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Is the Trump administration hiring people of color to hold signs at his Phoenix rally?

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The web was abuzz on Sunday afternoon over classified ads reportedly recruiting “minorities” to “hold pro-Trump signs, cheer on command, and show diversity.”

“Someone is posting ads on Craigslist advertising for minority actors to come to Donald Trump’s rally in Phoenix, AZ and cheer for the unpopular president,” reported Politics USA. “The Trump campaign is running ads on Craigslist to find actors in Phoenix.”

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While Trump has paid actors to attend events before, it’s equally likely that the ads are an internet prank or someone’s attempt to create a disinformation campaign.

Another ad claimed to be recruiting “parents with school-aged children” to use as “crisis actors.”

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“Crisis actor” is a term used by right-wing conspiracy followers to denote actors hired as part of a “false flag” terrorist operation, in which the government purportedly hires people to pretend their children have died in a disaster or terrorist attack that didn’t happen.

Right-wing conspiracy lore maintains that the aim of false flag attacks is to create fear and restrict civil liberties. The most notorious example of which would be the 9/11 “Truther” myth, which says that President George W. Bush’s administration planned the terror attacks of Sep. 11, 2001 in order to ram through its conservative, surveillance state agenda.

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Trump spent 45 minutes talking with cast of right-wing play dramatizing ‘Deep State’ conspiracy theories: report

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The coronavirus emergency has given President Donald Trump one of the most daunting tests of his administration, with less than a year to go before he stands for re-election.

And yet in the midst of all the chaos, one thing the president found time to do on Thursday was meet with the cast of a bizarre right-wing play dramatizing the supposed "deep state" plot at the FBI to frame Trump in the Russia investigation.

According to The Daily Beast, Trump spent 45 minutes talking with the people behind "FBI Lovebirds: Undercovers," which focuses on the affair between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The leading roles of Strzok and Page were played by Dean Cain, the former Superman actor, and Kristy Swanson, who played the starring role in the 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.

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All US Navy ships in the Pacific near countries with coronavirus ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days

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CNN National Security reporter Ryan Browne tweeted Thursday that the U.S. Navy has ordered all of its vessels in the Pacific that have been near countries with COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, "to remain at sea for at least 14 days before pulling into another port in order to monitor sailors for any symptoms of the virus."

Health experts have said that the two-week period should give enough time for infected people to become aware that they are sick.

The highly-contagious disease has spread very quickly in South Korea and California after public exposure. The first person verified with "community-spread" transmission was identified just outside of Sacramento, California.

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‘Most wicked to ever represent Cleveland’: Jim Jordan ripped by hometown paper for covering up sex scandal

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President Trump likes to call his enemies 'sleaze bags" and Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan a "warrior," but according to Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Brent Larkin, Trump has it backward.

While Jordan may not seem like the worse politician to ever come out of Ohio, the "crimes" he's committed "don't involve felonies," according to Larkin. "They are crimes against America, crimes involving total disregard for the principles of democracy, trampling the truth on behalf of a corrupt president who revels in his inhumanity."

Watching Jordan question witnesses during the House impeachment inquiry particularly incensed Larkin, who writes that it was like watching a man who "spent his childhood gleefully ripping wings off flies."

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