Obama On Stage with Chance the Rapper, Omarosa Confronts Symone Sanders, and a Hit Against Marco Rubio

The “many sides” of hatred, bigotry, and violence convened in Charlottesville to “fulfill the promises of Donald Trump.” That’s what former KKK grand wizard David Duke said on Saturday. “That’s what we believed in. That’s why we voted for Donald Trump, because he said he’s going to take our country back.” But this weekend, making America great again came with a cost. Heather Heyer, a passionate advocate for the disenfranchised who was often moved to tears by the world’s injustices, lost her life when a Nazi sympathizer plowed his car into counter-protesters at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA. We will say her name, even if the president won’t. Some were surprised at white supremacist unmasked and united. Many were not. The faces of hatred were all too familiar. This Monday morning, the nation is still processing the domestic terrorism that shook the country, while fearing a foreign attack amidst a war of words that could take us to nuclear war. Donald Trump began his morning tweeting about “Obstructionist Democrats,” trade deals, and attacking Ken Frazier, the Black CEO of Merck, who just resigned from the president's manufacturing council -- more on that below. And yesterday, Trump offered his “best regards” to those injured in Charlottesville. Are we great again yet? Here’s what we have today:

  • Authorities investigate a death threat against Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).
  • Obama Presidential Center will meet with its neighbors.
  • 44 pops up at the Chance the Rapper concert.
  • A new cartoon based on the Barack Obama and Joe Biden bromance?
  • Omarosa confronts Symone Sanders at NABJ
  • Obama alumna named Chief of Staff at the California SEIU.
  • Group of Dems forms  new effort to reach centrist voters.
  • Kal Penn reports Trump to Twitter.
  • GA gubernatorial candidate shouted off stage at Netroots Nation conference.
  • Former NFL player considers a congressional run.
  • Latina law enforcement officer makes history in Salt Lake County, Utah.
  • Arizona keeping in-state tuition for DACA students.
  • NAACP appealing decision letting white school secede from Black district.
  • Shonda Rhimes jumps to Disney. Check it out in blogs below.
  • From Martha’s Vineyard fundraisers to border conferences, we’ve got you covered in FOMO.
Brenda Arredondo