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A black man went undercover online as a white supremacist.

This is what he learned. As soon as Theo Wilson started making YouTube videos about culture and race, trolls using racial slurs started flocking to his page. After engaging in endless sparring matches in the comments section, Wilson began to notice something curious: His trolls seemed to speak a language unto themselves, one replete with the same twisted facts and false history. It was as if they had all passed through some “dimensional doorway,” arriving from an alternative universe where history, politics and commonly accepted facts had been turned inside out. There was the idea that slavery was a form of charity that benefited enslaved Africans; that freed blacks owned more slaves than whites before the Civil War; that people of color make up the majority of those receiving aid from Ame...

Donald Trump’s 57 most outrageous quotes from his Arizona speech

Cops throw gas canisters, protesters throw them back (CNN)President Donald Trump went to Arizona on Tuesday night and delivered what has now become a trademark speech: Full of invective, victimhood and fact-free retellings of recent historical events. I went through the transcript of Trump’s speech — all 77 minutes — and picked out his 57 most outrageous lines, in chronological order. They’re below. 1. “And just so you know from the Secret Service, there aren’t too many people outside protesting, OK. That I can tell you.” This is, literally, the first line of his speech. Trump is obsessed with the idea that the opposition to him is overstated while the support for him is understated. (They won’t turn the cameras around and show the size of my...

Italian Bank Robbers Wear Trump Masks During Heists

An Italian police officer holds Donald Trump masks used by two alleged thieves at a news conference in Turin, northern Italy, on July 24. Alessandro Di Marco / ANSA via EPA Italian police said on Monday they had arrested two brothers suspected of robbing dozens of cash machines while wearing masks of President Donald Trump. The stunt evokes the 1991 film “Point Break” starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, in which a gang of surfers don masks of ex-U.S. presidents while robbing banks. But in a statement police said the brothers had been inspired by a different film. Italian Bank Robbers Wear Donald Trump Masks During Heists According to the police statement, the two brothers were inspired by “The Jackal” to paint their white Mercedes black. In the 1997 film, the ...