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Trump brags about fully funding the military — but an audit showed they have no idea where the money went

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Persidemnt Trump speaks to military members -- YouTube screenshot

President Donald Trump has spent campaign rally after campaign rally touting his success by fully funding the American military.

“We are taking care of our veterans and our military will soon be more powerful than it has ever been before and because of that incredible power, hopefully, we will never have to use it, right?” Trump told supporters in Biloxi, Mississippi last week.

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“We secured through the help of Lindsey Graham and everybody. Roger, we secured $700 billion and $716 billion to fully rebuild our great United States military and we gave our great warriors their largest pay raise in more than a decade,” Trump claimed.

The Pentagon finally allowed an audit. The results, however, showed that the Pentagon had a rough go of it, according to the New York Times.

“We failed the audit,” Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters. “We never expected to pass it.”

The world’s largest military has $2.7 trillion in weapons, property, bases and whatnot. They have $2.6 trillion in liabilities, like people, personnel and retirees. Auditors have no idea where all the money went due to “flaws” in the IT.

The Times noted that American tax dollars being sent to the military to fund boondoggles would be bad enough, but the federal budget deficit soared to $779 billion, and the military still needs more money.

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On the plus side, most of the Army Corps of Engineers and the Military Retirement Fund passed their audits. It was the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines and most other divisions that failed.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis helped organize the team that opened the books if only he could figure out where the money is leaking out and where it’s disappearing. Instead, the president wants to throw more money at the military. While the Pentagon managed to convince him not to hold a vast military parade with tanks rolling through Washington, DC, it’s unclear if they’ll be able to put him in the two years left in his term.


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Lincoln Project issues lawyer letter mocking Jared and Ivanka’s billboard threat

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The Lincoln Project is staffed with a slate of Republicans using a unique set of ads to bring down President Donald Trump. One of the latest is a billboard in New York City's Times Square, where many tourists often visit when they are in town.

The ad features a photo of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, which prompted the first family to lash out at the organization demanding the billboard be taken down or they would sue for "what will doubtless be enormous compensatory and punitive damages."

In response to the letter, the Lincoln Project's lawyers fired off a letter of their own:

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President Donald Trump spent some of his time at his Ohio rally Saturday, saying that under his leadership, the military has developed a secret hydrosonic missile.

There's just one problem: Hydrosonic is a toothbrush.

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‘Jarring’: PA Trump fans attack polls making so much noise poll workers couldn’t read instructions to voters

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One Pennsylvania polling place fell under a full out attack on those standing in line to vote and trying to cast a ballot on Saturday.

In a Twitter thread, Behavioral Economist Alex Imas explained that while he was casting his ballot on the outskirts of Philadelphia County, PA Saturday, a parade of semis and other cars surrounded the polling place, laying on their horns.

"I arrived just as polling place opened. Short line. Thought I'd be in and out in 20 minutes tops. Even w/ this short line, it took 2+ hours," he explained.

"Then the next Semi followed, then the 3rd," he continued. "A motorcade of semis, jeeps, and a few sedans drove down the road. All honking. All flying Trump 2020 flags. With people yelling out the window. This motorcade snaked around the polling place the entire time I was there (2 hrs)."

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