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Rick Wilson: Trump ‘reeked of defeat’ during his ‘death twitch’ of an Oval Office speech

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Republican strategist Rick Wilson has written a gleefully vicious obituary for President Donald Trump’s Tuesday night speech on the border wall, which Wilson described as a “wet fart.”

Writing in the Daily Beast, Wilson said that Trump’s speech was a desperate bid to keep his flailing presidency alive — and in that regard, it failed miserably.

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“This speech was supposed to be about forcing the national dialogue to stay on the border wall,” Wilson said. “No such luck. He reeked of defeat, clearly didn’t want to be there, and it showed. Trump looked exhausted, squinty, and bored, reading in a near-monotone from the Teleprompter. It went over like a wet fart.”

Wilson also said that Trump’s speech marked the end of his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, which he has repeatedly vowed will be financed by Mexico.

“The crisis he proudly created will end without a wall, and he knows it,” wrote Wilson. “The speech can most accurately be seen as the death twitch of The Wall cult. Trump can’t deliver a product, so he’s looking to sell something different.”

Wilson concluded that Trump’s speech shows he can’t just escape his political troubles in the way he repeatedly escaped multiple bankruptcies and failed marriages.

“The speech wasn’t the usual trick escape play for the man accustomed to getting away with damn near everything; it was the exact opposite,” he wrote. “The Wall is dead. The shutdown will end. Donald Trump blew it, bigly.”

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Trump announces he has unilaterally decided to let Putin back into the G7 Summit: report

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President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he intends to let Russia attend the next Group of Seven summit.

Since 2014, Russia's membership in the organization has been suspending in response to Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea. That changed the name from the G8 Summit to the G7 Summit.

The announcement came from pool reporter Gabby Orr of Politico, who said Trump will also invite South Korea, Australia and India to the next summit, which he is postponing until September.

More via pooler: “‘I don’t feel that as a G7 it properly represents what’s going on in the world. It’s a very outdated group of countries,’ he said. Alyssa Farah said this is bringing together our traditional allies to talk about how to deal with the future of China.”

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Seattle mayor imposes emergency curfew — set to begin only 14 minutes after her announcement

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The mayor of Seattle announced on Twitter that she would be signing an executive order imposing a curfew.

"I will soon be signing an emergency order and the city of Seattle will be imposing a 5 pm curfew soon," Durkin tweeted at 4:46 p.m. -- only 14 minutes before the order was set to go into effect.

"Crowds need to disburse from downtown immediately," she ordered.

"While many individuals gathered peaceful, some individuals have started fires and are destroying buildings. There are multiple fires downtown and it is an extremely dangerous situation. @Seattelfire (sic) does not have access to buildings," she continued.

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‘Stop it! Stop it’: Shocking video shows young girl in Seattle crying after reportedly being maced by police

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Video posted to social media on Saturday reportedly shows the aftermath after a young girl was maced by Seattle Police.

The girl can be heard screaming as protesters attempted to deliver first aid.

"Stop it! Stop it," she screamed.

Here is a thread Twitter user Kayvon Behroozian posted to Twitter, tagging local media outlets, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best.

Apparently Officer Campbell (see thread — mustache) of @SeattlePD maced the CHILD crying in this video. He did not provide his badge number upon request, unlike his colleagues. @seattletimes @Q13FOX @MayorJenny @carmenbest (posting on behalf of friend who took these videos/pics) pic.twitter.com/0ojb37RSJt

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