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‘A ludicrous stunt’: Bill Kristol rips Trumps for a hoax press briefing

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On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced a surprise press briefing, that turned out to be a hoax.

During the briefing, Trump made a surprise appearance and ranted about the border wall and border security, inviting a few border control agents to agree with him and then leaving without answering any questions.

After the fake briefing ended, CNN host Brianna Keilar’s panel ripped Trump for being selfish in the midst of a historic day. The 116th Congress was sworn in and praised for being the most diverse Congress yet.

Conservative pundit Bill Kristol said that Trump could not stand not being the center of attention for a day.

“To be clear, this is a stunt. This isn’t a briefing,” Keilar said.

“Donald Trump couldn’t stand that Nancy Pelosi was the center of attention today,” Kristol said. “He can’t stand the fact any other human could get his spotlight, so he had to butt in at 4:30 in the afternoon.”

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He added, “It’s pretty disgraceful, [he had to do] a ludicrous stunt with some union officials who endorsed him.”

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Progressive reformer claims victory in fiercely-contested Queens DA race

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Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.

With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.

Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

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New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits

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President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.

This article originally appeared on Salon.

The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.

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Beto O’Rourke’s ‘war tax’ policy proposal is straight out of ‘Starship Troopers’

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Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke —  who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.

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