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Trump falsely claims he never told Mike Pence ‘don’t call the woman in Michigan’

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President Donald Trump attacked a CNN reporter for asking about his statement at a press conference last week. Trump said that he doesn’t call people who don’t appreciate the work he’s doing for them. He then confessed that he told former Vice President Mike Pence that he also shouldn’t call, but that Pence calls them back anyway.

“Don’t call the woman in Michigan,” Trump said while discussing Pence’s work as head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

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“I want them to be appreciative,” he said. “I don’t want them to say things that aren’t true.”

But when asked about it by CNN on Sunday, Trump claimed he never said it.

It’s unclear if Trump forgot what he said or is trying to mislead Americans.

Here’s the video of him saying the quote below:

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Fact-checkers noted the false claim on Twitter.

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You can see Trump denying he said it in the video below:

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World virus cases top 6 million as leaders disagree on pandemic response

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The number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped six million Sunday, with Brazil registering another record surge in daily infections as divisions deepened on how to deal with the pandemic.

Latin American countries are bracing for difficult weeks ahead as the disease spreads rapidly across the region, even as much of the world exits lockdowns that have wrecked economies and stripped millions of their jobs.

In Brazil -- the epicenter of South America's outbreak with nearly 500,000 confirmed cases, lagging only behind the United States -- disagreement among leaders over lockdown measures has hampered efforts to slow the virus as the number of fatalities in the country nears 30,000.

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Curfews and clashes as police brutality protests escalate

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Curfews were imposed on major US cities as clashes over police brutality erupted across America with demonstrators ignoring warnings from President Donald Trump that his government would stop the violent protests "cold."

Minneapolis, the epicenter of the unrest, was gripped by a fifth consecutive night of violence on Saturday with police in riot gear firing tear gas and stun grenades at protesters venting fury at the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, during an arrest in the city on Monday.

Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta were among two dozen cities ordering people to stay indoors overnight as more states called in National Guard soldiers to help control the civil unrest not seen in the United States for years.

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‘Insanity outside the White House’: After Trump stokes tensions, fresh clashes between police and protesters

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As protests against police violence and the killing of George Floyd continued in cities across the U.S. on Saturday, a massive crowd gathered outside President Donald Trump's White House as demonstrators again turned their ire and demands for justice and healing towards the nation's most powerful elected official. After tensions built, clashes erupted between law enforcement and demonstrators.

Tensions flared near the White House. Not sure what triggered it, all I saw was a blast of pepper spray and a sudden sprint backward. There’s a lot more pressure on the police cordon and they’re pulling out gas masks. pic.twitter.com/X4uCQRzPkw

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