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Sarah Sanders insists Trump is focused on North Korea after president’s bizarre Twitter spree

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday claimed President Donald Trump was focused on countering the nuclear threat from North Korea.

Earlier in the day, the president sent out tweets promoting anti-Muslim propaganda from a fringe extremist political party in Britain. Trump also demanded an investigation into MSNBC host Joe Scarborough and called for top executives at NBC and Comcast to be fired for allegedly “putting out so much Fake News.” He also tweeted “we should boycott Fake News CNN.”

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But the press secretary suggested it was Democrats who refused to meet with Trump on Tuesday who were distracting from the Korean threat.

“The ‘destructive force’ the president is focused on are things like North Korea, are things that actually have the ability to impact and hurt Americans,” Sanders told Fox News. “The president wants to make sure that we do what is necessary to fund defense spending, the military. Democrats are playing political games and it is really sad.”

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un on Wednesday declared his country a nuclear state following the successful test of a ballistic missile capable of striking the United States.

“This is a president who is not going to sleep and not going to stop until he does every single thing he can to make sure we’re doing all that we can to protect people of this country,” Sanders added.

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Inside Purdue Pharma’s media playbook: How it planted the opioid ‘anti-story’

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OxyContin’s makers delayed the reckoning for their role in the opioid crisis by funding think tanks, placing friendly experts on leading outlets, and deterring or challenging negative coverage.

In 2004, Purdue Pharma was facing a threat to sales of its blockbuster opioid painkiller OxyContin, which were approaching $2 billion a year. With abuse of the drug on the rise, prosecutors were bringing criminal charges against some doctors for prescribing massive amounts of OxyContin.

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe explains how Republicans botched Trump’s impeachment defense from Day One

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said the polling after the first week of public impeachment hearings offered bad news to President Donald Trump.

About 58 percent of Americans are following the hearings very closely or somewhat closely, and 60 percent of those people believe Trump should be impeached and removed from office, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll.

Nearly one in three Americans have already made up their minds on impeachment, but about 30 percent say they could be swayed by new revelations about Trump's scheme to pressure Ukraine into announcing an investigation of Joe Biden.

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Trump rails against another woman impeachment witness

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President Donald Trump claimed Sunday that Jennifer Williams, a special adviser on Europe and Russia issues for Vice President Mike Pence's foreign policy team, was a “Never Trumper” after her deposition in the impeachment inquiry was revealed to have characterized the commander-in-chief’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as “unusual and inappropriate.”

“Tell Jennifer Williams, whoever that is, to read BOTH transcripts of the presidential calls, & see the just released ststement [sic] from Ukraine,” Trump tweeted. “Then she should meet with the other Never Trumpers, who I don’t know & mostly never even heard of, & work out a better presidential attack!”

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