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Mourning And Angry, El Paso Braces For Trump Visit

The El Paso Times reports: President Donald Trump was expected to be greeted with denunciations from some El Paso leaders when he visits Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, along with the Border Network for Human Rights and Women’s March El Paso, plan a gathering at 12:30 p.m. in Washington Park. That’s down the street from University Medical Center, where Trump …

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Trump Mocks Beto’s “Phony Hispanic” Nickname

Axios reports: President Trump mocked Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s Hispanic nickname in a late-night tweet ahead of his visit to the former congressman’s hometown of El Paso Wednesday to honor victims of the city’s mass shooting. Trump’s Twitter attack is in direct opposition to the conciliatory tone he struck when he condemned racism following Saturday’s massacre, saying “Now is …

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Trump’s Hamptons Fundraiser: Up To $250,000/Head

The Washington Post reports: President Trump is slated to appear at a pair of fundraising events in the Hamptons on Friday, including one that charges up to $250,000 for lunch, a photo and a private roundtable with the president. The fundraisers are the latest sign that Trump is embracing the world of wealthy contributors who served as punching bags in …

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Trump Accuses Google Of “Illegally Boosting Negative Stories” About Him After Seeing Claims On Fox News

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned his administration is “watching Google very closely” after Fox News and the Fox Business Network aired segments suggesting the technology giant harbors bias against him and is working to thwart his reelection prospects. “It all sounded good until I watched Kevin Cernekee, a Google engineer, say terrible things about what they did …

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Trump Sues California To Block Tax Returns/Ballot Law

The Associated Press reports: The Trump campaign and Republican Party sued California on Tuesday over a new law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to run in the state’s primary. One of the suits contends California’s law is “a naked political attack against the sitting President of the United States.” The law signed last week by Democratic Gov. …

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Trump Bashes Obama Via Fox & Friends Quotes

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump is addressing recent comments made by President Barack Obama via his favorite television show as a proxy: Fox & Friends. White House televisions were clearly tuned into Fox News on Tuesday morning, as Trump retweeted comments made by Fox News hosts Brian Kilmeade and Ainsley Earhardt that defended the sitting president amidst political rancor that …

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Trump Has Run Over 2000 “Invasion” Ads On Facebook

Media Matters reports: Between January and February, President Donald Trump’s Facebook page ran about 2,200 ads referring to immigration as an “invasion.” Since May 2018, at least nine other Republican politicians, including Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), have run Facebook ads pushing the same white supremacist talking point. Facebook’s advertising policies and community standards prohibit attacks which target a group of …

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Trump 2020 Campaign Still Owes El Paso $569,000

Public Integrity reports: President Donald Trump has pledged the federal government will provide “whatever is needed” to help El Paso, Texas, recover from a mass shooting Saturday that killed 22 people. But Trump’s own 2020 re-election committee still hasn’t paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in police and public safety-related bills and late fees that El Paso city officials say …

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Stock Market Tumbles 767 Points Due To Trade War

Bloomberg reports: Financial markets buckled after China escalated the trade war with the U.S., sending American stocks to the biggest drop this year and sparking a rally in global bonds. Gold surged with the yen. The S&P 500 Index plunged about 3% and losses in the Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed 750 points. Apple and IBM slid at least 4.5% …

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MAGAbomber Cesar Sayoc Sentenced To 20 Years

Raw Story reports: The attorney representing Cesar Sayoc, the Trump-obsessed man who sent explosives to the president’s political enemies last fall, told a court on Monday that President Donald Trump helped make his client “deranged.” According to Courthouse News reporter Adam Klasfeld, attorney Ian Marcus argued during a sentencing hearing that Sayoc deserved leniency in part because he’s a disturbed …

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China Halts Purchases Of US Agricultural Products

Reuters reports: China has halted its purchases of U.S. agricultural products and will not rule out levying import tariffs on American farm imports purchased after Aug. 3, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said early on Tuesday. The moves by China represent the latest escalation in its trade row with the United States that has unnerved global markets and investors. “Related Chinese …

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Trump Blames Shootings On Video Games And Internet, Makes No Mention of Guns, Gets Name Of City Wrong

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump on Monday spoke in response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend, calling them a “crime against all of humanity.” The president blamed white supremacy, the internet, video games and mental illness for the massacres. He did not blame guns or himself. Trump called the attacks …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Delivers Remarks On Shootings

ABC News reports: Ahead of his planned remarks Monday in the wake of this past weekend’s shootings, President Donald Trump has proposed “strong background checks,” perhaps, he said, tied to immigration reform. In tweets Monday morning, the president said, “We cannot let those killed in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, die in vain.” Trump has threatened to veto two …

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Nebraska GOP State Rep Posts Blistering Tweetstorm Calling Out Own Party For “Enabling White Supremacy”

The Washington Post reports: A Republican state lawmaker in Nebraska is calling out President Trump and his party for “enabling white supremacy” in the United States. In a series of tweets written Sunday night in the wake of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, that left 29 people dead, state Sen. John McCollister said it pained him to …

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Trump Blames Mass Shootings On “Fake News”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday said “fake news” has contributed to growing “anger and rage” in the country in the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend, marking the second time he has criticized media coverage in the aftermath of a tragedy. The president’s suggestion that press coverage is to blame came after shootings in El Paso, …

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Trump To Address Mass Shootings In 10AM Speech

USA Today reports: Wrapping up an out-of-sight weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., President Donald Trump said Sunday that “perhaps” more needs to be done with respect to gun control. “Hate has no place in our country and we’re going to take care of it,” Trump told reporters as he prepared to board Air Force One to return …

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Mayor Pete: There’s No Question White Nationalism Is Condoned At The Highest Levels Of Our Government

The Hill reports: Presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) said in the wake of a mass shooting that killed 20 people in El Paso, Texas that white nationalism “is condoned at the highest levels.” “It is very clear that the loss of life… is symptomatic of the effects of white nationalist terrorism,” Buttigieg told host Chris …

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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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