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REPORT: Trump Aides Worry About His Mental State

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump’s aides and confidants are growing more and more concerned about his mental state after days of erratic behavior, wild outbursts, and bizarre fixations. “No one knows what to expect from him anymore,” one former White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal conversations about the president, told Insider. “His …

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Trump Admin Plots To Bar Most Refugees From US

The New York Times reports: The White House is considering a plan that would effectively bar refugees from most parts of the world from resettling in the United States by cutting back the decades-old program that admits tens of thousands of people each year who are fleeing war, persecution and famine, according to current and former administration officials. In meetings …

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GOP To Cancel Presidential Primaries In At Least Four States So Trump Isn’t Embarrassed By Any Challengers

Reuters reports: Four states are poised to cancel their 2020 GOP presidential primaries and caucuses, a move that would cut off oxygen to Donald Trump’s long-shot primary challengers. Republican parties in South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas are expected to finalize the cancellations in meetings this weekend, according to three GOP officials who are familiar with the plans. The moves …

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WH Official: It Was Trump Himself Who Drew On Map

The Washington Post reports: He posted nine tweets and five maps about Alabama and the big storm. He defended a doctored hurricane map that had been altered with a black Sharpie to include the state. And he had his White House release a 225-word statement defending his erroneous warnings that Alabama was “going to get a piece” of the storm. …

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Trump’s Border Wall Funding To Come At Expense Of Military Hospital, Elementary Schools, Puerto Rico Aid

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: North Carolina’s military bases will lose about $80 million in planned military construction, according to a list released by the Pentagon on Wednesday of projects across the United States losing funding to build President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico. The affected projects in North Carolina include $40 million for a new ambulatory care …

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Trump: NBC Should Fire “Racist” Actress Debra Messing

The Hill reports: President Trump is suggesting NBC should fire Debra Messing after the “Will & Grace” actress said the names of the commander in chief’s donors who attended a fundraiser should be publicly identified. Trump tweeted that if Messing were Roseanne Barr, she would have already been fired despite having higher ratings for her program. Barr was fired by …

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Twitter Has Field Day With Insane #Sharpiegate

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump has been widely mocked after he displayed a map showing Hurricane Dorian’s projected path in the Oval Office which appeared to have been altered with a marker pen to falsely show it was expected to hit Alabama. Thousands of people have tweeted using the #Sharpiegate hashtag (alluding to the famous marker pen brand) following the …

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Trump Displays Map Altered With Sharpie To “Prove” His Claim Alabama Was Once In Path Of Hurricane Dorian

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday displayed a map that he said reflected Hurricane Dorian’s original path, but the image appeared to be manually altered with a marker to show the storm’s trajectory continuing toward Alabama. Trump later told reporters that he did not know anything about the changed map, but was adamant that original forecasts called for Alabama …

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Pentagon Diverts $3.6 Billion To Trump’s Border Wall

The Associated Press reports: Defense Secretary Mark Esper approved the use of $3.6 billion in funding from military construction projects to build 175 miles (282 kilometers) of President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border. Pentagon officials would not say which 127 projects will be affected but said details will be available Wednesday after members of Congress are notified. They …

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Trump Rolls Back Rules On Light Bulbs To Spite Obama

Bloomberg reports: The Trump administration is rolling back Obama-era rules that expanded energy-use requirements to some of the most commonly used light bulbs. The Energy Department made public a final rule Wednesday that withdrew a requirement that light bulbs commonly used in recessed lighting, track lighting, bathroom vanities and decorative fixtures meet the same energy efficiency standards that effectively phased …

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Trump Quotes Dobbs: Dems Are Now The Party Of Hate

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump last night watched and tweeted quotes from Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs going off on the FBI and the president’s critics. Dobbs was speaking with Alan Dershowitz and asking about when people like James Comey will be held accountable. At one point Dobbs said, “The ideal here is that we have a nation right now that …

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Trump’s Tweetstorms Linked To Falls In Stock Market

CNBC reports: If President Donald Trump wants to keep his strong stock market gains, he may want to stay off Twitter. Days when Trump tweets a lot are associated with negative stock market returns, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said Tuesday in a report. The brokerage’s chief equity strategist, Savita Subramanian, wrote in a note that “since 2016, days with …

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Trump Attacks Mayor Of London, Where “Knife Crime” Is So Bad “People Are Afraid To Even Walk The Streets”

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump has once again attacked Sadiq Khan, after the London mayor criticized the president for his handling of Hurricane Dorian. Khan also criticized Trump in a column for the Observer this weekend, calling him “the global poster-boy for white nationalism”. Trump has repeatedly attacked Khan, a member of the Labour party who is the first Muslim …

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Trump Rages About The “Crazy Lamestream Media”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday lashed out at the news media and the Democratic party, two of his favorite targets, in a set of Labor Day morning tweets. Trump seemed to be referring to an article published Sunday in the Washington Post that detailed the president’s summer. Among other incidents from the summer, the report covered Trump’s attacks …

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Trump: I’ve Never Heard Of Category 5 Hurricanes

The Guardian reports: During a briefing on the category 5 Hurricane Dorian sweeping across the Bahamas and toward the US coast, Donald Trump said: “All we know is that it’s possibly the biggest. I’m not sure I’ve even heard of a category 5, I knew it existed. And I’ve seen some category 4s. I don’t even think I’ve heard the …

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Trump: Latest Mass Shooting Changes Nothing [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump said Sunday that he is still talking to Congress about measures to stem gun violence but that Saturday’s shooting in West Texas that left seven people dead “hasn’t changed anything.” Trump also asserted that stricter background checks wouldn’t have stopped mass shootings over the past several years. “We’re looking at the same things,” Trump told …

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Trump Attacks Actress Debra Messing After She Calls For Outing Hollywood Celebs Who Attend Fundraiser

The New York Post reports: President Trump tore into actress Debra Messing in a Sunday tweet after the “Will and Grace” star called for outing those who ​show up for the president’s​ big-money fundraiser ​later this month in ​Beverly Hills. Messing and her NBC co-star Eric McCormack ​said they would shame the Trump supporters in Hollywood who attend the fundraiser, …

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Trump 2020 Campaign To Focus On Social Media “Bias”

Axios reports: President Trump’s campaign and key allies plan to make allegations of bias by social media platforms a core part of their 2020 strategy, officials tell Axios. The big picture: Look for ads, speeches and sustained attacks on Facebook and Twitter in particular, the sources say. The irony: The social platforms are created and staffed largely by liberals — …

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BRITAIN: London Mayor Sadiq Khan Declares Trump To Be The “Global Poster Boy For White Nationalism”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan writes for The Guardian: Vulnerable, often minority, communities are being demonised and scapegoated for all society’s ills. And, in appalling new parallels with the horrors of the past, migrants, refugees, people of colour, LGBTQ+ and Jewish communities are bearing the brunt. This comes as a new wave of extremist far-right movements and political parties are winning …

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Trump Rages: I’m Not Suing My Former Assistant But I Am Suing That “Disgusting And Foul Mouthed” Omarosa

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday renewed his attacks on former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her “disgusting and foul mouthed” and accusing her of going “for some cheap money” in publishing a book last year about her time in the Trump administration. Trump’s attack on Manigault Newman came after he praised his former personal assistant, Madeleine …

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