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CNN nails Trump and Fox News to the wall for pushing right-wing theory that they scripted Parkland town hall

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President Donald Trump on Thursday night accused CNN of forcing a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last week to provide “scripted” answers to questions during yesterday’s South Florida town hall. The network, in response, shot him down.

Trump appears to have gotten the story from Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who interviewed the student who alleged the network fed him scripted answers earlier in the night.

In the interview, Stoneman Douglas student Colton Haab told Carlson that a producer did not allow him to speak when he submitted his question, instead giving him answers they prepared for him. CNN denied the claim in a statement prior to tweeted at the president.

“Just like so much of CNN, Fake News,” Trump tweeted. “That’s why their ratings are so bad!”

“MSNBC may be worse,” he added.

The theory appears to have originated with Pizzagate conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich, who tweeted last night that Haab was not allowed to speak at the town hall due to his pro-gun rights stance.

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Soon after, right-wing vlogger Mark Dice, who last week was blasted by Stoneman Douglas student after he suggested they should have called the police instead of film the chaos during the shooting, also promoted the theory.

CNN responded directly to the president’s tweet by tagging him and Carlson and rebutting “there is absolutely no truth to this story — and we can prove that.”

“CNN did not provide or script questions for anyone in last night’s town hall, nor have we ever,” the tweeted. “Those are the facts.”

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Melania Trump ripped for bragging about helping children while her husband runs concentration camps for kids

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Melania Trump was ripped on Monday for pushing her signature "Be Best" campaign against bullying while her husband, President Donald Trump, runs concentration camps for children along the southern border.

"Looking forward to collaborating with all of our #BeBest Ambassadors. Delighted to be working alongside so many people both inside and outside of government to better the lives of children everywhere!" Melania Trump tweeted Monday.

The response was some of the harshest since she wore an "I Don't Care" jacked to visit the border.

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Border Patrol blocking Americans from donating toothbrushes and diapers for detained children

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Donald Trump on the US-Mexico Border

On Sunday, Austin Savage and five of his friends huddled into an SUV and went to an El Paso Target, loading up on diapers, wipes, soaps and toys.

About $340 later, the group headed to a Border Patrol facility holding migrant children in nearby Clint with the goal of donating their goods. Savage said he and his friends had read an article from The New York Times detailing chaos, sickness and filth in the overcrowded facility, and they wanted to help.

But when they arrived, they found that the lobby was closed. The few Border Patrol agents — Savage said there were between eight and 10 of them — moving in and out of a parking facility ignored them.

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Michael Flynn’s legal team is making bizarre moves — signaling he’s still hoping for a Trump pardon

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When disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn recently hired a new firebrand lawyer, Sidney Powell, it suggested he could be maneuvering to change his legal strategy.

And on Monday, new signs emerged that his legal team is looking to shake things up. Flynn had another status hearing on Monday before Judge Emmet Sullivan as he awaits sentencing for charges brought by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

In the hearing on Monday, Powell, who had been publicly critical of the Russia investigation before joining Flynn’s team, requested a security clearance to review documents in the case. This was a surprising move, because the government said that there was no classified information in the documents it had turned over to the defense.

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