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Trump Blames “Kaput” Teleprompter For Airports Gaffe, Claims He Knew Rest Of The Speech By Heart [VIDEO]

“The teleprompter went out, it went kaput. So I could have said — and actually right in the middle of sentence it went out. That’s not a good feeling. I knew the speech very well so I was able to do it without a teleprompter. But the teleprompter did go out. And it was actually hard to look at anyway …

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Trump: “I Don’t Think I’m A Bully At All” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday responded to former Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks that the commander in chief is a “bully.” “I don’t think I’m a bully at all,” Trump told reporters on the White House lawn before he departed the White House to visit his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. “I just don’t like being taken advantage …

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Veterans Call For Trump’s Impeachment In New Video

The Huffington Post reports: As Donald Trump insisted military leaders he ordered to join him at his controversial July Fourth bash were “thrilled” to be there, a group of veterans issued a video Thursday calling for the president’s impeachment. “Not only is [Trump] cruel — I believe he’s also a criminal,” says Marine Corps vet Marie Delus, one of several …

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Trump Mangles US History In Fourth Of July Speech

“In June of 1775, the Continental Congress created a unified Army out of the Revolutionary Forces encamped around Boston and New York, and named after the great George Washington, commander in chief. The Continental Army suffered a bitter winter of Valley Forge, found glory across the waters of the Delaware and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown. “Our Army manned …

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Company That Donated Fireworks To Trump’s Ego Rally Had Successfully Lobbied Against Tariffs On Fireworks

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July celebration will feature $750,000 of donated fireworks from an Ohio retailer who has lobbied the White House against expanded tariffs on Chinese imports. And last week, the same day the donation was announced, the company — Phantom Fireworks of Youngstown, Ohio — got what it wanted: Trump decided to hold off …

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Hillary Clinton Slams Trump’s DC Ego Rally: A President Shouldn’t Need A Military Parade To Show Patriotism

The Hill reports: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday spoke out against President Trump’s 4th of July celebration and his controversial decision to display tanks and other military hardware on the National Mall during the festivities. Clinton joins other Democrats in slamming Trump’s Independence Day “Salute to America. Trump confirmed to reporters in the Oval Office Monday that …

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Trump Mulls Executive Order To Force Census Question

Axios reports: President Trump is considering an executive order to try to move forward with a citizenship question on the 2020 census, top sources tell Jonathan Swan and me. “We didn’t come this far just to throw in the towel,” said a senior administration official with direct knowledge of the conversations. A senior legal source said: “The administration is considering …

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Trump Attacks “Dumb And Disloyal” Rep. Justin Amash

Glorious Leader is reacting in predictable fashion: Rep. Justin Amash, the only congressional Republican who publicly argues that President Donald Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct, announced Thursday he is quitting the GOP. Amash didn’t mention the President by name, but his decision to abandon the party comes after months of escalating criticism not just of the President but of …

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Trump Asks People To Show Up Early For DC Ego Rally

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump tried to drum up interest in his flagging Fourth of July spectacle by hinting that Air Force One and military vehicles might engage in some stunts to entertain onlookers. The president sounded a bit like historic showman P. T. Barnum — to whom he’s often compared — in announcing some of the exhibitions the …

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Pentagon Tells Troops To Say: “I’m Proud Of My Tank”

Mother Jones reports: Mother Jones obtained a photo of a card that is being distributed to participating service members with instructions from the Pentagon about what to say—and not to say—when speaking with members of the media. The Department of Defense would like service members to be clear that they are “proud” on several levels. Under the overall messages, the …

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Appeals Court Upholds Block On Border Wall Funding

Bloomberg reports: A federal appeals court kept in place a judge’s ruling barring the Trump administration from moving ahead with construction projects for a southern U.S. border wall using funds not approved by Congress. The order issued Wednesday by a three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based court was in response to an administration request for permission to begin the process …

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Trump To Caged Migrants: If You Don’t Like It, Don’t Come, You’ve Got It Better Here Than You Did At Home

Bloomberg News reports: President Donald Trump said that undocumented migrants detained at the U.S.-Mexico border are living in better and safer conditions than in their home countries, after public outcry over the detention of children and adults in unsanitary conditions. The Trump administration has come under intense scrutiny in recent days amid reports of migrants, including children, being held in …

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“Dumping Trump” Robot To Appear At DC Fourth Rally

Talking Points Memo reports: A giant robot designed to look like President Trump tweeting while sitting on the toilet, which made its debut in London during the president’s recent visit, will follow the president to D.C. on July 4th to protest his “Salute to America” celebration. Activists with CODEPINK, which will be bringing the popular “Baby Trump” blimp to D.C. …

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Late Day Thunderstorms May Imperil Trump’s Ego Rally

The Washington Post reports: The Independence Day weather forecast is threatening to put a damper on President Trump’s “Salute to America” event on the National Mall. A spokeswoman for the Department of the Interior said the agency expects Thursday’s events “to take place rain or shine.” But with a chance of storms in the Washington, D.C., area, it’s unclear whether …

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Trump Claims Main Cost For His Ego Rally Is “The Fuel”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Wednesday downplayed the mounting cost of his ambitious Fourth of July celebration, saying the price tag “will be very little compared to what it is worth.” The president on Wednesday did not specify the projected costs for Thursday’s event, but the $2.5 million Park Service figure to just partially cover costs would be larger …

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Top Pentagon Officials To Attend Trump’s DC Ego Rally

The Hill reports: The nation’s top defense officials are slated to attend President Trump’s “Salute to America” event Thursday on the National Mall, adding to the military-style celebration that will also include tanks and flyovers. Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and acting Air Force Secretary Matthew …

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Trump: Don’t Believe “Fake News” About Us Dropping Census Question, We’re “Absolutely Moving Forward”

Trump’s latest tweet comes just after this: Republican Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX) urged President Donald Trump on Tuesday to ignore the Supreme Court’s decision on a controversial census citizenship question, advising him to print the survey with the question regardless of the court’s ruling. “It’s the lawyers advising him,” Roy tweeted, evidently referring to the Supreme Court Justices. “[Trump] should …

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Trump Congratulates SEAL For Beating War Crimes And Murder Charges: “Glad I Could Help!” [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Decorated Navy SEAL team leader Eddie Gallagher was acquitted of nearly all charges in the death of an ISIS prisoner in Iraq, including premeditated murder. But a jury of seven soldiers in his court-martial found him guilty of posing for a photo with the 12-year-old ISIS fighter, an offense carrying a maximum sentence of four months. Navy prosecutors …

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NRA Implosion Has Trump 2020 Team Panicking

Well, this is just a shame: The National Rifle Association aired an avalanche of TV ads and pushed its 5 million-plus members to the polls for Donald Trump in 2016, propelling him in the Rust Belt states that delivered him the presidency. Now, the gun rights group is in total meltdown — and senior Republicans and Trump 2020 officials are …

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Army Warns DC Residents Not To “Panic” Over Tanks

DC’s CBS News affiliate reports: The military is telling Washington, D.C., residents not to panic this evening if they see an armored personnel carrier rolling through their neighborhood. According to an Army spokesperson, Bradley armored personnel carriers being stored at a Southeast rail yard will be moved to the National Mall in preparation for President Donald Trump’s “Salute to America” …

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