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Trump: I Could Win Afghan War in a WeekBut Dont Want to Kill 10 Million People

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed he could easily win a war in Afghanistan in a week, but doesnt want to go that route because hed have to kill 10 million people. The president, speaking to reporters alongside visiting Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, said he wants Pakistan to help extricate the U.S. from its longest war. U.S. officials have been trying to negotiate a peace deal with the Afghan Taliban. I have plans on Afghanistan that if I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off…

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Tweet Fight Means Trump Now Knows He Has the Power to Tear Us Apartand Hes Itching to Do More of It

Why is Donald Trump pleased by the reported Wednesday morning that Donald Trump is thrilled about the controversy stoked by his Sunday morningand continuingTwitter barrage aimed at the Squad. Theres an ominous lesson in here. The episode seems to have given Trump a new understanding of his power over his supporters and a new sense of destiny. If this doesnt scare you, youd better wake up. Trump was always a racist. He ran on stoking racial fear from the beginning, as many have observed. He and his father were racists…

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Angry Rex Tillerson Says Jared Kushner Hijacked U.S. Foreign Policy

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson claims the State Department was kept in the dark about key U.S. foreign-policy decisions during his time in the Trump administration because the presidents son-in-law had effectively set up his own shadow operation. Jared Kushner was privately working on strategic partnerships with foreign countries and meeting discreetly with world leaders outside the formal structures of the U.S. government, according to Tillerson, who told the House Foreign Affairs Committee behind closed doors last month that he was left angry by one situation in particular. Because…

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This July 4th Had Everything: Tanks, Trumpand Scandal

After two years of trying, President Donald Trump finally got the military pageantry he has so desperately wanted. The annual Fourth of July celebration in Washington, DCa parade, concert, and fireworksfeatured tanks, fighter planes and Trump himself. It was called A Salute to America, but it looked more like a salute to Trump, who made a rare address for a president on Independence Day from the Lincoln Memorial. Arain-soaked crowd around the Lincoln Memorial chanted USA USA! and Air Force One flew low over Washington as Trump strode up to…

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Inside Trumps Psychological War on Immigrants

What if you launched a massive immigration sweepand almost no one got swept up? Gotcha! President Trump is a master showman, the PT Barnum, sucker-born-every-minute, carnival barker of American politics. Hes also someone who likes to create chaos and scare people, not only to be mean but also to flex his muscles and get attention. Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-trumps-psychological-war-on-immigrants

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Iran Says Its Revolutionary Guard Shot Down a U.S. Drone

Irans Revolutionary Guard has claimed it shot down a U.S. drone, according to the countrys state-run IRNA news agency. The news comes amid mounting Associated Press: There was no drone over Iranian territory. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump had been briefed on the reports of a missile strike in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, according to the Associated Press. We are closely monitoring the situation and continuing to consult with our partners and allies, she was quoted as saying. The incident comes as tensions are already…

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ABC Stations Helped Trump Build a Campaign Email List on His Birthday

On Friday morning, ABCs digital news operation posted a number of stories that effectively assisted the Trump re-election campaign in building its email list. Some of the networks largest affiliates posted an identical piece of content on their websites promoting a birthday card for President Donald Trump. The card is actually a petition website created by the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee to harvest email addresses that can be used during the 2020 campaign. Happy Birthday, Mr. President! the stories read. To help him celebrate, the GOP has…

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Stephen Colbert Makes Another Homophobic Trump-Putin Joke

Late last year, in a column titled SNLs Homophobic Trump-Putin Jokes Need to Stop, our writer Kevin Fallon took on Saturday Night Lives tired (and offensive) bits insinuating that Fallon wrote. The baseline idea here is that guys in love is inherently funny. No other observation or take needs to exist to elicit a laugh; its simply funny because theyre dudes. Dudes in love. Dudes who have sex together. Ha! (?) Hes right: Theres nothing funny about the Trump-Putin gay jokes. Theyre lazy at best and homophobic at worst. And…

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U.S.-U.K. Relationship Status: Its Complicated

ARROMANCHES, FranceThe veterans are in their 90s, and some more than 100 years old, their withered bodies seeming weighed down by the medals on their chests. But there is no way the menBrits, Canadians, Americansunited by the extraordinary combat they saw 75 years ago would do without those medals. Each year they have a chance, once again, to be celebrated as heroes and listen to politicians speak euphorically, as President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Theresa May and indeed Queen Elizabeth II have done, about the special relationship between the United…

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One-Time #Resistance Hero Rod Rosenstein Was Trumps Leak-Hunter-in-Chief

Rod Rosenstein was a #Resistance heroand one of Donald Trumps favorite whipping boysfor overseeing the Russia investigation. But Rosensteins legacy at the Justice Department shows he was more than happy to oblige the White House on one of its top priorities: spearheading the presidents war on leakers and whistleblowers. Cases involving the leak of prosecutions under Rosenstein in just two years shows how aggressively he pursued cases. In his final week in office, the Justice Department charged former intelligence analyst U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, which tracks prosecutions on behalf of…

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Team Obama Tells Iran: Dont Escalate, Dont Take Trumps Bait

As the Trump administration concerned American intelligence and national-security officials, sent ships and B-52 bombers to the region in a show of force. That move fed fears of military conflict between the two powers. Officials in the intelligence community concluded that those aggressive steps came in response to the Trump administrations decision to punish any country that violates U.S. sanctions by buying Iranian oil and to as History Today notes, and nobody has ever been convicted over it. The Logan Act bars people outside the U.S. government from engaging in…

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Steve King Played Authoritarian Matchmaker With Trump & Orban

On Monday afternoon, Donald Trump hosted Hungarys far-right leader Viktor Orban and praised the authoritarian prime minister for the good job he was doing and for being, like Trump himself, a little bit controversial. The Oval Office feting was a diplomatic coup for Orban and a culmination of a two-year effort to get the two nationalist, anti-immigration world leaders in the same room, glad-handing for the cameras. Since at least last summer, President Trump had been telling those close to him that he wanted to invite Orban to the White…

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Trump Prays His Judges Will Keep Tax Returns Secret

Donald Trump switched to full panic mode on Monday, afraid that the whole truth about his finances and conduct will come out. He is openly declaring he is above the law, in a way that should make us laugh if not for fear that the judges hes peppered the federal bench with could find a way to hold their noses and swallow his noxious argument. Trump is that the committee has subpoenaed, to block them from complying with the subpoena. The Democrat Party, with its newfound control of the U.S.…

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No More Bullshit: Prepare for Trump Unleashed

Read the bullshit. To all those who thought Trump would have brought in a lawyer who hadnt passed his Roy Cohn test for abject loyalty, think again. What Barr doesnt realize yet is that the White House is not Hollywood producer Mark Burnetts Apprentice but his other hit show, Trumps management innovation that makes every day audition day for a permanent job. Trump approved the dress rehearsal when Mulvaney kneecapped Sen. Elizabeth Warrens Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, which in its pre-Mick days restored $12 billion to 300 million defrauded consumers.…

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Trump Legal Defense Fund Beneficiaries Remain a Mystery

Welcome to Pay Dirtexclusive reporting and research from The Daily Beasts Lachlan Markay on corruption, campaign finance, and influence-peddling in the nations capital. MEMBERS ONLY Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-legal-defense-fund-beneficiaries-remain-a-mystery

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