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Trump accuses Myeshia Johnson of lying about their call: ‘I spoke his name from beginning!’

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President Donald Trump on Monday quintupled down on his denial that he couldn’t remember the name of slain U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson during a phone call with the fallen soldier’s family.

In particular, Trump claimed that Sgt. Johnson’s widow, Myeshia Johnson, lied when she said that Trump couldn’t even remember her late husband’s name during their phone call.

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“I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!” he wrote on Twitter.

Johnson on Monday broke her silence about the now infamous phone call with the president during an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America. During the interview, Johnson backed up Rep. Frederica Wilson’s (D-FL) account of what happened, and said that Trump left her feeling “very upset.”

“He couldn’t remember my husband’s name,” Johnson said. “That’s what hurt me the most.”

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The feud with Sgt. Johnson’s family marks the second major fight Trump has gotten into with a Gold Star family over the past two years, as the president regularly attacked the family of slain U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan during the 2016 presidential election.


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Elizabeth Warren wins coveted Iowa caucuses endorsement from the Des Moines Register newspaper

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) received a coveted endorsement on Saturday evening when her 2020 bid was endorsed by the Des Moines Register newspaper.

"Who would make the best president at this point in the country’s history? At a time when the economic deck has become so stacked against working Americans that the gap between rich and poor is the highest in more than 50 years? At a time when a generation of war has stressed military families and sapped the treasury?" the newspaper asked. "The Des Moines Register editorial board endorses Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses as the best leader for these times."

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Lev Parnas’s attorney hilariously trolls Mitch McConnell in bid for witnesses during impeachment trial

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The attorney for Lev Parnas trolled Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Saturday in a bid for a "fair" impeachment trial.

Attorney Joseph Bondy posted to Twitter a video mashing together the audio of Trump meeting with Parnas and Igor Fruman along with the music from Rick Astley's 1987 song "Never Gonna Give You Up."

Posting the song as an online prank, known as rickrolling, dates back to at least 2007.

Included with the video was a message to McConnell and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Bondy urged the two to "vote with integrity and conscience."

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President Xi Jinping warns China’s coronavirus situation is ‘grave’ due to ‘accelerating spread’ of the virus

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President Xi Jinping warned Saturday that China faced a "grave situation" as authorities raced to contain a virus that has killed 41 people and caused a drastic scale-back of Lunar New Year celebrations.

The world's most populous country, which is scrambling to contain the disease that has infected nearly 1,300 people and overwhelmed health facilities, is building a second field hospital and closing more travel routes.

After more countries reported cases, Xi said at a Communist Party leadership meeting on the disease that China was "faced with the grave situation of an accelerating spread of the new coronavirus" but that the country will "definitely be able to win the battle," according to state media.

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