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The Internet Is Blowing Up Over These Photos of Ted Cruz Looking at a Photo of Beto O’Rourke

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A tweet with two photos of Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) slouched down in an airplane seat, staring at a photo of his Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), is blowing up on social media.

CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski tweeted the photos, crediting Politico Playbook, a daily email newsletter from Politico.

It’s unclear if the photo Senator Cruz is looking at is part of an article or if it’s just a photo of Rep. O’Rourke, or when the photo of the embattled Texas Senator was taken. Cruz was chased out of a DC restaurant Monday night by anti-Kavanaugh protestors. Cruz and the Supreme Court nominee have been friends for decades.

Cruz was also mocked last week for posting video of Rep. O’Rourke delivering a rousing speech talking about the killing of Botham Shem Jean, a Black man shot to death in his own apartment by a white police officer. The video was well-received, and many wondered why Cruz was effectively campaigning for O’Rourke.

Tuesday morning, many on Twitter had a good time mocking the Texas Senator, whose race in deep red Texas is now rated a “tossup,” for the photo of him staring at his competitor. Others pointed to the faces of the passengers behind Cruz. And some expressed sympathy for the candidate a top White House aide suggested might lose his re-election bid for being unlikeable.

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Pence to Blow Off Trump’s Big Military Sendoff – and Cites ‘Logistical Challenges’ as Reason: Report

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President Donald Trump wants to have a big sendoff by supporters and allies on Wednesday morning at Andrews Air Force Base — but Vice President Mike Pence reportedly will not be attending.

According to Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey, Pence “is not expected to attend” Trump’s sendoff because it would be “logistically challenging” for him to attend Trump’s departure and President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Trump’s relationship with Pence has deteriorated after the president falsely told supporters that Pence had the power to unilaterally throw out the results of the 2020 presidential election from his position as president of the Senate.

When Pence refused to scrap the electoral college vote tallies, Trump accused him of lacking courage, and the president’s supporters began chanting, “Hang Mike Pence!” as they stormed the United States Capitol building.

Pence had long been one of Trump’s most loyal and dedicated political allies, although that apparently changed after the Secret Service had to rush him to safety to avoid betting attacked by an angry mob of Trump supporters.

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Trump Tweets ‘We Will Not Be Silenced!’ From US Government Account – Twitter Immediately Deletes Tweet

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Barely hours after Twitter permanently banned President Donald Trump’s @realDonaldTrump account, Trump accessed a U.S. government account, posted tweets attacking the social media company, and threatened to create a start-up competitor platform.

“As I have been saying for a long time, Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech, and tonight, Twitter employees have coordinated with the Democrats and Radical Left in removing my account from their platform, to silence me,” Trump tweeted from the @POTUS account, which some might say is an unlawful use of government resources and assets.

CNBC managed to grab screenshots of the four tweets that Twitter immediately deleted.

Trump on the @POTUS account claimed he has been “negotiating” with other social media sites, and is looking at “building out our own platform in the near future.”

“We will not be SILENCED!” Trump threatened.

Creating a social media platform requires tremendous capital and technological resources. One of the most recent additions, Parler, was just banned from Google’s app store, and Apple today also threatened to remove the app from its store. Parler has become home to white supremacists. Parler has been accused of having ties to Russia.

Twitter earlier Friday had banned Trump, citing the “risk of further incitement of violence.”

 

 

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Donald Trump Just Spent $3 Million to Win Joe Biden 132 More Votes

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He could have spent $8 million to have Wisconsin perform a recount of the entire state but President Donald Trump opted to spend less and target two heavily-Democratic counties. The results from Milwaukee County are in: Biden picks up another 132 votes.

Trump – or rather, the Trump campaign – just spent a little less than $23,000 per vote, of his donors’s hard-earned money, to expand Joe Biden’s lead.

The recount in Dane County is continuing.

The vote for all of Wisconsin is slated to be certified this weekend. Biden won the state by well over 20,000 votes.

 

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