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British party leader calls for Donald Trump to be banned from UK for attacking London mayor during crisis

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President Donald Trump is getting pushback from political leaders in the United Kingdom after he used terrorist attacks to lash out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Following the recent terrorist attacks that killed seven in London, Trump repeatedly and incorrectly blasted Khan by suggesting that the mayor had said that there was “no reason to be alarmed” by the terrorist attacks. In fact, Khan had been informing citizens that they should not be alarmed by the sight of armed policeman on London streets.

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Trump also used the tragedy to push a ban on some Muslim travelers.

In a statement on Monday, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron called for British Prime Minister Theresa May to rescind Trump’s invitation to the country.

“Trump is an embarrassment to America,” Farron said. “In the wake of the recent terrorist attack, two of which killed people on the streets of London, Donald Trump decides to use his time in the Oval Office to attack the Mayor of London on Twitter.”

“Theresa May absolutely must withdraw the state visit,” he added. “This is a man insulting our national values at a time of introspection and mourning.”

“We need a special relationship not a supine relationship,” the statement concluded.

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Trump’s obsession with wrecking Obamacare is pushing him into a political buzzsaw: report

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President Donald Trump's administration has asked the Supreme Court to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act at a time when the United States is suffering from a deadly pandemic.

An Axios analysis written by Drew Altman of the Kaiser Family Foundation argues that Trump's insistence on demolishing all of Obamacare puts him at odds not just with Democratic and independent voters, but also a majority of Republican voters.

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Big chain retailers — including Target and Home Depot — beg government to enforce standard mask-wearing nationwide

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In a letter sent to the National Governors Association, an industry group representing many of the largest retailers in the U.S. asked the country's governors to mandate and enforce rules requiring people to wear masks at all times while in public.

With the coronavirus spiking dramatically in some states, the Retail Industry Leaders Association, which represents Target and Home Depot among others, sent the letter on Monday, reports CBS News.

One major issue has been the increasing incidence of angry shoppers attacking employees due to non-standardized rules on masks.

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Trump is betting on reckless approach to win in November

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On the Fourth of July, a day meant to celebrate American independence, Donald Trump once again focused on creating a racist spectacle. Despite concerns about spreading the coronavirus and starting wildfires, Trump insisted on having a fireworks-heavy celebration at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, which was clearly a campaign rally no matter how much the taxpayers were bilked for it. Of course, the president's speech was pure culture-war vitriol, complete with classic Trumpian projection, this time when he called anti-racist activists "fascists," an extraordinary word choice that obviously better suits him.

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