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White House spokesperson denies it was ‘awkward’ to have to praise Trump after he reportedly threw tantrum

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Appearing on Fox News with “Media Buzz” host Howard Kurtz, White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley claimed there was nothing awkward or humiliating about having President Donald Trump call on staffers to testify to his calmness during a live press conference following reports he stormed oput of a meeting..

With host Kurtz giving Gidley a helping hand by calling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) claims that Trump slammed his hand down and stormed out of an infrastructure meeting into question, the spokesperson compleined about the news coverage.

“When he [Trump] leaves a meeting with Nancy Pelosi, and all they do is mischaracterize his demeanor and take whatever she says lock, stock and barrel — I mean, it would be so nice to have a complicit, compliant media the way the Democrats do, but we don’t,” Gidley confessed.

As for having to praise Trump as Gidley did when asked about the meeting in question — only for it to be revealed that he wasn’t in attendance — Gidley called it part of his job.

“Was it awkward for all of the advisers to have to vouch for the boss?” Kurtz asked.

“Absolutely not, ” Gidley shot back. “Especially when you’re in the face of 92 percent negative news coverage against you.”

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Gidley later battled with Kurtz who pointed out that there was no dispute that Trump left the meeting “abruptly”, with the White House spokesperson — true to form — quibbling over what exactly “abruptly” means.

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Rick Wilson hilariously ridicules the ‘formal flip-flops’ and ‘dress cargo pants’ worn by Florida Trump supporters

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Republican strategist Rick Wilson mocked the attire of the Donald Trump supporters who were bused in from around Florida for his official campaign kickoff in Orlando.

Wilson, a Florida man himself, joined MSNBC's Brian Williams for post-rally analysis on "The 11th Hour."

Williams played a clip of a Trump supporter with sleeveless Trump T-shirt identifying her as a "proud member of the basket of deplorables" explaining why she'll vote to re-elect the president in 2020.

"The main reason? Because he’s one of the best presidents we’ve had for a very long time," the woman argued. "Very long time."

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Trump’s ‘tired and lazy’ re-election message ‘is not working’ at his Orlando kickoff: Florida Republican David Jolly

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President Donald Trump's re-election is "in trouble" in Florida, a former Republican congressman who represented the state explained on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell on Tuesday.

"As we’ve been reporting the president officially kicked off his re-election campaign tonight in Florida, where he was greeted by a Quinnipiac poll released today showing he is losing the state of Florida to six Democratic presidential candidates in one-on-one match-ups," O'Donnell reported. "President Trump won the state of Florida by 1.3% of the vote so he cannot afford to lose any support in Florida."

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Here is the mega-list of the biggest promises Trump made — but never kept

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President Donald Trump launched his 2020 campaign Tuesday, touting the campaign slogan "Promises Made, Promises Kept." Unfortunately, for the campaign, they'll likely spend a lot of time swearing that they've been able to accomplish things that quite simply haven't happened. Promises seemed easy for Trump make, but it likely won't be easy to convince Americans he's kept them.

Here's the list of Trump's "Promises Made, Promises Broken":

1. Infrastructure

It's the one issue that Trump could actually get accomplished, but he's refusing to do it. While Americans grapple with tire-bursting potholes and crumbling bridges across the country, the president has put aside his plan to yell at Democrats. During the scheduled meeting, the president spent just three minutes reprimanding them before leaving the room and holding a press conference to tell Americans he’s on strike and nothing will move forward until investigations stop.

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