Trump gives credence to false, racist Harris conspiracy
President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday gave credence to a false and racist conspiracy theory about Kamala Harris’ eligibility to be vice president, fueling an online misinformation campaign that parallels the one he used to power his rise into politics. Harris has been a top target of misinformation since launching her own bid for the White House last year. “That is certainly a slight,” said Amanda Harrington, vice president of Time’s Up, which works to stop workplace harassment. Obama, who beat McCain in the 2008 race for the White House, was even a co-sponsor of the McCain resolution.
Mario Lopez apologizes for 'ignorant' comments about kids' gender identity
"The comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were," Lopez said in a statement to CNN. In the discussion, Owens brings up what she calls one of the "weird trends" of Hollywood parents allowing their children to pick their gender identity. In response, Lopez asked Owens "please don't lump me into" the group of Hollywood parents of which she was speaking. In a tweet, he said, "I'm disappointed to read @MarioLopezExtra comments about parent's who support their child's openes [sic] about their gender identity. Lopez joined syndicated entertainment newsmagazine show "Access Hollywood" earlier this month after several years as a host for "Extra."