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Tapper slams Trump’s hypocritical voter fraud ‘investigation’: He should start with own staff

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CNN’s Jake Tapper on Wednesday blistered Donald Trump over his call for a “major investigation” into alleged voter fraud, arguing if the president wants to look into people who are registered to vote in more than one state, he should start with “his top political aide and one of his key cabinet picks.”

In a series of tweets Wednesday, Trump said he “will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states,” promising his administration will “strengthen up voting procedures” pending the results.

In an interview with ABC’s David Muir to air Thursday, Trump iterated his call for an investigation, insisting it’s his “opinion” that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election.

Wednesday, Tapper criticized Trump for his comments, referring to reports that Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor Steve Bannon is registered to vote in New York and Florida, Trump’s Treasury Secretary pick Steven Mnuchin is registered to vote in New York and California, and Trump’s daughter Tiffany Trump is registered to vote in New York and Pennsylvania.

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“The White House has not provided any evidence backing up the president’s uncorroborated claim that 3 to 5 million illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election,” Tapper said during Wednesday’s broadcast, adding, “that is of course because no such tangible evidence of widespread voter fraud exists.”

“It did not happen,” Tapper continued. “But it is a belief of the president’s, we are told.”

Referring to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s suggestion that the investigation will “look into” California and New York, Tapper pointed out those states, “it might be observed, voted overwhelmingly against Mr. Trump.”

“One of the items the president wants investigated according to his tweets this morning, people who are registered to vote in more than one state,” Tapper said. “He might want to start that investigation by talking to his top political aide and one of his key cabinet picks who are among the many, many voters who in one day was registered in more than one state.”

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‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff

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Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?

Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.

The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."

There's little mystery about how the night will go down.

Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.

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Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’

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After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.

"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."

Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.

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Trump accuses newspaper of ‘virtual act of treason’ for reporting on a story that made him look awful

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President Donald Trump attacked an American newspaper for reporting a story that made him look bad.

"Do you believe that the Failing New York Times just did a story stating that the United States is substantially increasing Cyber Attacks on Russia. (sic) This is a virtual act of Treason by a once great paper so desperate for a story, any story, even if bad for our Country ... also, not true," the commander-in-chief tweeted on Saturday evening.

"Anything goes with our corrupt news media today," Trump argued.

"They will do, or say, whatever it takes, with not even the slightest thought of consequence," he continued.

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