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I think there are three issues here: 1) Was 'tear gas' used? 2) Who ordered the attack? 3) Why did they order it? Was 'tear gas' used? According to the Parks Police smoke canisters and pepper balls were used (see also here) (more specifically, OC gas1 was used). At least the CDC considers those among the umbrella term 'tear gas' (while the Park Police does ...


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No, Trump did not order the National Guard to mobilize at that time. As The New York Times reported, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller made the ultimate decision to activate the entirety of the district's National Guard, an order that was subsequently approved by Mike Pence, not Trump: Defense and administration ...


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Other than assertions to that effect by the Trump Administration, there is no evidence of this. However there is very strong evidence that it did not happen. There are a fair amount of pictures of the outside of the BOK Center during the time in question. They pretty much all show just a small crowd. As a bit of background, I'm a Tulsan who has attended ...


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What Donald Trump received was a cocktail of two monoclonal antibodies. There are various ways to produce those, Regeneron does state on their homepage that they use Cell Lines for mass production. This does not mean stem cells, there are many cell lines that are not stem cells. For research the antibodies are produced in mice, Regeneron calls their system ...


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Trump only did a significant number of motions (salutes, etc.) with his arms after taking a drink of water, not before. As per the full video, mentioned by Nate Eldredge from PBS NewsHour, Trump salutes 3 times, claps 4 times, and shakes hands 1 time prior to his speech, during which the contentious drink of water is taken. I will take at face value the ...


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Reputable media outlets like the Jerusalem Post, DW, or The Independent have also picked up the story, with an attribution to Fox News which broke the story: EXCLUSIVE: Just weeks after helping to broker peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), President Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination submitted by ...


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The Trump budget in February proposed a 10% cut to Health and Human Services and specifically a 16% cut to the CDC (which is part of the HHS). From the Washington Post: The 2021 budget request delivered Monday to Congress includes a nearly 10 percent cut to Health and Human Services and The budget request would trim funding for the Centers for Disease ...


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This article from New York Magazine summarizes the answer to your question(s) quite nicely. Note: all the bolding within quotes is my own. Did Trump order the protestors cleared? Yes. A Justice Department spokeswoman said Monday that Trump had directed Barr to personally “lead” the response to the unrest. (via the Washington Post) Barr then directed the ...


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It's impossible to know for certain. As the Nobel Peace Prize website says, the names of those who were nominated but did not win are kept secret for 50 years after nomination. Someone may say that they've nominated Trump, but there's no way to verify it. The person who claims to have nominated Trump, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, is a qualified nominator (...


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Trump probably did not "come forward in 2002 to oust [sic; or out?] Epstein". But the statement in the image is vague enough that it's not clear what it even means. It seems possible that it is referring to the following quote, mentioned in your linked article, which has become pretty infamous: In a 2002 interview, he gave no indication of concern,...


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It is always hard to find proof of a negative. If the excuse were true, then the Trump Administration would have spread the evidence far and wide. Perhaps someone can post it if so. The closest I can find is coverage of the rally by the Star Tribune. It acknowledges that there were protesters in Tulsa: Trump supporters, protesters face off outside Oklahoma ...


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From the source you gave: “They said you couldn’t lift your hand up to your mouth with water,” Trump said, conveying what he says his wife had told him. “I said, I just saluted 600 times, like this!” He imitated saluting to the graduating cadets, to cheers from the audience. Well, sure, then. Not fair to criticize the guy if his hands were that tired. Then ...


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Yes Trump's quote (transcribed) is "And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning. Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it would be interesting to check that. So, that, you're going to ...


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On November 7, 2012, Donald Trump claimed that We can't let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided! and that This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy! These tweets are no longer visible, but they have been archived. See for example, Donald Trump's 2012 Election ...


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Some news media beyond CNN are reporting on the 5 miles, such as Express News: Since he took office in 2017, the administration has set aside $15 billion for 738 miles of walls and fencing on the 2,000-mile border, with the money coming from Homeland Security, the Defense Department and the Treasury Forfeiture Fund. The federal government has completed 260 ...


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It seems that the Biden event is not a rally but a small meeting https://www.tmj4.com/news/election-2020/airport-officials-explain-reasoning-behind-allowing-biden-event-after-denying-previous-trump-event "The Airport does not allow political rallies on the airfield, regardless of which candidate requests it. Biden is hosting a small private meeting ...


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Here are a few definitions of "per capita": Wikipedia: The phrase thus means "by heads" or "for each head", i.e., per individual/person. Merriam-Webster: per unit of population : by or for each person Investopedia: Per capita means the average per person Dictionary.com: by or for each individual person Legal dictionary: many definitions, all amounting ...


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I see that the Pentagon has released a detailed timeline of the events on their side now. (Alas the pdf is not OCR'd, so I can't easily quote too much from it.) The most relevant points on Jan 6 seem to be 13:05 "A/SD receives open source reports of demonstrator movements to U.S. Capitol" 13:34 DC Mayor (Bowser) requests troops in phone call with ...


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Did a recent Senate report vindicate the Mueller investigation? This is begging the question. Does the Mueller report need vindication? Much of the Mueller report remains redacted, and the article uses that to spin its tale. Presumably the Senate Intelligence Committee had full access to the unredacted report, and additional intelligence, not available to ...


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This does not appear to be true as there is indication that Epstein was a member at Mar-A-Lago well after 2002 and had a membership up until 2007 when his membership appears to have been shut down. While it is true that he was banned for hitting on another members daughter that happened 5 years after the claim and 2 years after the charges. https://thehill....


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Joe Biden is addressing the full context of the claim that he got Viktor Shokin fired to protect Burisma and Hunter Biden from investigation by Shokin. The $3.5 million is a new claim recently tacked on. Joe Biden is referring to the World Bank's support for reforms in Ukraine. MSN provides some important context. The president accused Joe Biden of trying ...


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The context of that quote seem to be travel restrictions. In the same briefing, Trump claimed shortly before: He called me xenophobic. He called me a racist, because he has since apologized and he said I did the right thing CNN summarizes the claim: Trump claimed that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has apologized for having accused ...


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The Jan. 29 memo itself is reproduced in a story by Axios. The estimate of up to half a million lives lost appears on page 2 of the memo. We do not know in great detail which Trump advisors read or discussed this memo with Trump or exactly what they told him. It is very likely that they did discuss it with him, as he quickly moved to restrict travel from ...


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tl;dr– This claim appears to be true, noting that the "last two elections" were the 2018 midterms and 2020 primaries, as clarified by a related Twitter message from the original claimant. In this Twitter message, claimant Sean Eldridge clarifies that they were referring to the 2018 midterm elections and 2020 primary elections. That same Twitter ...


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No. That's a stock image. I can't find the original but did find an article on NewsThump from 2017 that seems to be using the same image.


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In the United States, there is no right for the people to vote for president. Instead, only the "Electors" can vote. According to Article 2 of the constitution: Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be ...


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NBC reported this When pressed later by a reporter if his ideas were dangerous, Trump turned to Birx and asked her if she'd ever heard of light and heat treatments. "Not as a treatment," Birx responded. That didn't touch disinfectants (alas), but clearly Birx thought that was a question worth answering. She didn't say "he was joking". ...


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There is no such thing as a White House Special Counsel so she might one but it has no meaning. He can unilaterally approve security clearances but it might need to be in writing. It is the prerogative of the Attorney General to appoint real special counsels. § 600.1 Grounds for appointing a Special Counsel. The Attorney General, or in cases in which the ...


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It is hard to be certain about any of this since it involves leaks to the press, but Trump eventually did not give Powell any title (whether or not that would have come with any actual powers). As Business Insider reported on Wednesday, Dec 23: At a meeting in the Oval Office on Friday, Trump had aired the idea of naming Powell as a special counsel to ...


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The Official Trump Campaign Store does not sell banners, nor has ever sold banners pertaining to the 2020 election. There are, however, sign posts with the described design. According to the FAQ "All of our products are 100% proudly made in the USA." Now, If you're talking about all merchandise, the company that bought the rights to print Donald Trump ...


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