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Let’s see all those out on the street mask up and use commonsense to protect each other!

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Six of Trump's staffers for this event have already popped hot for covid-19.

I'm sure many more will be sickened from this Tulsa rally.

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Why are there Armed Soldiers?

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Well, looks like Oklahoma's going to be having new record numbers of cases for the foreseeable future. Maybe they can hand out doses of hydroxycloroquine or whatever at the entrance, it'll make everyone feel better, right?

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If people can get on board and support mass protests, rioting and looting during the lockdowns, then they should be alright with peaceful participation at a political rally.

Black leaders in Tulsa have said they're worried the visit could lead to violence.

Lefties ruin everything. Hopefully they can keep their "tolerance" in check and everyone can go home safely.

I will say, however, that it's ironic that the Trump haters are mad at such a huge turnout of support for Trump and are masquerading their hate as concern over the coocid19, but are going to show up in mass to protest and cause violence. If they're truly concerned about covid19, then the anti Trumps should stay home.

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Obese, high blood pressure, heart problems, high cholesterol, diabetic, combined with MAGA covidiot = high risk group. Thanks for now making Tulsa arguably the highest risk city in the U.S.

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Trump's latest rally is another attempt by him and the Republican Party to further divide the nation. Divide and conquer: an age old tactic of despots.

The only parts of the country Trump's trying to unite are his fellow 'elite faction, and those from his demographic. But as the deaths from Covid19 continue to increase, as his economy continues to crumble, as more people remain unemployed, as more people come to realize the US economy will never again have the stability it had during President Obama's terms, as riots continue, it can be expected his base will become even more of a minority of the population than ever.

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Expect mass violence from the far left. They don't understand reason and evidence and they hate free speech, so they have to resort to acting like kids chucking a mass tantrum to get their infantile point across.

And they're only making a Trump victory more likely in November.

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Expect mass violence from the far left.

Unfortunately the rally will probably attract far right groups like the Boogaloo Bois, 3%ers, Proud Boys, KKK among others from the other 900+ white supremacist, national socialist groups in America, many with hqs and chapters nearby. These groups are known to instigate violence.

Trump and the Republicans are fully aware of the potential for ugliness to occur. They're throwing fuel on the long burning fires in their ongoing attempts to further divide the nation.

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and in a city that was the site of a 1921 race-related massacre, when a white mob attacked Blacks, leaving as many as 300 people dead.

I think it is no accident that this would-be dictator and his motley crew are holding this rally, in this city, where all this death and destruction occurred against the peoples of color. This **** dictator , his supporters, and his Republican party are racists and oppressors. May they be replaced , all of them, in November to save our Democracy from this nightmare that is just going to get worse.

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It will be ground zero.

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"Why do you assume only white people will be there?"

Assume?! Just turn on your TV and look for yourself.

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stormcrowToday  08:35 am JST

"Why do you assume only white people will be there?"

Assume?! Just turn on your TV and look for yourself.

What, on CNN, MSNBC etc? Ha! They'll have to be editing the footage to make sure nobody sees them. And what about rallies of Black people for Trump? They don't exist?

My previous comment stands.

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Okay, now this is hillarious. Seems that all of those '1,000,000 ticket requests' are as fictitious as just about everything Trump's claimed over the past 3 years:

https://us.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/06/20/trump-overflow-crowd-speech-phillip-sot-nr-vpx.cnn

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I'm watching the "pre-show" right now. I see a mixed crowd, not 9nly whites.

This **** dictator , his supporters, and his Republican party are racists and oppressors.

The real racists and oppressors are the ones who bleat about it every second of the day and see it everywhere cause it dominates there world view, and who call certain groups people of color (a meaningless designation--just a grammatical reconfiguration of the racist epithet. I guess that's why they call those who use it progressive.) Anyway, racist, oppressor, blah blah blah.

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Why are there Armed Soldiers?Why are there Armed Soldiers?

Extremism is running rampant in America- let’s hope Antifa and the militia types keep their distance.

Trump's latest rally is another attempt by him and the Republican Party to further divide the nation. Divide and conquer: an age old tactic of despots.

Unless he leads the crowd in a chant of “White Lives Matter” you have nothing to fear. But the Bidets will surely be continuing to use race to divide America - its been the Democrat parties modis operandi for 240 years. Slavery, the KKK, Jim Crow, segregation, redlining, etc. It’s what they do. They blame it on America to shift the blame off themselves. Gaslighting works - they have convinced blacks they will help them but nothing ever changes.

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Why do you assume only white people will be there? 

The trump campaign was advertising for minority actors on Craigslist. So I’m sure a few will turn up, after all they are paid to do so.

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i,d say probably four, five thousand will get infected... but the funny thing is, they don,t care... how stupid these people can be huh...

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Mr. NoidallToday  08:42 am JST

I'm watching the "pre-show" right now. I see a mixed crowd, not 9nly whites.

Those were the demonstrators against racism!!!

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The trump campaign was advertising for minority actors on Craigslist

FactCheck.org has already debunked this. It's sad that so many educated folks get their news from social media and just run with it.

https://www.factcheck.org/2020/06/trump-campaign-didnt-advertise-for-minority-actors-in-tulsa/

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ZENJIToday  06:42 am JST

Why are there Armed Soldiers?

because... America

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FactCheck.org has already debunked this. It's sad that so many educated folks get their news from social media and just run with it.

right wing quoting Factcheck, hilarious!!!!!

Any reason you suddenly believe them now

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The crowd — most without masks and dressed in Trump hats and T-shirts ...

"Make America Dumber Again"

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So I’m sure a few will turn up, after all they are paid to do so.

Liberals get the celebs that No one takes seriously: Swift, Cheadle, Evans, Midler? You joking? Smh....

Those were the demonstrators against racism!!!

Except when it's reverse racism, then it's acceptable...oddly.

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Any reason you suddenly believe them now

Please feel free to scour my entire post history and let me know whenever I said I didn't believe FactCheck.org. some people are just inhaling the air in their bubble and exhaling grand assumptions similar to this:

Those were the demonstrators against racism!!!

They don't know those people. The only way to make that assumption is to think like Biden does: if you don't vote for Biden then you ain't black. And then that means they also believe truth over facts.

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I am not an american and I dont clearly understand Americas political situation, but I have the feeling that Trump will be elected again for President.

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https://www.factcheck.org/person/donald-trump/

I suggest reading rest of FactCheck about trump and his daily dose of lies. If we believe the one about Craigslist ads we should believe the others too right???

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Trump's outdoor speech cancelled. No one turned up. Many empty seats inside the rally.

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I would like to continue with the battle of wits, but it seems you are unarmed; therefore, I bid you a good day.

Battle of wits with the far right is an oxymoron.

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It exposes the intellectual dishonesty of the far right, and it’s easy to bait them.

But we have to tolerate the lack of intellectual dishonesty of the left??? Why?

Dont need to do, we just allow trump to open his mouth!!!

Which seems to be helping him at these ever growing rallies.

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You think black racism towards whites is acceptable?

Care to point out facts???

Do you think flying the confederate flag, with its history of racism, is acceptable???

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Which seems to be helping him at these ever growing rallies.

ROFL, ever growing rallies.

That should end the discussion about dishonesty!!!

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2020 is his to lose. I mean, if Joe Biden is the best they can come up with to run against him, there’s almost no point in having the election.

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Trump's VirusLieFest live on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THmEyiBhbRM

He's babbling about CNN already, the lies are coming thick & fast

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Care to point out facts???

Whites under assault, getting fired if they don't submit to BLM or the cause, any white person that says: ALL LIVES MATTER, having an opinion on race relations, if you think you're being discriminated against, if you complain about being a target of racism and on and on whites are basically told to shut up, bow and submit or risk losing their jobs, careers, livelihood, so now we see a rise in reverse racism and now whites have to submit move out of that steamrolling train or else.

Do you think flying the confederate flag, with its history of racism, is acceptable???

It's a part of Southern history, I don't have a problem with it, but having said that, if people find it a sensitive issue, then have a discussion, a debate, but don't be a vigilante and push your will and rip it down. Each of these Southern States should discuss the issue. I don't care because I'm not from a Southern State.

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It’s like watching a bunch of people playing Russian roulette at the same time, but they’re completely ignorant of it.

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They don't understand reason and evidence and they hate free speech, so they have to resort to acting like kids chucking a mass tantrum

On the subject of children, did you see the video Trump retweeted? It was a very nice anti-racist video featuring black and white toddlers but Trump retweeted a doctored version of it to attack the media. It stunk Twitter out. The parents of these very decent kids were disgusted.

If only protesters followed Trump’s example of reason, evidence and mature debate, things could be much better. I hope he doesn’t ask his followers to check out a non-existent sex-tape of these parents who attacked him. Maybe Trump can create a video of him hitting them with a golf ball.

Reason, evidence and maturity must be the order of the day.

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Trump talking about steel ramps, leather shoes and wobbly walks right now. Been on about it for about 10 minutes, making it sound like he was scaling Everest. It's all so weird.

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The lemmings are walking themselves off the cliff.

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Sure like Amy Cooper, she sure didn’t care about Black Lives.

As if she is the only white person in the US.

So you support racism!!

Of course not, white or black

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Watching this right now, I so look forward to Trump demolishing Biden in a debate. But you know, my god we all know, the democrats are gonna use covid19 as an excuse to not hold a debate.

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Like James Carville said, "it's the economy, stupid" the only thing that matters.

You brilliantly blew this idea out of the water. Your still unnamed non-partisan historians who regard the Bush 2 years as a success see him as a good president despite the economy flying off the cliff on his watch. You also regarded Obama’s handling of the economy as terrible and yet he thrashed Romney in 2012 and left office with higher approval ratings than Bush 2 who you and your still unnamed non-partisan historians regard as a success. The economy clearly isn’t the only metric for you.

As for the Fox News poll, the average of the polls now has Trump at under 50% approval on his handling of the economy. He’s been heading south for quite a while. I think it’s better to stick with averages rather than trusting a part of the fake news MSM, don’t you?

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What has Trump achieved this year? 13 miles of new Mexican wall. He don't talk about it anymore. Fired many people. Added trillions to the national debt.

American economy in depression. Hard to restore before the ballots. 40 million claiming unemployment.

Trump-O-Meter

https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/trumpometer/

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As if she is the only white person in the US.

Maybe the police officers in George Floyd or Rayshard Brooks killings.

Of course not, white or black

Doesnt look like it.

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Trump "Chinese Virus" "Hombre breaking into a house" racism terms!

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Six of Trump's staffers for this event have already popped hot for covid-19.

I'm sure many more will be sickened from this Tulsa rally.

You are probably right, Im not a Trump fan and dont care much for the US political circus but they are obviously at least checking their staff ( hence those positives were found ) , checking attending people for temperatures and providing masks and sanitizer. Its probably not gonna stop all possible transmission at the rally but how does it compare to some of the recent , big BLM rallies/ demos in terms of potential covid spread ? Did those demos take similar or any anti covid measures? ( temperature checks & mask distribution ) and if not how much critisism / discussion was there in US media? Honest question here.

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Trump saying that he's having an average night. The crowd look really bored. Not enough 'He's behind you" ghost stories to get them baying. The mob need some Wall & Hillary stuff to wake them up.

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Dear president, trump seems to be at his racist best today.

Looks like the only person he can demolish in a debate is himself.

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Watching this, I realize Trump's strength is that he ran for, and is running for president because he has a set of convictions on how the country should be run. People can debate whether those convictions are harmful or not, btut nevertheless, he's running based on his beliefs. Unlike Trump, Biden and Pelosi and ilk are not in government to work for the country; they are simply trying to further their careers and increase their own personal wealth and global connections.

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You brilliantly blew this idea out of the water. Your still unnamed non-partisan historians who regard the Bush 2 years as a success see him as a good president despite the economy flying off the cliff on his watch.

Thanks to China and all the lib governors and mayors that pushed for a lockdown, but at least the markets are happy now that it's almost over and are confident that Trump can turn this around and it has been at an astonishing rate, surprisingly.

You also regarded Obama’s handling of the economy as terrible

Yes. regulations, lack of incentive for small businesses, corporate tax rate and more....

As for the Fox News poll, the average of the polls now has Trump at under 50% approval on his handling of the economy.

But they also have him at 59% when it comes to overall trust in the economy, so there is a difference and on that, he's in very good standing.

He’s been heading south for quite a while. I think it’s better to stick with averages rather than trusting a part of the fake news MSM, don’t you?

I disagree, Trump doesn't just have support in the South, even in rural California or rural areas far from the ocean and beaches libs like to lavishly live in, you have a lot of Trump supporters that even I was taken back when I visited it.

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@Bass

Whites under assault, getting fired if they don't submit to BLM or the cause, any white person that says: ALL LIVES MATTER, having an opinion on race relations, if you think you're being discriminated against, if you complain about being a target of racism and on and on whites are basically told to shut up, bow and submit or risk losing their jobs, careers, livelihood, so now we see a rise in reverse racism and now whites have to submit move out of that steamrolling train or else.

Proof please! Where is the evidence that whites are under assault? Let's compare your evidence to the actual evidence of Blacks being under assault. Especially, at a mostly white rally attended by a significant number of racists who support trump because he is racist in city famous for the assaulting and killing of 300 Blacks during a white riot on Juneteenth holiday (the celebration of the emancipation proclamation).

Let's not forget that trump campaign is using a Nazi symbol for their rallies and campaign which was removed from Facebook and other social media.

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Trump saying that he's having an average night. The crowd look really bored. Not enough 'He's behind you" ghost stories to get them baying. The mob need some Wall & Hillary stuff to wake them up.

No build “Build the wa....erm, fence, erm....physical barrier” chants yet?

He should throw a knob joke in. That went down a storm in the past.

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Slavery? Segregation? Denied right to vote? KKK? Joe Crow?

And?

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Mary Elizabeth Taylor, one of the administration’s highest-ranking African-American officials, said the president’s stance on racial justice was at odds with her core values and convictions. She resigned.

“You may not have been able to stop President Trump from directing this appalling use of force, but you could have chosen to oppose it. Instead, you visibly supported it,” James Miller, a former undersecretary of defense for policy, wrote in his resignation letter to Esper.

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Maybe the police officers in George Floyd or Rayshard Brooks killings.

Floyd was unjustified, Brooks was justified.

Doesnt look like it.

By you as well

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Trump sounding more like band-on-the-run.

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No build “Build the wa....erm, fence, erm....physical barrier” chants yet?

He should throw a knob joke in. That went down a storm in the past.

He's finding it hard to push their buttons tonight. The mob don't seem to care much about Biden, China or supreme courts. Sounds like that drunk man in the corner of the pub babbling to himself. Just a random stream of tedious nonsense but without the wall / Hillary crescendos.

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Dear president, trump said that he has slowed down testing as that will reduce the number of cases.

Wonder what his beliefs are, other than racism, Ignorance, Stupidity....

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@Clippety

He's babbling about CNN already, the lies are coming thick & fast

He is made because not only twitter but also facebook is checking his BS.

Facebook Removes Trump Ads With Symbol Used By Nazis. Campaign Calls It An 'Emoji'

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/18/880377872/facebook-removes-trump-political-ads-with-nazi-symbol-campaign-calls-it-an-emoji

The only way that trump can get his lies out to the public now is through rallies!

He will probably sell out the US to China to allow him to use TikTok as a platform to spread disinformation for the election. Facebook and Twitter has already removed thousands of fake Chinese accounts connected to spread misinformation.

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Struggling tonight, with "Trump's Life Matters!"

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'Too many people were testing positive, I told them to slow down the testing'

Donald Trump, today in Tulsa.

Sociopath.

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The leftists demand freedom of speech and the right to protest and hold their rallies. But they don't feel Trump and his supporters should have the same rights, have their rally and want to suppress it.

Interesting with all the "concern" over the Trump rally potentially causing a spike in the COVID cases, yet no concern when the BLM had their mass protests and George Floyd public funerals.

American economy in depression

So Trump caused it? bwahahahaha

the democrats are gonna use covid19 as an excuse to not hold a debate.

And Biden is only going to allow handpicked prescripted questions.

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The Trump campaign said six staff members helping prepare for the event tested positive for COVID-19. They were following “quarantine procedures” and wouldn't attend the rally, said Tim Murtaugh, the campaign's communications director.

Gee, who could have predicted this? Maybe just Dr Fauci and the entire CDC, and medical experts everywhere. Well, one more perk for working for Trump - you get infected with COVID, then when you're let go, you'll be called a "wacko and liar". And all the Trump supporters attending get the accolade; "Super-spreader"...

Trump supporters gathered inside the 19,000-seat BOK Center for what was believed to be the largest indoor event in the country since restrictions to prevent the COVID-19 virus began in March. Many of the president's supporters weren't wearing masks, despite the recommendation of public health officials to keep the coronavirus from spreading. Some had been camped near the venue since early in the week.

This is like going for a walk when the tornado sirens are going off....

But turnout at the rally appeared to be lower than expected, with a large swath of standing room on the stadium floor and empty seats in the balconies. Trump had been scheduled to appear at a rally outside of the stadium within a perimeter of tall metal barriers, but that event was abruptly cancelled.

"Abruptly cancelled" - what Trump will be hearing about his term as President on Nov 3rd...

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The supporters won, the protesters lost. :D

Turnout at the rally was lower than the campaign predicted, with a large swath of standing room on the stadium floor and empty seats in the balconies

We're trying to social distance here, I would think you would approve of that. :D

Okay, now this is hillarious. Seems that all of those '1,000,000 ticket requests' are as fictitious as just about everything Trump's claimed over the past 3 years

Your evidence is a fake CNN video? Hahahahahahahahaha

Trump sounding more like band-on-the-run.

On the run to a landslide re-election victor, Baby! :D

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ALL LIVES MATTER!.

Anyone who says black lives matter is being a racist that the left amusingly love to bandy about.

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What a complete and utter disaster - Trump rambling on incoherently while half the arena is empty...

Then six of his staff members are infected with COVID....

He has to be so humiliated that he'll slink back to the WH bunker and hide for the next two weeks...which should be just about right for him to start exhibiting symptoms...

Then its off to his next rally - at Chernobyl....radiation suits optional...

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Trump boasted and some more, one million ticket demands, the most ever for a political rally, yes! Folks, one million tickets but in the end, only about 15,000 showed up. Time to head home to the bunker.

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AOC gloats that Trump's Tulsa turnout was sabotaged by 'teens on TikTok'

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Your evidence is a fake CNN video?

I saw a fake CNN video. It was footage of black and white toddlers who were playing together. Trump retweeted an misleading edited version of it to attack the media. The parents of these kids thought it was disgusting that the president of the US would use their kids in this way.

Facebook and Twitter correctly threw this pathetic trash out. It stunk.

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