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‘Maybe we’ll have to find something new’: Trump strangely interrupts his own speech at opioid abuse summit

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President Donald Trump and the First Lady traveled to Atlanta Wednesday to speak at the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit. Following the First Lady’s remarks, President Trump also delivered a speech, but it was far different from what many attendees may have expected.

Throughout his speech, the President interrupted his prepared remarks to do what he does best: embellish.

“We will not solve this epidemic overnight,” the President told attendees, mostly experts and stakeholders in battling prescription drug and opioid abuse. “But we will stop…” the President said, literally stopping.

Trump paused, his hand still in the air.

“There’s just nothing going to stop us,” he clearly ad-libbed. “No matter how you cut it. I know some of the people in this room. Nothing stops you,” he said, pointing to the room.

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“Nothing stops you, I can tell you,” he said, pointing to a different section of attendees.

“We will never stop, until our job is done,” Trump told the audience, apparently in a live update to his written speech. “And then maybe we’ll have to find something new. And I hope that’s going to be soon, but we will succeed. We have results that are unbelievable,” he added.

Despite claiming “unbelievable” results, Trump embellished again, claiming the opioid crisis is even worse than the numbers say it is:

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He then touted the unemployment numbers, saying that all his results are the “best everything” – embellishing yet again. Seconds later, speaking about former inmates getting jobs, he said they’re doing great. “Not all, but there’s nothing all about any of us.”

Trump later touted his wall, which he promised Mexico would pay for, but apparently forgot. He also insisted he will build almost 400 miles of wall, despite Congress refusing to fund it. According to the President, the wall is being built right now, and it’s “probably ahead of schedule,” which is false.

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Vox’s Aaron Rupar, who posted these clips and watched the President’s speech, offered this response:


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WATCH: Civil rights icon John Lewis drops the hammer on Trump — and has no qualms about calling his remarks racist

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On Tuesday, the fallout continued from remarks President Trump made telling four freshman congresswomen -- and women of color -- that they should go back to their own countries.

While some prominent Republicans criticized the president, they stopped short of calling his comments racist.

MSNBC reported Tuesday that Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) -- a civil rights icon -- deemed Trump's remarks racist.

"This is not any, any way for the president of the United States of America to be attacking to be saying what he's saying about these young women," Lewis said.

"It's just dead wrong. We must use everything in a nonviolent way to say that it's wrong."

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Trump believes white nationalism is a winning strategy — because Fox News tells him so

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Donald Trump thinks white nationalism is going to win him the 2020 election. This much is clear. Trump's racist Twitter rant on Sunday — in which he suggested that four nonwhite congresswomen, three of whom were born in the United States, are "originally" from somewhere else and should therefore "go back" — might have seemed at first like a spontaneous eruption of racist rage from the simmering bigot in the White House.

Soon, however, it became clear that this was strategic. Trump thinks it's a winning move to echo the claims of David Duke and other white nationalists who believe the United States is for white people. He justified his racism by saying that "many people agree with me," and by continuing to rave on Twitter about how the real purveyors of "racist hatred" are those who look askance at his embracing the rhetoric of Stormfront and the KKK.

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‘White supremacy is a hell of a drug’: columnist explains the GOP’s garbled response to Trump

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump addressed comments he'd made telling four freshman congresswomen -- all American citizens and women of color -- to go back to their countries.

The comments set off a furor that the president was being outwardly racist.

“It's up to them. They can do what they want. They can leave, they can stay, but they should love our country,” the president told reporters Tuesday when he was asked about his remarks.

On CNN Tuesday, New York Times columnist Wajahat Ali explained how Donald Trump's comments -- and his Republican counterparts' refusal to call them racist -- is rooted in a dangerous white supremacy, or terror at the "browning of America."

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