Mexico: Illegals Trying to Buy Children, AZ Says No Thanks to Nike Plant Over Flag Flap and More Top Political Stories

Here are the top stories happening in politics for today…

Mexico confirms migrants trying to buy children as way to enter US

Mexican authorities have now asserted that illegal immigrants in Tijuana are trying to buy children from single mothers as a way to help these migrants enter the US. Tijuana law authorities are “warning migrant mothers to keep their children close by and supervise, after reports of men offering to purchase migrant children in order to cross,” the Seattle Times reported.

AZ Governor pulls Nike plant incentive after company pulls US flag design after Colin Kaepernick complains

Former NFL star Colin Kaepernick is stirring up controversy again after he complained to Nike that a new USA-themed sneaker that featured a Betsy Ross flag design on its heel, held slavery connotations. After Kaepernick complained, the company decided to drop the design. Viewing the move as anti-patriotic, Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced that he would order the Arizona Commerce Authority to withdraw incentives for Nike building a manufacturing plant in the state.

“Instead of celebrating American history the week of our nation’s independence, Nike has apparently decided that Betsy Ross is unworthy, and has bowed to the current onslaught of political correctness and historical revisionism.

It is a shameful retreat for the company. American businesses should be proud of our country’s history, not abandoning it,” Ducey, tweeted. “Nike has made its decision, and now we’re making ours. I’ve ordered the Arizona Commerce Authority to withdraw all financial incentive dollars under their discretion that the State was providing for the company to locate here. Arizona’s economy is doing just fine without Nike. We don’t need to suck up to companies that consciously denigrate our nation’s history.”

Trump rips Democrats over homelessness and city filth, threatens to intervene

During an interview with Tucker Carlson, President Trump placed the blame of homelessness on the Democratic politicians who run the major cities in America. “This is the liberal establishment; this is what I’m fighting,” Trump said, slamming the sanctuary cities over breakouts crime and of disease such as hepatitis. “They’re run by very liberal people and the states are run by very liberal people,” Trump said, “Do they really think this is okay? Because it’s not.”

Trump added that “It’s destroying their city and it’s destroying a whole way of life.” Issuing a warning to Democrats, Trump said: “We may intercede.”

Iran says it will destroy Israel in a half hour if it is attacked by US

In its latest threat against the United States, Mojtaba Zolnour, the chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said on Monday that “If the U.S. attacks us, only half an hour will remain of Israel’s lifespan.” This statement comes amid reports that Iran breached its limit of uranium on June 27 that was set under a 2015 international nuclear deal.

Trump says DC’s Fourth of July celebration will include military equipment to honor military

Tanks began arriving in Washington, D.C. today ahead of the city’s Fourth of July celebration that President Donald Trump says will include military equipment. The event will be called “Salute to America” and the Trump administration says will honor the US military. Trump earlier in the year said he wanted a full military parade for Independence Day, but that plan was dropped partly because of cost.

Camping World CEO says “I’d rather go to jail” then yield to city demanding he fly smaller American flag on his property

The CEO of Camping World Marcus Lemonis says he will not cave into a North Carolina city demand that he reduce the size of the American flag he flies on his property. He is ignoring the $50-per-day fine the government of Statesville is imposing upon him. “If you look at the North Carolina statute,” Lemonis says, “it says as long as it’s not impairing someone’s health and well-being it’s not a big deal.”

He added “There’s no question that I violated that ordinance” but says “it’s just not going to come down. I would rather go to jail.”