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    I did the math. The population of the United States is now 329,450,000. To make up a trillion-dollar deficit, each of us – every man, woman and child – would have to pay $3,035. And that's just the federal deficit. Our national debt is now $22,030,000,000,000!

    Under Trump, the deficit has ballooned, exploding a GOP myth
    Julian Zelizer, CNN, Aug 24 2019

    The Congressional Budget Office has predicted the federal deficit could reach $1 trillion by the 2020 fiscal year. Once again, President Trump has exposed a myth in American politics. That myth? That Republicans are the party of fiscal responsibility. He is just the latest Republican President to demonstrate this. His drive for corporate tax cuts, which received strong Republican support, has blown a huge hole in the federal ledger. Tea Party Republicans once railed against President Barack Obama's spending habits. As the deficit has grown under Trump, however, they've suddenly changed their tune.

    As we approach the 2020 election, we will likely hear the familiar refrain from Republicans claiming their party will keep the government's books balanced while "socialist" Democrats will wreak havoc on the nation's financial stability. Republican Presidents have not done a good job keeping the books balanced. If voters are looking for a President who will balance the budget, recent history suggests that a Democratic President might be the better bet.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/24/opini...zer/index.html

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    In a race for Governor or Mayor or County Supervisor or City Councilman, whoever gets the most votes wins the election – but in a Presidential contest, whoever gets the most votes for can lose the election. It's happened five times. The will of the majority (or plurality) was disregarded. Welcome to the 18th century.

    Ocasio-Cortez weighs in again on the Electoral College
    Geobeats, Aug 25 2019 11:48 AM

    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has responded to criticism of her call to abolish the Electoral College. "I see Fox News is big mad about abolishing the Electoral College," she tweeted Friday. "If the GOP were the 'silent majority' they claim, they wouldn't be so scared of a popular vote. They know they aren't the majority. They rely on establishing minority rule for power. This common claim about 'if we don’t have the Electoral College then a handful of states will determine the presidency' is BS. It’s the EC itself that breaks down power by state, popular vote decentralizes it.The EC makes it so a handful of states DO determine elections." Ocasio-Cortez was doubling down on an argument she made on social media Monday, saying, in part, "The Electoral College effectively weighs white voters over voters of color, as opposed to a 'one person, one vote' system where all our votes are counted equally."

    https://www.aol.com/article/news/201...lege/23801055/

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    What's worse than a hurricane? A radioactive hurricane. Hey, Donald, you've seen those tv commercials Phil Swift does for Flex Tape? Maybe we could halt a hurricane's movement by wrapping it in 5,000,000 feet of Flex Tape. That would be much safer than dropping a nuclear bomb into it.

    'Futile and obviously dangerous': Meteorologists react to Trump suggesting using nuclear bombs to stop hurricanes

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/to...nes/ar-AAGkKnn

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    Is America "great" yet? The cry of "Throw the bums out" is often uttered by angry voters during Presidential elections and Congressional elections. We now have a record number of angry voters and a record number of bums who should be thrown out. Four hundred thirty-five days till Election Day.

    'A deep and boiling anger': NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds a pessimistic America despite current economic satisfaction
    70% of Americans say they're angry at the political and financial establishment.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/mee...spite-n1045916

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    How many House Democrats support an impeachment inquiry to determine whether Donald Trump has committed "high crimes and misdemeanors"? One hundred thirty-two. How many Republicans? None. Republicans will never be disloyal to their Emperor.

    Ex-White House aide Rob Porter is subpoenaed in House impeachment inquiry

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...iry/ar-AAGmgts

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    Emperor Trump would never say anything negative about Vladimir Putin, his BFF. Trump wants Russia to rejoin the G7, making it a G8. He repeated the untrue Russian propaganda that Putin "outsmarted" and "embarrassed" President Obama. And who was responsible for Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014? According to Emperor Trump, it was Obama. Trump's BFF Vladimir had nothing to do with it. Hаш президент предатель и сочувствующий России!

    Trump at G7 blames everybody but Putin for Crimea annexation

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-...mea-annexation

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    City Council candidate: 'Keep Marysville a white community as much as possible'

    https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/08/23/us/...soh/index.html
    That was three days ago, Today, well, I don't think this news will surprise anyone:

    Candidate who publicly demanded town remain 'white as possible' quietly quits council race

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/can...-council-race/

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    Donald J. Trump
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    The question I was asked most today by fellow World Leaders, who think the USA is doing so well and is stronger than ever before, is, "Mr. President, why does the American media hate your country so much? Why are they rooting for it to fail?"
    10:30 AM · Aug 25, 2019

    Let's analyze this inane assertion by the orange-skinned Tweeter-In-Chief. First, Trump has no right to think of himself as a "World Leader" – or even a "world leader." Second, "media" is plural, not singular. Third, American media do not hate our country. Fourth, they are not "rooting for it to fail." Fifth, no world leaders think the US is "doing so well." At least none has said so publicly. Sixth, while it's possible Trump was asked those questions at the G7 summit, there is no confirmation from any of the other attendees. Considering Trump has told more than 12,000 lies since he's been in office, he's likely lying about those "most-asked" questions as well.

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    I don't think there is anybody, other than Republicans, who isn't frustrated with Trump. But don't forget, we're winning the trade war. He says so.

    Farmers' frustration with Trump grows as US escalates China fight
    Sales of American agricultural products to China have dried up amid the trade war, a problem for President Trump as more farmers lose patience.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/27/u...ina-trade.html

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    Has anyone ever taken a poll of American farmers to see if they agree with Donald Trump that we're "winning the trade war with China"? I'm guessing every one of them would say "No."

    This farmer lost $400k. See his warning to Trump.
    CNN's Don Lemon speaks with farmer Bob Kuylen who says he lost
    $400,000 because of President Trump's trade war with China.

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/...na-ctn-vpx.cnn

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