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Written by on July 8, 2021

Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere

Today’s Hot Topics:

1) Donald Trump held a press conference on Wednesday to announce class action claims against Facebook, Twitter and Google, along with their CEOs, after the companies suspended or banned his accounts following the Jan. 6 insurrection.

“I’m filing, as the lead class representative, a major class-action lawsuit against the big tech giants, including Facebook, Google, and Twitter, as well as their CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and Jack Dorsey, three real nice guys,” Trump said from his golf club in Bedminster, NJ.

Trump’s megaphone reach has been considerably stifled since he’s been sidelined from the major platforms, but he’s used their actions to make his case that they are biased against voices on the right.

2) Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., in a video interview made public this week doubled down on her calls to defund key immigration agencies, while warning against efforts by the Biden administration to increase technology at the border.

Tlaib, a key member of the “Squad,” which has called for looser immigration restrictions and the abolition of agencies like Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), spoke to Just Futures Law – a legal group that fights for “a future beyond deportation and criminalization.” The full interview was uploaded online on Wednesday.

3) After two long weeks of waiting for primary election results, Eric Adams had a bounce in his step early Wednesday morning although he had back-to-back network television interviews and walked alongside the Hometown Heroes parade in 95-degree heat.

On Tuesday evening, the city’s Board of Elections released vote tallies showing he’ll likely emerge victorious as New York City’s Democratic nominee for mayor.

The Brooklyn Borough President and former NYPD captain beamed on CBS, CNN, Fox5 and PIX11 as he riffed on variations of his stump speech and on his plans to address violent crime in the Big Apple if he wins the November general election against Republican nominee Curtis Sliwa — an opponent he’s expected to vanquish handily.

4)A Tarrant County man captured an unusual moment inside a local Walmart in what appeared to be a spontaneous moment of patriotism.

The unexpected moment at the Walmart in Haslet was captured Saturday afternoon by Cody Schrage. He says he was waiting for his wife near self-checkout when all of a sudden he heard the Start-Spangled Banner.

“It was chilling. It was bone-chilling,” he said.

Today’s Guests:

1) Col. Allen West, Chairman of the Texas Republican Party

2) Steve Konos, Ringside Politics Creative Director; Ringside Politics Parody of the Week

3) Josh Bernstein, Ringside All-Star, Josh Bernstein Uncensored