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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 declares impeachment ‘dead’ — and demands apology — in late night Twitter outburst

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President Donald Trump lashed out on his favorite social media platform late Thursday evening.

Eight minutes before midnight eastern time, Trump unloaded.

Trump wrote, "Democrats must apologize to USA: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said that 'United States Ambassador Gordon Sondland did NOT link financial military assistance to a request for Ukraine to open up an investigation into former V.P. Joe Biden & his son, Hunter Biden. Ambassador Sondland did not tell us, and certainly did not tell me, about a connection between the assistance and the investigation.'”

Trump did not say why he was taking the word of a foreign official over multiple sworn testimonies from members of his own administration.

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Pelosi is ‘marrying up the facts and the law’: Ex-prosecutor says ‘bribery’ is a critical indictment of Trump

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi was masterful in using the word "bribery" to describe President Donald Trump's actions with Ukraine that are at the heart of the impeachment inquiry, according to a former federal prosecutor.

MSNBC anchor Brian Williams interviewed former Assistant U.S. Attorney Berit Berger on Thursday evening's "The Last Word."

Please expand for us on why it is significant and why is it important to label this bribery," Williams said.

"So I think Nancy Pelosi was very specific in calling this bribery for two reasons," Berger replied.

"The first is that -- unlike quid pro quo -- ribery is something that most people understand, especially people who have children," she said, with a chuckle. "We all sort of have a general understanding of that."

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Giuliani henchmen showered Republican with cash — and Trump almost made him ambassador to Ukraine: report

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Yet another bombshell report has shed new light on President Donald Trump's suspicious Ukraine policies.

"At the same time that Rudy Giuliani and his now-indicted pals were pushing for President Donald Trump to remove Amb. Marie Yovanovitch from her post in Ukraine, Trump administration officials were eyeing potential contenders to take over her job. One of the people in the mix, according to three sources familiar with the discussions, was Rep. Pete Sessions, a former Congressman who called for Yovanovitch’s firing," The Daily Beast reported Thursday night. "He is also a longtime ally of the former New York Mayor, and is believed to have taken millions of dollars from Giuliani’s indicted cronies."

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