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Surrogate invents wildest Trump praise yet: ‘Donald is a combination of a Weeble and LeBron James’

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Donald Trump surrogate Steve Cortes predicted that the reality TV businessman would win the election in November because he is “a combination of a Weeble and LeBron James.”

During an interview with MSNBC’s Kristen Welker on Tuesday, Cortes explained why he expected Trump to defeat presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton even though she was dominating him in fundraising.

“I think we’re rebounding and we’re going to be the LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers of campaigns,” he insisted. “They were down 3-1 and came back and won, and we’re already starting to see the same. Donald Trump is already starting to do better.”

“Despite the fact that there have been some stumbles in June, an absolute barrage of negative publicity, Donald Trump is still tied in key battleground states like Pennsylvania,” the surrogate opined. “When I was a kid, I used to play with Weebles and they would say, ‘Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down.'”

“Well, Donald Trump is a combination of a Weeble and LeBron James. And he is coming back strong and smart.”

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Welker wondered if Trump would need to abandon “rhetoric that has been actually racist” if he wanted to turn his campaign around.

“I would absolutely push back on that,” Cortes replied. “And as a Hispanic who supports Donald Trump, I can tell you that there’s nothing in his record — in my opinion — that indicates that he has any racist inclinations at all.”

Watch the video below from MSNBC, broadcast June 6, 2016.

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Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls

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When Robert Mueller completed his long-awaited investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, he left many questions unanswered.

But one conclusion was unequivocal: Russia unleashed an extensive campaign of fake news and disinformation on social media with the aim of distorting U.S. public opinion, sowing discord and swinging the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.

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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans

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The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.

In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.

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Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’

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Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.

To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.

Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."

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