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Trump quietly deletes tweet urging followers to ‘watch Sean Hannity’

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Donald Trump on Tuesday capped off a series of unhinged tweets by urging his followers to watch Fox News’ Sean Hannity at 9 p.m—then promptly deleted the post.

Trump Tweet (Screengrab / Slack)

The deletion came after groups, including Citizens for Ethics, pointed out the president is now using his official platform to promote a TV show.

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The move is reminiscent of a number of times Trump and members of his administration have shilled for companies while assuming official government roles. Trump’s top adviser, Kellyanne Conway, was “counseled” early last year after violating the Office of Government Ethic’s ban on executive branch staff endorsing products or companies by telling Fox News viewers to “go buy Ivanka’s stuff.” In November, Trump himself hyped his New Jersey golf club in a speech before the South Korean National Assembly.

Shortly before assuming the presidency, Trump refused to divest from his business, instead handing over control to his eldest sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump. The move has raised a number of concerns over conflicts-of-interest. Still, it’s difficult to grasp the full impact of Trump’s presidency on his own business as the president continues to refuse to release his tax returns.


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Noted author accuses Jared Kushner of ‘planning last ditch try at disqualifying Biden ballots on election night’ with Barr’s blessing

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A prolific author and speaker who has been described as a "Religious Right Defector" has issued a warning about the 2020 election that's getting noticed.

Frank Schaeffer was raised by a noted conservative Christian theologian who was at the forefront of right wing Christian political activism in the 1970's. But now he is a liberal Democrat and a cable news guest frequently invited to speak on the tactics of the religious right.

This week he's speaking out about what he says is the White House's plan to ensure Trump remains in the Oval Office.

In short, Schaeffer says Jared Kushner is planning an end run around the election process, and will appeal to the Supreme Court, as George W. Bush did in the 2000 election, to ensure Trump is installed in office for another four years.

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Black former Liberty University staffer says it felt like the ‘1950s or 1960s’ during his time at the school

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After Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. mocked Virginia Governor Ralph Northam by donning a mask that featured the picture from Northam’s medical college yearbook allegedly showing him in blackface, several Black staff members and athletes left the evangelical college in protest.

Speaking on MSNBC this Tuesday, former Liberty staffer Keyvon Scott said that he left the school because he felt there was no place for him there anymore.

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Trump stares blankly at mass death — and reveals just how out of touch he truly is

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On Feb. 4, 1992, George Herbert Walker Bush was campaigning for reelection at the National Grocers Association convention in Orlando. There, the president “grabbed a quart of milk, a light bulb and a bag of candy and ran them over an electronic scanner,” wrote Times correspondent Andrew Rosenthal. “The look of wonder flickered across his face again as he saw the item and price registered on the cash register screen.”

“This is for checking out?” asked Mr. Bush. “I just took a tour through the exhibits here,” he told the grocers later. “Amazed by some of the technology.”

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