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Rush Limbaugh claims Trump personally contacted him about border wall feud: ‘He’s shutting the whole thing down’

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Right-wing shock jock Rush Limbaugh admitted on-air Thursday that Donald Trump got in touch with him personally to reiterate that he planned to shut the government down if he doesn’t receive funding for his US-Mexico border wall.

“I just received clearance –the president has gotten word to me that he is either getting funding for the border or he is shutting the whole thing down,” Limbaugh said on Thursday afternoon.

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He acknowledged that he’d been alluding to the interaction earlier in the show but could not do so because he didn’t have “clearance” to share the knowledge.

The exchange was first flagged on Twitter by radio host Chris Stigall, and Politico‘s Eliana Johnson noted that the comment came after Limbaugh told his audience that Democrats were “dancing” on Trump’s “grave” when it was believed that the government would remain funded through February without the wall funding.

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China vows to retaliate for Trump’s Rose Garden press conference — and could impose new sanctions on America

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US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was ending preferential trade treatment for Hong Kong and had signed into law an act that authorises sanctions on banks over China's clampdown in the international finance hub.

In a discursive news conference dominated by attacks on his domestic rivals, Trump declared himself to be the toughest president ever on China, a country he is increasingly positioning as his nemesis ahead of November elections.

Trump announced that he had issued an executive order on Hong Kong as he predicted decline for the restless city, on which Beijing recently imposed a tough new security law.

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Trump’s former White House doctor Ronny Jackson wins GOP runoff for Congress in Texas

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Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician and President Donald Trump's onetime nominee for secretary of veterans affairs, has won his bid for the Republican nomination for a solidly red congressional seat in the Texas Panhandle.

With 100% of polling locations reporting, though some mail-in ballots will still need to be counted, Jackson held a lead of 11 percentage points over Josh Winegarner, a veteran agriculture expert and lobbyist. Jackson and Winegarner were competing for a seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon, who is retiring and held the seat since 1995.

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Ivanka Trump’s tweet raises eyebrows: ‘Why is a senior White House official endorsing a food product?’

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As her big brother was dragging their 14-year-old half brother into the 2020 campaign, senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump was endorsing a line of canned food products.

If it’s Goya, it has to be good. Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno. pic.twitter.com/9tjVrfmo9z

— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) July 15, 2020

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