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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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Trump Renews Shutdown Threat Over Border Wall, McConnell Says No Bill Until After Midterms [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Trump has repeatedly threatened not to sign funding legislation if Congress fails to include enough money for a wall on the border with Mexico. Trump reiterated that threat late on Wednesday. Responding to a reporter’s question about a possible shutdown, he said: “If it happens, it happens. If it’s about border security, I’m willing to do anything. We …

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Trump Demands New York Times Unmask Op-Ed Writer “For National Security Purposes” – If He Actually Exists

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump demanded that the New York Times reveal the identity of a senior official who wrote an anonymous op-ed in the newspaper claiming that key members of the administration were secretly working against him. In a Wednesday night tweet, Trump lashed out at the Times over the article’s publication, questioning whether the author even existed and …

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Trump Lashes Out At “Gutless” NYT Op-Ed: Without Me, The Failing New York Times Wouldn’t Exist [VIDEO]

“We have somebody in what I call the failing New York Times, that’s talking about — he’s part of the resistance within the Trump administration. This is what we have to deal with. And you know the dishonest media, because you people deal with it as well as I do. But it’s really a disgrace. I will say this, nobody …

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Trump To Daily Caller: I Could Give You 100 Pictures Of Mueller And Comey Hugging And Kissing Each Other

“He’s Comey’s best friend. And I could give you 100 pictures of him and Comey hugging and kissing each other. You know, he’s Comey’s best friend. How can you possibly have a man who is that, and then somebody from his law firm came out and said, ‘I can’t believe they picked Mueller. He hates the president. He hates the …

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Trump Celebrates Nike Boycott: They’re Getting Killed

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump has once again weighed in on Nike’s polarizing new ad featuring Colin Kaepernick. It’s true that Nike has been the target of anger from certain customers, with many on social media supporting a boycott and burning their Nike apparel in protest. Whether that anger is outweighed by the positive reaction for others will remain …

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Trump: I Never Called Sessions “Mentally Retarded”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump denied late Tuesday night that he called Jeff Sessions “mentally retarded” and made fun of his Southern heritage, his latest push back to Bob Woodward’s upcoming book on the Trump White House. Trump and the White House have already issued a litany of criticisms against Woodward’s latest tome, “Fear.” Excerpts indicate the president is depicted …

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White House Trashes Woodward’s “Total BS” Book As A “Pathetic Attempt To Smear People” Close To Trump

An official statement from Sarah Huckbee Sanders: This book is nothing more than fabricated stories, many by former disgruntled employees, told to make the President look bad. While it is not always pretty, and rare that the press actually covers it, President Trump has broken through the bureaucratic process to deliver unprecedented successes for the American people. Sometimes it is …

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Woodward’s Book Says Trump Regrets Condemning Neo-Nazis: “The Biggest Fucking Mistake I’ve Made”

This bit from Bob Woodward’s new bombshell book deserves its own post. The Washington Post reports: Gary Cohn came to regard the president as “a professional liar” and threatened to resign in August 2017 over Trump’s handling of a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Cohn, who is Jewish, was especially shaken when one of his daughters found a swastika …

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