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Steve Bannon Out as White House Chief Strategist

8/18/2017 9:51 AM PDT
Breaking News

10:22 AM PT -- Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House Press Secretary, has just released a statement, saying, "White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve's last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best."

Steve Bannon had to know his days were numbered when Trump threw shade a few days back, and now it's come to pass.

Bannon is out as Chief Strategist, and it also appears it was Trump's doing ... not Bannon's.

There's one report Bannon had submitted his resignation August 7, but the announcement was being held because of the violence in Charlottesville.

Bannon has been the chief architect of Trump's most draconian policies since January 20.

There's a working lunch with Trump and 20 administration officials Friday at Camp David ... Bannon was not on the list.

Six Flags Over Texas 86's Confederate Flag Amid Uproar

8/18/2017 10:27 AM PDT

Six Flags Over Texas waved the white flag ... it's removed the Confederate States of America flag.

The decision comes just 1 day after TMZ reported the theme park was standing firm ... keeping the Confederate flag flying high post-Charlottesville. A park official had told us there's a fundamental difference between the flag they fly and the Confederate Battle flag ... we weren't buying it.

The park's now done a 180, replacing all 6 flags with American flags.

Here's their party line ... "At Six Flags Over Texas we strive every single day to make people happy and to create a fun, thrilling and safe family friendly experience for our guests. We always choose to focus on celebrating the things that unite us versus those that divide us."

Tina Fey Trashes Trump on 'SNL' With Sheet Cake!!!

8/18/2017 6:56 AM PDT

Tina Fey annihilated Donald Trump on 'SNL' with the help of sheet cake and a grilled cheese sandwich.

The UVA grad, class of '92, made a pretty spectacular appearance on 'Weekend Update,' taking aim at the Prez, the neo-Nazis and Ann Coulter, whom she called "Yard Sale Barbie."

It's hilarious and serious at the same time. She uses the cake to show how people are feeling both powerless and powerful ... something that is easier to understand with the help of frosting.

It's pretty awesome. Watch.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: I Knew Real Nazis ... They're Burning In Hell

8/18/2017 6:35 AM PDT
Breaking News

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a message to the neo-Nazis -- YOUR HEROES ARE LOSERS and they're all rotting in hell. 

"I knew the original Nazis, because you see, I was born in Austria in 1947," Schwarzenegger said in a brand new video directed at the hate groups. 

"Growing up, I was surrounded by broken men ... men who came home from a war filled with shrapnel and guilt. Men who were misled into a losing ideology. And I can tell you: that these ghosts you idolize spent the rest of their lives living in shame."

"And right now, they're resting in hell."

The ex-CA Gov. says the neo-Nazis are lucky to live in a country where they have the right to say horrible things ... but they should cut the anti-Jew stuff and "use that power for good."

Laguna Beach PD to Protesters One False Move and You're Busted!!!

8/18/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Laguna Beach PD's not putting up with crap from "America First" protesters this Sunday, and it's got everything to do with Charlottesville -- get out of line, head straight to jail.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Laguna Beach PD has put the word out to the organization ... there is a "zero tolerance policy" for Sunday's rally, where demonstrators will demand tougher border policies. Cops have said they will not give warnings on Sunday ... demonstrators who go where they should not go or break the law by fighting, throwing objects or inciting violence will go to jail.

The cops are making something else clear ... their no tolerance policy applies to all sides ... people demonstrating and people protesting the protesters.  

The Department has reviewed other recent demonstrations that got out of hand, and it's concluded that warnings don't nip things in the bud and it's harder to get things back under control.

The LBPD says they are in full support of the First Amendment. People can demonstrate as long as they obey the law and the rules. They want to make sure the town still functions around the demonstration, and anyone who tries to disrupt will get a new set of cuffs. 

DeMarcus Cousins On Confederate Statues: 'Take All Them Motherf**kers Down'

8/18/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DeMarcus Cousins says there's no question about it ... every single Confederate statue needs to COME DOWN ASAP.

With Confederate monuments coming down in Tampa, Baltimore and Virginia ... we asked the Pelicans star about rebel statues in New Orleans and in his home state of Alabama. 

"Take all them motherf*ckers down," Cousins said ... "Take 'em all down."

When asked how he felt about President Trump, Cousins echoed the thoughts of fellow NBA superstars LeBron and Kevin Durant ... saying he just doesn't have respect for the guy. 

Marshawn Lynch Flips Metaphorical Finger at Anthem Protest Questions

8/17/2017 3:22 PM PDT
Breaking News

Oakland Raiders star Marshawn Lynch was asked point-blank by the media about his national anthem protest -- but by the way he bobbed, weaved and clowned the questions, you'd think he was Floyd Mayweather

When asked to address the "elephant in the room" ... Beast Mode responded with an elephant metaphor -- something about how elephants are scared of mice. 

When asked how he felt about the way Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio responded to the anthem protest, he slithered out of that one, too.

Bottom line -- he's just here so he won't get fined.

Mike Vick Responds to Charlottesville Virginia Will 'Get it Right'

8/17/2017 2:41 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mike Vick says his home state of Virginia WILL overcome the politically charged violence in Charlottesville ... telling TMZ Sports he has faith in the people of the commonwealth.

"Virginia's home -- I love Virginia," the QB told us outside Mastro's in L.A. "We'll get it right, trust me."

President Trump's been under fire for his reaction to the events in Virginia, and we asked Vick about 45's response, but Mike chose to stay mum on that topic.

He did however weigh in on the whole Ezekiel Elliott situation, showing a little bit of support for the embattled Dallas Cowboys star.

Barcelona Terrorist Suspect Ranted Recently Against Israel On Facebook

8/17/2017 11:04 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

A man allegedly connected to the van attack in Barcelona which killed as many as 13, was recently railing over the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Driss Oukabir, who has been arrested in connection with the attack, shared a post on July 21 showing graphic photos and video of a child appearing to be manhandled by an Israeli soldier.

The translated caption reads, "Alas! what has happened to our Arabism. Even the children haven't been rescued from the Israeli occupation. Post this video to be watched by the whole people in the world."

The message was posted just days after 2 Israeli officers were killed in a shooting in Jerusalem's Old City.

Oukabir's Facebook profile has just been removed.

Bucs, Rays & Lightning: We'll Pay to Take Down Confederate Statue ... In Tampa Bay

8/17/2017 11:43 AM PDT
Breaking News

Three major Tampa sports teams are pitching in to remove a Confederate monument from the city's courthouse in the wake of the backlash against similar statues in Virginia. 

The statue in the middle of the controversy is the infamous Memoria en Aeterna -- a 106-year-old monument honoring the Confederate soldiers who fought in the Civil War. 

Officials recently voted to remove the statue -- but only if removal costs were raised from private donors. The cost was estimated at roughly $150,000

Enter the NFL's Tampa Bay Bucs, the MLB's Rays and the NHL's Lightning ... which just stepped up. 

"Recognizing that this monument does not reflect the values of our community, in collaboration with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, our organizations have dedicated funds to assist in moving the statue from the public space in front of the courthouse."

"Now more than ever before, we must stand united and committed to diversity and inclusion as we all attempt to heal from the tragedy in Charlottesville."

No word on when the statue will come down.

Kevin Durant on Trump: 'We Don't F*ck With Him'

8/17/2017 9:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Durant is standing next to LeBron James in his opposition of President Donald Trump -- saying, "We don't f*ck with him."

KD made the statement during the "Kevin Durant Day" parade in Prince George's County, Maryland -- which is about a 30 minute drive from the White House. 

With LeBron, Ray Allen, Dwyane Wade, Steve Nash and others going after Trump -- we asked Durant how he felt about that. 

"Hell yeah, hell yeah. That's how it's supposed to be. We don't f*ck with him."

LeBron has the been the strongest opponent of Trump -- even referring to him this week as our "So called president.'

Larry King 'I Don't Know this Donald Trump'

8/17/2017 6:57 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Larry King is heartsick over Donald Trump, because the guy in the Oval is not the guy he's known for 35 years.

Passengers on the TMZ Celebrity Tour spotted the legendary talk show host Wednesday in Bev Hills, and he's very clear ... the Donald Trump he's known over the years was actually pretty liberal and politically androgynous.

King seems genuinely depressed that Trump drank his own Kool-Aid during the election, and became a guy who is unrecognizable to the people who have known him over the years.

Donald Trump Shame on Us For Removing Confederate Statues

8/17/2017 6:28 AM PDT
Breaking News

Donald Trump is fighting like General Robert E. Lee to preserve the symbols of the Confederacy ... and he's resorting to shame.

Trump just tweeted, "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments."

He goes on ... "You can't change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson -- who's next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish!"

Trump does not elaborate on the lessons we can learn from the statues.

And, he says, "Also, the beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!"

A number of cities are removing Confederate monuments in the wake of the Charlottesville violence.

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