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Trump’s closing argument on Fox: ‘If I don’t win, I will consider it a tremendous waste of time’

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Donald Trump went back on Fox and Friends for one final pre-election interview on Tuesday, and he did what he does best: He made today’s election all about himself.

When the subject of a possible defeat in tonight’s election came up, Trump said that he would be angry if his campaign goes down in flames on Tuesday night.

“If I don’t win, I will consider it a tremendous waste of time, energy and money,” Trump said. “I will have spent over $100 million on my own campaign.”

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Of course, Trump hasn’t actually spent over $100 million running for president — FEC filings indicate that he’s actually spent just $66 million of his own money running for president.

Elsewhere in the interview, Trump once again railed against celebrities such as Beyoncé and Jay Z who campaign for Hillary Clinton over the past week.

“In the case of Jay Z, the language he used was terrible,” said Trump. “She talks about me and the language was unbelievable that Jay Z and Beyoncé used and  frankly, a lot of people left and they left because of the language, and then they left when the performance was done, and there weren’t too many people in the room. She would have been better off not having them, but she uses that.”

Yes, Donald Trump — the man who openly talks about grabbing women by the p*ssy and who proudly brought convicted murderer Don King with him on the campaign trail — thinks Hillary made a big mistake by having Jay Z perform a concert on her behalf.

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Check out the full interview below.


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Betsy DeVos, Ben Carson send anti-trans signals to Trump’s evangelical base

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While Trump grabs headlines, his Cabinet members quietly use transphobia to shore up white evangelical support

The white evangelical vote is almost certainly a lock for Donald Trump in 2020, but it appears the president is taking no chances of losing this critical voting block. One major part of that strategy appears to be quietly deploying his Cabinet members, especially those associated with the Christian right, to generate stories highlighting the Trump administration's overt bigotry toward trans people, and its eagerness to deprive trans Americans of basic rights.

Just this week, both Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson snagged coverage by making community visits that were ostensibly for noble purposes, but were clearly meant to signal to Christian right voters their hostility to trans rights.

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Intelligence official directly contradicts Trump administration’s excuses for suppressing whistleblower

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A top official in the intelligence community has disputed the factual basis for the Trump administration’s suppression of a whistleblower complaint believed to regard the potential misconduct of the president himself, a new letter released Thursday revealed.

The letter was made public by House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA). He is locked into a fierce and potentially explosive dispute with an array of forces within the administration to obtain the complaint, which was made through proper channels by an intelligence official last month to the community’s inspector general. Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson determined that the complaint was “credible” and “urgent,” and subsequent reporting from the Washington Post found that it concerns a “promise” made by Trump in communication with a foreign leader.

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Longtime GOP strategist explains why his party is getting crushed in the war of ideas

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Republican strategist Stuart Stevens on Wednesday warned the GOP that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) might not be a pushover candidate against President Donald Trump in 2020.

Writing on Twitter, Stevens admitted that he had "no idea" if Warren would beat Trump next year, but he did say that "Trump and supporters are destroying [the] credibility of any center-right argument" thanks to Trump's "corrupt and unstable" governance.

When one of Stevens' followers said that Warren would not be able to fulfill her promises just by taxing the wealthy, he countered that this idea is still more popular than anything Republicans are championing.

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