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Trump pledged $1 million to Harvey victims — but Hurricane Sandy survivors are still waiting on 2012 pledge

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President Donald Trump has pledged that he will give $1 million to those survivors of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. But if past pledges are any indication, they probably shouldn’t hold their breath.

In 2012, Trump allegedly spoke to Mary Pat Christie, who headed one of the nonprofit coalitions that was working to help those in New Jersey hurt by the storm.

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“And it wasn’t a long phone call,” Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) said of Trump’s pledge to his wife for Hurricane Sandy survivors in 2012. “He said, ‘Mary Pat, I like Chris, but I’m scared of you.’ He said, ‘How much does the check need to be? Just tell me and I’ll send it.’ ”

No one was able to find Trump’s donation to the fund. So, Christie jumped in to explain that it was his fault and he “misspoke.”

“The Governor misspoke this morning,” said Christie’s spokesman Brian Murray. “Mr. Trump has given to other New Jersey charities, including the Drumthwacket Foundation.”

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold noted that Trump also pledged $1 million to a veterans group. It was only after reporters revealed the donation never came, that Trump was finally forced to give. He’s only given $1 million donations twice ever.


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Trump’s solicitor general refuses to tell court reasons why Barr is defending Flynn: ‘Some of it’s public, some of it’s not’

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The acting solicitor general claimed before a judge that Attorney General William Barr had reasons to intervene in Michael Flynn's case, but he can't tell the court.

Jeff Wall, the U.S. government’s top advocate before the Supreme Court, told the District of Columbia Circuit Court that Barr had secret, undisclosed reasons for dismissing the case against President Donald Trump's first national security adviser.

BREAKING: Acting SG Wall says Barr had secret, undisclosed reasons for dismissing Flynn case. https://t.co/VCoC1l44gi

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Trump-loving GOP candidate rushes to delete vacation pics at Hitler’s favorite retreat

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Madison Cawthorn, a Trump-loving candidate for Congress in North Carolina's 11th District, has deleted vacation photos he posted on Instagram that he took while visiting German dictator Adolf Hitler's favorite retreat.

In the photos, Cawthorn could be seen smiling at various locations at the Eagle's Nest, the Nazi retreat located in the German state of Bavaria that was visited by Hitler over a dozen times.

As The Forward reports, Cawthorn described the Eagle's Nest as "the vacation house of the Fuhrer," which was the honorific title given to Hitler by the Nazis. He also described seeing Hitler's vacation retreat as being on his "bucket list."

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Payroll tax cuts are the ‘hydroxychloroquine of economic policy’: Nobel economist

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President Donald Trump has issued an executive order suspending the collection of Social Security payroll taxes from September 1 until the end of the year. Liberal economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is highly critical of the move in a Twitter thread, slamming payroll tax cuts as the “hydroxychloroquine of economic policy” — a reference to the drug that Trump has been touting as a miracle treatment for combatting COVID-19 even as health experts warn that using it could be dangerous.

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