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Trump whined to Twitter CEO that his following wasn’t large enough

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump held a meeting with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

According to a report from The Washington Post, Trump spent a portion of the meeting complaining about his follower count.

“A significant portion of the meeting focused on Trump’s concerns that Twitter quietly, and deliberately, had removed some of his followers, according to a person with direct knowledge of the conversation who requested anonymity because it was private. Trump said he had heard from fellow conservatives who had lost followers as well,” the report said.

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This isn’t the first time Trump has complained or exaggerated about the size of something. He was relentless in going after reporter Graydon Carter who called Trump a “short-fingered vulgarian.” Trump reportedly became obsessed with sending him photos of his hands to prove they were larger.

The same happened when Trump’s inauguration crowd was smaller than former President Barack Obama. Trump ordered press secretary Sean Spice to proclaim it as the largest inauguration crowd ever, “period!” Spicer, who was never very good at lying from the press podium, said “both in person and online,” to get away with the claim. The live-streaming technology wasn’t as readily available for the Obama inauguration as it was for Trump’s.

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Disturbing video exposes the dangerous message a State Patrol officer told team: ‘Don’t kill them, but hit them hard’

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Krystal Marx, the executive director of Seattle Pride, shared a disturbing video this week revealing the violent message an officer in the Washington State Patrol gave to his team as it prepared to confront protesters.

“Don’t kill them, but hit them hard,” he said as he walked through a group of his colleagues.

“I remember shaking,” Marx told the Seattle Times of the experience filming the patrol from her office window. “Why not say, ‘Restrain them, calmly’?”

Chris Loftis, a spokesperson for the patrol, gave the Times a statement trying to explain away the comment as poor “word choice,” but it was not reassuring:

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Trump stokes division in Republican Party as he rages at Sen. Lisa Murkowski

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As the Republican Party is struggling to defend him in a moment of nationwide strife, President Donald Trump decided Thursday night to fuel divisions within GOP rather than make nice.

He had already lashed out on Wednesday at his former Defense Secretary James Mattis, who sharply criticized Trump’s response to the ongoing George Floyd protests. But on Thursday night, Trump took at aim at sitting Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

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‘Outrageous and criminal behavior’: Internet blows up at graphic video of Buffalo Police pushing over an elderly man

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On Thursday, footage emerged of police in Buffalo, New York pushing an elderly man to the ground, and refusing to help him as he lay bleeding profusely from a head injury.

The footage triggered immediate outrage on social media.

Horrible. I pray he’s ok. https://t.co/wL2gcNeAIT

— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 5, 2020

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