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ESPN confirmed that it pulled Asian-American announcer Robert Lee from its telecast of the home opener game between the University of Virginia and William and Mary. The removal stemmed from the similarity in name to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Recently White nationalists marched on the UVA campus in protest of the proposed plan to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee. The following night violence broke out in Charlottesville Virginia. ESPN said in a statement that they “collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding.” To read more about this story click here.
Donald Trump spoke in Phoenix Arizona at a rally the lasted over an hour. The President’s speech covered various topics including the backlash he received from his response on the violence in Charlottesville Virginia and the pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio. He also blamed Democrat lawmakers for standing in his way of funding for a border wall between the U.S and Mexico. Trump hinted at shutting down the government in order to make the Democratic lawmakers support the border wall. The rally drew a lot of Trump supporters and a lot of protesters. Police stood outside the event and put out metal barricades to separate the two factions of people. No estimation of how many people showed up, but officials said there were a lot. To read more about this story click here