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Trump made ‘a rare admission’ of regret after ordering Spicer to defend his inauguration crowd size: Fox News reporter

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Donald Trump admitted he was wrong when he sent former White House press secretary Sean Spicer to bat about his inauguration crowd size, Fox News host Howard Kurtz reports.

Trump made “a rare admission” after sending Spicer to spar with the media over the size of the president’s inauguration. Kurtz wrote about Trump’s regret in his new book “Media Madness: Donald Trump, The Press, And The War Over The Truth,” according to an excerpt in the Washington Post.

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As Kurtz reports, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway tried to talk the president out of sending Spicer to defend his inauguration crowd size, telling him, “You’re really big. That’s really small.” But her effort was to no avail; Trump would later send out Spicer to convince the media the 45 president’s was “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period.” Spicer was widely-mocked for his assertion, and later expressed regret about the incident.

As Kurtz reports, Trump eventually told aides, “You were right. I shouldn’t have done that.”


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Trump holds large rally in Georgia — one day after the Peach State set a new coronavirus record

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President Donald Trump departed the White House on Saturday for an evening campaign rally in Georgia -- despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump is ostensively making the trip to support Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and interim Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) in the January runoff elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate. However, Republicans fear Trump will use his speech to continue bashing GOP Gov. Brian Kemp.

Trump's visit also comes against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Panicked Republicans ‘working frantically behind the scenes’ — but Trump just keeps attacking GOP Gov Brian Kemp

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Republicans are worried that President Donald Trump will pour gasoline on the intraparty inferno burning in Georgia.

Trump is officially traveling to the Peach State for a rally in support of the two Republican senators in January runoff elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate.

Republicans worry Trump will continue to attack Republican Gov. Brian Kemp as he has on Twitter.

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"Trump is to headline a campaign rally for Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in the state Saturday night — his first major political event since before the Nov. 3 election. GOP officials are working frantically behind the scenes to try to keep the president on script at the rally, worried that he will use the forum to attack Kemp and other state GOP officials who have resisted his pressure, according to a person familiar with the discussions," The Washington Post reported Saturday.

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Trump ‘facing a rapid decline’ as he wallows in ‘rage and denial’ over election loss: report

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President Donald Trump's mental health since losing the 2020 presidential election was the focus of a new analysis by New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker that was published online Saturday.

"Over the past week, President Trump posted or reposted more than 130 messages on Twitter lashing out at the results of an election he lost. He mentioned the coronavirus pandemic now reaching its darkest hours four times — and even then just to assert that he was right about the outbreak and the experts were wrong," Baker reported under the headline, "Trump’s Final Days of Rage and Denial."

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