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Trump campaign launches website to tout unpopular president’s ‘growing portfolio of accomplishments’

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Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is launching a new website dedicated to the president’s “growing portfolio of accomplishments,” Politico reports.

The site is called promiseskept.com and the general theme is that the media lies, says campaign manager Brad Parscale.

“It’s a shame that such a platform is even necessary to overcome the errors and omissions reporting by the mainstream media—full of distortions, underreporting and lies—but we are pleased to present such a record of achievement by President Trump nonetheless,” he said in a statement.

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The boasts on the site are more modest than Trump himself claims verbally. For example, Trump has claimed that he is already building a wall on the Mexican border and that Mexico will pay for it “one way or another” but on the site he simply claims that he “called on Congress to fully fund a wall along the Southern border.”

The site also leaves open some holes—such as admitting that Trump merely led Congress to repeal a few provisions of Obamacare but did not “repeal and replace it” with something much better that offered everyone coverage for less money, as he had claimed he would do on the campaign trail.


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Never-before-seen tax docs show Trump’s businesses made themselves seem more profitable to lenders and less profitable to tax officials

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Documents obtained by ProPublica show stark differences in how Donald Trump’s businesses reported some expenses, profits and occupancy figures for two Manhattan buildings, giving a lender different figures than they provided to New York City tax authorities. The discrepancies made the buildings appear more profitable to the lender — and less profitable to the officials who set the buildings’ property tax.

For instance, Trump told the lender that he took in twice as much rent from one building as he reported to tax authorities during the same year, 2017. He also gave conflicting occupancy figures for one of his signature skyscrapers, located at 40 Wall Street.

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‘Make it a twofer’: Trump brutally mocked after claiming ‘rumor has it’ CNN’s president will resign ‘momentarily’

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President Donald Trump unleashed his second attack on the media over the course of less than 24 hours, this time attacking his top news target, CNN, as "a virtual fraud." The president also claimed "rumor has it" CNN's president, Jeff Zucker, "will be resigining momentarily?" (The typo is Mr. Trump's.)

Now that we have found out that @CNN is a virtual fraud, rumor has it that Jeff Zucker will be resigining momentarily?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2019

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Trump and the end of the American myth of meritocracy

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The following is chock-a-block with spoilers for "Succession" Season 2, including the finale, so proceed with caution.For understandable reasons, the internet is all a-chatter about the final scenes of Season 2 of "Succession." On Sunday's finale, Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong), who spent most of this season looking like a whipped puppy, finally stuck it to his old man, Logan Roy (Brian Cox), throwing the patriarch under the bus during a live press conference, during which Kendall was supposed to offer himself up as the fall guy for Waystar Royco's criminal behavior. It was a moment of Kendall showing spine and competence, and understandably, audiences cheered him on.
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