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AP fact check: ‘Trump can’t be counted on to give accurate information when violent acts are unfolding abroad’

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A fact check by The Associated Press determined on Monday that Americans should not turn to their president as a source of information during terrorist attacks and other times of crisis around the world.

“President Donald Trump can’t be counted on to give accurate information to Americans when violent acts are unfolding abroad,” AP states.

The news service examined Trump’s reaction to the recent terrorist attacks in London and a deadly attack in the Philippines, and determined that Trump either got facts wrong or jumped to conclusions before details of the cases emerged.

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AP noted that Trump had reacted to the attacks in London by tweeting, “We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!”

Members of the Trump administration, including Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, have repeatedly stated that the effort to restrict the travel of Muslims is “not a ban.”

In another tweet, Trump blasted London Mayor Sadiq Khan for telling Londoners that there “is no reason to be alarmed” after at least seven were killed. But in fact, Khan’s quote, in full context, was assuring people that there was “no reason to be alarmed” if they see armed policemen on the streets.

Trump also connected a recent attack in Manila to “what’s going on throughout the world with terror.” The attack was later determined to be a robbery, not terrorism.

The AP went on to fact check eight more troubling statements made by the president in recent days. Read the entire fact check here.

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‘Why do we need camo in space’: Trump’s Space Force ridiculed for woodland camouflage uniforms

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On Friday, the United States Space Force released an image of their new uniforms on Twitter.

The image shows a Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) for a four-star general in a woodland camouflage pattern, with a matching camo nametape.

https://twitter.com/SpaceForceDoD/status/1218335200964464650

However, many people were confused as to why the Space Force would use uniforms designed to blend in on earth.

Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/PostCultRev/status/1218351691021484032

Sorry for the question but why do we need camo in space?

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BUSTED: National Archives caught doctoring exhibit to remove criticism of President Trump from women

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The National Archives were caught editing an artifact from the Trump administration to remove criticism of the president, according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post.

The newspaper reported on a "large color photograph" at the National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of women's suffrage.

"The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement. But a closer look reveals a different story," the newspaper noted.

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Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’

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Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.

It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.

Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.

Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.

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