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Ann Coulter fantasizes that ‘everyone on the NYT editorial board will die’ as a result of Trump

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Right-wing pundit Ann Coulter has at times been bitterly disappointed in Donald Trump’s presidency, particularly his failure to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

However, she’s nonetheless very happy that Trump is still making all the people she hates completely miserable.

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The Daily Beast has got a copy of Coulter’s latest book in which she relishes how angry the president makes his liberal critics — even as she admits his actions often make her feel sick as well.

“Trump may be shallow, narcissistic, disloyal, and the crudest kind of braggart, but he’s like chemotherapy for the country: it’s unpleasant to go through, you vomit, your hair falls out—but it kills cancer cells, and you live… [and] everyone on The New York Times’ editorial board will die,” Coulter writes.

The Daily Beast also reports that Coulter believes Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner wrote the anonymous editorial denouncing him in the New York Times last week. She goes on to point out that Kushner has been responsible for some of the most disastrous decisions of Trump’s presidency.

“I don’t particularly want to attack Jared, but, OK, there was ‘Fire Jim Comey, it’s a great idea,’” she says. “There was ‘Endorse Luther Strange, it’ll be a great idea.’ There was ‘Let’s start with tax cuts, because that’s what Mitch McConnell wants.’ There was ‘Let’s hire Anthony Scaramucci—he’s fantastic, Pops!’”

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‘I’ll be darned!’ Rick Perry — who oversees US nukes — fooled by Instagram hoax

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Energy secretary Rick Perry, who oversees the U.S. nuclear arsenal, fell for an Instagram hoax, along with several celebrities.

The poorly worded "legal" notice is similar to viral hoaxes that have circulated for years on Facebook, which owns Instagram, warning that the social media company will make all its users' photos and messages public.

Instagram isn't changing its privacy policy, according to its chief executive Adam Mosseri.

If you’re seeing a meme claiming Instagram is changing its rules tomorrow, it’s not true - learn more here: https://t.co/Qy102zMQCm

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Has anything changed since Burning Man’s sex assault and labor issues were exposed?

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The last weekend in August marks the start of Burning Man, a week-long, festival in the Nevada desert consisting of freewheeling performance art, fanciful costumes, and a lot of drugs. The anarchic party with more than 50,000 attendees constitutes a pilgrimage for many attendees, lured by the promise of leaving the “default world” behind in exchange for a transformative or even spiritual experience.

This article originally appeared at Salon.

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Truckers are facing a ‘bloodbath’ in their industry — and it’s turning many in the pro-Trump group against him: report

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Truckers are numerous, conservative, and hurting. And despite their widespread support for Donald Trump’s candidacy in 2016, a new report from Business Insider suggests the pain in the industry might be turning these workers away from the president.

The political trends in trucking are not insignificant. According to the American Trucking Associations, there were an estimated 3.5 million truck drivers in 2018. RTS Financial has found that there are 7.4 million jobs total “tied to the trucking industry.” And Business Insider reported that nearly 90 percent of truckers are registered voters, higher than the general population.

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