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Trump Reacts To Mass Shooting In Dayton, Ohio

The Associated Press reports: A gunman wearing body armor and carrying extra magazines opened fire in a popular nightlife area of Dayton, Ohio, killing nine and injuring dozens, authorities say, in the second U.S. mass shooting in less than 24 hours. Dayton police patrolling the area responded in less than a minute to the shooting, which unfolded around 1 a.m. …

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Trump Ridicules “Nipple-Height Mayor Of Londonistan”

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump was apparently amused by or in agreement with a racist attack on Saturday, when he retweeted far-right Brit Katie Hopkins‘ insult and slur of London mayor Sadiq Khan. “The nipple-height Mayor of Londonistan has NEVER been so unpopular,” read the Hopkins tweet. “He has MINUS approval ratings because we are stab-city.” “London deserves better. Get …

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Baltimore Sun: Trump Is Dancing On The Graves Of Our City’s Dead Just To Win Points With His Adoring Base

From the editorial board of the Baltimore Sun: Basking in the crowd’s adulation, he started listing the dangerous countries where the murder rate was, he believed, not as bad as Charm City’s. El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala. Every American should watch that tape so they may be spared the delusion that Mr. Trump’s criticism of Baltimore comes from a constructive place. …

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Fox Host Cuts Away From Trump To Explain That Trump Is Lying Yet Again About China Paying Tariffs [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump addressed press pool reporters Friday on the White House lawn and said China’s currency has devalued because they “pay for the tariffs.” As soon as the video cut back to Fox News, host Neil Cavuto laid into Trump with an immediate fact-check. When speaking of the China tariffs, the president said, “China is devaluing their …

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Trump After Intel Pick Disaster: I Have A Great Vetting Process, The Media Does It For Me And We Save Money

New York Magazine reports: Slapping together a nomination while watching television, without doing basic vetting beforehand, only to have the nomination collapse in humiliation — the process that occurred for Andrew Puzder, Stephen Moore, Herman Cain, Ronny Jackson, and many others — is most people’s idea of a bad process. It has happened to Trump repeatedly. President Trump defended it …

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Conway Disses Haley For Dissing Trump’s Mocking

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway lashed out at former Trump official Nikki Haley’s criticism of the president, while her husband George Conway urged more critiques from Haley. Earlier Friday, Haley expressed disappointment in Trump mocking the burglary of Rep. Elijah Cummings’ home in Baltimore, saying the mocking was “so unnecessary.” That caused Kellyanne Conway to respond “THIS …

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Trump Ditches GOP Rep For Top Intelligence Post After His Anti-Terrorism Credentials Were Found To Be Fake

The New York Times reports: President Trump on Friday abruptly dropped his plan to nominate Representative John Ratcliffe, Republican of Texas, as the nation’s top intelligence official. The announcement, made on Twitter, came after questions about his qualifications and whether he had exaggerated his résumé. Law & Crime reports: In a 2015 press release, Ratcliffe’s House website stated, “When serving …

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Nikki Haley Condemns Trump’s Mockery Of Cummings

USA Today reports: Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley offered a virtual eye roll and an admonishment to President Donald Trump on Friday after he appeared to taunt Rep. Elijah Cummings over a break-in at his home on Saturday. “This is so unnecessary,” Haley wrote on Twitter in response to Trump, adding an eye roll emoji to …

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Elijah Cummings: I Scared The Burglar Away By Yelling

Politico reports: Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) released a statement Friday morning following news reports Thursday his Baltimore house had been broken into. In a brief statement, the Maryland congressman confirmed that an intruder attempted to break in through his front door before being scared off by Cummings’s yelling. “An individual attempted to gain entry into my residence at approximately 3:40 …

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China Vows To Retaliate Over Trump’s New Tariffs

NBC News reports: China shot back on Friday after President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that the U.S. would impose an additional 10 percent tariff on $300 billion in Chinese imports starting next month. Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying called Trump’s move a “serious violation” and warned Beijing would have to take “necessary countermeasures” if the tariffs were imposed. …

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Trump Mocks Elijah Cummings After Home Burglary

The Hill reports: President Trump responded early Friday to reports that Rep. Elijah Cummings’s (D-Md.) Baltimore home was broken into, tweeting that the reported incident was “really bad news” and “too bad!” Trump’s early morning remark came just days after he sent more than a dozen tweets criticizing the House Oversight and Reform Committee chairman, accusing Cummings of being a …

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US To Test New Missiles After Ending Nuke Treaty

The Associated Press reports: The United States plans to test a new missile in coming weeks that would have been prohibited under a landmark, 32-year-old arms control treaty that the U.S. and Russia ripped up on Friday. Washington and Moscow walked out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty that President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed in 1987, …

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Trump Promises To Cure Cancer And AIDS If Reelected

Newsweek reports: During Thursday night’s rally in Cincinnati, President Donald Trump elicited a rapturous response from his supporters by claiming the U.S. is about to cure childhood cancer and end the AIDS epidemic. The president provided no evidence to support the assertion, and did not explain how or when he expects these hugely significant milestones to be achieved. Though the …

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Trump Shrugs Off Racist Chants: You Can’t Stop People

The Associated Press reports: President Trump said he does not know if his supporters will chant “send them back” about four minority lawmakers at a Thursday night rally, but said he prefers they do not. “I prefer that they don’t,” Trump told reporters at the White House before departing for the rally in Cincinnati. The president initially repudiated the chants …

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Pelosi: Trump’s Son-In-Law Is A Baltimore “Slumlord”

Talking Points Memo reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday fiercely defended Rep. Elijah Cummings in the wake of President Trump’s attacks on the Maryland Democrat and the Baltimore-area district he represents. Pelosi, who was born in Baltimore and whose father and brother were both mayors of the city, accused the president of projecting his own “insecurity” on Cummings. She …

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Trump To Expand Tariffs To All Imports From China

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump said Thursday he will expand tariffs to virtually all imports from China on September 1, marking a significant escalation in a more than yearlong trade war between the largest economies. “Trade talks are continuing, and……during the talks the U.S. will start, on September 1st, putting a small additional Tariff of 10% on the remaining …

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Former Trump Economic Advisor: Tariffs Have Backfired

The BBC reports: US President Donald Trump’s trade war with China is backfiring and impacting the US economy, according to his former chief economic adviser. The tariff battle has had a “dramatic impact” on US manufacturing and capital investment, Gary Cohn told the BBC. Mr Cohn said the tariffs had made it expensive to import vital products from China, counteracting …

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Cincinnati Newspaper Begs Trump Cultists: Please Don’t Be Racist Assholes At Tomorrow’s Rally In Our Town

From the editorial board of the Cincinnati Enquirer: On Thursday, the eyes of the nation will be on Cincinnati when President Donald Trump takes the stage at U.S. Bank Arena for his seventh visit to the region since announcing his presidential candidacy in 2015. Pundits will be watching and waiting for chants of “send them/her back” or some other trope …

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Epstein Trial To Have One Million Pages Of Evidence

The Daily Beast reports: Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking trial will have a million pages of discovery, including materials on devices seized from his Manhattan mansion, lawyers said today. The sex offender financier was back in court on Wednesday as his defense attorneys duked it out with prosecutors over how quickly to go to trial. The prosecution has requested a June …

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DC’s National Cathedral Condemns Trump’s Racism As His “Clarion Call To Action” For White Supremacists

Slate reports: Religious leaders at the Washington National Cathedral issued a rare public statement Tuesday in response to President Donald Trump’s divisive, racist taunts and rhetoric, calling on Americans to hold him—and all their leaders—more accountable for their words. “Make no mistake about it, words matter. And, Mr. Trump’s words are dangerous,” the statement reads. “As faith leaders who serve …

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