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Trump begged campaign advisors to hide his record of supporting a woman’s right to choose

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The bombshell upcoming book by legendary investigative journalist Bob Woodward recounts a meeting Donald Trump held with political strategists a full five years before he announced his campaign for the presidency, The Daily Beast reported Saturday.

In early 2010, Trump reportedly met with Steve Bannon, who would go on to serve as the chief executive officer of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Also at the meeting was David Bossie, who would go on to serve as Trump’s deputy campaign manager.

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At the time, Trump was considering challenging then-President Barack Obama in the 2012 election. Trump ultimately did not run, but did become a prominent proponent of the “birther” conspiracy theory.

Discussing a potential run for office, Bossie listed Trump’s contributions to pro-choice candidates as a liability in the Republican Party primary.

“I’m against abortion,” Trump claimed.

“Well, you’ve got a track record,” Bossie noted.

“That can be fixed,” Trump argued. “You just tell me how to fix that.”

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In the same meeting, Trump reportedly referred to himself as a “popularist” before Bannon taught him the word “populist.”

Bannon’s initial impression of Trump was as “Archie Bunker, but a really focused Archie Bunker.”

Read the rest of the report here including Bannon’s claim about dealing with former White House Chief of Staff Reince Preibus.

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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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