Corey Lewandowski Just Threw Donald Trump’s Campaign Chairman Right Under the Bus

Despite getting fired by Donald Trump earlier this year, Corey Lewandowski is still reportedly very close to the candidate.

In his new role as a CNN contributor, Lewandowski is on the airwaves defending Trump, and even making some anti-Trump types very mad.

So check out what he just tweeted:

Yep, that’s Donald Trump’s former campaign manager tweeting a New York Times investigation of Trump’s current campaign chairman.

According to the Times, Manafort has been, well, shady:

Handwritten ledgers show $12.7 million in undisclosed cash payments designated for Mr. Manafort from Mr. Yanukovych’s pro-Russian political party from 2007 to 2012, according to Ukraine’s newly formed National Anti-Corruption Bureau. Investigators assert that the disbursements were part of an illegal off-the-books system whose recipients also included election officials.

Anti-corruption officials there say the payments earmarked for Mr. Manafort, previously unreported, are a focus of their investigation, though they have yet to determine if he actually received the cash. While Mr. Manafort is not a target in the separate inquiry of offshore activities, prosecutors say he must have realized the implications of his financial dealings.

People definitely noticed Corey Lewandowski’s tweet.

It started with the “whoa” factor:

Continued with people calling it “too good”:

Someone pointed out that Lewandowski’s previous tweet was a retweet of Trump attacking the New York Times:

And @Popehat teased Manafort, saying “Mr. Lewandowski sends his regards:”

Finally, Brian Fallon, Hillary Clinton’s campaign spokesman, proceeded to retweet Lewandowski, providing some icing on the cake.

It’s actually quite common for campaign staffers to quietly work against each other, particularly when one becomes an ex-staffer. But it’s rare for such an attack to be in public, rather than leaks to the press.

As with all things Trump, tonight we have new territory, and it comes via a Corey Lewandowski tweet on Paul Manafort.

How will Trump respond?

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Toronto Parents Disturbed After Finding Playground and Slides Smeared with Peanut Butter

Parents of kids with nut allergies know that an accidental run-in with a nut-based product is no joke. In fact, for kids with severe allergies, coming into contact with certain nuts can prove fatal.

That’s why a seeming prank at a Toronto park has disturbed several parents.

Last Wednesday morning, Sarah Bolton took her 2-year-old son Lewis to Dufferin Grove Park. She then noticed something strange covering an entire play set: peanut butter.

The Toronto Star reports:

“It was everywhere. All over the hand railings… on the ladder, all over the swings, all over the slides.”

She added:

“It’s just a really scary situation. It would have to take a sociopath to do something like this.”

Sarah posted her discovery to Facebook, and alerted other online parent groups:

What’s more disturbing? This isn’t the first time locals have reported peanut butter smeared on park equipment.

According to CTV News:

A spokesperson with the city’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department says the city has received reports of peanut butter spread on children’s playgrounds in Carleton Park, Perth Square and Hillcrest Park. The first report came to the city in June from Perth Square.

However, the incident at Dufferin Grove park was the first time city park officials actually saw peanut butter covering equipment, which they reportedly washed off immediately.

Parents have a right to be genuinely concerned.

According to Food Allergy Research & Education, the incidence of food allergies among kids is on the rise:

According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011.

A spokesperson for the parks urged parents “to report any incidents of vandalism in parks to 311 and to report any suspicious or potentially criminal behavior to the police.”

CTV has more on the story here:

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Agents Make a Gruesome Discovery After X-Raying Duffle Bag of Couple Trying to Cross Border

Last week, authorities happened upon a gruesome find at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Reports claim a man and woman were on their way to Tijuana, Mexico, on foot, and tried to cross the border through a pedestrian lane.

When police stopped them, 43-year-old Mercy Mary Becerra tried to run away.

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Image Credit: David McNew/Getty Images

Then police put a duffel bag belonging to the man, 38-year-old Johnny Lewis Hartley, through an X-ray machine.

A toddler was found dead inside the bag.

The LA Times reports that the little girl, who police are calling Jane Doe, was likely drowned to death. The toddler was also said to be malnourished and dehydrated — all contributing factors to her death.

Becerra and her partner, Hartley, have pled not guilty to the single charge of murder.

Deputy District Attorney Kurt Mechals says that the pair are not the deceased child’s parents, but did know the parents. He claims he isn’t certain how the child, believed to be 2-years-old, drowned — but he thinks it was a “residential-type drowning,” and added that “there’s a lot of information we’re still gathering.”

According to Fox News, drug and gang related violence in Tijuana is on an upswing. Only a couple years ago, many were reporting a renewed interest in the border town as a tourist destination.

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Image Credit: Charles Ommanney/Getty Images

New fancy eateries were even opening up in the Baja-area city. However, stories of vicious gang-related violence have made many American tourists weary of traveling south of the border.

CBS Local spoke to the couple’s neighbor, who said:

“I can’t believe that, it’s just really sad,” said Henry Munoz. “That someone could do that.”

He said the couple lived in apartment 3 with a “number of children. Two twins, a couple of older ones. Four were in their teens.”

“There were a lot of kids there,” he said, “they had like eight kids.

If convicted, Becerra and Harley could face 25 years to life in prison.

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Christie Brinkley Addresses Rumors She Dumped John Mellencamp for Being ‘Redneck’ ‘Trump Supporter’

Christie Brinkley isn’t happy with The New York Post, and she’s taken to Instagram with her anger.

Thursday, the 62-year-old former supermodel posted a response to a piece written about her and John Mellencamp’s split that she feels made the singer out to be a “redneck” and a “Donald Trump supporter.”

While much has been written over the years about me that I simply allow to roll off my back… I do stand up for my friends when things seem unfair and this is the case here… On the heels of a mutual statement made due to pressure from media outlets regarding the status of our relationship, John Mellencamp and i which clearly explained, that "distance and work"were all that stood in the way of our relationship…then comes along this convoluted article which cherry picks lyrics from a Mellencamp song ,Peaceful World, (which was written right before we went to war w Iraq )…and another more obscure song, The West End , which is about Seymour Indiana and how big box stores have ruined the small towns ..and somehow Richard Johnson extrapolates from these old lyrics that John is against progressive Democratic politics and somehow sounds like a "Trump fan ", and that "hell-bent political opinions and redneck ways" were the reasons we parted. John and I are actually both patriotic Americans who do our fair share of working to bring Americans together John primarily thru his work with Farm Aid and thru his music , which by the way he just gave Hilary Clinton his song for her campaign "Our Country". I was a delegate from the 1st congressional district of NY for Al Gore and have been on the campaign trails speaking out on behalf of our environmental health and nuclear disarmament. We both believe that we stand a better chance of overcoming the problems America faces when Americans of every race religion ethnicity , gender, black lives ,blue lives, come together in mutual respect and love and that's why we are both voting for Hillary. As to the problem JOHN and I faced it's just Mileage. Pure and simple. Not that exciting or salacious, sorry. PS John has more friends and invitations to sit at fancy tables in the Hamptons than I do, and in that setting he's very funny and charming. #nypost @nypost @pagesix #pagesix #richardjohnson #truth

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She also explained that despite their breakup, she and Mellencamp remain close friends — and intend to stay that way:

“I do stand up for my friends when things seem unfair and this is the case here.

On the heels of a mutual statement… which clearly explained that distance and work were all that stood in the way of our relationship… comes this convoluted article.”

Brinkley writes that the piece even used Mellencamp’s work against him:

“[It] cherry picks lyrics from a Mellencamp song, Peaceful World, (which was written right before we went to war w Iraq) …and another more obscure song, The West End , which is about Seymour Indiana and how big box stores have ruined the small towns.. and somehow Richard Johnson extrapolates from these old lyrics that John is against progressive Democratic politics and somehow sounds like a Trump fan and that ‘hell-bent political opinions and redneck ways’ were the reasons we parted.”

Brinkley then clarifies that they both are politically active — but are Democrat supporters:

“John and I are actually both patriotic Americans who do our fair share of working to bring Americans together John primarily thru his work with Farm Aid and thru his music, which by the way he just gave Hilary Clinton his song for her campaign ‘Our Country.’ I was a delegate from the 1st congressional district of NY for Al Gore and have been on the campaign trails speaking out on behalf of our environmental health and nuclear disarmament.”

She ends explaining that both she and Mellencamp believe that America is best served by an “inclusive” president.

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Blake Shelton Gets Called ‘Racist Piece of Sh*t’ After Fans See 5-Year-Old Tweets About ‘Terrorist’

Country singer Blake Shelton is no stranger to controversy. But now he is being accused of sending out multiple offensive tweets, years ago, that now have some people accusing him of being a racist…:

…and possibly homophobic:

….and Islamophobic:

The Daily Mail writes that “the authenticity of the posts, which are said to have been shared in 2011, has not been independently verified,” but celebrity gossip columnist Perez Hilton claims they are real and retweeted from Shelton’s account. Those tweets were later removed:

The targeted tweets range from complaining about a loud neighbor who is compared to a terrorist,
to sharing a sexual fantasy about an underage female.

That was not the only tweet he allegedly sent that was found to be offensive by some women:

Even dogs were included in the offensive tweets:

Image Credt: Screenshot/Twitter

Image Credit: Screenshot/Twitter

Shelton, who is known for his funny and blunt tweets, has not commented yet regarding the outrage.

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Team USA Shooters Say Big Name Companies Won’t Sponsor Them. Here are the Sponsors They DO Have

Team USA is lit up with sponsors. Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Citi, Nike, Oakley—name a company, and they likely sponsor a U.S. Olympic team.

One sport, however, just can’t seem to find major sponsors: shooting.

Patrick Quinn, agent of Kim Rhode—the first woman to win medals in six straight Olympic Games—told Bloomberg that he pitched his client to at least 20 major companies prior to Rio, but not a single one bit:

“The big mystery is how someone like Kim isn’t part of the Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, and the Olympics sponsor push. It would be nice to have an Olympic sponsor recognize the magnitude of her accomplishment.”

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Kim Rhode. Image Credit: Pascal Guyot / Staff / Getty Images

Bloomberg notes that while shooting has been the “fifth-highest medal producer for the US team at [the] Summer Olympics” for the last sixteen years, and the United States Olympic Committee gave $2.5 million to the sport in 2015, attracting big-name sponsors is nearly impossible.

Team USA’s Vincent Hancock suggests companies are afraid:

“It seems like they want to, but don’t want to get caught up in the media backlash that may arise if something were to come about with, say, one of the shootings.”

Take a cursory look at the sponsor list for USA shooting. You’ll notice they’re all firearm-related:

  • Beretta
  • Ruger
  • Kimber
  • Winchester
  • Eley

Here’s the full list:

Image Credit: Screenshot/USA Shooting

Image Credit: Screenshot/USA Shooting

That’s right: Not a single big brand or corporation sponsors the sport.

On the other hand, USA Swimming has AT&T, Marriot, BMW, and Mutual of Omaha. Gymnastics is even more star-studded with Hilton, Kellogg’s, Procter & Gamble, Hershey’s, Under Armour, and Chobani.

It’s understandable that swimming would get major sponsorships, as it has 32 medal events. However, gymnastics has roughly the same number of events as shooting (16 vs. 15), but has no trouble finding large corporate sponsors.

Part of the issue could also come down to ratings. While NBC airs gymnastics and swimming events in prime-time, garnering millions of viewers, it pushes shooting events to its sister channels like NBCSN, MSNBC, and USA, and plays them all outside prime-time.

Michael Phelps & Simone Biles. Image Credit: Martin Bureau, Emmanuel Dunand, Getty Images

Michael Phelps & Simone Biles. Image Credit: Martin Bureau, Emmanuel Dunand, Getty Images

There’s also a question of whether or not shooting would attract the same viewership as gymnastics and swimming, which are arguably more popular among Olympics watchers.

That said, with 41% of Americans having one or more guns inside their homes, according to recent Gallup survey, shooting events could do well in prime-time if given the chance.

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Johnny Depp Caught on Camera in Angry Outburst with Amber Heard. His People Say It’s a ‘Set-Up’

The divorce feud between Johnny Depp and estranged wife, actress Amber Heard, continues to get uglier and more convoluted.

A story that started with accusations by Heard that Depp was physically abusive, including alleged text edits detailing the abuse, and recriminations that Heard herself has a history as an abuser, continues to get even more strange.

Now, Heard has released alleged video evidence of Depp’s abusive behavior.

TMZ reports that a new video has surfaced which shows an irate Johnny Depp losing his temper, smashing a wine glass, and attempting to grab the phone Heard has sitting on the kitchen table as it records the action.

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Sources for TMZ say the video was shot months prior to May 21st, when Heard accused Depp of striking her.

As Depp paces around the kitchen mumbling angrily, Heard, who says she’s just gotten up, asks him what’s wrong.

Then Heard says “I’m sorry,” and Depp pours a glass of wine, saying:

“You wanna see crazy, I’ll give you f***ing crazy.”

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When she asks him if he’s drank the entire bottle “already,” Depp gets angrier, throwing the glass and bottle and attempting to grab the phone, asking if Heard is recording. The video then cuts out.

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TMZ’s sources close to Depp claim the video is “heavily edited,” and that there are missing portions showing Heard egging Depp on and smiling as she films, saying the video was a set-up by Heard.

Regardless, the tape is unlikely to be admissible in court due to the fact that it’s edited, and more so because Depp does not seem to be aware that Heard is taping when the video starts.

TMZ’s source states that the tape has been entered into Heard’s case as evidence, in spite of those concerns.

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13-Year-Old Kills Himself and Leaves Heartbreaking Note After School ‘Does Nothing’ To Stop Bullies

New Yorker, Daniel Fitzpatrick, was a good-natured 13-year-old kid who had been having a difficult time at school, thanks to merciless taunts by bullies.

Fitzpatrick killed himself, and was found by his older sister in the family’s attic with a belt around his neck.

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Image Credit: GoFundMe

He also left his family a heartbreaking suicide note that has gone viral.

The note has, once again, brought bullying back into American discourse:

“I gave up,” he wrote.

“The teachers… they didn’t do ANYTHING.”

Fitzpatrick described the abuse he received by school bullies, which left him physically injured and emotionally demoralized.

He fought back, but to no avail. There were simply too many of them:

“They did it constantly,” he wrote.

“I ended up fighting (one boy) and got a fractured pinkie.”

Fitzpatrick’s father, also named Daniel, took to Facebook to record a video, in which he thanked people for their support.

He also lashed out against the bullies and their parents, who drove young Daniel to suicide:

“I miss my son very much.”

“No parent should have to bury their child. No child should have to go through what my son went through.”

“To the parents of the boys that tormented my son, all I have to say is I hope you never have to feel what my family is going through right now.

You get to hold your children every night and day for the rest of your lives and their natural lives.

I don’t get that anymore. Your little monsters took that from me and my wife.”

Young Daniel Fitzpatrick had tried to reach out to teachers, but aside from one, felt that he just wasn’t being heard.

His mother, Maureen Fitzpatrick, spoke to New York Daily News and further described her son’s emotional turmoil, and the school’s refusal to do anything about it:

“Danny was always left out. He used to come up to me and ask me to get kids to play with him.

The other kids would say they thought he was weird,” she said.

“He felt like the whole school knew what was going on and was laughing behind his back. They humiliated him.”

The staff at Holy Angeles Catholic Academy has issued a statement, addressing the tragic death of Daniel Fitzpatrick and the role bullying may have played in it:

“In light of this tragedy we are reexamining all bullying prevention policies and training.

The principal, teachers, and staff of Holy Angels Catholic Academy are heartbroken over the loss of Danny Fitzpatrick.

We take the issue of bullying very seriously and address every incident that is brought to our attention.”

The family has set up a GoFundMe account, in order to raise money for a memorial dedicated to the memory of Daniel Fitzpatrick. So far, it has raised over $70,000.

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Man’s Facebook Post Details How Roomba Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Spread Dog Feces All Over Home

Jesse Newton of Little Rock, Arkansas, was enjoying a peaceful night of sleep when the unthinkable happened.

Unthinkable, because there’s no way anyone could make something like this up.

In a Facebook post written August 9th, Newton described in cringe-worthy detail how he was awakened at 3 a.m. when his 4-year-old son crawled into bed with him and his wife:

“Then, when your four-year-old gets up at 3am to crawl into your bed, you’ll wonder why he smells like dog poop. And you’ll walk into the living room. And you’ll wonder why the floor feels slightly gritty. And you’ll see a brown-encrusted, vaguely Roomba-shaped thing sitting in the middle of the floor with a glowing green light, like everything’s okay. Like it’s proud of itself. You were still half-asleep until this point, but now you wake up pretty damn quickly.”

As Newton surveyed the wreckage of the living, he realized the horrible truth: the family Roomba had picked up the dog’s feces and left 25-foot “poop trails” all over the living room.

He then describes the aftermath in hilarious detail:

“Do not, under any circumstances, let your Roomba run over dog poop……

…It will be on your floorboards. It will be on your furniture legs. It will be on your carpets. It will be on your rugs. It will be on your kids’ toy boxes. If it’s near the floor, it will have poop on it. Those awesome wheels, which have a checkered surface for better traction, left 25-foot poop trails all over the house”

So, Newton did the only thing a man can do when he’s awoken during the witching hour to a house encrusted in dog feces — he cleaned it up:

“Some folks would shrug their shoulders and get back in bed to deal with it in the morning. But you’re not one of those people..

You’re not just using profanity – you’re inventing new types of profanity. You’re saying things that would make Satan shudder in revulsion. You hope your kid stayed in bed, because if he hears you talking like this, there’s no way he’s not ending up in prison.”

After cleaning house thoroughly as dawn approached, Newton took his faulty Roomba to the bathroom to attempt to clean it up by soaking it in the bathtub — but in a tragic twist to the tale, he forgot to take the battery out.

The Roomba was no more.

The Facebook post, which includes a hand drawn map of the poop trail, has garnered more than 140,000 reactions and over 200,000 shares, since last week.

But, fear not, all ends well.

Newton called the Roomba’s manufacturer, Hammacher Schlemmer, and told them the tale of what happened to it — and they are going above and beyond:

“They are replacing the Roomba that ran over dog poop and then died a poopy, watery death in the bathtub – by no fault of their own, of course.”

A brand new Roomba retails for around $500. The manufacturer recommends not using it to clean up dog poop—or any other germ-ridden substance, for that matter.

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Simone Biles Just Competed For Her 3rd Olympic Gold Medal

Simone Biles is the world’s best gymnast and she has the Olympic Individual All-Around gold medal to prove it.

The 19-year-old also has an Olympic Team All-Around gold medal, and now, an Olympic Vault gold medal to add to the collection.

This makes her the first American female gymnast to win three gold medals in one Olympics.

Image Credit: Getty Images/EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP

Image Credit: Getty Images/EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP

With a total score of 15.966, Biles blew her competition out of the water, and is well on her way to becoming the first female gymnast ever to win five gold medals in one Olympics.

Image Credit: NBC Olympics

Image Credit: NBC Olympics

She will be competing in the beam event finals on Monday with teammate Laurie Hernandez and floor even finals on Tuesday with fellow Individual All-Around medalist, Aly Raisman.

Here are the standings for the vault event final:

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Image Credit: NBC Olympics

Fellow American gymnasts, Madison Kocian and Gabby Douglas, will be competing later this evening in the uneven bars event final.

The entire U.S. Olympic team is currently on top in the medal count with 61 total medals.

Image Credit: NBC Olympics

Image Credit: NBC Olympics

GO USA!

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