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Trump apologist stammers when asked by CNN’s Chris Cuomo about Trump’s California fire conspiracy: ‘I don’t always support the president’

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President Donald Trump blamed California Governor Jerry Brown for the raging fire burning through the state. President Trump’s former campaign aide was at a surprising loss of words when asked by CNN’s Chris Cuomo about the president’s reaction.

“California is on fire. Nobody’s going to dispute that fact if they know what they’re talking about,” Cuomo said. “But our president is blaming environmentalists and California’s Democratic governor.”

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Cortes said he knew nothing about fires.

“I have to say first, I have enormous empathy for the victims of this awful tragedy and great admiration for the people who are fighting it,” Cortes said.

“I’m a city boy. I know very little about forests, even less about forest fires. you’d have to ask the White House.”

He continued: “I think you might think and certainly a lot of your viewers think that I always just instinctively back the president on everything. I don’t back him on this nor am I criticizing. I’m just saying I frankly don’t know. I’m not a scientist. I’m certainly not a forest management person. So I don’t know the answer.”

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Here is how the 99% can force the 1% to defeat COVID-19

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The government's response to the pandemic has further enriched the wealthy, while everyday people, especially Black and Brown workers, face sickness, death, and destitution. Government handouts to the rich are unsurprising, since they repeat the century-old pattern of "rescue packages", but another pattern is more perplexing: why have business leaders not stepped up to demand a robust public health response, which would ultimately be in their own self-interest? The titans of industry have mostly stood by in the face of Trump's criminal negligence, which has devastated much of the 99% but also endangers the wealthy.

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Trump Organization planning ‘high-end’ retirement community — with 225 properties — on foreign soil: report

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The Trump Organization is planning a massive real estate development, according to a new report by Martyn McLaughlin in The Scotsman.

"In what would be one of the most ambitious and expensive foreign projects undertaken by Donald Trump’s family business since he assumed the presidency, his company has commissioned a detailed masterplan to develop as many as 225 properties, as well as leisure facilities and shops, on an expanse of rolling farmland adjacent to Turnberry’s lauded Ailsa course, a four-time host of golf’s Open Championship," the Scottish newspaper reported.

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WATCH: Video shows how Trump makes his caddie hang on to the back of the golf cart

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Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and economic catastrophe, the leader of the free world spent the weekend golfing at his private, for-profit golf course in Virginia.

For the second day in a row, Donald Trump's presidential motorcade traveled to Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.

"Today marks the president’s 86th day trip to Sterling," reported HuffPost correspondent S.V. Dáte, who was the White House pool reporter for print covering the day's events.

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