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Trump hilariously tries to walk back his plan to fight terrorism by arming drunken clubgoers

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Last week, Donald Trump achieved what many thought impossible: He made a proposal for giving more people guns that even the National Rifle Association found too extreme.

If you don’t recall, Trump said that Omar Mateen’s massacre of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando would have ended much differently if some of the club’s patrons were packing heat. NRA exec Chris Cox said on Sunday that Trump’s proposal “defies common sense” because “no one thinks that people should go into a nightclub drinking and carrying firearms.”

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Trump on Monday hilariously tried to back off his own proposal by saying that he was “obviously” only suggesting that presumably sober club employees and security guards carry weapons:

Except, if we go back and look at his original remarks, it wasn’t “obvious” at all that Trump was talking only about club employees. Here’s the full quote from a speech he gave on June 17 in The Woodlands, Tx.:

If we had people, where the bullets were going in the opposite direction, right smack between the eyes of this maniac — if some of those wonderful people had guns strapped right here, right to their waist or to their ankle, and this son of a bitch comes out and starts shooting, and one of the people in the room happened to have it, and goes boom — boom — you know what? That would have been a beautiful, beautiful sight, folks. That would have been a beautiful, beautiful sight. So don’t let them take your guns away.

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Why would Trump need to tell people to not “let them take your guns away” if he were only talking about club employees who were authorized to carry firearms? Although it’s impossible to do a clear reading of any Trump statement since he inevitably rambles so much, the strong implication here is that he wanted to see club patrons packing heat to take down Mateen.


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Trump openly solicits payment to US treasury for his ‘approval’ of TikTok sale – which he is forcing

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President Donald Trump says he is allowing Microsoft to purchase the U.S. assets of the popular Beijing-based TikTok social media video sharing app, in a sale Trump personally is forcing.

In discussing what he sees as the broad portions of an agreement the President used a real estate term to openly solicit the payment that would have to be made to the U.S. Treasury.

"I said a very substantial portion of that price is going to have to come into the U.S. Treasury of the United States, because we're making it possible for this deal to happen," Trump told reporters Monday afternoon.

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Andrew Cuomo rips Trump like never before: ‘This was the worst government blunder in modern history’

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) on Monday accused President Donald Trump of presiding over "the worse government blunder in modern history."

At his daily COVID-19 briefing, Cuomo said that it was time for the president to hit the "reset button" on his handling of the pandemic.

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"This was a colossal blunder -- how COVID was handled by this federal government," he continued. "Shame on all of you. Six months, lives lost. Hit the reset button, yes."

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Trump snaps at Jim Acosta for reminding him of coronavirus death toll: ‘Fake news CNN’

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President Donald Trump on Monday snapped at CNN's Jim Acosta when he reminded the president that the novel coronavirus so far has killed 155,000 Americans.

During a question-and-answer session with reporters, the president boasted that the United States had done an "amazing" job at handling the COVID-19 pandemic, at which point Acosta interrupted him and tried to ask him about the 155,000 people who have died from the disease in just five months.

"The U.S. has so many deaths," Acosta said.

"Hold it!" Trump replied.

"So many countries around the world..."

"Fake news CNN," he said. "Hold it. We have done a great job in this country. We haven't been given enough -- not me, Vice President Pence, the task force -- have not been given the kind of credit."

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