Wheeler told Fox News,

My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks.I do believe that the answers to who murdered Seth Rich sits on his computer on a shelf at the DC police or FBI headquarters.

However, D.C. police told Fox 5 that it cannot confirm any of the claimsWheeler has made in regards to Richs history of emails, a fact which was reported in the video below.

Richs family has released a statement thoroughly denying the recent reports.

The statement, released by Bauman, reads,

We are a family who is committed to facts, not fake evidence that surfaces every few months to fill the void and distract law enforcement and the general public from finding Seths murderers.

The services of the private investigator who spoke to press was offered to the Rich family and paid for by a third party, and contractually was barred from speaking to press or anyone outside of law enforcement or the family unless explicitly authorized by the family.

Bauman confirmed the family accepted the services of the private investigator, but added that the terms of the services were breached, apparently to push a timely political agenda.

He told Elite Daily,

The Rich family isnt wealthy and doesnt have the resources to mount their own investigation. When approached by a seemingly wealthy Good Samaritan, they were obliged to take the help under the condition that the PI would not speak to press, only law enforcement and the family.

The PI violated that agreement today in order to push a timely political agenda. Its a sad and cowardly act to run a murder victims name through the mud like this.

Back in August, Richs family spokesman addressed the conspiracy theory, saying,

Some are attempting to politicize this horrible tragedy, and in their attempts to do so, are actually causing more harm than good and impeding on the ability for law enforcement to properly do their job.

Rich was the voter expansion date director for the DNC. He was 27.

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Self JUNK-PUNCH! Michael Ian Black’s lame joke about Trump’s handshake BACKFIRES hilariously

Wow Michael, this is super revealing … and sorta pathetic.

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