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Trump White House and Trump Jr. Lash Out at MSNBC’s ‘Desperate’ Rachel Maddow

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‘#Trump Hating Followers’

Literally minutes after MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow tweeted she had obtained Donald Trump’s tax return, the White House released the same copy, from 2005. Not surprising, MSNBC naturally had reached out to the White House before airing the segment to ask for comment and to see if Trump or his team would acknowledge the authenticity of the document. Maddow announced on-air that the White House had.

But the White House also released a statement.

“You know you are desperate for ratings when you are willing to violate the law to push a story about two pages of tax returns from over a decade ago,” the statement reads.

“Before being elected president, Mr. Trump was one of the most successful businessmen in the world. It is totally illegal to steal and publish tax returns. The dishonest media can continue to make this part of their agenda, while the president will focus on his, which includes tax reform for all Americans.”

It is not illegal for MSNBC to have published Trump’s tax return.

Donald Trump Jr. went on a Twitter rant:

Not surprisingly, the president’s son is wrongly stating the numbers.  

Maddow reported that Trump paid $36.5 million in taxes. The White House said $38 million, which Maddow says includes payroll taxes.

 

 

 

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Georgia School Backs Down on Suspending Hero Student Who Exposed Crowded Hallways During Pandemic

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A Georgia teen had her school suspension lifted for posting photos of crowded hallways after returning to classes during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hannah Watters shared photos from inside North Paulding High School showing students crowded together, with few wearing face coverings, and school officials relented on punishing her after the image and the girl’s suspension went viral, reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“I spoke to the principal a short time ago and he has rescinded the suspension and she will have no discipline on her record,” said her mother Lynne Watters.

The 15-year-old said the school notified her that she’d violated school policies against using her phone during instruction time and being active on social media during school hours, but she claimed the posting was made after hours — and insisted she had no regrets.

“I’d like to say this is some good and necessary trouble,” Watters said. “My biggest concern is not only about me being safe, it’s about everyone being safe because behind every teacher, student and staff member there is a family, there are friends, and I would just want to keep everyone safe.”

The school backed down on the suspension after nationwide outcry over the disciplinary action.

 

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Trump Off for Long Weekend of $250,000 Per Person Fundraisers – and One at Don Jr. And Kimberly Guilfoyle’s Hamptons Home

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President Donald Trump is on a long four-day weekend of campaign fundraisers, despite his Ohio trip yesterday to a Whirlpool factory being an “official” White House event. The president is expected to raise $15 million by Sunday.

Thursday night after raking in $5 million at a re-election campaign fundraiser, Trump returned not to the White House but to his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he is expected to stay through Sunday.

The Trump and Biden campaigns are now close in cash on hand, even though the president had been hauling in far more funds until June, when Biden beat him by $10 million.

On Sunday Trump will visit the Deal, New Jersey home of his late friend, real estate developer Stanley Chera, who died in April of the coronavirus at the age of 77. Trump will headline a 100-person multi-million dollar fundraiser there.

“According to an internal invitation sent to likely donors, to meet the President at a round-table is a whopping $250,000,” The Yeshiva World was first to report. “Cheaper options which include photo opportunities and a reception are $35,000, and a smaller option is $5,600.”

High dollar tickets aren’t the only price of entry.

“For fundraisers with the President, the White House Medical Unit and U.S. Secret Service evaluate all attendees in order for them to gain access to the event,” an official told CNBC. “All attendees must [test] negative for COVID-19 on the day of the event, complete a wellness questionnaire and pass a temperature screening.”

On Saturday Trump heads to the Hamptons home of his son, Donald Trump, Jr., and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle. The former Fox News personality is the chair of the Trump Victory finance committee. She was diagnosed with the coronavirus in early July.

“For Trump’s Saturday afternoon event, tickets start at $50,000 for guests take part in a photo op and watch the president’s remark[s],” CNBC adds. “A ticket for $100,000, get[s] an attendee a seat at a roundtable discussion with Trump. The later event on Saturday will cost up to $500,000 per couple to gain entrance.”

An estimated 30 million Americans are still unemployed, and on Thursday more than 2000 people died of the coronavirus, the highest number since May. More than 5 million people in the U.S. have been infected, and more than 162,000 Americans have died.

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‘You Are the Crime’: Trump Mocked for Calling Fake ‘Spygate’ the ‘Biggest Scandal’ – and Hoping It’s ‘Coming Soon’

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President Donald Trump kicked off his three-day long golf resort weekend at Bedminster with a tweetstorm going after a wide variety of topics, including Joe Biden, while retweeting messages of praise for himself.

But one notable tweet did not escape scrutiny, calling the fake “spygate” hoax “the biggest political crime and scandal in American history.”

“Hopefully,” he concluded, strangely, “for the good of our Country, it is coming soon!”

Here’s how many are mocking the commander-in-chief:

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