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Bolsonaro calls Oscar-nominated Brazil political film ‘rubbish’

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday dismissed an Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary about the 2016 impeachment of leftist ex-leader Dilma Rousseff as “rubbish.”

The film, which exposes the deep political divisions in Latin America’s biggest democracy, has been shortlisted alongside “American Factory,” “The Cave,” “For Sama” and “Honeyland” for the best documentary prize.

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“Am I going to waste time on rubbish like that?” the far-right leader told journalists in the capital Brasilia when asked if he had watched “The Edge of Democracy” by director Petra Costa.

“Fiction … for those who like what vultures eat, it’s a good film.”

The film follows the rise and fall of left-wing icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the impeachment of his successor Rousseff.

Their political ups and downs paved the way for Bolsonaro’s 2018 election victory, which ended decades of leftist rule in the country.

While various Brazilian-made films have previously been nominated for Oscars, none have won a golden statue.

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Trump supporters’ COVID trutherism is built on the same template conservatives have used to deny science for decades

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The worldwide conspiracy is vast — so vast that most of the world's scientists, journalists and political leaders are in on it. Somehow, in all this time, not a single one of the hundreds of thousands, possibly millions, of conspirators has grown a conscience and decided to blow the whistle on the conspiracy. Their goal? To ruin everything that right-wing America holds dear: the nuclear family, NFL football, needlessly enormous vehicles, the specials menu at Hooters.
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Trump’s record as one of the ‘dumbest students’ in college makes cheating story credible: Trump biographer

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On Tuesday, Trump biographer David Cay Johnston discussed the allegation from Mary Trump's book that the president paid for someone to take his SAT — an accusation he denies vehemently.

"He claims he was a top student, best of the best. What do you make of this, David?" asked host Erin Burnett.

"The story makes perfect sense," said Johnston. "First of all, back in the 1960s, it was easy to have someone go and take your test for you. There weren't IDs and the checks we have today because of the kind of cheating. The idea that a rich boy paid someone else to take the test, to people of my generation, is no surprise. Trump claims he was a great student, yet one of his former professor described him as the 'blank blank dumbest student he's ever had,' but thinks he knows everything. There were no honors for Trump at Fordham or Penn."

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Trump’s sister thought he was too stupid to get elected: Mary Trump tell-all

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President Donald Trump's sister, former Judge Maryanne Trump Barry thought that her brother wasn't good enough or smart enough to be elected in 2016.

According to Mary Trump's new tell-all book, Judge Trump told her niece during a 2015 lunch, “He’s a clown — this will never happen," Law & Crime quoted the book.

Mary Trump recalled that she and her aunt frequently died together, and the judge frequently spoke of her brother in unflattering ways. Other than being a "clown," the judge said that he couldn't be elected to the presidency because he has “no principles" on which he would be elected.

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