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Trump Attacks Media, Praises Anti-Gay Pastor and Panders for Evangelical and Veteran Votes in 4th of July Speech (Video)

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“I’m President, and They’re Not”

Donald Trump cost taxpayers’ at least $400,000 last night to headline the Celebrate Freedom Concert last night in Washington D.C., utilizing his first 4th of July Speech as president to attack the media, praise an anti-gay pastor and pander for the evangelical and veteran votes.

Trump began his speech by praising Robert Jeffress, the anti-gay megachurch pastor who’s linked homosexuality to both pedophilia and disease. “Pastor, you… have stood with us since the very, very beginning,” Trump said, “and I will always stand with you. I’ve told you that, and I mean that, I will always be with you. I appreciate it.”

The president quickly began pandering for the evangelical vote, touching on the faux “War on Christmas” and promising “we’re going to start saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.” And although he took the time to block VoteVets, which advises it “represents over 500K vets, military families and supporters” on Twitter, Trump didn’t shy away from seeking the veteran vote, either. Some highlights below:

And while the president assailed the media for the third time yesterday and praised his own social media usage as “modern day presidential” while en route to the Celebrate Freedom Concert, he apparently had more to add once he arrived.

“The fake media,” Trump began, “is trying to silence us. But we will not let them, because the people know the truth. The fake media tried to stop us from going to the White House, but I’m president, and they’re not.” 

“We won, and they lost,” he continued. “The fact is the press has destroyed themselves because they went too far. Instead of being subtle and smart, they used the hatchet. And the people saw it right from the beginning.”

“Their agenda is not your agenda,” the President of the United States asserted.

Donald Trump’s full speech can be seen below:

 

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‘Propaganda’: Bloomberg Destroyed for Posting ‘Deep Fake’ ‘Hoax’ Clip of His Debate Performance to Make Him Look Better

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‘In a Climate of Wildfire Misinformation, This Is Super Irresponsible’

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg‘s performance at Wednesday night’s Democratic debate was by most accounts at best terrible, but that didn’t stop the campaign from pushing out a fake, doctored, and highly-edited clip suggesting the other candidates on stage were silenced by a claim he made.

“I’m the only one here I think that’s ever started a business,” Bloomberg said during the debate, as this actual clip shows.

But in the Bloomberg clip, his remarks are followed by 20 seconds of very uncomfortable presidential candidates being stunned into silence – including actual crickets chirping – by his attack.

Related: ‘The Most Expensive Night in Vegas I’ve Ever Seen,’ ‘Titanic,’ ‘Disaster’: Bloomberg’s Debate Performance Panned

The responses to Bloomberg’s fake video came quickly:

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Watch: Roger Stone Greeted With Shouts of ‘Traitor’ as He Enters DC Courthouse for Sentencing

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Trump confidant and former campaign advisor Roger Stone arrived at a D.C. courthouse minutes before 9 AM, greeted by repeated shouts of “traitor!” as he walked to the door.

Stone is expected to be sentenced by Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who has been targeted with criticism and harassment by President Donald Trump and his MAGA supporters.

Last week all four federal prosecutors quit the case after Attorney General Bill Barr intervened to reduce their sentencing recommendation, just hours after Trump posted an angry tweet.

Stone was convicted on all seven felony counts, including witness tampering and lying to Congress.

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In Face to Face Confrontation Susan Rice Slams John Bolton on Impeachment: ‘I Can’t Imagine Withholding My Testimony’

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Susan Rice confronted John Bolton face to face over his failure to testify in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.

Rice, who served as former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, shared a stage Wednesday with Trump’s former national security adviser at Vanderbilt University, and she confronted Bolton over keeping quiet about his concerns over Ukraine, reported The Guardian.

“I can’t imagine withholding my testimony with or without a subpoena,” Rice said. “I would feel like I was shamefully violating the oath that I took to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.”

Bolton had refused to testify during the House impeachment inquiry, but said last month he would testify in the Senate trial, if subpoenaed — but Republican senators unsurprisingly voted against hearing from new witnesses.

“I said I would testify if subpoenaed,” Bolton told Rice. “My position is exactly the same as Joe Biden.”

Rice quickly slapped back.

“Except Joe Biden didn’t have firsthand knowledge about what transpired with Ukraine,” she said.

“When I was the sitting national security advisor in 2016, I was called to testify in front of the House select committee about Benghazi,” Rice said. “The last thing I wanted to do was take time away from my duty as national security adviser. But I did so voluntarily, I wasn’t subpoenaed.”

The university did not live stream the event or post audio of the exchange online, but the Vanderbilt Hustler student newspaper reported on the exchange, in addition to other reporters in attendance.

 

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