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Here are the 5 weirdest Trump rants after his medical billing presser goes awry

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President Donald Trump was supposed to come together with Democrats for a bipartisan press conference about a bill that would stop “surprise” medical bills after emergencies. It was staged with officials and doctors in white lab coats, but when given the opportunity to make remarks and answer questions, the president spoke about everything other than the positive reason both parties came together.

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Below are the weirdest and most shocking claims Trump made during his press conference Thursday:

1. John Kerry should be prosecuted for talking to Iran

According to Trump, former Sec. of State John Kerry has been speaking with Iranians, which the president said violates the Logan Act. Trump has done little to prove that Kerry has done anything illegal, but that hasn’t stopped him from accusations before.

Assuming he’s saying simply “talking” to a foreign power without authorization is a violation, it would also mean Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn also violated the Logan Act.

In wake of the Flynn revelations, House Republicans argued for getting rid of the Logan Act.

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2. Adam Schiff attacks continue

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Trump has been attacking top Intelligence Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff for questioning the president and his advisors for questionable behavior. Trump claimed that Schiff “cons” Americans every time he steps up to a microphone, a rich accusation coming from Trump.

The president has a tendency to accuse others of what he does himself.

3. Trump says he calms John Bolton’s warhawkery.

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During the Thursday press event, Trump admitted that John Bolton is even more extreme than him.

“I actually temper John,” Trump told the press. “I’m a little more dove-ish.”

Indeed, Bolton has been an extreme hawk, particularly when it involves going to war with Iran.

4. Donald Trump Jr. is innocent because Trump is

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As the president tried to spin his son’s legal problems (lying to Congress), he explained that Donald Trump Jr. was innocent because the president was “exonerated.”

“My son was totally exonerated by Robert Mueller,” Trump claimed.

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5. Trump talks about his “beautiful letter” from President Xi of China as trade negotiations break down.

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The stock market is dropping Thursday morning amid concerns that Trump’s tariffs will go into effect at midnight. Negotiations with China over a trade deal have broken down, with Chinese negotiators saying the United States is “bluffing” in its threats.

“I happen to think that tariffs for our country are very powerful,” Trump told reporters.

It appears as though Trump has yet to actually read the letter.

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Trump draws horrified reaction after telling Fox & Friends that he’s ‘done a great job on the corona’

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President Donald Trump gave a long, rambling interview to "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday in which he repeated a number of false claims about the United States' handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Here’s why Trump just suddenly changed his tune on mail-in voting

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President Donald Trump and his allies have been waging a disinformation campaign about mail-in voting, aggressively trying to delegitimize the practice that has a history in the United States dating back to the Civil War. The plan, as I've argued, seems to be to lay the groundwork for challenging mail-in votes or stopping them from being counted if it looks like he's ahead with in-person ballots on Election Day.

But on Tuesday afternoon, the president suddenly changed his tune on the matter in one key state: Florida. He sent the following tweet:

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