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Bill Maher calls BS on claim VA scandal is ‘distracting’ Trump: ‘All he does is play golf, watch TV and eat’

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During his Friday evening “Real Time” host Bill Maher mocked President Donald Trump for complaining that the so-called “attack” on Dr. Ronny Jackson, who the president nominated to lead the Veterans Administration. After he withdrew from considering, the right went on cable news to claim he was the casualty of “character assassination.”

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“We didn’t know a lot about Ronny Jackson,” Maher explained. “But then when Trump became president, Dr. Ronny gave him a clean bill of health, remember that? He was in grate shape and not obese at all. And we all said, ‘Is this guy high?’ And, yes, is the answer.”

When it came to the claim that the allegations against Jackson, the White House tried to claim that it has become a distraction to the president.

“A distraction?” Maher questioned. “All he does is golf, watch TV and eat. How can there be a distraction? Unless you’re a sand trap, a commercial or a chicken bone you’re good! Distraction? He’s calling ‘Fox & Friends’ in the morning!”

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England pubs reopen on US Independence Day — after first nationwide closure since 1665’s Great Plague

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The streets of Soho filled with merry drinkers in London on Saturday and the pubs of Manchester were packed as England's hospitality sector returned from a three-month coronavirus hiatus.

"It feels amazing," said Leo Richard Bill, a soldier, after getting through the door of one of London's buzziest restaurants on the Thames River's popular south bank.

"It’s been what, like three months since... me and everyone else haven’t been able to get outside and have a good time. So yeah, it feels good to get amongst it," he said.

Parts of London and other cities, deserted during lockdown, sprang to life as people dressed up and came out for "Super Saturday" -- the day England's hospitality sector reopened for the first time since March.

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Trump’s angry words and Coronavirus surge darken Independence Day weekend in America

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The United States marked an unusually somber Independence Day on Saturday, with President Donald Trump bashing domestic opponents and China -- but praising the country's coronavirus response, despite a record surge in cases.

Across the country, virus fears dampened or nixed Main Street parades, backyard barbecues and family reunions on a day when Americans typically celebrate their 1776 declaration of independence from Britain.

Instead of adopting a unifying tone, Trump -- facing a tough re-election and eager to mobilize his political base -- railed against protesters demanding racial justice after unarmed African American George Floyd was killed by a white police officer.

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‘Spoiler’ Kanye West mocked for running for president against his pal Trump: ‘2020 never fails to disappoint’

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President Donald Trump appears to have lost the support of one of his most well-known Black supporters as Kanye West announced on Saturday that he is running for president.

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,” West posted on Twitter, with the hashtag #2020VISION.

The musician was mocked for his presidential bid, here's some of what people were saying:

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