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New documents expose the epic failure of Trump’s disastrous Foxconn deal

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President Donald Trump thought he’d struck gold with his deal to lure manufacturer Foxconn to Wisconsin after it promised to deliver factory jobs in exchange for generous tax incentives.

A new report from The Verge shows, however, that the Foxconn deal has been a total bust and has not delivered anything close to what was promised — or really anything at all.

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“The last year has seen the factory shrink, get canceled, reappear, and undergo other shifts,” the publication writes. “Even now, as concrete is finally being poured, it’s unclear what exactly Foxconn is building in Mount Pleasant. Industry experts shown Foxconn’s building plans say it does not appear to even be the scaled-down Gen6 LCD factory.”

The Verge this week obtained floor plans for the Foxconn facility that’s finally being built, and there’s nothing in them to indicate that it’s building the LCD factory that it once promised.

Willy Shih, a Harvard Business School professor, examined the floor plans and expressed bewilderment at what was really going on.

“If you wanted to build the actual LCD fab, you’d need a lot of steel, and you’d need a deep, deep foundation to support it,” Shih explained, noting that the Foxconn plans contained none of those elements.

The plans also show space allotted to “a ‘VR experience room,’ a meditation room, a VIP viewing bridge, and various meeting rooms… They do not, however, say anything about LCD manufacturing,” the publication reports.

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‘Dems wanted out!’ Trump brags after GOP ‘warriors’ drag out impeachment to 14-hour marathon

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President Donald Trump gloated hours ahead of a House vote on impeachment.

The president tweeted out praise for the Republican "warriors" who pounded the table and disrupted Thursday's marathon hearing, which lasted about 14 hours, and insisted Democrats had no case to impeach him over his actions toward Ukraine.

"The Republicans House members were fantastic yesterday," Trump tweeted. "It always helps to have a much better case, in fact the Dems have no case at all, but the unity & sheer brilliance of these Republican warriors, all of them, was a beautiful sight to see. Dems had no answers and wanted out!"

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The GOP’s top excuses for Trump’s behavior are all BS: Conservative commentator

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In a column for the Daily Beast, conservative Matt Lewis ripped into Republicans and conservatives alike for their "bullsh*t" defenses of Donald Trump as he faces impeachment.

On the day after the GOP argued and disrupted the House Judiciary Committee -- dragging it out to 14-hours -- Lewis expressed his disgust at their tactics and called out five of what he called their most "pernicious" lies.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls Fox News host Tucker Carlson a ‘white supremacist sympathizer’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., called Tucker Carlson a “white supremacist sympathizer” Wednesday on Twitter, adding that Fox News’ decision to “bankroll” him was the “main reason” why she refuses to appear on the network.

“I go back and forth on whether to go on Fox News,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “The main reason I haven’t is squaring the fact that the ad revenue from it bankrolls a white supremacist sympathizer to broadcast an hour-long production of unmitigated racism, without any accountability whatsoever.”

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