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White House Warns Americans ‘Should Be Concerned’ About Kim Jong-Un’s ‘Mental Fitness’ – After Trump Taunts Him

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‘The People of This Country Should Be Concerned About the Mental Fitness of the Leader of North Korea’

After President Donald Trump goaded Kim Jong-un in a Tuesday night tweet claiming he has a bigger nuclear launch button than the Pyongyang dictator, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Wednesday told Americans they should be concerned about the North Korean leader’s mental stability.

“The people of this country should be concerned about the mental fitness of the leader of North Korea,” Huckabee Sanders told reporters in the afternoon’s press briefing. 

But she also indirectly warned Kim Jong-un.

“This is a president who’s not going to cower down,” she said, adding that by taunting Kim Jong-un Trump was “protecting the American people.”

Huckabee Sanders insisted, however, that the president’s tweet was not taunting at all.

“I don’t think that it’s taunting to stand up for the people of this country,” she said. 

“I think it’s just a fact,” she added, that Trump’s nuclear button is bigger than Kim’s.

She was then asked if Trump knew there is not an actual nuclear button, and, after stating it was a “fact” Trump’s is bigger, said, the president “is very well aware” there’s not actually a button.

On Tuesday Trump tweeted that his button that could launch a nuclear war “is a much bigger & more powerful one” than Kim Jong-un’s. 

On social media, it seems more people are worried about the mental fitness of the leader of the United States than about the mental fitness of the leader of North Korea.

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Top US Counter Intelligence Official Formally Announces Russia Working to Attack Biden, Helping Trump Win Re-Election

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The top counterintelligence official in the United States government has just released an official statement saying the Intelligence Community is actively working to help President Donald Trump get re-elected.

“We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russia ‘establishment.’ This is consistent with Moscow’s public criticism of him when he was Vice President for his role in the Obama Administration’s policies on Ukraine and its support for the anti-Putin opposition inside Russia,” states National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) Director William Evanina.

“For example, pro-Russia Ukrainian parliamentarian Andriy Derkach is spreading claims about corruption – including through publicizing leaked phone calls – to undermine former Vice President Biden’s candidacy and the Democratic Party. Some Kremlin-linked actors are also seeking to boost President Trump’s candidacy on social media and Russian television.”

Evanina does not limit his assessment to Russia. China and Iran, he says, prefer Biden to win the election – which would account for Trump’s recent attacks on both countries, while refusing to challenge or confront Russian President Vladimir Putin on any issue.

“We assess that China prefers that President Trump – whom Beijing sees as unpredictable – does not win reelection. China has been expanding its influence efforts ahead of November 2020 to shape the policy environment in the United States, pressure political figures it views as opposed to China’s interests, and deflect and counter criticism of China.”

“We assess that Iran seeks to undermine U.S. democratic institutions, President Trump, and to divide the country in advance of the 2020 elections.”

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) says Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and other top Democrats, have been urging Evanina to release this information to the public.

But he warns that President Donald Trump is unlikely to act on it.

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‘Robbing Us Blind!’: Photo of Trump Exiting Air Force One Leads to Angry Allegations Against His ‘Decadent Lifestyle’

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President Donald Trump is taking a few days off to focus on what seems to have become his full time job: getting re-elected. Trump jetted to Ohio on Thursday, held a campaign-style event at a Whirlpool factory, paid for by the U.S. taxpayers, then headed off to a fundraiser where he raked in $5 million. Trump will headline two $250,000 per person Hamptons and New Jersey fundraisers this weekend, and at least one other where the price of entry will cost up to $50,000.

Meanwhile, a photo taken by CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller has many spitting mad.

“Pres Trump steps off Air Force One in Morristown NJ to transfer to Marine One for the short flight to his golf club in Bedminster,” Knoller tweeted Thursday night.

It clearly hit a nerve, and the responses show it.

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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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