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DC to host ‘white civil rights’ rally one year after Charlottesville — outside the White House

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The National Park Service has approved an application for a year anniversary commemoration of Charlottesville’s violent white supremacist rally to be held in Washington, DC.

DC’s WUSA9 reported that NPS approved the application but has not yet issued permits for the rally set to be held at Lafayette Square, a seven-acre park just north of the White House. The event is to be organized by Jason Kessler, the organizer of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville where 32-year-old Heather Heyer was hit and killed by an alleged white supremacist.

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“This year we have a new purpose,” Kessler said, discussing the upcoming rally. “That’s to talk about the civil rights abuse that happened in Charlottesville, Virginia last year.”

Kessler claimed it wasn’t his fault that “that stuff happened,” and said that in the months since the rally ostensibly intended to “defend” a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, “white civil rights” have taken a hit.

“We’re not able to peacefully assemble. We’re not able to speak,” he told WUSA. “I keep telling people if your right to rally and your right to protest means that someone else’s life might be in danger, then it is no longer free speech but it is hate speech.”

Kessler initially tried to get a permit to return to Charlottesville on the anniversary of the violent rally, but the city denied him — a decision he’s sued the city over.

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White House leaked ‘insane letter’ to Fox host — that makes Trump look ridiculously ‘dumb’

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President Donald Trump was ridiculed on Wednesday after a letter was leaked that President Donald Trump sent to Turkish President Recep Erdo?an.

The letter was sent a week ago, on October 9th.

A copy of the letter, where Trump warned Erdo?an not to be a fool, was obtained by Fox Business personality Trish Regan.

https://twitter.com/trish_regan/status/1184559361638748161

Commentary on the letter was swift -- and brutal.

Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/chrislhayes/status/1184570895043571713

Can’t tell if parody of dumb guy trying to cover his tracks or real dumb guy who is covering tracks

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Trump blasted for flinging ‘nasty’ insults at Speaker Nancy Pelosi as he suffered a White House ‘meltdown’

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President Donald Trump reportedly suffered a meltdown during a Wednesday meeting at the White House with congressional leaders.

Trump reportedly lectured and insulted Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

"I would also say one other thing. He was insulting, particularly to the speaker," Schumer told reporters after the meeting ended because Trump was too "shaken."

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National Enquirer tried to protect Trump from allegation of forcibly raping 13-year-old girl: report

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Two of the scandals swirling around President Donald appear to have collided in a blockbuster new book by investigative reporter Ronan Farrow.

Trump's relationship with American Media Incorporated (AMI), which owned the National Enquirer supermarket tabloid, has been under focus for a $150,000 hush money payment to former Playboy playmate Karen McDougal.

Trump has also faced ongoing scrutiny for his longtime friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.

The relationship between the two scandals was examined in the new book Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators.

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