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Trump made GOP senator ‘super uncomfortable’ after asking him to ‘admit you like me’ at fundraiser: NYT reporter

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During a fundraising event at Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. on Thursday, President Donald Trump reportedly put Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) on the hot seat for both his federal funding requests for his home state and for his past attitude toward the president himself.

As reported by the Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey, Trump told the crowd at the fundraiser that Tillis “didn’t like me at first.”

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The president then told Tillis to stand up and said, “Admit it, you like me now!”

Trump then went on to detail all of the federal cash the senator asks to help out North Carolina.

A source inside the room tells the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman that Tillis looked “super uncomfortable” during the exchange, which included Trump telling the crowd that he “didn’t realize before how expensive things are in North Carolina.”

Other Republican senators who were similarly roasted by the president on Thursday included Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Mitch McConnell. Trump also reportedly trashed Sen. Lisa Murkowski for not showing up and claimed that “she hates me.”


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WATCH: CNN uses video to bust Trump for lying and stealing credit for veterans program signed by Obama

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Reacting to Donald Trump's abrupt departure from his Saturday press conference after he was pressed by a CBS White House correspondent Paula Reid for lying and taking credit for a veterans bill signed into law by former President Barack Obama, CNN's Victor Blackwell shared clips of the former president announcing the signing in 2014 and Trump attempting to steal credit yesterday.

According to Blackwell, "One of President Trump's go-to lies is his role in passing Veterans Choice. You saw it at the end of the news conference when he walked away. Well that was when he was faced with a question why he said that he passed Choice and Accountability for the V.A."

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Nagasaki marks 75 years since atomic bombing

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The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb, with its mayor and the head of the United Nations warning against a nuclear arms race.

Nagasaki was flattened in an atomic inferno three days after Hiroshima -- twin nuclear attacks that rang in the nuclear age and gave Japan the bleak distinction of being the only country to be struck by atomic weapons.

Survivors, their relatives and a handful of foreign dignitaries attended a remembrance ceremony in Nagasaki where they called for world peace.

Participants offered a silent prayer at 11:02 am (0202 GMT), the time the second and last nuclear weapon used in wartime was dropped over the city.

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Lebanon information minister resigns over Beirut blast

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Lebanon’s information minister Manal Abdel Samad on Sunday quit in the first government resignation since a deadly port blast killed more than 150 people and destroyed swathes of Beirut.

?After the enormous Beirut catastrophe, I announce my resignation from government,? she said in a statement carried by local media, apologising to the Lebanese public for failing them.

A number of MPs also submitted their resignations a day earlier due to the explosions.

On Saturday afternoon, thousands took to streets in downtown Beirut in anti-government protests that demand the overhaul of the political system, days after massive explosions.

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