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Cheerful Trump praises ‘beautiful and sunny’ weather in storm-ravaged North Carolina

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President Donald Trump visited storm-ravaged North Carolina today, where he gave a press conference at which he was cheerful, telling jokes and praising the state’s weather.

“Some of the hard work is taking place right now,” Trump said. “Even though it’s nice and beautiful and sunny.”

Trump said the flooding is “epic” and “hard to believe.”

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Trump then thanked Republicans in attendance, who he described as “great friends of mine,” including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a golf buddy of Trump’s who represents South Carolina.

“Lindsey?” Trump said, looking around for Graham and chucking. “Oh, look at Lindsey! Lindsey, do you want to pull up a chair? What happened to you?”

Trump vowed to make things “perfect” in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

“The money is going to be a lot, but it’s going to come as fast as you need it,” Trump said. “We’ll take care of everybody.”

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WATCH: Saturday Night Live airs Christmas special — that’s just one giant dig at the Electoral College

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NBC's "Saturday Night Live" aired an opening skit that was just one giant attack on the electoral college.

A snowman introduced the segment, saying that we could look in on the holiday table conversation thanks to hacked Nest cams.

The skit featured a house in San Francisco, California, a second in Charleston, South Carolina and a third in Atlanta, Georgia.

Each dinner table debated impeachment, and the differences between President Donald Trump and his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

But then the snowman said that none of their votes matter.

"They'll debate the issues all year long, but then it all comes down to 1,000 people in Wisconsin who won't even think about the election until the morning of," the snowman said. "And that's the magic of the Electoral College."

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Georgia mayor being recalled for racism resigns from office: report

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Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly resigned in a special city council meeting held on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Saturday.

"The resignation came just days after Councilman Jim Cleveland resigned saying he‘d rather leave office on his own terms than face voters in a recall election next month," the newspaper reported. "Both resignations follow an AJC investigation launched seven months ago into claims that an African American candidate for city administrator was sidetracked by Mayor Theresa Kenerly because of his race."

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Nine 2020 Democrats unite to demand DNC Chair Tom Perez scrap debate rules: report

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The Democratic National Committee is facing a revolt for the party's 2020 presidential candidates for its restrictive debate rules.

"Nine Democratic presidential candidates, including the party's front-runners, are urging the Democratic National Committee to toss out the current polling and fundraising rules used to determine who appears in televised debates and reopen the exchanges to better reflect the historic diversity of the current field. The candidates say the rules exclude diverse candidates in the field from participating," CBS News reported Saturday evening.

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