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FLASHBACK: Trump’s own mother once proclaimed ‘what kind of son have I created’

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President Donald Trump’s mother Mary seemed to have predicted the way that he would impact the world and not necessarily for the best.

The Scottish-born mother died in 2000, but she was already embarrassed by his failed marriages, playboy lifestyle, and business humiliation. Her husband Fred was known for bailing out Trump over and over again, and Mary likely had a ring-side seat to the catastrophes that followed her son.

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During the late 1980s, she watched as Trump’s very public first divorce threw the Trump family into the news and tabloids. She gave an interview in 1990 to Vanity Fair where friends of the Trump’s described that Mary was rarely around but Fred was.

It was in. that interview where Mary Trump was outed for asking Ivana Trump, her soon-to-be-ex-daughter-in-law: “What kind of son have I created?”

Trump has described his mother as “fantastic” and “a homemaker” who “loved it,” but it’s Fred Trump’s photo that sits on his desk.

The Independent noted that psychologists say that mothers are often predictors for the way boys treat women later in life. In Trump’s case, it could be the reason for his lousy treatment of women, especially those who stand up to him.

Prudence Gourguechon, from the American Psychoanalytic Association, told Politico: “I’m not talking specifically about any individual, including the president, or his mother.”

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A strong relationship with an attentive mother builds up “the capacity to trust, a sense of security versus insecurity [and] knowing what’s real and what’s not real,” said Prudence Gourguechon, from the American Psychoanalytic Association. “Your mother helps you identify your feelings and develop a cognitive structure, so you don’t have to act on them immediately. And I think it’s fair to say that the capacity for empathy develops through your maternal relationship.”

It’s unclear if this was the reason Trump had little to say on Mother’s Day.


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WATCH: Franklin Graham tells Jeanine Pirro coronavirus pandemic is because of people sinning

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Franklin Graham blamed sinners for the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic during a Saturday night appearance on Fox News.

Host Jeanine Pirro noted the growing death toll and wondered how God could let that happen.

"Well, I don't think it's God's plan for this to happen," Graham said.

"It's because of the sin that's in the world, judge," he argued.

"Man has turned his back on God, we have sinned against him, and we need to ask for God's forgiveness and that's what Easter's all about," he continued.

"This pandemic, this is the result of a fallen world that has turned its back on God," he added.

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Drought causing water shortage amid coronavirus crisis in Chile

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With historically low river flows and reservoirs running dry due to drought, people in central Chile have found themselves particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic.

Years of resource exploitation and lax legislation have allowed most reservoirs in that part of the country to run dry.

"There are now 400,000 families, nearly 1.5 million people approximately, whose supply of 50 liters of water a day depends on tankers," Rodrigo Mundaca, spokesman for the Movement for the Defense of Water, the Earth and the Protection of the Environment, told AFP.

One of the main pieces of advice to protect people against coronavirus is to wash your hands regularly.

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Trump warns of ‘tough week’ ahead — after the United States surpassed 300,000 coronavirus victims

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US President Donald Trump warned Americans on Saturday to brace for a "very horrendous" number of coronavirus deaths in the coming days as the total number of global fatalities from the pandemic soared past 60,000.

As confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 300,000 with more than 8,300 deaths, there was some encouraging news in Italy and Spain.

Europe continues to bear the brunt of the epidemic, however, accounting for over 45,000 of the worldwide deaths, and Britain reported a new daily high in fatalities.

There are now more than 1.17 million confirmed coronavirus cases around the world and there have been 63,437 deaths since the virus emerged in China late last year.

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