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Moscow (AFP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama spoke about the Malaysian passenger jet crash in east Ukraine, the Kremlin said Thursday.

“The Russian leader informed the U.S. president about an air-traffic controllers’ report that came just before their phone conversation that a Malaysian plane crashed in Ukraine,” the Kremlin said in a statement.

AFP Photo/Jewel Samad

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"Golden Trump" statue at CPAC 2021 in Orlando, Florida

Screenshot from Bloomberg reporter William Turton's Twitter (@WilliamTurton)

The Conservative Political Action Conference, usually known as CPAC, is the annual gathering where Republican activists gather to flaunt their crazy. Now that the GOP is a subsidiary of Trump, of course, this includes worshipping the former president. And now they've taken that habit to its absurdly blasphemous conclusion.

Bloomberg reporter William Turton recorded video of the "golden Trump" statue — perhaps a reference to the “golden calf" episode from the Old Testament — at CPAC 2021 "America Uncanceled." And as Twitter caught fire, Mediaite culled some of the best social media responses.

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