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‘He works for nothing!’ Trump launches rambling defense of Jared Kushner amid security clearance scrutiny

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President Donald Trump on Friday issued a rambling defense of Jared Kushner after he was asked if his son-in-law should still be able to access classified information even if he does not receive a full security clearance.

In response to a question about whether he’d grant Kushner a waiver so he could keep working on sensitive foreign policy issues without a security clearance, Trump said his son-in-law was a “high-quality person” who had been treated “very unfairly.”

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As a way to show how valuable Kushner was, Trump pointed out that his son-in-law has been doing all this work for free.

“He works for nothing,” he said. “Nobody ever reports that. He gets zero. He doesn’t get a salary, nor does Ivanka, who is now in South Korea.

Trump then outlined why Kushner was integral to his grand plan to make peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

“But the hardest deal to make of any kind is between the Israelis and Palestinians,” Trump said. “We’re actually making great head way. Jerusalem was the right thing to do. we took that off the table. Jared Kushner is right in the middle of that. He is an extraordinary deal maker. If he does that, that will be an incredible accomplishment and a very important thing for our country.”

So far, the Trump administration’s decision to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has only resulted in condemnation from Palestinian leaders, who have shown no indication that they are now more willing to work out a peace deal because of it.

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After talking about Israel, Trump pivoted back to praising Jared and First Daughter Ivanka Trump, whom he said deserved praise for her selflessness.

“She gave up a very good, very strong, solid big business in order to come to Washington because she wanted to help families and she wanted to help women,” he said. “She said, ‘Dad, i want to go to Washington. I want to help women.’ And I said, you know, Washington is a mean place. She said, ‘I don’t care. I want to help women. I want to help families.'”

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Oprah erects 26 billboards around Louisville — demanding the cops who killed Breonna Taylor get arrested

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Media mogul Oprah Winfrey continues to keep people talking about the killing of Breonna Taylor by the Louisville Metro Police Department.

"For the first time ever, just last week, Oprah Winfrey dedicated the cover of her magazine to someone other than herself -- Breonna Taylor. Now, that cover will be all over Louisville in the form of billboards big and small," WLKY-TV reported Thursday.

"She and the O Magazine team say they are amplifying Taylor's story and the fight for justice by erecting 26 billboards across the city. That's one for every year of her life," the station reported.

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Trump’s vendetta against TikTok is a veil for his anti-China and anti-free speech views

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Last week, President Donald Trump announced that he was planning on banning TikTok, a video-sharing social networking service owned by the Chinese company ByteDance. Shortly after he said this, the American multinational technology company Microsoft announced that it would attempt to purchase TikTok's US operations arm, although Trump has only given the company until Sept. 15 to pull this off.

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Eric Trump predicts his dad will win re-election: ‘The polls are looking great — you see it every day’

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One of President Donald Trump's children appeared on Fox News on Thursday to predict that his father would win re-election in November.

"Well listen, I think, um, I think we're looking really good," Eric Trump told Sean Hannity.

"The polls are looking great -- you see it every single day," Trump claimed. "The enthusiasm is tremendous."

"We're going to win," he predicted. "My father is going to win this election."

The prediction was offered the same day that NBC News released their first battleground map, showing Joe Biden on pace to win 334 Electoral College votes, Trump set to win 125 Electoral Votes, with 79 too close to call.

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