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Republicans have realized they can ‘say anything they want until it becomes true’ thanks to Trump: op-ed

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In an op-ed for Esquire this Tuesday, Jack Holmes contends that President Trump is setting an ugly precedent for the Republican Party, and regardless of whether or not the impeachment efforts against him are successful, “he will not be the last authoritarian the Republican Party produces.”

“His allies are all adopting his rhetoric of Us and Them and and Deep State conspiracies, and the notion there is some volk—Real America, made up of Real Americans—that is under assault by the globalist elites of the coasts,” Holmes writes. “They have watched his destruction of the separation of powers and the rule of law with undoubted interest, and noted his success.”

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According to Holmes, Trump’s style of spreading disinformation and blatant disregard for ethics and norms has emboldened Republicans to adopt his tactics.

“…they’ve realized that they, too, can say anything they want, over and over, until it becomes true. When there’s an entire media ecosystem built to back up your claims—one organ of which, just today, started peddling the accusation that Bernie Sanders, a Jewish man, has problems with anti-Semitism—the truth is whatever you can get enough people to believe.”

Read the full piece over at Esquire.


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Someone created a tile mosaic panel to rename the 50th Street Subway station in NYC after Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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There continue to be amazing acts of love and honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg across the world and another one has popped up in New York City.

ABC7 discovered that someone created a tile mosaic at the 50th Street subway station so it says RUth Street instead.

https://twitter.com/ABC7NY/status/1307715043220430853

Flowers, cards, chalk messages signs and more continue to be left at the Supreme Court for a massive memorial that has started curving around the building. After the first night where mourners sat on the steps and sang, security blocked off the steps and the memorial began to grow with hundreds of things being left.

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Canadian woman behind the poison sent to Trump

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A letter was intercepted containing the poison ricin when it was on the way to President Donald Trump. Now some facts about the person who sent it are being known.

CNN.com reported Sunday that it was a woman from Canada who was also trying to cross into New York state from Canada, law enforcement explained.

She was also carrying a gun and was arrested by law enforcement. She's expected to face charges in Washington, DC, the report said.

Trump's approval globally has dropped significantly over his term in office, and he's taken the opinion of the U.S. along with him.

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These global banks defy sanctions and send trillions to terrorists and criminals — and the Justice Department lets them

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The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists revealed in a shocking expose that international banks are skirting U.S. sanctions and allowing trillions of dollars to flow to terrorists, criminals and oligarchs.

In a Sunday report, the ICIJ called out JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank and Bank of New York Mellon for refusing to comply with American sanctions, U.S. government documents reveal.

Other banks have even defied money laundering crackdowns, the report said and allowed "staggering sums of illicit cash" to flow from shady characters and criminal networks.

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