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Trump pushes InfoWars conspiracy theory that press ‘doesn’t want to report’ on terror attacks

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Donald Trump on Monday made controversial—and largely unsubstantiated—claim that “the very dishonest press doesn’t want to report” on violent attacks carried out by terrorist around the world.

“It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported,” the president told a group of senior commanders at MacDill Air Force Base. “And in many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it.”

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“They have their reasons, and you understand that,” he added.

As observers pointed out Trump’s statement alleging the intentional underreporting of terror attacks by the media is “completely divorced from reality.” But as Twitter user @UrbanAchievr notes, the claim of the “mainstream” media neglecting to cover specific terror attacks is a theory pushed by the Alex Jones-run website InfoWars.

Jones claims to have a close relationship with Trump, at one point insisting his site—which pushes Pizzagate conspiracy theories and Sandy Hook trutherism—even claimed to have received White House press credentials.

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Oil prices soar more than 10% after Saudi plant attacks

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Oil prices surged more than 10 percent Monday after attacks on two Saudi Arabian plants that slashed output in the world's top producer by half, with Donald Trump blaming Iran and raising the possibility of a military strike on the country.

West Texas Intermediate jumped 10.68 percent to $60.71 and Brent climbed 11.77 percent to $67.31 in early Asia trading following the blasts at facilities run by state-owned giant Aramco.

The attack by Tehran-backed Huthi rebels in neighbouring Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is bogged down in a five-year war, effectively shut down six percent of the global oil supply.

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Most top Democratic presidential candidates demand Kavanaugh’s impeachment – but not all

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Most of the top Democratic presidential candidates are issuing calls demanding U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh be impeached, after new allegations of sexual misconduct in a bombshell New York Times report late Saturday night. Most of the candidates, but not all.

Julián Castro, Saturday night at 11:25 PM:

It’s more clear than ever that Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath. He should be impeached.

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Trump encourages China to take advantage of Jay Powell and Fed: They ‘don’t have a clue’

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President Donald Trump launched a new attack against his own Federal Reserve chairman in a pair of Monday morning tweets.

The president has been publicly pressuring Fed chairman Jerome Powell to lower interest rates in hopes of staving off a recession, but the Trump appointee has so far resisted his calls.

"Producer prices in China shrank most in 3 years due to China’s big devaluation of their currency, coupled with monetary stimulus," Trump tweeted. "Federal Reserve not watching? Will Fed ever get into the game? Dollar strongest EVER! Really bad for exports. No Inflation...Highest Interest Rates..."

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