Donald Trump

Christie To Help Trump Prepare For Biden Debates

Axios reports: Two weekends ago, President Trump met with a group of his closest aides in the conference room of his Bedminster golf club to discuss a subject that has been weighing heavily on his mind: the three scheduled debates with Joe Biden. In the room with Trump were his son-in-law Jared Kushner, campaign manager Bill Stepien, senior adviser Jason …

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AP: Europeans Alarmed By Unchecked US Outbreaks

The Associated Press reports: With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe. “Don’t they care about their health?” a mask-clad Patrizia Antonini asked about people in the …

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Joe Biden: Trump Is Trying To Defund Social Security

From a statement posted last night by Joe Biden: Unable to deliver for the American people in a time of crisis, Donald Trump offered a series of half-baked measures today. He is putting Social Security at grave risk at a time when seniors are suffering the overwhelming impact of a pandemic he has failed to get under control. And make …

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Republicans Criticize Trump’s Latest Executive Orders

The Hill reports: “The pen-and-phone theory of executive lawmaking is unconstitutional slop,” Sasse said in a statement.  “President Obama did not have the power to unilaterally rewrite immigration law with DACA, and President Trump does not have the power to unilaterally rewrite the payroll tax law.“ Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R) offered less harsh comments, saying that while he …

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One-Third Of Renters Expect To Miss August Payment

Bloomberg News reports: Renters across America are wading into unknown territory. With the lapse of the federal moratorium on evictions that expired July 31 and the end of the $600 per week boost to unemployment benefits, a recent survey reveals the breadth of financial uncertainty now plaguing Americans. An estimated 27% of adults in the U.S. missed their rent or …

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WH Asked GOP South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem About The Process For Having Trump Added To Mt. Rushmore

The New York Times reports: Since the first days after she was elected governor of South Dakota in 2018, Kristi Noem had been working to ensure that President Trump would come to Mount Rushmore for a fireworks-filled July 4 extravaganza. After all, the president had told her in the Oval Office that he aspired to have his image etched on …

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Trump Has Combative Call With Sheldon Adelson

Politico reports: When President Donald Trump connected by phone last week with Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson — perhaps the only person in the party who can cut a nine-figure check to aid his reelection — the phone call unexpectedly turned contentious. The 87-year-old casino mogul had reached out to Trump to talk about the coronavirus relief bill and the economy. …

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US Intel Agencies: Russia Working To “Denigrate” Biden

The Wall Street Journal reports: The U.S. intelligence community has assessed that Russia is using a range of measures to denigrate Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 election, while China prefers that President Trump not win reelection, a senior intelligence official said in a statement Friday. Iran also is seeking to undermine U.S. democratic institutions and Mr. Trump, and to …

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1000+ Page Trump Opposition Research Posted Online

Politico reports: In the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid for the opposition research book on Donald Trump compiled by the liberal Super PAC American Bridge. In 2020, American Bridge is putting it online for free. The group on Friday is publishing 1,043 pages of its research document on Trump on a new website that was used internally before. It …

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Court: Defamation Suit Against Trump Can Proceed

Law & Crime reports: A New York State judge has granted a procedural win to E. Jean Carroll, a former Elle columnist who alleges that President Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the 1990s in the dressing room of a department store. Carroll sued Trump for defamation after he said he’d never met her and because he claimed she was …

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New US Forecast: Possible 300K COVID Deaths By 12/1

Reuters reports: Nearly 300,000 Americans could be dead from COVID-19 by Dec. 1, University of Washington health experts forecast on Thursday, although they said 70,000 lives could be saved if people were scrupulous about wearing masks. The latest predictions from the university’s widely cited Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) comes as top White House infectious disease advisers warned …

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Trump Signs Order Against TikTok, Company May Sue

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the legal authority to actually ban the apps from the U.S. The twin executive orders — one for each app — take effect in 45 days. …

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REPORT: Trump Advisors Warned North Korean Officials That They Feared He Would Launch Military Action

Jim Sciutto reports at CNN: Amid escalating tensions with both North Korea and Iran, President Donald Trump’s advisers hesitated to give him military options fearing the President might accidentally take the US to war and deliberately informed their counterparts in both countries that they did not know what the President would do next, multiple former administration officials tell me. These …

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Debate Commission Rejects Trump’s Change Demand

From the Commission On Presidential Debates: Dear Mayor Giuliani: Thank you for your letter dated August 5. We are pleased that President Trump and Vice President Biden both have agreed to participate in the debates the Commission on Presidential Debates will sponsor on September 29 (Cleveland), October 15 (Miami-Town Hall), and October 22 (Nashville). We also look forward to the …

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Facebook Takes Down Hundreds Of Pro-Trump Accounts Run By Chinese End-Times Cult Newspaper Epoch Times

NBC News reports: Facebook removed hundreds of accounts on Thursday from a foreign troll farm posing as African-Americans in support of Donald Trump and QAnon supporters. It also removed hundreds of fake accounts linked to conservative media outlet The Epoch Times that pushed pro-Trump conspiracy theories about coronavirus and protests in the U.S. Facebook took down the accounts as part …

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Yo, Semites! Let’s All Take A Trip To Thighland [VIDEO]

Days after earning ridicule for pronouncing the name of one of the country’s most famous national parks as “Yo-Semite,” today your Glorious Leader paid tribute to the leaders of Thighland, the legendary land of thick, meaty quadriceps and hamstrings. Word has it that Thighland is somewhere near Tanzaynia or maybe, Nambia. Trump mispronounces Thailand as “Thighland” pic.twitter.com/PgTRnHpAA8 — The Recount …

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Trump: NRA Should Move To Texas For A Beautiful Life

Yahoo News reports: President Trump on Thursday suggested the National Rifle Association (NRA) relocate to Texas following a lawsuit from the New York attorney general seeking to dissolve the gun rights group. “I just heard about that. That’s a very terrible thing that just happened,” Trump said of the lawsuit while speaking with reporters outside the White House. “I think …

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Trump’s DC Hotel Spikes Prices For Nomination Dates

The Daily Beast reports: As President Donald Trump hints that he plans to deliver his nomination speech from the White House on Aug. 27, the hotel bearing his name down the street is making a power play of its own: spiking its room rates by more than 60 percent for those convention dates. Listings for rooms at the Trump International …

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Biden Vows To Stay Out Of Any Trump Prosecution: I Won’t Interfere With Justice Department’s Judgment

NPR reports: Joe Biden says that he believes prosecuting a former president would be a “very unusual thing and probably not very good for democracy,” but he would not stand in the way of a future Justice Department pursuing criminal charges against President Trump after he leaves office. “Look, the Justice Department is not the president’s private law firm. The …

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Trump Demands Debate Change Due To Early Voting

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested moving up the first presidential debate, stating that he and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden “owe it to the American People” to battle it out on stage before any states cast their votes. Trump’s remarks came just hours after his re-election campaign sent a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates …

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