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Trump recalls troops from the southern border — after reports emerged that they were extremely bored

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Troops sent to the U.S.-Mexico border after Donald Trump warned about the dangers of the Latin American “migrant caravan” are being recalled less than a week after reports emerged that they were incredibly bored while waiting for the caravan to arrive.

Politico reported that Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, the general overseeing the deployment, confirmed in an interview that troops sent for engineering and logistics will begin coming home.

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In interviews with the New York Times, troops deployed to the border described days of building barbed-wire fences and trying to scrounge together amenities to make their makeshift bases more livable.

“When you send a soldier on a dubious mission, with no military value, over Thanksgiving, it doesn’t help morale at all,” Rep. Anthony Brown (D-MD), an Iraq War veteran, told the Times.

Buchanan said all the troops should be home by Christmas, and that the military’s current “end date” for the mission is December 15.

“Now that things are set down here, we don’t need as many troops to actually build a base camp and things like that, because the base camps are built,” the lieutenant general told Politico.


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‘You deserve to lose!’ Lindsey Graham gets shredded for begging for campaign cash during pandemic

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Sen. Lindsey Graham issued a somber plea for campaign donations during the coronavirus outbreak -- and he was met with furious mockery.

The South Carolina Republican faces a strong Democratic challenger in Jaime Harrison, as well as criticism from fellow Republicans, and he asked supporters for campaign donations for himself and prayers for health care workers on the front lines of the global pandemic.

"We're trying to starve, kill this disease, and we need to follow the guidelines, but there is a campaign afoot," Graham said. "The liberals want to take back the Senate, they want the White House, and they haven't stopped at all here against me, so I need your help."

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Media outlets pulling reporters from Trump press conferences because they’re a waste of time and a health risk: report

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According to a report from the Washington Post, major media outlets are choosing to take a pass on attending Donald Trump's daily press conferences because they have proven to be news-free and there is no sense exposing their reporters to the possibility of getting sick.

While the daily White House task force press conferences were intended to be a forum for members of the administration dealing with the pandemic to provide updates to an anxious public, they have now been taken over by the president where he makes off-hand -- and often incorrect -- statements when he is not battling with reporters.

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Not an April Fool: This humiliating failure is actually our president during a national crisis

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Donald Trump thought the job of being president was to "make deals" in the same way he made deals as president of the Trump Organization, his family business. The job does require negotiation skills, to be sure, but it turns out that Trump is very bad at those, which should have been obvious to anyone who gave a cursory look at his business career.Trump had a lot of help from his father when it came to the real estate business, but his real talent was for turning celebrity into cash. It is literally the only thing he's good at. He spent decades working the tabloid press in New York City, building his name as a Big Player with a Big Lifestyle, culminating in his very own reality TV show. He was a Kardashian before Kardashians had been invented — a person whose "job" is simply to live in the media.
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