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Trump opposes mail-in voting despite pandemic: You should ‘go to a booth’ and ‘proudly display yourself’

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One of the final questions reporters asked President Donald Trump at Friday’s coronavirus press conference was to give his thoughts on Gov. Tony Evers’ (D-WI) efforts to push back the Wisconsin election and switch to all-mail voting, as a safety precaution for voters against coronavirus.

Despite the fact that several Republican governors have also pushed back their elections, with Gov. Mike DeWine (R-OH) doing so literally one day before voting was to start, Trump said he was opposed to it — and suggested Democrats only wanted to delay the election to prevent a Supreme Court candidate he had endorsed, Daniel Kelly, from winning, not because voters were at risk from a deadly disease.

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Trump then added that he was opposed to the entire concept of voting by mail — an effective system that has expanded ballot access for millions in a number of states — because “I think a lot of people cheat.”

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“It should be called ‘Voter ID,'” added Trump. “It should be you go to a booth and you proudly display yourself.”

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How Rudy Giuliani went from ‘America’s mayor’ to self-serving Trump sycophant

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After the al-Qaeda terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Republican Rudy Giuliani was widely praised for the leadership he showed as New York City’s mayor during one of the darkest times in the city’s history. But these days, many of the people who were praising Giuliani as a take-charge leader after 9/11 have become blistering critics — for example, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. And journalist Seth Hettena, in Rolling Stone, takes an in-depth look at Giuliani’s journey from “America’s mayor” to self-serving Trump sycophant.

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Pompeo is helping Trump destroy US credibility around the world — according to a former assistant secretary of state

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President Donald Trump has made it abundantly clear that he prefers loyalists in his administration. And Trump has no greater loyalist than Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, whose unquestioning devotion to the president is the focus of a scathing op-ed by Michael H. Fuchs (former deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs) for The Guardian.

“Donald Trump’s disdain for the people, country and values his office is supposed to represent is unmatched in recent memory,” Fuchs asserts. “And he has found in the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, a kindred spirit who has embraced his role as Trumpism’s number one proselytizer to the world.”

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Trump ‘completely blindsided party officials’ by threatening to pull GOP convention out of Charlotte

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This Memorial Day, President Trump took aim at North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and threatened to pull the Republican National Convention out of Charlotte, saying that Cooper couldn't guarantee that the venue would be filled to capacity.

In a series of tweets, Trump said that although he loves the state of North Carolina so much that he "insisted" on having the convention there.

"Unfortunately, Democrat Governor, @RoyCooperNC is still in Shutdown mood & unable to guarantee that by August we will be allowed full attendance in the Arena," he wrote. "In other words, we would be spending millions of dollars building the Arena to a very high standard without even knowing if the Democrat Governor would allow the Republican Party to fully occupy the space."

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