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Trump Campaign Rehires Jason Miller As Senior Advisor

Well, at least the memes will be fun: President Donald Trump’s reelection team is tapping Jason Miller to serve as a senior adviser, bringing a controversial figure back into the fold as the campaign barrels towards a treacherous final stretch. Miller, who served as a top adviser on Trump’s 2016 bid, will focus on overall strategy. After the 2016 election, …

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Trump Commands: You Will Not Kneel During Anthem

Yahoo Sports reports: Saints quarterback Drew Brees has issued a second apology for his widely criticized comments likening kneeling during the national anthem to disrespecting America. Brees posted a video on Instagram looking into the camera, saying again that he’s sorry, and promising to work for change. “I know there’s not much I can say that would make things better …

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Former WH Chief Of Staff John Kelly Blasts Ex-Boss Trump: “We Need To Look Harder At Who We Elect”

CNN reports: Former White House chief of staff John Kelly said Friday he agrees with former Secretary of Defense Gen. Jim Mattis’ stark warning this week that President Donald Trump is “the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people” as nationwide protests have intensified over the death of George Floyd. “I agree with …

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Trump Attacks “Incompetent” DC Mayor Over Troops

Politico reports: President Trump on Friday sharply rebuked Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), calling her “incompetent” after she demanded he withdraw military personnel and federal law enforcement from the district amid ongoing protests against the police killing of George Floyd. The administration has withstood scrutiny after law enforcement forcefully cleared peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square on Monday before Trump …

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Twitter Zaps Trump’s George Floyd Clip Over Copyright

ABC News reports: Twitter has blocked a Trump campaign video tribute to George Floyd over a copyright claim, in a move that adds to tensions between the social media platform and the U.S. president, one of its most widely followed users. The company put a label on a video posted by the @TeamTrump account that said, “This media has been …

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RNC Considers Multi-State Convention So That Trump Could Claim Highest-Attended Convention In History

NBC News reports: As Republicans scramble to reboot the GOP convention, one option gaining traction is a multistate affair with major speeches and rallies in a variety of cities, according to three people familiar with the discussions. Part of the appeal of the roadshow approach is that it could allow President Donald Trump to claim having commanded the highest-attended convention …

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Trump Says George Floyd Would Love Today’s Jobs Numbers: “This Is A Great Day For Him, For Everybody”

The Guardian reports: Trump is apparently using his press conference to declare both the coronavirus crisis and the George Floyd protests to be over. “Hopefully, George is looking down right now and saying, ‘This is a great thing happening for our country,” Trump said of Floyd, who died in police custody last week. “A great day for him, a great …

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DC Mayor To Trump: Remove Your Forces From My City

Axios reports: Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser formally requested in a letter dated Thursday that President Trump remove “all extraordinary federal law enforcement and military presence” in place due to the protests over the killing of George Floyd from the city. The big picture: Tensions between protesters and law enforcement in the capital have died down this week, with the …

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Parscale Forced To Yank Ad That Violates NASA Policy

The New York Times reports: The campaign to re-elect President Trump pulled SpaceX, NASA and astronauts and their families into a campaign video that appeared to violate the space agency’s advertising regulations. The video, released on Wednesday, was the latest effort by the president to parlay his stewardship of American space policy into an upbeat campaign issue. It included shots …

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Trump Exults After May Jobless Rate Falls Unexpectedly

Reuters reports: The U.S. unemployment rate unexpectedly fell in May and layoffs abated, the Labor Department said on Friday in a report that showed the latest signs the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic was bottoming. The Labor Department’s closely watched monthly employment report showed the jobless rate dropped to 13.3% last month from 14.7% in April. Nonfarm payrolls …

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Trump Shares Letter Calling DC Protesters “Terrorists”

The Insider reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday night shared a letter on Twitter in which his former attorney described protesters peacefully demonstrating against racism outside the White House as “terrorists.” Trump’s former attorney John Dowd in the letter is describing the protesters who were dispersed from Lafayette Park outside the White House on Monday by police using rubber bullets …

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Trump: “We Can’t Do Social Distancing” At Convention

The Washington Post reports: President Trump made his demands for the planned Republican National Convention in Charlotte quite clear to North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, who had balked at agreeing to a mass gathering of tens of thousands of delegates, allies and media. In a Friday phone call, Trump told the Democratic governor he would accept his party’s nomination in …

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Trump Vows To Campaign Against Republican Senator

The Anchorage Daily News reports: Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski told reporters on Thursday that criticism levied at President Donald Trump by his former defense secretary is “true, honest, necessary and overdue” and said she is “struggling” with her support of the president. Murkowski’s comments represent an unusual rebuke for a Republican senator of the president’s actions in a time …

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Area Around White House To Stay Closed Thru June 10

The Associated Press reports: The area around the White House complex, including all of Lafayette Park, will remain closed to the public until June 10 due to ongoing protests, a Secret Service spokesperson said Thursday. The entire Ellipse on the south end of the White House, E Street and its sidewalks between 15th and 17th streets, Pennsylvania Avenue between 15th …

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ACLU Sues Trump Admin Over Lafayette Park Abuses

Buzzfeed News reports: The DC chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing federal law enforcement officers of violating the constitutional rights of peaceful demonstrators who were forcibly cleared from a park north of the White House so President Donald Trump could walk through for a photo op earlier this week. The lawsuit accused officers …

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Romney Hails Mattis’s “Stunning And Powerful” Letter

Stand by for another tweetstorm over this: Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Thursday praised former Defense Secretary James Mattis, who, on Wednesday, offered a blistering critique of President Trump as a divisive leader. “Gen. Mattis’s letter was stunning and powerful. Gen. Mattis is a man of extraordinary sacrifice. He’s an American patriot. He’s an individual whose judgment I respect, and …

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Trump Campaign, RNC To Resume In-Person Activities

The Hill reports: President Trump’s reelection efforts will switch back into live action next week for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown ground the campaign to a halt in mid-March. Trump Victory, the joint venture between the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC), will resume some in-person campaign activities in states that allow it, a spokesperson told …

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Hair Furor Summons Top Advisors Over Latest Polls

Bloomberg News reports: President Donald Trump has summoned top political advisers including his re-election campaign manager, Brad Parscale, for a White House meeting as his political standing erodes in key battleground states, according to people familiar with the matter. Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, who is the de facto leader of his re-election effort, will also participate, the …

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Trump Campaign: Buy This “Trump Army” Hat To Show Everybody You Are Ready To Fight “The Liberal MOB”

Via email from the Trump campaign: When you become a member of the Trump Army today, we’ll give you access to our never-before-seen Limited Edition Camo Keep America Great Hat. The President wants YOU and every member of our exclusive Trump Army to have something to identify yourselves with, and to let everybody know that YOU are the President’s first …

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Internal Trump Campaign Polling Shows Dire Situation

The New York Times reports: In private polling conducted by Mr. Trump’s campaign, the president is now well behind Mr. Biden, according to people briefed on the most recent round of results. Multiple public surveys this week have found Mr. Trump trailing Mr. Biden, the former vice president, by double-digit margins, including a Monmouth University poll published on Wednesday that …

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