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‘He’s an assh*le, but he’s our assh*le’: California congressman ‘praises’ Trump at GOP retreat

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Speaking at GOP retreat in a sports bar north of San Diego, a House Republican praised President Donald Trump in a round-about way by calling him an “assh*le” before adding, “But he’s our asshole.”

According to the San Diego Union Tribune, Rep. Duncan Hunter was addressing the Riverside County Young Republicans this past weekend when the topic of his relationship with the president came up.

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“He’s just like he is on TV,” Hunter quipped. “He’s an assh*le, but he’s our assh*le.”

According to the UT, Hunter’s comment was confirmed by four witnesses, none of whom wished to give their names.

As for the San Diego congressman, he is currently under investigation for campaign fraud by the FBI.


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Police clash with George Floyd protesters in Minneapolis for second straight day

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On Wednesday, protests against the police killing of George Floyd continued — and once again, police and demonstrators clashed, with authorities using chemical agents to attempt to deter the crowds.

Protestors move further back into street after police shoot some kind of deterrent pic.twitter.com/yrvqziOMbD

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Texas Supreme Court triggers outrage by denying mail-in ballots to at-risk voters: ‘Brazen and corrupt’

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On Wednesday, the GOP-dominated Supreme Court of Texas ruled that voters cannot claim risk of coronavirus infection as a "disability" under Texas' absentee ballot eligibility law.

The decision triggered outrage immediately on social media, with some commenters noting that the justices themselves issued this decision remotely to keep themselves safe. Others noted that four of the justices themselves are up for re-election, and thus their own candidacies stand to be affected by the ruling.

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Trump administration preparing criminal indictment of Venezuela’s first lady: report

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The Trump administration is preparing criminal charges against the spouse of a foreign leader at odds with the administration, according to a new report.

"The United States is preparing to charge the wife of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in coming months with crimes that could include drug trafficking and corruption," Reuters reported Wednesday, citing "four people familiar with the case."

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