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Trump flips out after Fox host tells him his former intel chief thinks Russia has something on him

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President Donald Trump at a news conference (screengrab)

Speaking on Fox News Radio’s The Brian Kilmeade Show this Thursday, President Trump railed against Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, claiming that the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate’s son stole “three-and-a-half million bucks” from Russia. As Trump ranted, Kilmeade interrupted and told him that his former director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, “thinks Russia has something on you.”

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“Dan is a stiff,” Trump fired back. “Dan would sit there all day long in a meeting and he would never say anything, and all of a sudden he becomes this guy.”

“Dan is a very low-key guy — I can’t even believe he’d say a thing like that,” Trump continued.

Earlier this month, CNN released excerpts from Bob Woodward’s new book, which cited Coats as saying that he could not shake his “deep suspicions” that Russian President Vladimir Putin “had something” on Trump, and that he had “no other explanation” for Trump’s behavior.

Listen to an audio clip below from The Brian Kilmeade Show:

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Lesley Stahl takes Trump to task for still not having a health care plan as 60 Minutes airs interview

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CBS News' Lesley Stahl took heat from President Donald J. Trump for asking him "tough questions" during their interview for 60 Minutes and the train wreck will air Sunday night in primetime.

But in the meantime, there's this:

Lesley Stahl: But you're okay with some tough questions?

President Donald Trump: No, I'm not. I mean--

Lesley Stahl: (LAUGH) You're not okay with tough questions?

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The pandemic sobriety trend is real

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As states descended into lockdowns, closing bars and restaurants, everyday people stockpiled toilet paper, cleaning supplies—and booze.

This article originally appeared at Salon.

Indeed, back at the start of the pandemic, alcohol sales skyrocketed — increasing in the United States by 55 percent the week ending March 21, 2020, compared to the previous year. While some data suggests that people have been drinking more during the pandemic, at least initially, the pandemic has also prompted a life re-evaluation, with many Americans reconsidering the role of alcohol in their lives.

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The return of the gatekeepers: how the press corrected the narrative in the 2020 election

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The Washington Post reported on July 13, 2020 that President Donald J. Trump had made more than 20,000 false or misleading claims during his presidency's first term. "The coronavirus pandemic has spawned a whole new genre of Trump’s falsehoods. The category in just a few months has reached nearly 1,000 claims, more than his tax claims combined. Trump’s false or misleading claims about the impeachment investigation — and the events surrounding it — contributed almost 1,200 entries to the database."

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