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Donald Trump If Kaepernick Doesn't Like America ... GIT OUT!!

8/29/2016 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0829-colin-kaepernick-donald-trump-TMZ-01Donald Trump is channeling his inner-Richard Nixon when it comes to Colin Kaepernick -- when it comes to America, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT! 

Trump called in KIRO in Seattle and was asked how he felt about the 49ers QB's National Anthem protest -- and in classic Trump fashion, he didn't hold back. 

"I think it’s personally not a good thing," Trump said ... "I think it’s a terrible thing."

"Maybe he should find a country that works better for him. Let him try. It won’t happen."

Ice Cube Team Trump Pulled a Fast One ... But I'm NOT Suing

8/29/2016 3:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ice Cube is pissed off about the video clip making it seem like he's backing Donald Trump for President, but what's more shocking is ... he's letting the Donald off the hook. 

Check out this video of Cube at LAX -- he's definitely not happy his old Bloomberg Politics interview resurfaced Saturday on a pro-Trump Twitter account. He shoots down the out-of-context clip as a lame attempt to jack his endorsement.

Cube made it 100% clear with a tweet, but he also told our photog his fans wouldn't be fooled ... for one HUGE and obvious reason.

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Tony Stewart Colin Kaepernick's a Dumbass (Update: Arian Foster Responds)

8/29/2016 2:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0829-tony-stewart-colin-kaepernick-GETTY-01NASCAR legend Tony Stewart just fired a huge shot at Colin Kaepernick -- calling him a "dumbass" and an "idiot" over his National Anthem protest. 

"I'm sorry but @Kaepernick7 needs to learn the fact about police before running his dumbass mouth," Stewart said on Twitter.

"He has no clue what they go thru! #idiot."

Stewart is essentially echoing the sentiments of the San Francisco Police Officers Association -- which claimed the QB showed an "incredible lack of knowledge." 

So far, Kaepernick has yet to respond to Stewart or the SFPOA. 

update_graphic_red_bar3:04 PM PT -- Dolphins running back Arian Foster saw Tony's tweet and has responded -- saying, "How about attempting to educate him via your views instead of fueling hatred."

He added, "You can get ahold of him if you want."

Charlie Sheen 'F*** Yeah' I Support Colin Kaepernick

8/29/2016 9:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Safe to say Colin Kaepernick has a supporter in Charlie Sheen

The Warlock was leaving dinner (and maybe a few drinks???) at Yamashiro in Hollywood this weekend -- when he told us he sees both sides of the Kaepernick debate ... but made it clear where he stands. 

Also, big news for "Major League" fans -- Sheen says there WILL be a third installment ... saying, "We gotta give the people what they want." 

Somebody call Bob Uecker ... 

Jim Jefferies Australia's the Gayest Place ... But Still NO Gay Marriage?!

8/29/2016 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Stand-up comedian Jim Jefferies can't understand why his home country is so backwards when it comes to gay marriage, and yet so "super gay" ... as he puts it.

We got Jim at LAX, and asked what Australia could learn from the U.S., and he went off on a rant about its failure to change the law on same sex marriages.

Jim thinks they can fix it with one simple move though ... and, of course, it's hilarious.

Anthony Weiner Huma's Leaving After New Sexting Scandal

8/29/2016 8:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0829-anthony-weiner-Huma-Abedin-TMZ-GETTY-01It's 3 strikes and you're out for Anthony Weiner ... his wife, Huma Abedin, says she's ending their marriage on the heels of his latest sexting scandal.

Hillary Clinton's right-hand woman says, "After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband."

Her announcement came hours after the NY Post story about Weiner sending new crotch shots to a woman. Weiner was in his underwear, but one of the shots included their young son.

Weiner resigned from Congress after his first sexting scandal in 2011. His run for NYC Mayor was also derailed in 2013 when he was sexting Sydney Leathers ... using his now infamous alias, "Carlos Danger."

The timing couldn't be worse for Abedin -- who is on the campaign trail with Clinton.

Libertarian Nom Gary Johnson No Yeezy's for Me

8/28/2016 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson is a sneakers kind of guy, and in a showing of support for Nike and pop culture, he made it clear ... he's not down with Yeezy's.

We got Johnson near Capitol Hill Sunday and our photog asked if he'd every rock Kanye's kicks.  He made it clear he's not an Addidas guy.

He knows his shoes, and likes what he likes.

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John McCain Britney Spears is My Jam

8/26/2016 6:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Senator John McCain literally melts when he talks about his favorite female celeb ... one Britney Spears.

Our photog got the 79-year-old Republican from Arizona at LAX Thursday, and he makes it clear ... he's not just paying lip service -- he's hardcore Brit.  

He also has a favorite male celeb, who's a bit more predictable.

Hillary Clinton Gets Goofy with Justin and Jessica

8/23/2016 2:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0823-justin-timberlake-hillary-clinton-jessica-biel-instagram-01Hillary Clinton got mugged at a Hollywood fundraiser ... with the help of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.

The luncheon was held at Justin and Jessica's home, and hosted by the two of them, Scooter Braun and wife Yael Cohen, Tobey Maguire and wife Jennifer Meyer and Shonda Rhimes.

0823-jennifer-aniston-twitterA bunch of stars showed, including Jennifer Aniston and Jamie Foxx.

Everyone shelled out $33k a head ... and Hillary made off with a fortune. They served chicken.

Our spies say Justin and Jessica intro'd Clinton. Someone asked why she was in the race, and she said she's motivated by helping people. The crowd gave her a standing O. 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar More Athletes Should Run for Office 'They Have the Popularity'

8/23/2016 11:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Steve Largent did it ... so did Heath Shuler and Jack Kemp -- and now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is calling on MORE pro athletes to run for political office. 

The NBA legend recently appeared on "SI Now" and made the case for Dwyane Wade to run for mayor of Chicago ... claiming he's smart and tuned into the city and could really make a difference.

So, when we saw KAJ in NYC Monday -- he told us it shouldn't stop with Wade -- saying people like Kobe Bryant should also consider politics ... because athletes have the popularity to be great leaders. 

Soooo .... is President LeBron James out of the question?? 

Magic Johnson House Party for Hillary Clinton ... With Sam Jackson!

8/23/2016 6:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0823-magic-johnson-hillary-clinton-instagram-02It was "Showtime" at Magic Johnson's house Monday night -- when the NBA legend teamed up with Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson to throw a massive fundraiser for Hillary Clinton.

The presidential candidate was escorted to the house with a full police escort and was greeted by Magic's entire family -- including his reality star kids EJ and Elisa.

0823-magic-johnson-hilary-clinton-instagram-01During the shindig, Magic gave Hillary a tour of the house including his Lakers trophy room.   

Magic has been a HUUUGE Clinton supporter for years -- and reportedly raised more than $1.3 MILLION at his party last night. 

Clinton's got a busy schedule -- she's expected to hit up Justin Timberlake's home Tuesday for ANOTHER star-studded fundraiser. 

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John McLaughlin Political Commentator Dead at 89

8/16/2016 1:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0816-John-McLaughlin-facebookLegendary political commentator Dr. John McLaughlin -- whose long-running show inspired famous 'SNL' spoofs -- has died ... just days after missing his program for the first time ever.

"The McLaughlin Group" -- a round table political discussion -- has been on the air for more than 34 years, and John hosted every weekly episode. During the airing this past weekend ... the show began with a slate explaining McLaughlin was "under the weather" and would not appear on the panel. His voice was heard though saying the familiar ... "Issue one."

McLaughlin was an ordained priest with a PhD in philosophy, who had also been a speech writer for Richard Nixon ... before his TV show launched in 1982.

The show released a statement announcing his passing, but did not specify what caused it.

Dana Carvey famously played the irascible host in a recurring "Saturday Night Live" skit.

McLaughlin was 89.

Egyptian Judo Fighter Refuses to Shake Israeli Opponent's Hand ... After Losing

8/12/2016 8:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0812-el-shehaby-rio-olympics-egyptian-hand-shake-AP-01An Egyptian judo fighter refused to shake the hand of his Israeli opponent after losing a 100kg match Friday at the Olympics in Rio.

The Egyptian is Islam El Shehaby -- who was defeated with about 90 seconds left in the match when his opponent Or Sasson completed a dominating 2nd takedown. 

After the match, Sasson approached El Shehaby to shake his hand -- customary in Judo matches -- but El Shehaby refused. 

People in the crowd reportedly booed. 

It's unclear why El Shehaby refused the handshake -- he could have been pissed from losing -- but there are reports that it was more politically motivated. 

Some powerful Egyptians had called for El Shehaby to withdraw from the fight in the first place to avoid having to compete with an Israeli opponent.  

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