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‘Will send Trump Steaks!’: Internet erupts in laughter after president thanks Omarosa for her service

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In a stunning conclusion to this week’s dramatic White House subplot, Donald Trump tweeted “thank you” to Omarosa Manigault-Newman, the former director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison who was abruptly fired Wednesday.

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The president’s remarks came less than an hour after the Secret Service took the unorthodox step of correcting reporting that alleged they had to drag the former “Apprentice” star out of the White House.

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Subsequent reports indeed indicate Manigault-Newman was removed from the White House residence after she was informed of chief of staff John Kelly’s decision—though not, necessarily, that the Secret Service was involved in her removal.

According to CBS News, Manigault-Newman was escorted from the White House after she tried to gain access to the White House residence to protest Kelly’s terms, “and tripped alarms,” triggering her removal.

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The Internet on Wednesday was amused by Trump’s curt message to his former reality TV co-star. Read below:

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Kellyanne Conway voted by mail — before opposing it for other voters: report

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On Wednesday, Kellyanne Conway said voting by mail should not be universal, adding that people should be willing to wait in lines to vote during a pandemic if they are willing to wait in hour-long lines at Georgetown Cupcake. People were swift to point out the flaws in her argument, including that cupcakes are not a constitutional right and that Georgetown Cupcake is actually not allowing people to stand in line right now.

But there's another problem. On Thursday, the Huffington Post reported that Conway herself voted by mail in the 2018 midterm elections.

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Research reveals the damage right-wing media has inflicted on America — and it’s just the tip of the iceberg

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Donald Trump wants to go after social media because Twitter pointed out one of his lies. And, in fact, social media has done a lot of damage to America and the American body politic, with the most visible example being it’s help in putting Donald Trump in the White House in 2016.

But even more concerning should be Fox News and right wing hate radio. A new study out of Columbia university finds that when people in any particular ZIP Code experience a 1% increase in Fox News viewership, it “reduces the propensity to stay at home by 8.9 percentage points compared to the pre-pandemic average.”

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Texas bar owner bans masks to prevent ‘virtue signaling’ – and kickstarts an online firestorm

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A bar owner in Elgin, Texas, has implemented a new rule for his business: no entry with a mask.

“Due to our concern for our citizens, if they feel the need to wear a mask, then they should probably stay home until it’s safe," read a sign posted outside Liberty Tree Tavern.

Speaking to 9News, bar owner Kevin Smith said he's following social distancing guidelines so the masks are unnecessary.

The bar's Facebook page shared an article on the story, adding the comment: "Just trying to break this cycle of fear and virtue signaling. The CDC, Surgeon General, and even Fauci say, these mask do nothing and can even cause more harm. The county mandate has been lifted, the sun is shining, let's get back to living our lives without fear!"

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