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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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Trump: Apple Prices May Rise Due To My Tariffs

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Saturday warned that the prices of Apple products may climb as a result of a new round of proposed tariffs against China, and called on the technology giant to bolster production at home to avoid the consequences of an escalating trade war. The president on Friday threatened to impose tariffs on another $267 billion …

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Paul Ryan And Mitch McConnell Had To Use “Props And Flattery” To Talk Trump Out Of Government Shutdown

The Washington Post reports: The top two Republicans in Congress arrived at the White House this week armed with props aimed at flattering and cajoling President Trump out of shutting down the government at the end of this month. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.) showed the president glossy photos of a wall under construction along the U.S.-Mexico border. Senate …

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REPORT: Manafort Weighs Plea Deal In Second Trial

Bloomberg reports: Paul Manafort’s lawyers have talked to U.S. prosecutors about a possible guilty plea to avert a second criminal trial set to begin in Washington this month, according to a person familiar with the matter. By pleading guilty, Manafort could avoid the risk of a longer prison term if he’s convicted at a second trial, as well as the …

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Trump: I Fell Asleep During Obama’s Speech

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Friday said he “fell asleep” watching Barack Obama tear into him during a rare public speech that framed Trump as a threat to democracy. “I’m sorry I watched it, but I fell asleep,” Trump said, during his own speech in North Dakota. Trump added that he was not amused by Obama‘s taking credit for …

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Trump Mocks Light Sentence For George Papadopoulos

CNN reports: President Donald Trump on Friday mocked the two-week prison sentence given to former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contact with Russian operatives before the 2016 election, despite declaring hours earlier: “I don’t know him.” Papadopoulos, who was sentenced to 14 days in jail, is the first Trump adviser to …

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Trump Calls On DOJ To Investigate Op-Ed Author

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump called today for the Justice Department to investigate the author of an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times that suggested that members of the administration were working against the president. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump called on the DOJ to investigate the matter, citing national security concerns. “I think so, …

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Trump: Woodward’s Book Is A Scam, I Don’t Talk Like That, If I Did I Wouldn’t Have Been Elected President

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump is calling a new book about his administration by longtime journalist Bob Woodward “a scam.” In a Friday morning tweet, Trump is objecting to The Washington Post writer’s narrative of Trump’s turbulent 18 months in office. The book spotlights Trump advisers’ fears about the impulsive leader, and features quotes of Trump using profanity …

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Trump: One Day My Campaign Rally Speeches Will Be Ranked With Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address [VIDEO]

“You know when Abraham Lincoln made that Gettysburg Address speech, the great speech, you know he was ridiculed? And he was excoriated by the fake news. They had fake news then. They said it was a terrible, terrible speech. Fifty years after his death they said it may have been the greatest speech ever made in America, I have a …

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FOIA Docs Reveal Trump Ordered Inauguration Photos Cropped To Make Crowds Appear To Be Larger

The Guardian reports: A government photographer edited official pictures of Donald Trump’s inauguration to make the crowd appear bigger following a personal intervention from the president, according to newly released documents. The photographer cropped out empty space “where the crowd ended” for a new set of pictures requested by Trump on the first morning of his presidency, after he was …

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