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‘Tell them to stand!’: Trump lashes out at NFL commissioner, Democrats, Iran and McCain in afternoon rant

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President Donald Trump shot out a trio of testy tweets on Saturday afternoon, attacking NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell over his support of players who protest the U.S. national anthem and also condemning Senate Democrats and Sen. John McCain for their rejection of the Graham-Cassidy Bill — the latest GOP attempt to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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He reacted to reports that Iran has test-fired a new missile by accusing them of being in league with North Korea.

He then attacked Democrats and John McCain with a phony talking point.

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And finally he tried to tell Goodell how to do his job.

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Goodell shocked some observers by taking the side of the players in Trump’s broadside on Friday night against NFL team members who take a knee rather than stand in support of the national anthem.

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Romney dashes hopes with announcement Trump’s Supreme Court nominee should receive senate vote

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) has said that he will confirm whomever President Donald Trump chooses for the replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He will also support the candidate being jammed through the Senate as quickly as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wishes.

“I intend to follow the Constitution and precedent in considering the president’s nominee. If the nominee reaches the Senate floor, I intend to vote based upon their qualifications,” Romney told reporters on Tuesday.

Thus far only two Republicans have been willing to block a vote for Trump's nominee based on McConnell's principle he outlined in 2016.

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Ex-Trump staffer outlines how the president undermined his own task force’s pandemic response

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In a new interview with NBC News scheduled to air on Tuesday night, Mike Pence's former top Homeland Security aide Olivia Troye excoriated President Donald Trump and the administration for their failures to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously.

Trump, claimed Troye, is "undermining" his own public health experts, especially with events like the rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma where masks were not enforced and social distancing not required. Following that rally, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt tested positive for coronavirus, and GOP businessman Herman Cain died of the disease, although it is not definitive that they contracted it at the rally.

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Ohio Democrats bust police officer’s son for stealing Biden campaign signs and then posting the video

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The son of an Ohio police officer was accused this week of outing himself as one of the people who stole a number of Biden campaign signs.

The Ohio Union Country Democratic Party shared video that allegedly has been posted by the son of an officer in Marysville.

"Local cop's son shows off the Biden signs he and his friends stole, then tags the accomplices on his Instagram post," the Union County Democrats' Twitter account said. "Hey @MarysvilleOHPD. You know where he lives. When can we pick up our signs?"

Video shared with the post shows someone flipping through a stash of Democratic Party campaign signs. The post included the message: "Fuck Biden."

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