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White House condemns any threat against Stormy Daniels

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The White House on Friday condemned any threat against porn actress Stormy Daniels, who is alleged to have had an affair with President Donald Trump.

After Daniels’ lawyer claimed she was threatened with physical violence if she revealed details of the alleged tryst, the White House spoke out.

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“Obviously we take the safety and security of any person seriously,” said press secretary Sarah Sanders.

The White House “certainly would condemn anyone threatening any individual, but I have no knowledge of that situation,” she said.

White House officials have tried to deflect questions about the alleged affair, pointing to previous denials by the Trump campaign.

The issue could hurt Trump with religious voters, who were key to his electoral success and appears to have already caused strains between the president and First Lady Melania Trump.

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On July 12, court proceedings will get under way to decide whether Daniels can dissolve an agreement stopping her from discussing an affair she says she had with Trump before he became president.

Trump’s long-time lawyer has admitted to paying Daniels $130,000 shortly before the election, but has not explained why.

Daniels’ lawyers have claimed that was hush money that she wants to return.

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Trump Twitter freaks out about coming recession and tries to pin the blame on the Democrats

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President Donald Trump betrayed his mortal fear of a recession in another early morning Twitter rant about the economy.

The president insisted the economy was fine, and again tried to blame Democrats and the media if a recession hits before the 2020 election.

"The Economy is strong and good, whereas the rest of the world is not doing so well," the president tweeted. "Despite this the Fake News Media, together with their Partner, the Democrat Party, are working overtime to convince people that we are in, or will soon be going into, a Recession."

He suggested that his political enemies were willing to sacrifice their wealth to defeat him next year.

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‘Vive la France’: 75 years ago, Paris freed from Nazi occupation

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In August 1944 ordinary Parisians rose up, led by Resistance fighters supported by workers, women and even priests to throw off the Nazi yoke after four years.

Following six days of street clashes, random attacks and armed barricades, they were joined by French and US soldiers and victory was confirmed.

"Paris outraged! Paris broken! Paris martyred!" General Charles de Gaulle declared outside the city hall on August 25.

"But Paris liberated! Liberated by itself. Liberated by its people."

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The landing of tens of thousands of American, British and Canadian troops on the beaches of Normandy on June 6 launched the final pushback against Adolf Hitler's forces.

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‘American Carnage’: How Mike Pence uses his brand of right-wing evangelical Christianity to play Trump

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In February of 2018, Donald Trump's former political guru Steve Bannon told Bloomberg News that in the 2016 election, "The real opposition is the media. And the way to deal with them is to flood the zone with shit.”

Bannon was proven correct in his strategy of how Trump's racist, authoritarian pseudo-populist movement could win power in the United States (and various other places around the world). Nearly three years into Trump's tenure the American news media is still struggling with how to cover a president and an administration that have no use for democratic norms, the Constitution, the rule of law, and the truth or reality itself.

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