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Trump added a brazen lie to his speech to make Christians feel like they’re under siege

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On August 24th, President Donald Trump addressed Republicans in Ohio. As Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale first observed on Twitter, Trump deviated from his prepared remarks in a telling way.

The prepared remarks read, “Republicans are rebuilding our country. We believe in the dignity of work, the power of freedom, and we believe in the truth of our national motto, In God We Trust.”

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What the President actually said to Republicans, according to the C-Span transcript, is, “We believe in the dignity of work, the power of freedom, and we believe in the truth of our national motto, which a lot of people don’t like using. Did you see some court ruled against it the other day? ‘In God We Trust.’”

Trump’s ad-lib makes it sound like Christianity is under attack.

Dale spoke with two experts on the separation of church and state, and neither could recall recent court rulings against the use of ‘In God We Trust.”

Contrary to President Trump’s assertion that the nation’s motto is under attack, Florida recently passed a law requiring all public schools to display the religious motto.

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WATCH: Trump flees Bedminster press conference after reporter busts him for lying about veterans

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President Donald Trump held his second hastily arranged press conference in two days at his Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey on Saturday.

Trump began the press conference by falsely claiming credit for the Veterans Choice bill that was signed by President Barack Obama.

CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale has recorded Trump lying about the bill more than 140 times.

https://twitter.com/ddale8/status/1292194842064441344

But this time, CBS News reporter Paula Reid challenged Trump on his lies.

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Trump accuses Democrats of ‘trying to steal an election’ with mail-in voting during the COVID-19 pandemic

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President Donald Trump accused Democrats of conspiring to steal an election at a hastily arranged news conference held at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.

And angry Trump lashed out at Democrats for seeking to allow voting by mail in the November election.

Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's press conference, where he questioned if Democrats love America:

https://twitter.com/jeffmason1/status/1292196974746370055

https://twitter.com/margarettalev/status/1292197337465597957

https://twitter.com/ToluseO/status/1292197677984354306

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Pelosi blasts Trump as ‘not a well person’ and wonders if GOP is motivated by a ‘manhood thing’: report

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed members of the Democratic Caucus on Saturday about the state of negotiations over the next coronavirus stimulus bill.

Luke Broadwater, a congressional correspondent for The New York Times, posted a thread about the call on Twitter, citing "sources on call."

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) was also on the call, and reportedly blasted White House chief of staff Mark Meadows for the failure to reach a deal.

“Meadows, when John Boehner and Paul Ryan was Speaker, impeded every agreement they tried to make with us on must-pass legislation," Hoyer reported said.

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