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Hulk Hogan

I Still Love WWE

... And I Wanna Be Trump's Running Mate

8/29/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Two interesting comments from Hulk Hogan -- he's NOT mad with the WWE for cutting ties with him over the N-word ... and says he wants to make America great again, by running with Donald Trump!!!!

First, the WWE thing ... it's been more than a month since Vince McMahon wiped all traces of Hogan from the website after reports surfaced that he used the N-word in a racial rant years ago. 

Even after several black wrestlers and celebs vouched for Hulk -- saying he's not a racist at heart -- Vince has refused to bring him back into the WWE universe. 

So, how does Hogan feel about being blackballed? Check out the clip ... he views the situation more as a temporary "family" conflict and joked that the only "hard feelings" he's going to have is "when I get [Vince McMahon] in the ring again." 

As for the Trump comments ... Hulk says he thinks the country is finally ready for Vice President Hogan, brother. 

Are you? 

Dee Snider

Giving Donald Trump a Freebie

... On Twisted Anthem

8/26/2015 10:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider says he's totally cool with Donald Trump using "We're Not Going To Take It” as his campaign song ... but don't assume that means he's also giving him a vote. 

Snider told our photog in Bev Hills why the Twisted hit song is perfect for Trump, and in a word .. it's all about rebellion. But watch ... Dee thinks there's another candidate who should be jumping on the Twisted Sister bandwagon, and yes ... he can get it for free too.

As for who he's backing at the polls -- Dee sounds undecided.

Bonus: Snider gives us his take on Deez Nuts. That guy always wants to rock!

Donald Trump

Tells Latino Reporter

'Go Back To Univision'

8/25/2015 4:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar5:42 PM PST -- Univision news chief Isaac Lee just released a statement saying, "We'd love for Mr. Trump to sit down for an in-depth interview with Jorge to talk about the specifics of his proposals."

update_grey_gray_barDonald Trump told a Latino reporter to go back to where he came from ... Univision.

Trump was at a rally in Iowa Tuesday afternoon when Univision reporter Jorge Ramos began firing questions at Trump. The candidate wasn't having it, and demanded that he back off.

You gotta watch the way it was handled ... or should we say manhandled.

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Donald Trump

Now I've Got an Ex

Grand Wizard On My Side

8/25/2015 12:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and the rest of the Republican field are going to have to shore up the Ku Klux Klan vote some other way ... because former Grand Wizard David Duke is throwing his support behind GOP frontrunner ... Donald Trump

During his online radio show, Duke endorsed Trump ... saying he's "the best of the lot" out of the many, many Republican hopefuls.

Duke -- who's called himself a "racial realist" -- said he likes Trump's views on immigration, and thinks he "understands the real sentiment of America." While further discussing immigration he added, "The Africans, the Asians, and the Mexicans in America ... they suffer from the Jewish domination."

Unclear if the Donald will take Duke's endorsement as a positive or a negative -- he hasn't commented yet.

Buzzfeed first spotted Duke's comments.

MLB Legend Curt Schilling

Islam Heading Down Nazi Path

(Update: Suspended By ESPN)

8/25/2015 9:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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12:45 PM PT -- Schilling just issued the following apology: "I understand and accept my suspension. 100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part."

11:40 AM PT -- ESPN has officially yanked Curt from his assignment covering the Little League World Series in the wake of his Twitter post. 

The network issued a statement saying, "Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective."

"We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration."update_grey_gray_bar

Curt Schilling believes radical Muslims are as serious of a threat to the world as the Nazis -- and says the numbers prove it.

The former Boston Red Sox pitcher just posted a meme to Twitter which says, "It's said only 5-10% Muslims are extremists. In 1940 only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?!"

He added a comment that read, "The math is staggering when you get to true #'s."

The insinuation is that Islam is heading down the same path as the Nazi party ... and it won't end well. 

Schilling only had the post up for about 10 minutes -- but it doesn't take that long to get the Internet going. 

Deez Nuts

Mention My Name

And You Fly Half Price!

8/21/2015 3:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0821-frontier-deez-nuts-airlines-FRONTIER-01Deez Nuts already has his first campaign platform -- cheaper airfare!!! 

We're kidding, of course ... but it seems Frontier Airlines is getting in on the Nuts movement, offering its passengers 50% off their next flight if they use the promo code ... DEEZNUTS (some restrictions apply).

In case you're out of dee loop ... Deez Nuts is a 15-year-old from Iowa named Brady Olson, who managed to get the Nuts name registered with the Federal Election Commission and is polling at 9%. 

We imagine this new campaign strategy will only increase that number.

Ted Cruz

Grilled By Ellen Page ...

While Grilling Pork Chops

8/21/2015 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ted Cruz stopped by the Iowa State Fair Friday to cook up pork chops the all-American way, but instead the GOP presidential candidate was grilled by Ellen Page.

Page, who came out publicly last year as a lesbian, confronted Cruz about his views on LGBT rights, specifically people getting fired for being gay or trans in the workplace.

Cruz takes a stand, Page stands her ground, and the 2 get into it.


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Deez Nuts

Tough Competition From

Jack Sparrow & Tom Brady Sketch

8/20/2015 3:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0820-presidential-debate-fa-getty-02Independent presidential hopeful Deez Nuts won't have a cakewalk to D.C. -- the opposition is rising up, with candidates like Mr. Crawfish Crawfish filing their own docs to enter the race.

We combed through the statements of candidacy filed with the Federal Election Commission, and discovered Jack Sparrow, Buddy the Elf, Tom Brady Sketch, and Goddamn Mr. Johnny Roosevelt are all attempting to get on the campaign trail.

Fact is ... anyone can file an FEC form -- it's really just an acknowledgement of an intent to run for office. An official candidate also has to raise $5k and meet the Constitutional requirements to be president, according to an FEC spokesperson.

For instance, Mr. Nuts may be popular in polls -- but since he's only 15-years-old he won't be on the ballot. 

Since Tom Brady Sketch lists his political party as his Twitter handle ... we're guessing he won't make the cut. Sadly, same goes for Buddy the Elf who's backed by the "Santa's Helpers" party.

Still, we're all for inviting them to debates. Trump vs. Crawfish on immigration would be epic!

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Donald Trump

I DOMINATE AT GOLF

'Cause That's What Winners Do

8/20/2015 11:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The war for the White House has hit the links ... with Donald Trump claiming he's such a WINNER -- he even dominates at golf. 

Trump told Time Magazine he's not just good -- but he's won "many golf championships" over the years ... crushing some pretty decorated players in the process. 

"You know I’ve had great success," Trump said ... "I don’t know if you guys play golf. But to win a club championship is hard, literally hard. And you have to beat scratch players ... you got a lot of good players."

"I’ve won many club championships. So my life has been about winning. My life has not been about losing."

Marco Rubio

I'm No Aaron Rodgers ...

Fires Duck, Kid Goes Down

8/18/2015 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is losing ground in the polls -- and this video won't help ... not with the diehard football fans.

Rubio was tossing the pigskin with some kids in Iowa -- where every other candidate is hanging this week -- and let's just say he needs to work on his spiral ... or get Odell Beckham Jr. as his running mate.

He made it near impossible for the poor kid going out for the pass -- although, in Rubio's defense ... it did hit him in the hands. Awkwardly.

h/t BSO

White House

Is Everyone's House

Hires First Transgender Staffer

8/18/2015 2:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0818-raffi-freedman-gurspan-ncte-02Caitlyn Jenner has undoubtedly opened doors for the transgender community ... including those at the White House.  

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan has become the first openly transgender woman hired by the White House.

She'll serve as a recruitment director in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel.

It's not Raffi's first time making history ... she was also the first transgender woman to work in the Massachusetts State House.

L.A. Cops

'Straight Outta Compton'

Puts Us at Risk

8/15/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0814-WITH-CREDIT-straight-outta-compton-poster-police-GIF-02Many LAPD cops are pissed at the release of "Straight Outta Compton" ... because they feel the movie fuels hatred of police and compromises their safety.

The cops we spoke with share one sentiment ... the movie portrays the LAPD officers as "beating machines" ... brutalizing innocent citizens in the inner city.

Former L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine, who was himself an LAPD cop and headed up the Police Protective League, tells us, "It's a terrible time to release a movie like this. It adds fuel to the fire for hating cops."

The cops we spoke with are bitter, especially because they say they've spent a lot of time and energy creating bonds in areas where police abuse was once prevalent.

Some of the officers specifically blame Universal, saying the studio is putting profits above the safety of the officers who make L.A. safe.

And all of the officers say the timing is awful, given what's going on across the country. If Universal was determined to release the movie, the cops we spoke with say they should have waited.

Ron White

Kim Kardashian for President

8/14/2015 12:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Blue Collar comedian Ron White has no problem cracking truckstop jokes about whose butt should be ensconced in the Oval Office.  

We spotted White out in Beverly Hills and the "Drunk In Public" jokester told us that Kim Kardashian has his vote for president ... ridiculous, right? 

Wait.  It gets even better. 

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