The Daily Populous

Thursday July 18th, 2019 evening edition

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But the ‘love it or leave it’ line is an eerily familiar slogan of the Klu Klux Klan in North Carolina, according to Australian National University US politics expert Jennifer Hunt.

Dr Hunt, who grew up in North Carolina, said the “Love it or Leave it” slogan was used by the KKK years ago when it claimed to be fighting “communism and integration”.

“I remember seeing signs as a child, ‘Welcome to Klan country … love it or leave it,” she told SBS News.

“Many of those good people didn’t leave North Carolina, they worked to improve it.

When Mr Trump made the “love it or leave it” remark, the crowd responded enthusiastically back shouting, “leave it!”.

“This is disconcerting, and, of course, what happens in North Carolina doesn’t stay in North Carolina - these messages will be broadcast nationally and they’ll be broadcast internationally.

“And how Republicans and how the American public responds to that tells us less about Trump, more about ourselves. »

Barr's donations to Senate Republicans spiked before confirmation

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But in the lead up to his Senate confirmation hearings for attorney general earlier this year, his giving habits suddenly changed.

Then, Jeff Sessions’ tenure as attorney general got rocky, and Barr started giving regularly.

Quartz contacted the Department of Justice for comment from the attorney general on the contributions but has not yet received a response. »

Elon Musk Says We Can Land on the Moon in Less Than 2 Years - “If it were to take longer to convince NASA and the authorities that we can do it versus just doing it, then we might just do it. It may literally be easier to just land Starship on the moon than try to convince NASA that we can.”

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