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Putin Laughs at NBC Reporter’s Question Asking if He’s a “Killer”

The question is a follow up to Biden’s statement in an ABC News interview in March where he called Putin a “killer.”

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Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down with NBC reporter Keir Simmons for an in-depth interview. One of the first questions Simmons asked Putin if he was a “killer,” which caused him to laugh. 

“Mr. President, are you a killer?” Simmons asked. 

“Over my tenure, I’ve gotten used to attacks from all kinds of angles and from all kinds of areas under all kinds of pretext and reasons and at different caliber and fierceness, and none of it surprises me,” Putin responded. 

Simmons pressed the president once more with the question, but he avoided the question. “Sentiments in terms of who calls someone what kind of labels, this is not something I worry about in the least,” Putin said.

The question is a follow-up to Biden’s statement in an ABC News interview in March. Biden went on to call the Russian president a “killer.” 

Russia has demanded that President Biden apologize for the remark, though Putin stated the comments do not hurt him. 

Tensions within Russia and the U.S. relationship are at an all-time high, but Putin said in the NBC interview that he is hopeful about working with Biden. 

The two presidents have their first meeting next week. Biden expects to confront the Russian president on cyberattacks from Russian groups, Ukraine, and the treatment of jailed Kremlin opponent leader Alexei Navalny, along with other issues.

In the last year, MSNBC Joe Scarborough compared former President Donald Trump to the Russian politician using that killer narrative. The host stated that Trump “would kill reporters if he could get away with it.”

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Clay Travis Criticizes Simone Biles for Withdrawing From Gymnastics Final

Travis criticized Biles’ decision, noting that he felt terrible for her teammates and the alternates who would have stepped up and took her spot.

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Talk radio host Clay Travis is speaking out about the Tokyo Olympic Games and the decision by Simone Biles to withdraw from the gymnastics final.

Travis appeared on the Fox News program Special Report with Bret Baier Tuesday night.

“I think this is a massive issue for the U.S. Women’s gymnastics team that she has decided to quit in the middle of competition,” Travis said. “I have never seen this happen, I don’t think it’s heroic, and I don’t think she should be praised for it.”

Several vital figures came to the defense of Biles, including U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland, who said that she was proud of Biles as a person and an athlete.

Travis criticized Biles’ decision, noting that he felt terrible for her teammates and the alternates who would have stepped up and took her spot.

“If she did not want her spot, she should not have started the competition,” Travis said. “I think quitting during the middle of the competition is the foundational effort level that we expect from all of our Olympic athletes; we want them to give their all.”

Travis co-hosts the Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show, which is heard on more than 400 affiliates nationwide and distributed by Premiere Networks. 

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Jessica Brown Leaving FOX19 in Cincinnati for Boston

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Jessica Brown has hosted on FOX19 in Cincinnati since 2012.

She recently took to social media and announced that she is leaving WXIX-TV for a new opportunity at WCVB-TV in Boston.

“After 9 years, this will be my last week at FOX19. (So crazy and tough to say) I’ve loved spending my mornings with you, laughing with you and even embarrassingly crying with you, but most importantly sharing with you what’s important and happening in your communities,” she said on her personal Facebook Page.

“It’s bittersweet for sure- If you know me at all you know I’m a believer in being open to the unexpected and really just leaning in and going for it. I’m heading to to Boston, MA for an amazing opportunity at WCVB.”

Per the report, she will co-anchor the noon and 4pm news broadcasts.

Her broadcast career thus far has brought her to Missouri, Atlanta and Cincinnati.

FOX19 has yet to announce a replacement. Brown’s final broadcast is set for Friday.

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Rooting Against Team USA?

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Grant Stinchfield, a host on Newsmax, didn’t mince words as he claimed to be “happy” that Team USA Women’s Soccer and Men’s Basketball lost their Olympic openers in Tokyo.

The self-proclaimed ‘#MAGA Champion’ according to his Twitter bio said he was openly rooting against “Megan Rapinoe and her merry band of America-hating female soccer player.”

He continued by calling Team USA Men’s Basketball a “collection of whiny over-paid social justice warriors,” and a “bunch of anthem kneelers” who are “very hard to root for.”

Justin Baragona – a contributing editor for The Daily Beast – had to recap online.

Baragona pointed out that it wasn’t just Newsmax celebrating America’s defeat either.

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