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Cooper hammers Kellyanne Conway on Trump’s Taiwan flub: Obama ‘never spoke to the president of Taiwan’

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Anderson Cooper Friday pressed Kellyanne Conway over her coy response to news that the president-elect broke a 37-year old U.S. protocol to not recognize Taiwan as a sovereign country, informing the former Donald Trump campaign manager that “this is uncharted waters.”

Cooper asked Conway about reports that Trump spoke today with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, shocking political observers and risking a major dispute with China. The Trump talking head said she wouldn’t comment further on the call beyond what has already been disclosed.

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(READ MORE: US chamber in China says new Trump administration better to get up to speed quickly after Taiwan flub)

Cooper noted the diplomatic issues that arise from Trump’s call with Taiwan, noting “the U.S. doesn’t recognize Taiwan as its own nation, “doesn’t support Taiwan independence,” and a president “hasn’t apparently spoken to the leader of Taiwan since 1979.”

Referencing Sen. Chris Murphy’s (D-CT) tweet insisting “this is how wars start,” Conways responded, “It sounds like Senator Murphy’s tweet is pretty incendiary and does not signal much of a shift from what seems to be the documented Democratic response to the election results,” adding the senator’s statement “is pretty negative and presumptive.”

“This has been long-standing U.S. policy towards China—not to recognize Taiwan,” Cooper reminded her.

“Right,” Conway responded, pausing for dramatic effect. “Again, I can’t discuss anything beyond what’s been publicly said.”

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(READ MORE: REVEALED: Trump Organization eyes Taiwan for newest luxury resort location)

Conway later insisted the president-elect is “well aware of the U.S. policy,” scolding Cooper for presuming that he’s not.

“I don’t remember any discussions ever being asked about President Obama or president-elect Obama eight years ago at this time,” Conway said.

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“Well he’s never spoken to the president of Taiwan. It is new so that is why i’m asking,” Cooper explained.

Conway responded she’s “pretty sure” President Obama made diplomatic calls as president-elect, adding she “can’t imagine” the press was as outraged as they are presently to Trump.

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This is a break with U.S. policy,” Cooper said. “I mean this is uncharted waters, you know, for decades”

Conway dryly responded Trump is “fully briefed and fully knowledgable about these issues on an ongoing basis.”

Watch the video below, via CNN:

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Oprah erects 26 billboards around Louisville — demanding the cops who killed Breonna Taylor get arrested

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Media mogul Oprah Winfrey continues to keep people talking about the killing of Breonna Taylor by the Louisville Metro Police Department.

"For the first time ever, just last week, Oprah Winfrey dedicated the cover of her magazine to someone other than herself -- Breonna Taylor. Now, that cover will be all over Louisville in the form of billboards big and small," WLKY-TV reported Thursday.

"She and the O Magazine team say they are amplifying Taylor's story and the fight for justice by erecting 26 billboards across the city. That's one for every year of her life," the station reported.

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Trump’s vendetta against TikTok is a veil for his anti-China and anti-free speech views

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Last week, President Donald Trump announced that he was planning on banning TikTok, a video-sharing social networking service owned by the Chinese company ByteDance. Shortly after he said this, the American multinational technology company Microsoft announced that it would attempt to purchase TikTok's US operations arm, although Trump has only given the company until Sept. 15 to pull this off.

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Eric Trump predicts his dad will win re-election: ‘The polls are looking great — you see it every day’

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One of President Donald Trump's children appeared on Fox News on Thursday to predict that his father would win re-election in November.

"Well listen, I think, um, I think we're looking really good," Eric Trump told Sean Hannity.

"The polls are looking great -- you see it every single day," Trump claimed. "The enthusiasm is tremendous."

"We're going to win," he predicted. "My father is going to win this election."

The prediction was offered the same day that NBC News released their first battleground map, showing Joe Biden on pace to win 334 Electoral College votes, Trump set to win 125 Electoral Votes, with 79 too close to call.

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