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Trump can’t rent riverfront space in Chicago — with or without his name

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President Donald Trump continues to fail at renting the first three floors of Trump Tower in Chicago,” Crain’s Chicago Business reports.

The 64,000-square-foot riverfront space has sat mostly empty since the property opened a decade ago, though the Trump Organization and its brokers have rebooted their marketing efforts multiple times to attract tenants,” Crain’s noted.

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The last attempt at marketing the space removed Trump’s name from the brochure.

“Earlier this year, the name was conspicuously absent from a marketing brochure for the largely vacant commercial space in Donald Trump’s 92-story skyscraper along the Chicago River, “Crain’s noted. “The yuge (sic) TRUMP sign on the side of the building was even missing from photos in the brochure, which identified the property simply by its address, 401 N. Wabash Ave.”

“But a new brochure for the riverfront space leaves no doubt who built the high-rise, identifying it clearly as Trump International Hotel & Tower,” Crain’s reported. “That big, screaming sign? It’s there in the photos, too.”

“It’s not clear that the new brochure will help brokers generate interest in the commercial space on the lower three floors of the building,” Crain’s added.

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Twitter mocks ‘gibbering conspiracy loon’ Trump after he claims Google rigged the election

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On Monday, President Donald Trump made the dubious claim that Google had tried to sway the election for Hillary Clinton.

"My victory was even bigger than thought!" the president proclaimed.

Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought! @JudicialWatch

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2019

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Paul Krugman hilariously roasts Trump economic adviser for decades’ worth of terrible predictions

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Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman on Monday set his sights on Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow, who himself is not actually an economist, for making decades' worth of terrible predictions.

Writing on Twitter, Krugman concedes that making predictions is a difficult business and he admits to making his own bad predictions in the past.

However, he then explains that Kudlow is unique because he's been making the same false prediction for decades -- namely, about tax cuts for the ultra-rich producing economic miracles.

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Twitter admits China has created hundreds of fake accounts to undermine Hong Kong protests

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Twitter on Monday admitted that China had created hundreds of fake accounts aimed at undermining the protests in Hong Kong that have gripped the city in recent weeks.

Specifically, Twitter found that at least 936 different accounts had been created within the People's Republic of China that have been "deliberately and specifically attempting to sow political discord in Hong Kong, including undermining the legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement on the ground."

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