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Trump apparently made up the meeting where he lied to Canada’s Trudeau

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When Donald Trump bragged to donors about making up facts during a meeting with Justin Trudeau, he apparently was making up the meeting he supposedly had with the Canadian prime minister, Canadian Press correspondent Alexander Panetta reports.

Trump on Wednesday delivered a speech at a fundraiser in Missouri where he “heaped praise on himself” and boasted about lying to Trudeau during a meeting on trade, according to audio obtained by the Washington Post. Trump, per his own account of the meeting with Trudeau, insisted the United States runs a trade deficit with Canada (in fact, the U.S. has a trade surplus with the country).

“Trudeau came to see me—he’s a good guy, Justin,” Trump said. “He said, ‘No, no, we have no trade deficit with you, we have none. Donald, please.’”

“I didn’t even know,” Trump later admitted. “… I had no idea. I just said, ‘You’re wrong.’”

Trump went on to describe sending “his [Trudeau’s] guy, my guy” out of the room to “check” on the trade status between the United States, only to find out he was “actually right.”

As Penetta reports, “The Canadians are unsure what meeting Trump’s referring to.” Officials suggested to the Canadian reporter that the president could have described “a blend of different chats,” but noted the “anecdote from Trump most resembles a chat they may have had by phone” and would not have included sending officials out of a room.

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“So… this Trump anecdote about making up a fact on an allegedly made up trade metric might have been slightly… made up,” Panetta adds.

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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