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Jimmy Kimmel explains why right-wing nutters should stop worrying about Obama’s birth certificate

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Late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel began his Tuesday show noting that the Paul Manafort trial began today. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has decided to pivot to claim collusion isn’t a crime.

“Collusion is not a crime, but that doesn’t matter because there was No Collusion (except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats)!” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.

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Kimmel wondered why even bother bringing it up if he didn’t do it.

“Remember when Trump spent years questioning Obama’s birth certificate and got these nuts scared that a foreign power might secretly be running our government?” Kimmel asked. “Well, I guess that doesn’t matter anymore.”

Kimmel then brought up North Korea seemingly reneging on the denuclearization deal by pointing missiles at the United States again. The ABC host found “exclusive footage” of the initial handshake between Trump and Kim Jong-un that revealed the North Korean dictator was crossing his fingers the whole time.

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Trump’s a traitor — and the Russian bounty scandal is the final straw

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The first story of the rest of Donald Trump's life was published last Friday in the New York Times, revealing that the Russian intelligence agency known as the GRU has been paying bonuses to Taliban fighters to kill Americans, and that this intelligence had been reported to Trump and had been known at least since March. The story was subsequently confirmed by the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and the AP.

This article first appeared in Salon.

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GOP scrambling to pay for Jacksonville convention after Trump yanked it from North Carolina: report

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According to a report from the New York Times, Republican officials are having difficulties getting donors to pay for the Republican National Convention to be held in Jacksonville, Florida after Donald Trump yanked the gathering out of Charlotte, North Carolina in a fit of pique over COVID-19 health restrictions.

At issue, the report notes, is that millions of dollars were spent in North Carolina where a smaller event will now be held, and now the party is, in essence, forced to pay for a second convention.

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As much of US marks a muted Independence Day, Trump encourages big parties

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While public health officials are urging Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted July 4 celebrations amid a spike of coronavirus cases, President Donald Trump is going big for what he is promising will be a “special evening” in the nation's capital.

Trump is set hold his “Salute for America” celebration Saturday with a speech from the White House South Lawn that he says will celebrate American heritage, a military flyover over Washington, and an enormous fireworks display that is expected to draw thousands to the National Mall.

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