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Trump Jr suddenly goes silent as Laura Ingraham questions him about Trump Tower meeting with Russians

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Donald Trump, Jr. spoke out on Monday about his controversial Trump Tower meeting on Monday, after his father’s weekend tweet appeared to throw his namesake son under the bus.

The Executive VP of development and acquisitions at The Trump Organization addressed his legal predicament from the friendly confines of the Laura Ingraham radio show.

After playing criticism of the shifting story, Ingraham said, “you want any comments on that Donnie, because they’re hitting you on that for contradictions. I mean, they’re calling it worse than contradictions, obviously.”

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“Hello?” the president’s son asks.

“Donnie, what is your reaction to all that?” Ingraham asked.

There was a seven second pause following the question.

“Hey Donnie, you there?” Ingraham asked.

MSNBC reported on the interview, noting that Trump Jr. eventually came back on Ingraham’s radio show to blame the media.

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“What’s the story?” MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing asked. “Drama just minutes ago when Donald Trump Jr. was asked about the infamous Trump Tower meeting.”

“When he — asked about it on the radio – the line went dead,” Jansing reported. “And then blamed the press and the Democrats. And the story of what led to the meeting, the story keeps changing.”

“Let’s start with a double dose of Donald Trump. Just moments ago, Donald Trump, Jr. making first comments after his father appeared to put him in even more legal peril with a tweet on Sunday. This is what Donald Trump, Jr. said to conservative commentator Laura Ingraham on her radio show.

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“Basically, he says his story has been consistent from day one,” she explained.

Listen to the Laura Ingraham Show (18:17 mark):

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‘Recipe for disaster’: Officials in Florida city say they face ‘unimaginable’ potential death from COVID-19

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Officials in the Florida city of Hialeah are warning that they are uniquely vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic and face the possibility of "unimaginable" death from the disease.

In interviews with The Daily Beast, the officials explained how their large population of senior citizens is at grave risk if Hialeah erupts as a major COVID-19 hotspot.

"I think it is going to get a lot worse," Hialeah Councilman Jesus Tundidor tells The Daily Beast. “The experts have been telling us to expect a peak [in Florida] near the end of the month. As we get more testing sites up and running, the more positive cases we will see. And that will create more fear."

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Trump once again gives up the game on voting by mail: ‘Doesn’t work out well for Republicans’

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President Donald Trump again admitted that he opposes voting by mail -- even during a deadly coronavirus pandemic -- because it would hurt Republicans.

Two weeks ago, the president admitted during a freewheeling "Fox & Friends" interview that "you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again" if Americans were allowed to vote by mail, as Democrats had requested as part of negotiations on a pandemic recovery package.

The president admitted his opposition to voting by mail -- which he and first lady Melania Trump did just last month -- was motivated by partisan gain.

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The long history of US racism against Asian Americans, from ‘yellow peril’ to ‘model minority’ to the ‘Chinese virus’

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In a recent Washington Post op-ed, former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang called upon Asian Americans to become part of the solution against COVID-19.

In the face of rising anti-Asian racist actions – now at about 100 reported cases per day – Yang implores Asian Americans to “wear red, white, and blue” in their efforts to combat the virus.

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