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Trump campaign blew most of its $1.1 billion war chest on trying to make the president happy: report

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On Tuesday, Business Insider reported that President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has wasted most of its $1.1 billion cash on hand — and that most of the money didn’t even go to meaningful efforts to get out the vote or persuade undecided voters, but to various stunts to make Trump himself feel good.

For example, according to the report, Trump’s campaign spent “$11 million on ads during the February 7 Super Bowl to match spending by billionaire Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.” The campaign also spent “$1 million on TV ads in Washington, DC, which is solidly Democrat. But Trump is known to watch hours of TV a day in the White House, venting on Twitter about negative coverage on news networks, and adverts by political opponents attacking him.” And the campaign also reportedly paid for an expensive and luxurious campaign headquarters in Virginia.

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Much of this spending reportedly was approved by former campaign manager Brad Parscale, who himself has come under scrutiny following reports that he bought luxury condos in Florida, a yacht, and a Ferrari with the money he was being paid by the campaign.

The Trump campaign’s sudden lack of money has raised alarm among several GOP megadonors. Meanwhile, spurred in part by enthusiasm over the selection of running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Joe Biden’s campaign reported raising $364 million in August alone.

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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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Donald Trump Jr.: Biden already had a chance to ‘fix’ racism because Obama is Black

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Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday argued that former Vice President Joe Biden should have solved racial tensions when there was an African-American president.

At a campaign event in Pennsylvania, the president's son responded after a member of the audience called Biden a "racist."

"Well, he is," Trump agreed. "He was best friends with every segregationist ever to walk the halls of Congress."

"But he's going to fix those issues now, right?" he added sarcastically. "Now he's going to fix racial tensions in America. Why did you wait 47 years, Joe? You know, if you really cared, if you thought it was something you were going to campaign on, maybe you would have utilized, I don't know, your 38 years in the United States Senate."

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WATCH: Former Trump voters explain what sent them over the edge — and got them to back Biden

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HuffPost reporter Daniel Marans talked with voters Tuesday outside the Luzerne County building in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, ahead of President Donald J. Trump's rally in the state. The line for early voting was about an hour long with most of the queue being held inside. Marans reported that, "People also have questions/requests. But you can drop off a pre-completed absentee ballot in the blue box."

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