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Trump’s Homeland Security pulls funds and staff from election protection for 2020

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Despite Russian interference in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump’s administration has scaled back on task forces that were designed to fight foreign influence within the Department of Homeland Security.

According to a report by The Daily Beast, Department of Homeland Security official said, “they fear the department won’t prepare adequately for election threats in 2020.”

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“The clear assessment from the intelligence community is that 2020 is going to be the perfect storm,” a DHS official familiar with the teams told The Daily Beast. “We know Russia is going to be engaged. So it’s very curious why the task forces were demoted in the bureaucracy and the leadership has not committed resources to prepare for the 2020 election.”

They also explained that globally, that the White House is being seen as unprepared for a potential threat.

“Our key allies are wondering why the U.S. is not more coordinated and not more proactive in dealing with this,” the DHS official added. “They don’t understand why the U.S. is not getting its act together.”

John Cohen, the former deputy undersecretary for intelligence and analysis at DHS said that the move and lack of resources for 2020 is “disturbing.”

“If these reports are true, it’s highly disturbing that the department and the administration are not more focused on dealing with that threat,” he told The Daily Beast.

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‘America the racist and pitiful’: Columnist says Trump has turned the US into a laughingstock

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On Friday, writing for The New Yorker, Robin Wright lamented that under President Donald Trump, the rest of the world has cemented a view of America as racist and incompetent — and the country may struggle to redefine itself even after he is gone.

"On the eve of America’s anniversary — our two hundred and forty-fourth — much of the world believes that the country is racist, battered and bruised," wrote Wright. "'Europe has long been suspicious — even jealous — of the way America has been able to pursue national wealth and power despite its deep social inequities,' Robin Niblett, the director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, also known as Chatham House, in London, told me. 'When you take the Acela and pass through the poorest areas of Baltimore, you can’t believe you’re looking at part of the United States. There’s always been this sense of an underlying flaw in the U.S. system that it was getting away with — that somehow America was keeping just one step ahead of the grim reaper.'"

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Suspicions mount that this Fox News host will run for president in 2024

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Although Fox News’ Tucker Carlson is an incredibly polarizing and divisive figure, he is by no means obscure: the far-right host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” gets huge ratings. And according to Politico’s Alex Thompson, there is talk in right-wing circles of Carlson possibly running for president as a Republican in 2024.

Thompson, in an article published on July 2, explains, “Tucker Carlson’s audience is booming — and so is chatter that the popular Fox News host will parlay his TV perch into a run for president in 2024. Republican strategists, conservative commentators and former Trump campaign and administration officials are buzzing about Carlson as the next-generation leader of Donald Trump’s movement — with many believing he would be an immediate frontrunner in a Republican primary.”

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Trump’s official day starts at 4:45 pm today so he can travel to Mt. Rushmore for a fireworks show denounced as ‘insane’

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President Donald Trump today is living the dream. Actually, living a dream he's had for at least two years: to preside over fireworks at Mt. Rushmore, the iconic 80-year old national monument to four of America's greatest presidents.

The first item on the President's White House schedule is a 4:45 PM ET departure for what will be more than four hours of travel via Marine One, Air Force One, and presumably some form of government ground transportation to the the Black Hills of Keystone, South Dakota, the home of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The First Lady is expected to accompany the President.

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