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The Halle Bailey-Halle Berry tongue-twister should get more play than the people trying to prevent a black woman from thriving.

@DCisChillin, dismissing the backlash surrounding singer and actress Halle Bailey, above, being cast as Ariel for the live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid.” A majority of Disney fans were thrilled to hear that the R&B singer — one half of the Grammy-nominated duo Chloe x Halle — would be taking on the role, but some insisted that Bailey couldn’t play the cartoon mermaid because she’s black.

Don’t worry, LaGuardia was still a mess in the 1770s.


President Donald Trump speaks during an Independence Day celebration in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP)

@hpochocolate1, joking about President Trump’s history flub in his Fourth of July “Salute to America” speech. While reciting the history of the American Revolutionary War, Trump claimed the Continental Army “took over the airports” from the British. However, the war lasted from 1775-1783 and the first plane took flight in 1903. Trump blamed his rain-drenched teleprompter.

There better be a cow that’s actually a horse in “Mulan.”

@jillboard, tweeting about the first trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of “Mulan,” which dropped during the Women’s World Cup final Sunday, in which the U.S. defeated the Netherlands 2-0. Reactions to the trailer were mixed. While some were disappointed dragon Mushu, male love-interest Li Shang and musical hits from the original cartoon were absent, others were encouraged by the cinematography and action-packed scenes featuring actress Liu Yifei. “Mulan” is expected to be released in spring 2020.

I have approximately 20 questions, most of which are, “Has Melania seen this?”

@cbouzy, reacting to Ales Zupevc’s statue of first lady Melania Trump in her hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia. The wooden statue, which features Trump in the pale blue dress she wore for her husband’s inauguration in 2017, has drawn mixed reviews. American artist Brad Downey, who commissioned Zupevc to carve the piece, called it “beautiful.” But according to the BBC, locals have branded it a “disgrace.”