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CNN’s Jim Acosta: One word will shape Trump’s address to the nation

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In response to negative bipartisan feedback about his fight for a border wall, President Donald Trump will give an address to the nation on Tuesday night.

On Monday, CNN’s Jim’s Acosta revealed that Trump would use his prime-time appearance to speak fear into the nation. During an interview with CNN host Anderson Cooper, Acosta said that the word “crisis” was used repeatedly in the White House to describe the border.

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He then explained that Trump would use his speech to further the false narrative that there is a “crisis” at the border.

“I was in a briefing today, off camera with Mike Pence and the homeland security secretary and the word they used time and again was ‘crisis,'” he said. “They’re going try to make the case to the American people, that the country faces a crisis.”

He added, “And it just begs the question if it’s such a big crisis, why are their Republican lawmakers saying they’re willing to open up the government without this wall funding and if it is a crisis, how can they build a wall quickly enough to meet that crisis?”

Watch the interview below via CNN.


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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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