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Trump smears migrant ‘caravan’ with sexual assault claim: ‘Women are raped at levels never seen before’

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During a speech that was supposed to be about taxes, President Donald Trump appeared to claim women in Central America are raped at higher rates than women elsewhere.

“It’s amazing what other countries put into the [immigration] system,” the president said. “They don’t put their good ones. Remember my opening remarks at Trump Tower when I opened. Everybody said, oh, he was so tough. I used the word rape.”

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Justifying his remarks, Trump then pivoted to an apparent reference to the so-called Central American migrant “caravan” headed for the US border. The caravan, multiple news outlets have revealed, are activists partaking in an annual publicity stunt aimed at raising awareness about the issues faced by refugees and migrant workers who have no intention of trying to enter America en masse.

“Yesterday, it came out where this journey coming up, women are raped at levels that nobody has every seen before,” the president claimed. “They don’t want to mention that.”

On Tuesday, when Trump opined about how “sad” the supposed caravan makes him and announced that he plans on sending the National Guard to the American-Mexican border to stop it, speculation arose as to whether the president learned about the large migrant demonstration from a fearmongering Fox News segment aired over the weekend. On Wednesday, a reporter asked Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen about the connection, and she did not answer the question directly.

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BUSTED: Cops fired for framing Stormy Daniels reportedly arrested on federal corruption charges

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On Tuesday, the Scioto Valley Guardian reported that two former Columbus police officers for the vice unit have been arrested on a number of federal charges.

Ex-Officers Steven Rosser and Whitney Lancaster are the same officers who allegedly conspired to frame porn star Stormy Daniels, who became a national name after suing to get out of a nondisclosure agreement negotiated by President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen to bury the story of Trump's sexual affair with her.

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Authorities searching for spring breakers who flew from Cabo on private plane with 28 COVID-19 victims

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Texas authorities are on the lookout for a group of spring breakers who returned from Cabo San Lucas testing positive for the coronavirus.

According to Alyssa Goard at KXAN News, public health officials announced Tuesday that about a week and a half ago, about 70 students in their 20's flew back to the United States on a chartered plane while others used commercial flights. There are 28 youth from the trip who have tested positive for COVID-19.

"Austin Public Health and UT Health Austin and University Health Services have made contact with every spring breaker onboard the plane using flight manifest from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The 28 confirmed cases are self-isolating at this time. Others are under quarantine while being monitored and tested. The Department of State Health Services has been notified.

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Trump’s schedule is empty because he’s spending his days chatting with titans of industry, world leaders, and celebrities

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President Donald Trump isn't jetting off aboard Air Force One every few days to preside over MAGA and KAG campaign rallies anymore, now that his pandemic is keeping much of the nation – including the president – at home. World leaders have stopped calling – at least in person – so his televised Oval Office diatribes have come to an end, at least temporarily.

Trump's calendar has been looking pretty empty these days (not a dramatic change from pre-pandemic days.)

Here's Trump's public schedule for tomorrow. (Public schedules don't include all of a president's activities.) pic.twitter.com/dst1Nybqbg

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