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Trump’s 2016 campaign still has massive overdue bills for law enforcement providing security

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The Center for Public Integrity reported just after the 2016 election that Donald Trump might tout his love for law enforcement but he hasn’t paid his bills to them.

Two years (to the day) after that report, Dave Levinthal said that the president still hasn’t paid his bills.

“President Trump today met with a group of sheriffs and had kind words for them,” Levinthal tweeted before quoting Trump. “‘I’m with some of the great law enforcement people. A lot of them are friends of mine. I’ve known them for a long time, and they’ve been fantastic people. Fantastic men and women.’ [The Center for Public Integrity] reported two years ago that Trump’s presidential committee was ignoring law enforcement and security bills sent to it by various municipalities. When last we checked in late 2018, the bills remained unpaid.”

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Trump regularly holds up law enforcement as his heroes, but when it comes to paying them, it seems he’s no longer supportive.

During a May 2018 event celebrating officers killed in the line of duty, Trump said, “We will protect those who protect us.”

“I especially want to speak to the young sons and daughters who join us here today,” Trump continued. “I want you to know that your moms and dads are among the bravest Americans to ever live. When danger came, when darkness fell, when destruction loomed, they did not flinch. They were not afraid they did not falter they stared down danger, raced down alleys, chased down criminals, kicked down doors and faced down evil. Brave.”

These so-called “brave heroes” put their own lives on the line for Trump before he was the president. It’s unclear why the campaign doesn’t feel they should be paid.

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According to campaign finance reports, Trump’s campaign has already raised over $100 million.


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‘Morrison in the USA sucking up to Trump’: Aussies furious to see prime minister campaigning for Trump

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President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appeared at a rally in Ohio Sunday, prompting Aussies to complain that it's unacceptable for their leader to be campaigning for Trump.

Trump invited himself to a Houston, Texas rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where he tried to campaign for the U.S. president with Indian-American voters. Sadly, however, nearly 80 percent of Indian-American voters cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Republicans love the Constitution — until it applies to them: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot unleashed on President Donald Trump's latest scandal he's calling Ukraine-gate. But when it comes to Republicans, he called them outright complicit.

In his Sunday column, Boot noted that a mob boss doesn't have to overtly say “pay up, or we will destroy your store” to be guilty of extortion. In Trump's case, he tends to say things in a way that it is understood what he wants people to do, according to former "fixer" Michael Cohen.

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Hate for Trump sets new record of Americans who can’t stand a president

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A new poll shows a record number of Americans can't stand the president of the United States.

According to the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal public opinion poll, an astounding 69 percent of Americans don't like Trump personally.

During the early 2000s, President George W. Bush enjoyed the benefit of Americans finding him likable and wanting to "have a beer" with the sober leader. That measure of "likability" has been a kind of inspiration for political leaders searching for voters based not on issues but on personality.

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