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Russian TV produces deepfake of Trump signing up to work for Putin propaganda network

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US President Donald Trump meets Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Osaka. (AFP / Brendan Smialowski)

On Tuesday, The Daily Beast reported that Russia Today (RT), one of the most prominent Russian state-owned networks, posted a satirical “deepfake” video of President Donald Trump accepting a contract to work for the network — overlaid with his actual words, but superimposed with the fake images to create different context.

“The advert starts with Trump rolling up outside RT HQ in a limo and waddling to a dressing room which has the sign ‘Donald Trump: RT Special Host’ on the door,” reported Jamie Ross. “Proudly holding up a signed RT contract which has ‘$1,000,000,000’ scrawled across it in marker pen, the deep-faked Trump says: ‘It was a very nice offer from President Putin.”

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“At another point, when the Trump character is apparently lauding the Kremlin for the generous benefits they pay him, he says: ‘They’re very nice. I make a lot of money with them. They pay me millions and hundreds of millions,” said the report. “Those comments are lifted from a campaign rally in 2015, when Trump was praising Saudi Arabia.”

Russian TV has gleefully capitalized on the president’s apparent fondness for Putin and sympathy for his agenda over U.S. interests. During the Ukraine scandal, one host even joked that Trump was their “agent” as they sought to promote conspiracy theories about the U.S. allied country.

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Trump ‘abruptly’ storms out of 60 Minutes interview and refuses to return: report

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President Donald Trump was said to have "abruptly" ended an interview with 60 Minutes correspondent Leslie Stahl at the White House.

According to CNN correspondent Kaitlan Collins, the "drama" occurred on Tuesday afternoon.

"Apparently there was some drama while President Trump was taping his 60 Minutes interview today," Collins wrote on Twitter. "He abruptly ended his solo interview after around 45 minutes & did not return for a scheduled walk & talk he was supposed to tape with Pence, @abdallahcnn and I are told by sources."

Apparently there was some drama while President Trump was taping his 60 Minutes interview today. He abruptly ended his solo interview after around 45 minutes & did not return for a scheduled walk & talk he was supposed to tape with Pence, @abdallahcnn and I are told by sources.

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Trump mask-shames CBS reporter Lesley Stahl — and ominously warns ‘much more to come’

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President Donald Trump has spent months belittling people for wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

His anti-mask attitude reportedly resulted in White House and campaign staff not wearing masks so as to avoid angering their boss.

And Trump has repeatedly attacked Joe Biden for wearing facial coverings -- even after the president was hospitalized for COVID-19.

But on Tuesday, Trump dramatically shifted his position and mask-shamed CBS "60 Minutes" reporter Lesley Stahl, posting video of her not wearing a mask while Trump was.

Trump included video of their interview in his tweet:

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McConnell warns Trump not to pass a stimulus deal before the election: report

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According to a report from the Washington Post, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told fellow Republicans this Tuesday that he warned the White House not to make a stimulus deal with Democrats before the election.

"McConnell suggested that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is not negotiating in good faith with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and any deal they reach could disrupt the Senate’s plans to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court next week," the Post reports.

As the Post points out, McConnell's stance risks dashing any hopes that a stimulus deal would be passed before November 3rd.

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