OHIO. Donald Trump’s campaign chair in Mahoning County says there was no racism in America before Obama was president: “I don’t think there was any racism until Obama got elected. Growing up as a kid, there was no racism, believe me. We were just all kids going to school…If you’re black and you haven’t been successful in the last 50 years, it’s your own fault. You’ve had every opportunity, it was given to you.”
THIRST LEVEL: OLYMPIC. Gay Olympian speed skater Blake Skjellerup finds his light.
FOOD. Australia has invented some sort of horrible/possibly amazing combination of a hot dog and hamburger, the hamdog.
BRANGELINA. Marion Cotillard would very much like to be excluded from the narrative surrounding their divorce: “As this situation is spiraling and affecting people I love, I have to speak up.”
PRANKSTER IN CHIEF. Mel Brooks pretends to pull POTUS’ pants down.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 22, 2016
ARIZONA. John McCain is having general election trouble because of his endorsement of Donald Trump.
SEXTING. FBI and NYPD investigate whether Anthony Weiner sent sexually explicit text messages to a 15-year-old girl: “The teen has claimed he encouraged her to role play rape fantasies with him and to say his name while touching herself. It’s just the latest in a devastating series of cybersex scandals that destroyed Weiner’s political career and public image over the last five years — not to mention his marriage.”
PAY IT FORWARD. Michael B. Jordan knows how to give good tip.
POLICE VIOLENCE. Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot Terence Crutcher charged with first-degree manslaughter: “The prosecutor filed the charges against officer Betty Shelby on Thursday, a full six days after multiple cameras showed her shooting 40-year-old Terence Crutcher as he stood beside his stalled sport-utility vehicle. Moments earlier, cameras had captured Crutcher walking away from Shelby with his hands in the air.”
SPACE. Clouds form similarly on Saturn’s moon Titan as they do on Earth.
NETFLIX. Complete list of everything leaving in October.
REUNION. The cast of The West Wing got back together to campaign for Hillary Clinton in Ohio.
— Ian Sams (@IanSams) September 21, 2016
MR. THURSDAY. Hair artist téQuan.