Movie theater exhibitors are getting a preview of upcoming blockbusters at CinemaCon, where films like "Fate of the Furious," "Blade Runner 2049" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" wowed the crowds. Meanwhile, a war of words has been raging among Sean Hannity, Ted Koppel and Bill O'Reilly (and Rep. Maxine Waters, too).
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High-profile voices on social media were tweeting in shock Monday after Ben Carson, the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development, gave a speech in which he used the term "immigrants" to refer to people brought to the U.S. as slaves.
That after asking his audience to "take the niceness pledge."
"There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, who worked even longer, even harder for less," said Carson , who is African American, "but they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great grandsons, great granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land."
"And do you know of all the nations in the world, this one, the United States of America, is the only one big enough and great enough to allow all those people to realize their dream," Carson said. "And this is our opportunity to enhance that dream."
Responses from high-profile voices on social media ranged from anger (see: Samuel L. Jackson, whose comment was far too profane to include here) to bewilderment, with many speculating that Carson may be in a " Get Out "-style state of hypnosis.