Trump calls free speech ‘disgusting’

 

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1. ‘Frankly disgusting’

In the Oval Office, Donald Trump escalated his war on the media and suggested repercussions. “It is frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write and people should look into it,” he said.

Trump ‘unstable’, ‘unraveling’

Constitution constishmution.
Constitution constishmution.
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An example for all the world

Summary

Earlier Wednesday, Trump suggested that it might be appropriate to challenge the license of NBC News, after a report that Trump requested a tenfold increase in the US nuclear arsenal, a report Trump called “made up” and “pure fiction”.

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‘Challenge their License’

‘Open up our libel laws’

2. Sandberg on the Hill

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, told lawmakers the company was working hard to ensure Americans “understand what the propaganda is that they may or may not be reading”, said a Republican representative.

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Working hard.
Working hard.
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3. Kushner likes Bannon insurgency

Jared Kushner, the White House adviser, sent the former Trump aide Steve Bannon a thumbs-up text message after Bannon went on TV and said “Corker, McConnell, the entire clique – establishment, globalist clique – on Capitol Hill have to go”, Politico reported.

Trump v clean air

Fun with friends.
Fun with friends.
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4. Eminem on Donald Trump

 

5. Trump may visit DMZ

Trump could soon find himself confronting North Korean soldiers on the world’s most heavily armed border: reports say the president is considering a visit to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) during his forthcoming trip to South Korea.

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Pence took his daughters in April.
Pence took his daughters in April.
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… and another thing:

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