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Trump told NFL owner anthem controversy ‘lifts’ him: ‘This is a very winning, strong issue for me’

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President Donald Trump viewed his attacks on kneeling National Football League players as a beneficial political wedge issue, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

The revelation came in a sworn deposition by Dallas Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones, who recounted a phone call from the commander-in-chief last fall.

“This is a very winning, strong issue for me,” Trump reportedly told the billionaire team owner.

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“Tell everybody, you can’t win this one. This one lifts me,” Trump continued.

The White House claims the President was actually advising Jones on the best course for America and the good of the sport of football.

“The majority of the American people agree with the president, love our country, love our flag and believe it should be respected,” the White House argued.

Trump’s influence over NFL owners is central to a collusion lawsuit filed by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who was allegedly blackballed by the league for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality.

Secret recordings revealed NFL owners feared Trump would attack them for hiring Kaepernick.

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Trump called Kaepernick a “son of a b*tch” — something he didn’t even say about the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally murderer.


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World leaders mocked Trump because they’re tired of his ‘center of attention’ act: MSNBC guest

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During an MSNBC segment on President Donald Trump's abrupt departure from NATO talks in London after video was released of world leaders making fun of him, an MSNBC guest said those same leaders have become tired of his act.

Speaking with host David Gura, the LA Times Eli Stokols said international diplomats have realized there is no dealing with the president who is in his own world and just wants attention..

"Your colleague had a great line: 'This is a president who views norms like a teenager views curfews,'" Gura began.

"Well, he likes going to these things and blowing them up and being the center of attention," Stokols replied.

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‘Unbelievable’: Ex-Trump official stunned president is still letting Giuliani run around unchecked in Ukraine

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In a Washington Post report on the continuing attempts by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to dig up dirt on political opponents -- at the same time that President Donald Trump is facing impeachment for pressuring Ukraine with the promise of aid for the same -- a former Trump administration official expressed shock that Giuliani hasn't been told to stop.

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‘Hell no’: Texans join forces to stop Trump from stealing their land

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President Donald Trump's pledge to build a wall at the southern border with Mexico has been a huge winner with his base. But there is one group of people who are not happy: the Texans who actually live in the region where the wall would be built.

According to the Washington Post, many people in the region have no intention of letting the federal government seize their land to construct the wall, like Afghanistan war veteran Salvador Castillo of Brownsville, who received a letter from officials demanding unlimited access to and use of his land, which gradually escalated into a lawsuit.

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