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‘Is this your airing of grievances?‘: The internet mocks Trump’s out-of-the-blue ‘Festivus’ gripes

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President Donald Trump spouted off a series of seemingly random complaints against foreign adversaries and the so-called “geniuses” who ran his campaign — and social media users laughed at him.

The president, whose beleaguered chief of staff Reince Priebus resigned Friday after incoming press secretary Anthony Scaramucci threatened insufficiently loyal staffers, appeared to take aim at campaign CEO-turned-chief strategist Steve Bannon in his first Saturday-night tweet.

Twitter users urged him to call down.

Trump next moved on to complaints about China.

At least some Twitter users felt like his stream-of-consciousness complaints resembled the “airing of grievances” from “Seinfeld’s” Festivus holiday.

The president then signaled he’s been talking to former UN ambassador John Bolton, a rumored replacement as national security adviser — who called on China to “eliminate” North Korea by forcibly merging it with South Korea.

The scattered complaints seemed to unnerve Twitter users.


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Trump’s longshot bid to win New Mexico has political leaders baffled: ‘He’s a batsh*t racist’

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Despite losing New Mexico by eight points in the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump and his campaign manager Brad Pascale are making big plans to win the state in 2020 -- and that has political observers baffled.

With Trump appearing in New Mexico on Monday night, Politico reports the president has his work cut out for him in a state that saw the GOP lose the governorship and one House seat in 2018.

"The Land of Enchantment has voted for a Republican presidential candidate only once since 1992. With a considerable nonwhite voter population and all-Democratic congressional delegation, it’s not exactly fertile ground for a surprise GOP victory," the report notes before adding that Parscale feels they can make inroads this go-around.

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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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