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Erroneous report claims Trump said Kim Jong-un would make ‘better president’ than Joe Biden

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President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un

While visiting Tokyo over the weekend, President Donald Trump reportedly said that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un would make a “better president” than Democratic candidate Joe Biden. But the report turned out to be erroneous.

“Kim Jong-un is smarter and would make a better President than Sleepy Joe Biden,” Trump was quoted as saying, according to Time columnist Ian Bremmer.

Earlier in the day, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders revealed that the president agrees with the North Korean dictator’s “assessment” of Biden’s allegedly “low I.Q.”

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It was not immediately clear where or when Trump said the quote. Some questioned its authenticity.

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Trump is, however, on record praising Kim and attacking Biden at the same time.

Bremmer was later asked to clarify the report, but he refused, claiming that it is “a comment on the state of media and the twitterverse today.”

The columnist did not provide any further explanation.

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(Ed. note: This report has been updated.)

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Progressive reformer claims victory in fiercely-contested Queens DA race

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Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.

With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.

Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

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New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits

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President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.

This article originally appeared on Salon.

The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.

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Beto O’Rourke’s ‘war tax’ policy proposal is straight out of ‘Starship Troopers’

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Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke —  who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.

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