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Eric Trump: My dad won’t go to China without a red carpet welcome and a marching band

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At a rally for his father and other Republican candidates in Norwalk, Ohio, Eric Trump said on Tuesday that his father will not travel to China unless they welcome him with a marching band.

“The American people have lost their voice in this country,” said the Trump scion, “but I promise you we’re going to get it back.”

“We will make America strong again, we will make America safe again,” he continued. “We’re going to restore the respect that’s owed to our country.”

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“Obama goes over to China last week, you probably saw this,” said Trump. “He landed in China with Air Force One and they didn’t even bring a staircase up to Air Force One.”

“No red carpet, no marching band,” he said. “No dignitaries, no nothing. Obama had to get out through the service entrance of Air Force One.”

The crowd erupted in cheers.

“This is how China disrespects us,” Trump went on.

He said that if his father went to China “and if there wasn’t a red carpet, if there wasn’t a marching band, and the dignitaries and the top people in the country weren’t there, ‘No, captain. Fuel up this plane. We’re getting the hell out of here and we’re going back to Washington.”

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U.S. and Chinese officials did argue on the tarmac when the Chinese government refused to allow the traveling U.S. press pool to watch President Obama greet Chinese officials. The Chinese government wanted the press pool to be more tightly controlled and denied access to official proceedings.

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After Trump: No free pass for Republicans — they own this nightmare

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With the impeachment inquiry leveling up this month as public hearings begin, and with an election that might actually be the end of Donald Trump now less than a year away, the campaign to let Trump's Republican allies — even the most villainous offenders — move on and pretend this never happened is already underway.

This article first appeared in Salon.

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As climate crisis-fueled fires rage, fears grow of an ‘uninhabitable’ California

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As activist Bill McKibben put it, "We've simply got to slow down the climate crisis."

With wildfires raging across California on Wednesday—and with portions of the state living under an unprecedented "Extreme Red Flag Warning" issued by the National Weather Service due to the severe conditions—some climate experts are openly wondering if this kind of harrowing "new normal" brought on by the climate crisis could make vast regions of the country entirely uninhabitable.

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‘A profound emoluments clause violation’: Andrew Napolitano slams Trump’s hosting the G7 at Doral

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In the wake of acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's announcement this Thursday that next year's G7 summit will be hosted at President Trump's Doral golf club, Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano pointed out that Trump would be violating the emoluments clause if he were to go through with the move.

At the outset of the segment, Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto said that the announcement is "effectively saying the president has given himself this contract."

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