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‘I am a young, vibrant man’: Trump goes full-tilt pants on fire in rambling press event

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President Donald Trump delivered a cornucopia of lies as he talked with reporters on the White House South Lawn Friday morning. Among the many topics the president opined on were the economy, former Vice President Joe Biden’s entrance into the 2020 race, the deadly Unite the Right neo-Nazi rally, a treasonous Civil War-era general, age, his attempted firing of Special Counsel Robert mUeller, and the measles outbreak and vaccines.

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On Joe Biden, who is just four years older than Trump: “I am a young vibrant man.”

He falsely claimed his “both sides” remarks were describing only people who were in Charlottesville to support or oppose the monument to treasonous Civil War general Robert E. Lee, who waged war against the United States.

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On the Mueller report that details the lengths to which he went in trying to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller:

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CNN’s Jake Tapper weighed in on Trump’s remarks:

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Trump claimed hen did not pay $2 million to North Korea for the release of hostage Otto Warmbier, who died soon after being returned. Warmbier was tortured and returned in a vegetative state. Trump did not speak to reports the U.S. signed a letter of intent to pay North Korea.

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Stunningly, Trump reversed on his previous non-scientific, anti-vaccine remarks:

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Here’s a small sample of Trump’s previous anti-vaxx remarks.

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Armed security forces in DC are refusing to identify their agencies — sparking condemnation

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On Tuesday, Mother Jones national security reporter Dan Friedman posted an image of heavily-armed federal officials overseeing protests in D.C. — and noted that they refused to identify their agency when asked.

Asked who they’re with, these guys say only that they’re with “The Department of Justice.” pic.twitter.com/ciVDtP8ndk

— Dan Friedman (@dfriedman33) June 2, 2020

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Internet scorns Trump for saying D.C. was the ‘safest place on earth last night’: ‘Bunker Boy says what?’

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to proudly proclaim he had succeeded in restoring order to Washington, D.C. last night.

Washington, D.C., was the safest place on earth last night!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 2, 2020

Commenters on social media did not see it the same way.

Did your hear that George W. Bush’s former alum have launched a Super PAC to elect Joe Biden?

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Trump campaign provokes outrage with demand that media stop saying protesters were tear gassed

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On Tuesday, the Trump campaign issued a statement demanding that the media "correct or retract" the reports that peaceful protesters were tear gassed in front of the White House — citing claims from the U.S. Park Police that the substance used to forcibly disperse the crowd was not tear gas.

This demand did not go over well on social media, with commenters siding with journalists over the official reports — and others asking what the point is for the White House to dispute the type of substance they sprayed at peaceful protesters.

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