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READ IT: Senate Intel report reveals the fan mail Trump sent to Putin in 2007

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Trump's relationship with Moscow has stalked the first year of his presidency, with key former aides under a US investigation for alleged collaboration with the Kremlin. (SPUTNIK/AFP / Mikhail KLIMENTYEV)

President Donald Trump was a “big fan” of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin long before the former reality TV star first ran for office.

In December of 2007, Trump wrote a fan letter to Putin that was revealed as part of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report “Russian Active Measures Campaigns and Interference in the 2016 U.S. Election.”

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“Dear President Putin,” Trump began.

“Congratulations on being named Time magazine’s “Man of the Year” — you definitely deserve it,” he said of the award, which Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Ayatollah Khomeini also received.

“As you probably have heard, I am a big fan of yours!” Trump said, with an exclamation point, also underlining the second clause of the sentence.

“Take care of yourself,” Trump urged.

Trump’s December 19, 2007 letter to Vladimir Putin (screengrab)

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Judge imposes sweeping order to ensure ballots are delivered on time despite Trump’s USPS slowdown: report

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The politics surround the United States Postal Service during the COVID-19 pandemic continued on Tuesday.

"United States Postal Service leadership received a sweeping set of orders from a federal judge on Tuesday, laying out ways the Postal Service must make sure ballots are delivered quickly because of the ongoing election and absentee voting deadlines," CNN reported Tuesday. "One week ahead of Election Day, Judge Emmet Sullivan of the DC District Court told the Postal Service to inform its employees that late delivery trips are allowed and the delivery of ballots by state elections deadlines is important."

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Pro-Trump internet trolls tried to hijack Nickelodeon’s kid’s survey on who should be president — and failed

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On Tuesday, Nickelodeon hosted its "Kids Pick The President" straw poll, in which young viewers of the network give their own opinion on who should win the presidential election. The poll has no electoral significance, given that kids cannot vote and given that the survey methodology is not scientific and lets anyone opt in regardless of how it balances the sample.

Despite this, pro-Trump internet trolls reportedly sought to hijack the results, spreading the message to get people to flood the poll with votes for President Donald Trump.

In the end, however, they couldn't even do it. Joe Biden won the poll, 53 percent to 47 percent.

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Wisconsin sees ‘nightmare scenario’ of COVID cases — as Trump ignores medical advice for campaign rally

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Wisconsin residents saw a “nightmare scenario” situation unfold Tuesday as 5,262 COVID-19 cases rocked the state, resulting in 64 deaths as President Donald Trump held a large campaign rally with few masks and zero social distancing.

"This is no longer a slow-motion disaster," said Gregory Poland, director of the vaccine research group at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. "This is a disaster in warp speed. And it's maddening to me as a physician because a whole lot of people have died and are dying."

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According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the state Department of Health Services reported 5,262 new cases and 64 deaths Tuesday, both records far above any previous daily counts. The death toll now stands at 1,852.

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