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“I’ll beat Oprah if she runs,” Trump says about 2020 race

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"I'll beat Oprah," Trump poised to defeat Oprah Winfrey in 2020 Presidential race

By ALLAN TAWAI

On Sunday evening, #Oprah2020 began trending on social media after Oprah Winfrey delivered a rousing speech against misogyny and racism at the Golden Globe Awards. While Oprah has in the past ruled out running for public office, her longtime partner Stedman Graham just told the Los Angeles Times that “she would absolutely do it,” and CNN is reporting that Oprah is “actively thinking” about running for president.

US President Donald Trump weighed in Tuesday on fevered speculation about a potential 2020 White House bid by Winfrey, saying she probably would not run against him, but if she did, he would win.

“I’ll beat Oprah,” Trump said of the Oscar-nominated actress and talk show host.

“I like Oprah,” he said, noting that he had appeared on her long-running afternoon program.

“I know her very well,” he said, before adding: “I don’t think she’s going to run.”

Oprah Winfrey presented with medal of honor by former US president Barrack Obama

Oprah Winfrey presented with medal of honor by former US president Barrack Obama

Winfrey’s rousing speech at Sunday’s Golden Globes Awards ceremony ignited speculation that the billionaire talk show queen is harboring Oval Office ambitions.

Some Democrats, still reeling from Hillary Clinton’s shock loss to Trump in 2016, have embraced the idea of having their own celebrity candidate.

But there is little indication that the 63-year-old actually wants the job.

“I don’t think at this point she is actually considering it,” said Winfrey’s best friend Gayle King, who is also a television personality.

King suggested, however, that the actress was “intrigued” by the idea of running.

“I also know, after years of watching the Oprah show, you always have the right to change your mind,” she said.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders was also drawn into the speculation on Tuesday about a potential Winfrey candidacy.

Asked by a reporter whether she had any advice for an “outsider” considering a White House run, Sanders said: “I’m not going to focus on anyone’s campaign other than President Trump’s re-election.”

“I’m sure if she decides to run, which I think the president states he doesn’t feel she will, I’m sure she’ll have help with that,” Sanders added.

Sanders was also asked whether she believed Winfrey was qualified to run for president.

“Look, I disagree very much on her policies,” the spokeswoman said. “Is she a successful individual? Absolutely.”

“But in terms of where she stands on a number of positions, I would find a lot of problems with that,” Sanders said. “But that would be something she would have to determine and lay out if she made a decision to run.”

Sanders was also questioned about a tweet from Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump praising Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech.

“Just saw @Oprah’s empowering & inspiring speech at last night’s #GoldenGlobes,” Ivanka Trump tweeted Monday night.

“Let’s all come together, women & men, & say #TIMESUP #UNITED,” she said in a reference to the campaign to end sexual harassment.

Sanders said the message from the White House is that “everyone should come together.”

 

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I truly love my 54 year old American boyfriend, says 21 year old Kenyan woman

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A Kenyan student in the United States is the subject of discussion after her relationship with her American boyfriend became a trending topic over their age-gap.

Speaking to Mail Online, Rehab Kimani, 21, said she met Joe Singiser, 54, through work at a nursing home in New Jersey.

 A student and home health aide, Rehab said that her friends got disgusted by her choice of boyfriend. They even stopped her from talking about her man whenever she was around them

“I thought he was very attractive and immediately wanted him,” she revealed. “I really liked his big muscles and that everyone at work was afraid of him.”

Rehab with Joe [Courtesy]

Rehab also reveals that despite being very comfortable on their first date, it was hard for her to deal with the way her family reacted as they did not take it positively.

“I just see him as my boyfriend and my best friend. If anything, the difference is that I take this relationship as more serious than previous ones. It took everyone a long time, but they are finally understanding of us being together.” She said.

Mr Singiser is a father of four and Rehab’s supervisor at work. He says he was ‘startled’ when he got interested in his younger employee but opted to press on with the relationship because he knew it was true love.

He says he noticed her beautiful smile from the across the room and would find excuses to come out of his office just to see her.

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Rehab says that she no longer sees the age difference. However, they do draw looks from strangers on the streets.

“We get looks while in public all the time,” she said. “Someone even came up to me once and said I should be ashamed of myself because I just want his money. I did get sensitive, but I just walked away.”

The couple, who have been together for a year now, lives together and are planning on starting a family together having started discussing the possibility of marriage and having children.

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VIDEO: US Senator angers Kenyans for saying Facebook user-agreement is written in Swahili

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

Louisiana Senator, John Kennedy, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee has pricked the ego of many Kenyans – and indeed that of other Swahili speakers – and left them very disappointed over his utterances.

This after he spoke in derogatory terms while answering a question during an interview with Kennedy  on popular Talk Show “Face the Nation” on CBS.

He was speaking about Facebook and its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg who appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees on Tuesday before heading to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.

An apparently angry Sen. Kennedy took issue with the tech giant’s end user agreement which he said was written in a language nobody understands.

“The service agreement with Facebook….It is written in Swahili. Nobody understands it,” said the lawmaker.

Below is the verbatim part of the transcript:

KENNEDY: “It may be the case. I would rather do it with Facebook and the other social media platforms. Look, we’ve got to talk about the initial bargain. Is it, is it fair for me to give up all of my personal data to Facebook and apparently everybody else in the Western Hemisphere in exchange for me being able to see what some of my high school buddies had for dinner Saturday night? Who, who owns my data? Do I own it or does Facebook own it? The service agreement with Facebook. It’s written in Swahili. Nobody understands it. Should I have the right to to opt in as opposed to opt out — put the burden on Facebook? Should I have the right to erase my data? Should I have the right to demand that Facebook get my permission before it sells the data? We all know that poison is being spread on social media, not just Facebook. How are we going to stop it? And by the way while we’re talking about that — what’s poison? First Amendment concerns.”

Reaction on social media was swift, most of it on Facebook.

Kinyuajk wrote: Haya ni madharau ya aina gani sasa?

KanyuaRose wrote: “Mr Senator, I do understand Swahili and I am not a nobody. Shape up.

JoeOketch: Kumbe lose mouth pia ziko Marekani. Did he really have to say that?

Maulidi Juma wrote the following on Instagram: Is he serious that nobody understands Swahili. How derogatory?

Wakesho wroite: Of all the languages amechagua Kiswahili kutuchafulia jina not long after Trump reportedly called us sh**holes? Ngoja tu ataonana na Wakenya.

Watch the video below courtesy of CBS:

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Kenyan teens in Atlanta arrested in connection with murder of father of 3

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Police in Acworth, Georgia, say they have arrested three people in connection with the March shooting death of a 25-year-old father of three.

Daniel Perez was shot March 23 as he sat in the passenger side of a pickup truck in a shopping center along Blue Springs Road, not far from North Cobb High School, police said. He was removed from life support last week and succumbed to his injuries.

On Monday, Acworth investigators with the assistance of Cobb County Police searched a home along Memorial Parkway in Kennesaw.

 Police say they have arrested 20-year-old Kennesaw resident Devin Thomas and 18-year-old Maria Mungai, of Acworth, on murder charges. A 15-year-old juvenile from Kennesaw has also been arrested in connection with Perez’ death, but police have not released the name of this third suspect.

Devin Thomas.

Acworth police on Tuesday declined to divulge any additional information, citing their ongoing murder investigation.

“Detectives are finalizing a motive and actively working leads in this case, including forensic evidence recovered from the scene,” Cpl. Youlanda Leverette said previously.

Maria Mungai

Thomas and Mungai are being held without bond at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center, jail records show.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 770-974-1232.

-Marietta Journal

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