Volatile video: Dashcam video of Sandra Bland’s arrest was released yesterday. It shows a traffic stop over a minor violation quickly escalate into a shouting match between Bland and a Texas trooper. Bland is upset that the trooper asked her to put out a cigarette. The trooper threatens her with a stun gun after she refuses to follow his command to get out of her car. Things only gets more contentious from there, as the action moves out of the camera’s view as Bland is arrested. Authorities haven’t yet said if the video puts them any closer to figuring out why Bland was found dead in her jail cell a few days later.
Trump vs. Graham: “You’re a jackass.” “Well, you’re an idiot. And here, I just gave America your cell phone number.” And that has pretty much been the level of discourse in the GOP presidential race the past couple of days. Donald Trump gave out South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham’s number during a rally yesterday in the state. (We called the number. It went to voicemail and the mailbox was full.) Trump also called Graham an idiot during the rally, retaliation for Graham calling him a jackass on Monday, which was retaliation for Trump slamming Sen. John McCain. Graham later tweeted that he might be in the market for a new cell phone
OBAMA KENYA VISIT
Family visit: Will President Obama visit his ancestral village when he takes a trip to Kenya this weekend? CNN’s Brooke Baldwin poses the question to Auma Obama — the President’s half-sister — in an interview that airs this morning on “New Day.” Baldwin also talks with Mama Sarah, the President’s 93-year-old grandmother, who says that Obama’s father always believed his son was destined for greatness. Obama has visited Kenya before, but this will be his first trip as President.
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