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Trump still privately questions whether Obama’s birth certificate is real: report

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According to a New York Times report, President Donald Trump has recently been heard repeating his “birther” claim about whether or not former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate was real.

“In recent months, [sources] say, Mr. Trump has used closed-door conversations to question the authenticity of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate,” the Times’ Tuesday night report reads. “He has also repeatedly claimed that he lost the popular vote last year because of widespread voter fraud, according to advisers and lawmakers.”

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A senator who spoke on condition of anonymity chuckled as they told the Times about being privy to those recent conversations where “the president revived his doubts” about how authentic Obama’s birth certificate is.

The report also made note of Trump’s recent claims that the “Access: Hollywood” tape where he was heard bragging about grabbing women “by the p*ssy” might be a fake — despite apologizing for it and calling it “locker room talk” last year when the tape was first released. Those close to Trump told The Washington Post that he has taken to bragging that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into his possible collusion with the Russian government will be ending by the close of the year.

“He creates his own reality and lives in his own reality and tries to bend reality around himself and his own deep narcissistic needs,” Peter Wehner, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, told the Post.

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‘We’ve got a queer running for president!’ Tennessee official bursts into a racist, anti-gay rant at council meeting

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On Monday in Sevier County, Tennessee, during a county commission meeting to discuss a pending vote to become a gun sanctuary city, Commissioner Warren Hurst exploded in a racist, homophobic tirade that stunned onlookers.

"It's time we wake up people, it's time, it's past time," said Hurst, in footage originally captured by WVLT News. "We got a queer running for president, if that ain't about as ugly as you can get. Look what we got running for president in the Democratic party. We can go over here to [Sevier County Sheriff] Hoss' jail and get better people out of there than those running for Democratic [sic] to be president of the United States."

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Trump wants to wriggle out of impeachment by suing ‘everybody’ who makes him angry

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President Donald Trump wants to sue his way out of impeachment, just like he got himself out of jams before he entered the White House.

The president has been obsessed with undercover recordings by the right-wing Project Veritas outfit that misleadingly suggests an anti-Trump conspiracy by CNN president Jeff Zucker, and he has been privately ranting for days about the audio and video recordings, reported The Daily Beast.

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Donald Trump’s big short: Is the president profiting off the market chaos he creates?

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Back in early 2018, I noticed something hinky about the confluence of Donald Trump’s blurts about his trade war with the movement of the stock market. As I wrote in this space back in August, I believe Trump or people close to Trump might be profiting off the volatility of the markets ever since the president first declared a trade war against our allies and frenemies alike.

Since the passage of the 2009 stimulus, and with the exception of 2015, the markets have been mostly climbing steadily, in a relatively smooth upward slope. This ascending trajectory continued through the first year of Trump’s presidency until suddenly we began to observe harrowing single-day declines — volatility in the form of precipitous collapses of as much as 1,175 points in the Dow.

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