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Trump Attacks Media Over 2008 Obama Slip-Up

The Hill reports: President Trump fumed against the “fake news media” on Friday night when he resurfaced a blunder former President Obama made on the 2008 campaign trail. Former President Obama has returned to the campaign trail in recent weeks to criticize Trump and his policies, which Ingraham discussed on her Friday night show. Obama’s blunder, which Ingraham also resurfaced …

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Glorious Leader Doubles Down On Death Toll Denial

It’s like two days of national scorn didn’t happen: President Donald Trump yesterday said he doesn’t believe the Puerto Rico death toll, and today he continued to stand by that position by touting comments from Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera. During a segment on The New York Times and media bias, Rivera had this to say regarding Puerto Rico:  “They’re saying …

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Manafort Forfeited Trump Tower Apartment In Deal

CNBC reports: Take his Trump Tower apartment. Please. Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort told prosecutors he preferred that they seize his apartment in Trump Tower than give up one of the four bank accounts special counsel Robert Mueller’s team was eyeing, Manafort’s plea agreement revealed Friday. President Donald Trump’s own New York residence is in that landmark Fifth Avenue …

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White House: Manafort Deal Is “Unrelated” To Trump

ABC News reports: Both the White House and the Trump legal team stressed that the plea had nothing to do with the president or his campaign with Rudy Giuliani, counsel to the president, saying: “The reason: the President did nothing wrong and Paul Manafort will tell the truth.” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told ABC News: “This had absolutely …

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BREAKING: Manafort Plea Deal Includes Cooperation

Talking Points Memo reports: In a dramatic reversal, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded guilty Friday morning to federal criminal charges and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Manafort’s decision to cooperate with Mueller is a potentially grievous blow to President Trump. Prosecutors in the DC case against Manafort filed a Superseding Criminal Information on …

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Paul Manafort To Plead Guilty, Avoid Second Trial

NBC News reports: Paul Manafort, formerly President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, is expected to plead guilty to a federal conspiracy charge that accused him of money laundering, tax fraud, and lying to investigators, according to a document filed in federal court. A superseding criminal information against Manafort, 69, was filed Friday in the District of Columbia, which alleges a conspiracy …

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Trump Plans To Rebrand NAFTA Pact As “USMC”

The Hill reports: President Trump told donors that he hopes to rebrand the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) among the U.S., Mexico and Canada as the “USMC” pact, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. If the U.S. is unable to come to terms on a deal with Canada, Trump said he’s willing to drop the “C” from the new …

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Trump: Democrats Invented The Hurricane Death Toll In Puerto Rico Just To “Make Me Look As Bad As Possible”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday appeared to cast doubt on studies that found roughly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico officials late last month increased the death toll as a result of the 2017 storm to 2,975 after a study by the George Washington University that assessed the aftermath of …

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Trump Attacks Banker Who’s Not Actually Running

Here’s what Glorious Leader is responding to: JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon picked a fight with President Donald Trump — and immediately regretted it. “I think I could beat Trump” in an election, the Wall Street executive said at an event Wednesday morning that was supposed to celebrate his firm’s philanthropy. “I’m as tough as he is, I’m smarter …

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Trump Tried To Veto Braille In Trump Tower Elevators

The Daily Beast reports: Donald Trump once tried to veto the use of Braille in the elevators of Trump Tower, and was unaware—and unmoved—by the fact that it was required by federal law, according to a Wednesday report from the New York Daily News. When an architect informed him the Braille was, in fact, mandatory, Trump reportedly responded “Get rid …

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Trump Attacks San Juan Mayor Over Hurricane Relief

The Hill reports: President Trump in an early morning tweet on Wednesday doubled down on his defense of the federal response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico while taking aim at one of its frequent critics, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. When asked by reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday what he had learned from the response to …

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Budget Office: 2018 Deficit Soars 32% To $895 Billion

MarketWatch reports: The U.S. budget deficit in August was $211 billion, nearly double the gap during the year-ago month, the Congressional Budget Office estimated late Monday. In the first 11 months of the fiscal year, the deficit was $895 billion, which is $222 billion more than the previous year. Corporate taxes have plummeted by 30% this fiscal year, both because …

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Trump Cancels Ireland Visit, Dodges Planned Protests

The Hill reports: President Trump’s scheduled trip to Ireland in mid-November has been canceled, an administration source confirmed to The Hill on Tuesday. No reason was given for the cancellation, although Trump was expected to face protests in Ireland. Trump had been expected to visit Dublin, the Irish capital, as well as a golf course he owns in Doonberg, County …

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Trump Parrots Fox In Yet Another Attack On Sessions

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump is getting his daily briefing from Fox News again. The president started off his daily Twitter proclamations with a quote from Sara Carter, who appeared on Lou Dobbs last night to discuss the real Russian collusion in 2016. Shortly after that, Trump referenced a Fox & Friends segment based on a Daily Caller article about …

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Trump Parrots Fake Fox News Quote To Slam Obama

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump invented a quote to slam former President Barack Obama on Monday while touting his own economic achievements. Trump’s fabricated Obama quote appears to be based on a Fox News segment that aired a few minutes before his tweet. While discussing Obama’s effort to take credit for the strong economy under Trump, Washington Free Beacon writer …

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Trump Tweet: Thank God That I’m Your President

The Washington Post reports: Those who think Americans should thank God for President Trump apparently include President Trump. On Monday morning, the president retweeted an image of his head, draped with an American flag, with the words, “THANK GOD FOR TRUMP.” The original tweet came from the handle @trueamerica1st, a pro-Trump account with fewer than 3,000 followers at the time. …

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Trump Bashes Woodward: I’ll Write The Real Book

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday morning slammed veteran journalist Bob Woodward’s new book as “total joke,” vowing to write “real book” of his own. The White House has spent days pushing back on Woodward’s upcoming book, “Fear: Trump in the White House.” The president has claimed the Watergate journalist is an “idiot,” while White House press secretary Sarah …

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Trump Mocks NFL Over Dip In Broadcast Ratings

The Hill reports: President Trump in a tweet on Sunday knocked the NFL over lower ratings for its first game of the season. Broadcast viewership for the game dropped by 13 percent, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The game also saw a 61-percent spike in online streaming viewership, the news outlet added. Trump renewed his clash with the NFL after …

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Trump Lawyer: Contract With Stormy Daniels Isn’t Valid

The Associated Press reports: Donald Trump’s lawyer says the president doesn’t believe Stormy Daniels’ hush-money agreement is valid and won’t carry out a threat to sue the porn star for discussing her alleged affair with him. Trump’s lawyer, Charles Harder, says in court papers Saturday the president has never believed he was a party in the agreement, which he didn’t …

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Pence: I Never Discussed Invoking The 25th

Politico reports: Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday denied participating in any conversation about invoking the 25th Amendment in a bid to oust President Donald Trump. “No. Never,” Pence told Margaret Brennan of CBS News in an interview to be broadcast Sunday on “Face the Nation.” “And why would we be, Margaret?” the vice president added. “I mean, the truth …

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