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‘This is only the beginning’: Atlantic editor tells Trump more is to come over his soldier insults

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Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg warned that more could be coming in the story about President Donald Trump’s attacks on American soldiers. Trump was exposed for calling those who died in battle “losers” and “suckers.

“I would fully expect more reporting to come out about this and more confirmation and new pieces of information in the coming days and weeks,” Goldberg told CNN Sunday. “We have a responsibility and we’re going to do it regardless of what he says.”

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Trump’s campaign has attacked The Atlantic story, saying that it cites anonymous sources and as a result, it can’t possibly be real. The problem, however, is that Fox News, the Associated Press, the New York Times and CNN have all confirmed the sources are real.

Goldberg explained that’s how the press does its job and is able to get information about things that happen behind closed doors.

“We all have to use anonymous sources, especially in a climate where the president of the United States tries to actively intimidate,” Goldberg said about the sources. “These are not people who are anonymous to me.”

It was a topic that Watergate investigative reporter Carl Bernstein explained is a crucial tool for journalists.

“Almost all 200 of our stories about Watergate were based on anonymous sourcing,” he said. During the Trump era, “reporting is almost uniformly based on anonymous sourcing in part because that’s the only way we can get to the truth.”

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Trump’s team has a knack for going on the attack against anyone who speaks out against the president. Supporters call in threats or try swatting a Trump foe. There have been death threats, threats to someone’s family and bombs mailed to reporters.

Instead of attacking the source behind the story, Trump went after Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of the late Steve Jobs, who is part owner of The Atlantic.

“We’re not going to be intimidated by the President of the United States. We’re going to do our jobs,” Goldberg said.

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Pro-Trump conservatives ‘trading short-term political gain for long-term ruin’: columnist

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Writing in The Atlantic this Wednesday, Rachel Shelden contends that Republicans are finding themselves "boxed in" after enabling President Donald Trump's conspiracy theories about mass voter fraud in the 2020 election.

According to Shelden, the current situation Republicans face is similar to the aftermath of the 1860 election.

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‘NO WAY!’ Trump starts off Thanksgiving by whining about his election loss

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President Donald Trump started off Thanksgiving by whining about his election loss to Joe Biden.

Biden earned a record 80 million votes, with ballots still being counted, and the president reacted to that news Thursday by insisting his loss was impossible.

"Just saw the vote tabulations," Trump tweeted. "There is NO WAY Biden got 80,000,000 votes!!! This was a 100% RIGGED ELECTION."

Twitter immediately slapped a disclaimer on his unfounded claims, which have been rejected over and over by courts and were disputed by the Homeland Security official who oversaw election security -- until the president fired him.

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Trump will soon be a ‘dumpy 74-year-old wheeling around the golf course’ while awaiting ‘his next cheeseburger’: columnist

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Daily Beast columnist Margaret Carlson on Thursday published a brutal opinion piece in which she danced on President Donald Trump's political grave and relished the thought of his fading into irrelevancy.

In her column, Carlson acknowledged many liberals' fears that Trump will never leave the national spotlight, but she said the soon-to-be-ex-president is more likely to be treated more like a washed-up celebrity that a political icon.

"To those worried we will never rid ourselves of Trump, watch as he shrinks before our very eyes in a Washington minute from leader of the free world to a broken-down real estate developer up to his ears in debt," she wrote. "On Monday, Trump was just another dumpy 74-year-old man wheeling around the golf course in a motorized cart wondering how long it would be until his next cheeseburger."

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