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Trump Campaign Pauses Broadcast Ads For “Review”

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign has virtually disappeared from the airwaves as it undertakes “a review and fine-tuning of the campaign’s strategy” as an official put it after the replacement of campaign manager Brad Parscale. With less than 100 days until Election Day, the Trump campaign spent virtually nothing on television or radio ads on Wednesday and Thursday, …

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Trump “Can’t Assure” Schools Will Be Safe [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: President Trump, who has pressed for schools to open this fall despite the coronavirus pandemic, said Thursday that he couldn’t offer assurances that holding in-person classes would be safe. “Can you assure anybody of anything?” Trump said in response to a question about how he could assure people that schools can safely be reopened. At the same …

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Justice Dept Drops Gag Order Against Michael Cohen

Courthouse News reports: A week after a federal judge ordered Michael Cohen’s release, federal prosecutors asked Thursday to close the case and agreed to abandon the gag order that sparked the First Amendment battle. “There is therefore no need for this court to resolve any further dispute about restrictions on [Cohen’s] contact with the media,” the government’s 2-page letter states. …

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Trump Lavishes Praise On “Patriot” Herman Cain

CBS News reports: Cain attended President Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 20. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate posted a photo of himself and other rally attendees, none of whom were wearing masks. Although masks were provided to attendees at the rally, wearing them was not mandatory. Trump campaign officials told CBS News that Cain sat with members of …

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Trump Avoided Lewis Ceremony At Joint Base Andrews, Left For Texas Minutes Before Lewis’s Casket Arrived

Trump’s pettiness is truly bottomless: President Donald Trump avoided a final opportunity to pay an in-person tribute to the late civil rights icon at Joint Base Andrews. Trump departed from the air base for Texas around 9:55 a.m. ET after speaking to reporters at the White House. A procession with Lewis and his family arrived to Andrews a few minutes …

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Anti-Trump Ad Quotes Reagan: “Are You Better Off?”

This will surely enrage the Glorious Leader: A Democratic super PAC is launching an anti-President Trump ad that uses former President Reagan’s comments in a 1980 presidential debate when he was challenging then-President Carter. The ad is set to air exclusively on Fox News over the course of the next week starting Thursday as part of a six-figure national ad …

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Trump Assures White Base: I’ll Keep The Poors Away

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Wednesday made one of his most overt appeals so far in the campaign to White, suburban voters, saying in a tweet that they will no longer be “bothered” by low income housing in their suburbs. The tweets come as polls show Trump’s reelection effort is faltering in the suburbs, fueled by his administration’s failed …

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Trump Admits He Didn’t Confront Putin On Bounties

Axios reports: President Trump has never confronted Vladimir Putin with intelligence indicating Russia paid the Taliban to kill U.S. troops, he told “Axios on HBO” in an interview on Tuesday. Trump spoke with Putin on Thursday, and subsequently deflected a question about whether he’d raised the alleged bounty scheme, saying on Monday: “We don’t talk about what we discussed, but …

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Trump Laments Approval Ratings: “Nobody Likes Me”

The New York Times reports: President Trump devolved into self-pity during a White House coronavirus briefing on Tuesday. Noting that Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and Dr. Deborah L. Birx have high approval ratings even as his own have sagged, Mr. Trump added, “And yet, they’re highly thought of — but nobody likes me.” “It can only be my personality,” he …

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Lincoln Project Blasts Trump Over Stolen “Memories”

Just in from the Lincoln Project: The Lincoln Project today released a new video, “Memories,” a reminder of the loss of life’s most sentimental moments as a result of President Trump’s calamitous response to the COVID-19 crisis. “We’ve lost millions of moments that make life worth living. And while people around the world are going to movies, eating at restaurants, …

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Trump Promotes Woman’s Anti-Mask “Cure” Claim, Woman Says Jesus Will Take Down FB For Banning Her

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump went on a late night Twitter binge on Monday with more than a dozen posts pushing dubious claims about the drug hydroxychloroquine, including twice retweeting a video from a woman falsely claiming that the drug was a “cure” for Covid-19 and that “you don’t need a mask.” Two of Trump’s Monday night tweets focused on …

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Trump Won’t Pay Respects To John Lewis At US Capitol

The Independent reports: Donald Trump, who in recent weeks has stirred racial tensions, says he has no plans to visit the late Congressman John Lewis as the civil rights icon lies in state at the US Capitol. “No I won’t be going,” the president said. “No.” The president delivered the news as he left the White House for a trip …

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Anti-Fascists Linked To Zero US Murders In 25 Years

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump has made warnings about the threat of antifa and “far-left fascism” a central part of his re-election campaign. But in reality left wing attacks have left far fewer people dead than violence by right wing extremists, new research indicates, and antifa activists have not been linked to a single murder in decades. A new database …

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Trump Relaunched COVID Briefings After Being Shown Maps Showing Pandemic Was Now Hitting “His People”

The Washington Post reports: People close to Trump, many speaking anonymously to share candid discussions and impressions, say the president’s inability to wholly address the crisis is due to his almost pathological unwillingness to admit error; a positive feedback loop of overly rosy assessments and data from advisers and Fox News; and a penchant for magical thinking that prevented him …

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TODAY: Trump To Visit NC Pharma Working On Vaccine

The Washington Post reports: President Trump will seek to put a spotlight on efforts to rapidly develop a coronavirus vaccine with a visit Monday to a North Carolina facility working on components of one of the candidates. Trump is scheduled to take a tour and receive a briefing during his afternoon stop at Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies …

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Nate Silver Doesn’t “Buy That Trump’s Fate Is Sealed”

Axios reports: FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver said on ABC’s “This Week” that while President Trump’s reelection bid is “clearly in trouble” due to his dismal coronavirus approval ratings and polling in swing states, he does not believe the president’s “fate is sealed.” “We found historically that when there are lots of major news events and economic disruptions, an election becomes …

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Group Plays Out Scenarios If Trump Won’t Concede

The Boston Globe reports: What if President Trump refuses to concede a loss, as he publicly hinted recently he might do? How far could he go to preserve his power? And what if Democrats refuse to give in? “All of our scenarios ended in both street-level violence and political impasse,” said Rosa Brooks, a Georgetown law professor and former Defense …

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Trump Ordered To Stop Using Reagan’s Name, Likeness

The Washington Post reports: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, which runs the 40th president’s library near Los Angeles, has demanded that President Trump and the Republican National Committee (RNC) quit raising campaign money by using Ronald Reagan’s name and likeness. “It was simply handled with a phone call mid-last week to the RNC, and they agreed to stop,” …

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Trump Promotes Rant By Former Crack Dealer: Dems “Don’t Give A Fuck” About Helping Americans [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump posted a profanity-laced video from conspiracy theorist and longshot Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez opponent Antoine Tucker in which Tucker complains that Democrats “don’t give a fuck about helping Americans.” On Saturday morning, Trump posted the video along with the concise message “Wow!” In addition to running a longshot campaign to unseat AOC, Tucker frequently posts conspiracy memes …

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Cohen Leaves Prison (Again) For Home Confinement

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen left prison on Friday to finish his criminal sentence at home, an attorney for Cohen said, a day after a judge found he was sent back behind bars two weeks ago as retaliation for plans to publish a book about Trump. Cohen was picked up at a prison in Otisville, …

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