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US debt explodes under Trump — threatening vital programs like Social Security

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President Donald Trump is fond of boasting about the economic gains achieved by his administration, even as critics point out that improving economic indicators can be traced back to Obama era policies. The President often brags that his business acumen, applied to America’s economy and world trade, has resulted in wins for the American people.

But as Politico reported Tuesday, the US federal deficit has also soared during his time in office, threatening the future of vital programs like Social Security and Medicare.

According to Congressional Budget Office estimates, in less than two decades the federal deficit will the biggest in history.

“The prospect of large and growing debt poses substantial risks for the nation and presents policymakers with significant challenges,” according to CBO director Keith Hall.

“In CBO’s projections, most of the spending growth for Social Security and Medicare results from the aging of the population. Growth in spending on Medicare and the other major health care programs is also driven by rising health care costs per person,” he said.

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Cop says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot following Trump’s racist targeting of The Squad

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Following racist attacks on members of The Squad by President Donald Trump and his supporters, a police officer in Louisiana reportedly said that one of the congresswomen of color should be shot.

Trump has been lashing out at the four first-term congresswomen, who include Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

"A Gretna police officer posted a comment on his Facebook page this past week calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a 'vile idiot' who 'needs a round, and I don't mean the kind she used to serve,'" NOLA reported Saturday.

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Internet piles on ABC reporter for lavishing praise on Trump for allowing press to ask questions

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ABC News reporter Kyra Phillips on Saturday heaped praise on President Donald Trump for his treatment of the press.

Despite the White House no longer holding daily press briefings, Phillips praised the "access" she receives from the administration.

"No matter what your politics are, I have to say that I appreciate the access ⁦Trump⁩ gives us on a regular basis and the ability to ask any question," she said.

She tagged Stephanie Grisham in her tweet, who is Trump's latest press secretary. She also tagged her husband, John Roberts, who does not work in the White House, but works for Fox News.

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The real problem wasn’t the racism — it was the Trump taking ‘the Lord’s name in vain’ twice: supporter

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President Donald Trump was widely condemned after supporters at a campaign rally in West Virginia turned his racist "go back" message into a "Send Her Back" chant against one of a woman of color in Congress.

One Trump supporter in West Virginia also criticized the speech, but not for the racist targeting of Rep. Ilhan Omar.

State Senator Paul Hardesty, a Democrat, wrote to the White House to complain about Trump's use of the word "goddamn."

The letter was republished by the Montgomery-Herald.

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