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Hacked emails show European diplomats mocked Trump after bizarre Helsinki meeting with Putin

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Hackers broke into the European Union’s diplomatic communications networks for years, and dumped hundreds of messages online that reveal their concerns about the Trump administration, Russia, China and Iran.

The Area 1 cybersecurity collective discovered the breach, which took place over three years and used techniques long used by China’s People’s Liberation Army, and the stolen cables were copied from a secure network and posted to an open internet site, reported the New York Times.

More than 1,100 of the cables were turned over to the Times by Area 1 for examination.

The newspaper found cables that summarized conversations with leaders in Saudi Arabia, Israel and other countries that were shared with diplomats across the European Union.

In one of those messages, European diplomats described a private meeting in Helsinki between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, as “successful (at least for Putin).”

The two leaders gave a joint news conference after their meeting, where they showered one another with praise, and Trump publicly displayed more trust in Putin than U.S. intelligence agencies.

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Another cable, written after a July 16 meeting, provided detailed analysis of discussions between European officials and the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, who complained about Trump’s “bullying” — which he compared to a “no-rules freestyle boxing match.”

A March 3 message shows the deputy head of the EU mission in Washington recommending that the organization’s diplomats refer to the U.S. as its “most important partner” while continuing to challenge the Trump administration “in areas where we disagreed with the US (eg, on climate, trade, Iran nuclear deal).”

The hackers also infiltrated networks for the United Nations, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), as well as worldwide ministries of foreign affairs and finance.

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‘He should be hospitalized’: Internet stunned after Trump goes off on completely incoherent Mt Rushmore rant

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President Donald Trump was asked on Tuesday whether his face should appear on Mount Rushmore along with other major American presidents.

“If I answer that question yes, I will end up with such bad publicity,” Trump told The Hill, before pivoting to an incoherent rant about fireworks.

The president's rambling shocked many people on Twitter:

Apart from Trump’s apparent inability to string together coherent English sentences on the fly, note also the sheer ignorance and apathy toward the idea that there might be legitimate reasons why fireworks are not detonated around the Black Hills. https://t.co/jja2XD19Mw

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Trump: Immigrants didn’t want to come to America before I was president because ‘Obama wasn’t a cheerleader’

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President Donald Trump's strange rant about fireworks at Mt. Rushmore wasn't the only head-scratching exchange that occurred during his recent interview with reporters from The Hill.

During another part of the interview, Trump was asked about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) criticism of the internment camps he's been using to house immigrant children.

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Trump is unhappy in reality — so he’s inviting everyone into his world of make-believe: columnist

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Confabulation is an unintentional event where someone's memory creates "fabricated, distorted, or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world." Parataxic distortion is when a person tends to "skew perceptions" of others based on fantasy. Then there's political opportunism, a "diagnosis" that plagues politicians almost exclusively. Regardless of the cause, Washington Post syndicated columnist Michael Gerson noted President Donald Trump is not only creating his own reality, he's inviting his supporters to live inside of it.

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