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Trump feels betrayed by Florida Republican who didn’t go along with his Hurricane Maria conspiracy theory: report

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President Donald Trump is livid with the Florida Republican Party’s gubernatorial nominee with less than fifty days before the crucial midterm elections, Politico reported Tuesday.

President Trump reportedly feels betrayed with Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) for not going along with the commander-in-chief’s widely debunked conspiracy theory on the number of hurricane fatalities in Puerto Rico.

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The morning of September 13, Trump took to Twitter to attack the official Puerto Rico estimate that 2,975 people in the disaster. That number substantially exceeds the fatality estimates for Hurricane Katrina. The official number of victims killed on 9/11 is 2,977.

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After Trump started his conspiracy theory, Rep. DeSantis distanced himself the White House’s position.

“Ron DeSantis is committed to standing with the Puerto Rican community, especially after such a tragic loss of life. He doesn’t believe any loss of life has been inflated,” the DeSantis campaign said.

Trump, who campaigned for DeSantis during the primary campaign, apparently saw the comments.

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“The president has told close associates in recent days that he views DeSantis — who won his Aug. 28 GOP primary thanks to Trump’s strong support — as profoundly disloyal for distancing himself from the president’s assertion that the Hurricane Maria death toll was inflated by Democrats for political purposes,” Politico explained.

“DeSantis’s reaction, however, particularly piqued the president. Trump views the former congressman as politically indebted to him, people familiar with the president’s thinking say, because he believes DeSantis owes his electoral success to him,” Politico continued.

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A person close to Trump described the fallout as a “divorce.”

Rep. DeSantis, the GOP gubernatorial nominee, was not the only Sunshine State Republican to dispute President Trump’s conspiracy theory.

Gov. Rick Scott, who is the Republican Party nominee for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), also refused to go along with the commander-in-chief’s conspiracy theory.

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Confederate battle flag banned — Marine Corps declares it a ‘threat to our core values’

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"Depictions of the Confederate battle flag are unauthorized in public and work spaces aboard an installation," the Marine Corps wrote in guidance to the troops.

The ban applies to bumper stickers, clothing and flags among other items.

"The Confederate battle flag has all too often been co-opted by violent extremist and racist groups whose divisive beliefs have no place in our Corps," the Marines explained.

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Trump is ‘a soulless man with a broken mind’: George Conway calls out his wife’s boss in scathing op-ed

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George Conway, the prominent Republican attorney married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, blasted his wife's boss in a new Washington Post op-ed published online on Friday evening.

"Until three brief months ago, President Trump never faced a serious crisis, at least one not of his own making. But now he has faced two, and is failing two, in short order: the covid-19 pandemic, with its concomitant economic devastation; and now social unrest, and rioting, stemming from the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody," Conway wrote. "Lacking in humanity, Trump has had no idea how to handle either one."

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