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Ivana Trump Gets Super Racist In Rare TV Interview!

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If you needed a reminder that the whole Trump family tree is full of racists, Ivana Trump is here to provide it.

Donald Trump’s first wife gave one of very few TV interviews since her ex became President of the United States on British talk show Loose Women this week, and she was VERY supportive of the job he’s done.

Though she said she doesn’t “like” politics much, her views are totally aligned with Trump’s — even the most toxic ones. Acknowledging she was “proud” of Donald, she said:

“He’s pro everything that I believe in. He is Republican and so am I. He’s achieved so much, especially with immigration.”

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She went on to share this shockingly racist sentiment:

“A lot of people, they don’t dress even American, you know, they dress in whatever they dress in, and they don’t get jobs and they steal and they rape the women.”

WTF?!

This kind of inflammatory language is right out of her ex-husband’s xenophobic playbook. Friendly reminder that this is a total mischaracterization of immigration as a whole, and not for nothing, it’s also a classic fascist move — blaming everything on THE OTHER. (And no, it isn’t meant to stop a panic but quite the opposite.)

The businesswoman kept going with a classic I’m-not-racist-after-saying-something-racist move:

“I have absolutely no problem with the immigrants, but they have to come to the country legally. They have to get a job, they have to pay taxes like the rest of Americans and just live and be well and just [mesh] into the society.”

Host Jane Moore pushed back on Ivana’s racist rhetoric, pointing out her privilege and the fact that she herself was a migrant to the U.S. When Moore called her description of immigrants “inhumane,” Trump replied:

“Well if it is inhumane, then it is that. But everybody has to pick themselves up, they have to go and apply for the visa properly, that they come to America, they can come and cross the border properly.”

Except that’s not how seeking asylum works. Moore shot back:

“Those opportunities are very few and far between now, aren’t they?”

Ivana brushed her comments off, doubling down:

“Well it is. But the people which has a will, they prevail. People that don’t want to work and which just want to come to America and get the benefits and get the food stamps and sleep on the benches, this is what we don’t want. … I have my opinion, [Trump] has his, but I really agree with what he is doing, what he is doing for us and for the county and for the economy.”

Elsewhere in the interview, she shaded Melania (who, for what it’s worth, committed visa fraud to work in the US) as “quiet,” though she preferred not to “get involved with the ex-wives.” She also weighed in on the idea that her daughter Ivanka could become the first female President of the United States. She mused:

“I tell you, I think, she’s in the White House every day, you know? She’s next to her father every day. She knows all what is going around. I think she could be one day the first woman president, definitely. She’s smart as hell, she’s beautiful, she’s au courant. How much more you can have?”

Umm… how about some actual political experience outside her nepotistic White House job? (Which, for what this is worth, should be illegal a few times over via the Hatch Act).

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All in all, we can’t be surprised by how terrible Ivana is, but we are tired of having to listen to another member of the Trump family running their racist mouth.

You can watch the full video of her interview, though interestingly, her most controversial statements have already been edited out. Ch-ch-check it out (below):

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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Gemini Man’ On Amazon Prime Video, Where Will Smith Plays A Sniper On The Run From His Younger Self

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Ang Lee may have one of the most diverse resumes of any working director; the man behind Sense & SensibilityBrokeback Mountain, and Life of Pi has never shied away from the most daring of projects. Gemini Man, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video, is no exception. The groundbreaking sci-fi thriller pits a sniper played by Will Smith against a clone of his younger self, and the technology is mind-boggling. Is Lee’s latest flick a bullseye? Or does it miss the mark completely?

GEMINI MAN: STREAM IT OR SKIP IT?

The Gist: Will Smith stars as Henry Brogan, a career sniper for the Defense Intelligence Agency. After a job nearly goes wrong, he makes the decision to retire, and soon discovers that this job may end up costing him his life. As he tries to settle into his retirement, he meets a boat rental manager named Danny (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who is actually a DIA agent sent to surveil Henry. The two wind up connecting and at the center of something much bigger than either of them every anticipated. It turns out that Henry’s last hit – the one that drove him to retirement – was actually an innocent man, a scientist employed by an elite private military sector called GEMINI. Now that Henry knows the truth, he must be eliminated. After he saves Danny from being assassinated, she decides to help him, and the two of them make a run for it.

Henry easily thwarts many of the individuals sent to kill him, but his world is turned upside down when he’s finally hunted by someone with eerily similar skills to his own. To Henry’s horror, he soon comes face to face with himself – well, the cloned, younger, stronger, faster version of himself. In a brilliant (and unhinged) move, the government cloned Henry – the most efficient killing machine in the world – without his knowledge. Now that the real Henry is in their way, they (and the coldblooded Clayton Verris, played by Clive Owen) have sent the clone to take him out… and take his place. As Henry and his clone discover the truth about what they are a part of, things get bloodier and the stakes get higher, until they’re finally forced to make decisions that will change their lives – and the course of history – forever.

What Movies Will It Remind You Of?: Gemini Man doesn’t try to reinvent the action movie wheel, and hits a lot of the same beats we’re used to seeing these days in franchises like Mission: Impossible and The Bourne movies, with a little of the doubles element from Looper tossed in.

Performance Worth Watching: Woof, these actors do the best they can with what they’re given, but there are very few standout performances in Gemini Man. And it’s a fantastic cast! Mary Elizabeth Winstead is one of my favorite working performers at the moment. Smith is great, per usual, as both himself and his clone, but it’s hard to know when the tears cried by his clone are real or computer-generated, and there’s still something just sliiiightly off about it all.

Memorable Dialogue: I gotta be honest. The dialogue in this movie was garbage. Even painful at times. I will concede that Smith’s performance helped sell some lines like “When I saw him, it was like I was seeing a ghost. Like every trigger I’ve ever pulled.” But for the most part, the conversations in Gemini Man are stilted, cliched, and generally lifeless.

Sex and Skin: Refreshingly so, this is not the kinda action thriller with crazy sweaty sexy scenes in between all the fighting. Or a giant age gap between a graying leading man and a fresh young ingenue. That is one point in Gemini Man‘s favor.

Our Take: Oh, I wanted Gemini Man to be good so badly! What a strange, soulless movie with so much squandered potential. The decision to shoot it at 120 frames per second (the typical movie is shot at 24!), creating a strange, hyperrealistic effect, one that makes you feel like you might be watching a video game play out. The film’s set pieces feel strangely underwhelming, the performances flat. And it almost makes the clone technology seem a little less convincing. This isn’t my biggest gripe with Gemini Man, but it’s certainly a large issue that might have helped it sing a little more as a thrilling, well, thriller.

A gimmick can’t keep a movie afloat. That’s the truth. And while it is totally exciting and mind-blowing to see how far technology has come, Will Smith and his clone aren’t able to make Gemini Man work on their own. The script is clunky and on occasion eye-roll inducing; the scenes that involve the discovery of the clone and his origins are genuinely painful to endure – it feels like stuff from an introductory screenwriting class. We don’t want to be spoon-fed. We can figure it out. And if Gemini Man had let us do a little more of the homework ourselves, it would be a much better movie. But instead, it decides to put on a dazzling light show that leaves you feeling pretty empty by the end, an entertaining but forgettable (and kind of terrifying?) glimpse of what the future of filmmaking may hold. The story, though? Well, there isn’t much of that here. And with a director and a cast like this, there are very few excuses for it.

It’s not that Gemini Man is offensively bad or particularly difficult to watch; it’s exactly the kind of movie you might let play on the TV while you move around the house doing other things, or choose if it’s free on an airplane. It’s passable. It’s fun. With a few tweaks, it could have been a great, mindless summer popcorn movie. But when there are top-notch, emotionally impactful action movies coming out by the handful these days, Gemini Man doesn’t come anywhere near making the mark. It just doesn’t have the heart.

Our Call: SKIP IT. While the technology and visuals are undeniably breathtaking, Gemini Man doesn’t really have a soul (or much of a script). It’s a real shame, because at its core, the concept is actually a pretty interesting one, but a gimmick can’t save a movie. While it may make acceptable airplane viewing fare, a few minutes of this film make it obvious that there’s a reason it was in development hell for two decades.

Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

Stream Gemini Man on Amazon Prime Video

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I Went Back To A Movie Theater For The First Time Since March, And It Was Weird

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Of course, this brought me to the concession stand. This was tough because I love my movie snacks. Ever since I was a kid, popcorn has been an intrinsic part of every movie visit. I could eat a four-course gourmet meal, and if I was seeing a movie afterward, I would still grab a small popcorn. But popcorn meant eating, and eating meant taking off my mask during the movie, something I wasn’t entirely comfortable doing. I felt like if I was going to spend two hours in a theater, the least I could do was keep my mask on. I compromised by grabbing a drink, I don’t drink much soda outside of the movies anymore, and knew I could slip the straw under my mask without removing it entirely. I brought my own reusable silicone straw to the theater with me to avoid unnecessary waste.

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NEWS WATCH: A New Super Hero Team Unites Against The King In Black with THE UNION

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A NEW SUPER HERO TEAM UNITES AGAINST THE KING IN BLACK!

Prepare to meet The Union!

THE UNION by writer Paul Grist (Judge DreddJack Staff) and artist Andrea Di Vito (Annihilation) will make its grand debut this December! When Knull and his symbiote dragons invade Earth, the Britannia Project, a top-secret program, will assemble a new team of British super heroes. The goal: to be an exemplar of what Britain can be…to show that we can overcome our differences, and work together to protect with a common purpose!

The Union is led by the beloved Britannia, the noble warrior-hero who has long stood as a beacon for all that is best and bright in these historic isles. But despite the Project’s best efforts, these heroes aren’t quite what they seem, and Britannia may have her work cut out for her!

In addition to Union Jack, readers everywhere will soon meet exciting new UK-based heroes such as:

The Choir, a victim of scientific experiments who became a living weapon with sonic abilities: whether that’s subtle sounds to disorient people’s brains, or screams that could knock over buildings! The most tragic member of the team, she finds it hard to trust others.

Kelpie, an ancient water demon who can turn her body to water and has control over water around her. Though she seems light and breezy, she may be the most volatile member of the team.

Snakes, the muscle of the team…but also the most mysterious. He’s a man of few words–probably because he’s a telepath to boot! People are uncomfortable around him. Is he a man to be trusted?

And of course, Britannia, one of Britain’s oldest heroes. She symbolizes all that’s bright and good about Britain. If she can’t whip these heroes into a team, no one can!

Don’t miss out on an exciting new chapter of Marvel when THE UNION hits stands this December! For more information, visit marvel.com.

THE UNION #1

Written by PAUL GRIST

Art by ANDREA DI VITO

Cover by R.B. SILVA

NEWS WATCH: A New Super Hero Team Unites Against The King In Black with THE UNION

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