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Trump just delivered a weapons-grade crazy rant in front of reporters — here are the 7 worst moments

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday spoke in front of reporters for a full 40 minutes in which he made numerous unhinged statements about American Jews, the Prime Minister of Denmark, and the economy.

Trump’s lengthy rant featured too many strange and offensive moments to quickly summarize — so we’ve written up a rundown of the seven insane moments.

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1.) Trump doubles down on his smear that the majority of American Jews are “disloyal” to Israel. The president on Tuesday accused the majority of American Jews for being “disloyal” because of their support for the Democratic Party. When given an opportunity to walk those comments back, the president simply doubled down.

“In my opinion, if you vote for a Democrat, you are being very disloyal to Jewish people and you are being very disloyal to Israel,” Trump said. “And only weak people would say anything other than that.”

2.) Trump bizarrely declares himself “the chosen one” in a rant about trade with China. While discussing his trade war with Beijing, the president insisted that someone had to do something about trade imbalances and then evoked explicitly religious imagery to back up his point.

“I am the chose one!” he said while looking upward toward the sky. “Somebody had to do it!”

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3.) Trump erupts at the Danish prime minister for spurning his plan to buy Greenland. After Trump abruptly canceled his planned visit to Denmark on Tuesday night, he went off on a tirade against the country’s leader for supposedly treating him poorly.

“I thought the prime minister’s statement that [buying Greenland] was an ‘absurd idea’ was nasty,” the president fumed. “I thought it was an inappropriate statement. All she had to do was say, ‘No we wouldn’t be interested!’ We can’t treat the United States of America the way they treated us under President Obama. I thought it was a very not nice way of saying something.”

4.) Trump yells at NBC News’ Peter Alexander. Although the president regularly complains about the “fake news media,” he singled out NBC’s Alexander for particular scorn.

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“This guy is the most biased reporter!” he shouted. “NBC — you know, I made a lot of money for NBC with ‘The Apprentice,’ and I used to like them, but they are the most biased. Peter is such a biased — you should be able to ask the same question in a better way.”

5.) Trump threatens to release ISIS fighters into Germany and France. The president chided key American allies for not taking on ISIS fighters captured over the past few years and said that unless they met his demands, he would simply release them back to their countries of origin.

“We’re holding thousands of ISIS fighters right now,” the president said. “And Europe has to take them. And if Europe doesn’t take them, I’ll have no choice but to release them into the countries from which they came. Which is Germany and France and other places.”

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6.) Trump accuses the media of trying to create a recession just to make him look bad. The president once again went on a conspiratorial screed in which he claimed that the media was working to create a recession that would damage his reelection prospects.

“The fake news, of which many of you are members, is trying to convince the public to have a recession,” the president said. “Let’s have a recession!”

7.) Trump lobbies for Russia to be let back into the G8 because their only crime was “outsmarting Obama.” The president once again made a push for Russia to be readmitted to the G8 despite the fact that the country illegally annexed the territory of Crimea and still hasn’t given it up.

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“That was outsmarting Obama,” Trump said. “They took over Crimea during his term, not mine… Putin made a living on outsmarting President Obama.”


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Group of 50 legal scholars call for 28th Amendment to overturn Citizens United: ‘A root cause of dysfunction in our political system’

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When liberals and progressives cite former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s best and worst rulings of the Barack Obama era, they typically praise his support for same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges while slamming him for his support for unlimited corporate donations in Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission. The U.S. Supreme Court obviously isn’t going to be overturning Citizens United anytime soon given its swing to the right, but a group of 50 legal experts have another idea for ending that decision: a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The legal experts, according to the Law & Crime website, have signed a joint letter they plan to release on Constitution Day that calls for a constitutional amendment ending Citizens United. Those who have signed the letter range from former Federal Election Commission Chairman Trevor Potter to Zephyr Teachout (a law professor at Fordham University in New York City) to two professors at the Harvard Law School: Lawrence Lessig and Laurence Tribe.

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Will Americans let Trump start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel?

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On Saturday, September 14, two oil refineries and other oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia were hit and set ablaze by 18 drones and 7 cruise missiles, dramatically slashing Saudi Arabia’s oil production by half, from about 10 million to 5 million barrels per day. On September 18, the Trump administration, blaming Iran, announced it was imposing more sanctions on Iran, and voices close to Donald Trump are calling for military action. But this attack should lead to just the opposite response: urgent calls for an immediate end to the war in Yemen and an end to U.S. economic warfare against Iran.

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Trump’s top fundraiser spotted with Beverly Hills Republicans — despite being under investigation

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After a series of stories about international political donations through the Presidential Inaugural Committee, the chief of the committee is falling under the watchful eyes of investigators.

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman reported that President Donald Trump's pal Tom Barrack was spotted in Beverly Hills for the top fundraisers in California over the week.

The billionaire investor was at real estate developer Geoffrey Palmer's home during a round-table event. The president "acknowledged him pleasantly," according to one account. He then appeared at a breakfast for the president in Los Angeles Wednesday morning. He's already given $360,000, the maximum allowed.

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