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Kanye West revealed he secretly met with President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner (pictured left) amid allegations that West and Trump conspired to sabotage Joe Biden's campaign.

West, who recently returned from vacationing with his family, admits he secretly met with Jared Kushner last weekend.

Kushner, who is married to Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka Trump, is a White House adviser and serves on Trump's re-election campaign.

West announced he was running for president which sparked accusations that he and Trump were conspiring to siphon Democratic votes from Biden.

West revealed the meeting with Kushner in a tweet after The New York Times learned about the clandestine meeting and called him for a comment.

"I'm willing to do a live interview with the New York Time about my meeting with Jared where we discussed Dr Claude Anderson's book Powernomics," West tweeted Tuesday night.

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In his interview with The Times, West gave scant details about the private meeting that took place in Colorado, where Kushner was traveling with his wife, Ivanka.

West had been camping in Colorado with his family, and afterward flew to Telluride to meet with Kushner, those close to West told The Times.

In an interview with Forbes magazine, West all but admitted he's acting as spoiler to damage Biden's campaign to clear the way for Trump to win re-election in November. West currently faces accusations of election fraud in at least 2 states.

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Black Twitter is outraged over a misinterpretation of a tweet by President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

First the misinterpretation: "Trump said 'suburban housewives will vote for me to protect black democrats from putting housing nearby."

What Trump really tweeted:

"The 'suburban housewife' will be voting for me. They want safety & are thrilled that I ended the long running program where low income housing would invade their neighborhood. Biden would reinstall it, in a bigger form, with Corey Booker in charge!"

Trump criticized the Obama/Biden administration's efforts to place low-income families in suburban neighborhoods.

The issue was one of the factors that drove voters to the polls to elect Trump as president in 2016.

But, as one Twitter user pointed out, the majority of people living in low-income housing are white.

User @pastordlamb writes: "Anyone who sees the words 'low income housing' and automatically thinks of black people is racist. We have numerous low income housing projects in our city and they are 90% white occupied."

Another user wrote: "Never underestimate the fear they have of POC. They hate and fear us. He know what he is doing, they will vote for him because he will build a wall in the suburbs to keep us out. They are all part of the problem in Amerikkka."

And a third user tweeted: "Donald Trump wants to keep "low income housing" out of the suburbs. Because there's nothing scarier than that... is there?"

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As Russia announced the approval of a new Coronavirus vaccine, legal questions arise about the rights of Americans to decline taking the vaccine.

Vulnerable populations, including Black people, are concerned that their rights will be infringed upon after President Donald Trump announced he would mobilize the military to "distribute" the vaccines.

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According to Dov Fox, a law professor at the University of San Diego, Americans who refuse to take the vaccination can be fined or jailed by law.

"States can compel vaccinations in more or less intrusive ways," he said in an interview.

"They can limit access to schools or services or jobs if people don't get vaccinated. They could force them to pay a fine or even lock them up in jail."

Fox noted authorities in the U.S. have never attempted to jail people for refusing to vaccinate, but some mayors and governors have threatened to jail people who refuse to wear face masks.

"Courts have found that when medical necessity requires it, the public health outweighs the individual rights and liberties at stake," Fox said.

There is legal precedence dating back to 1905 that gave states the authority to fine people who refused to take vaccinations for smallpox.

The coronavirus, which kills far less than 1% of the population, is nowhere near as deadly as Smallpox, an infectious viral disease with a death rate of 30%.

Bill Gates has said "multiple doses" of the expensive vaccines will be necessary to provide protection against the virus.

The unprecedented response to the Coronavirus - a respiratory infection that causes mild symptoms or no symptoms in 99% of the population, has many Americans worried about the government's financial motives.

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A few minutes after U.S. President Donald Trump began his press conference in the White House briefing room, Secret Service burst into the room and hustled him out.

Television viewers and reporters were left stunned by the abruptness of Trump's departure on Monday evening.

As rumors spread on social media, there were reports that a man had been shot near the White House.

Comedienne Kathy Griffin took to Twitter to assure her followers she had nothing to do with the reported shooting outside the White House.

"It wasn't me," tweeted the 59-year-old comedian, minutes after news of the shooting broke.

About 20 minutes after his abrupt departure, Trump returned to the White House briefing room and revealed the details of the shooting to the press.

"There was a shooting outside of the White House and it seems to be very well under control. I'd like to thank the Secret Service for doing their always quick and very effective work," he said.

When asked if the White House had been breached in any way, he replied: "I don't think the person breached anything. I don't believe anything was breached." Trump added that he was not taken to the White House bunker underground.

Griffin is no fan of Donald Trump. She notably shared footage of herself with a severed Donald Trump head art piece in 2017, which sparked a wave of outrage and resulted in her being blacklisted.

The funnywoman lost endorsement deals and was removed from her co-hosting duties of CNN’s New Year's Eve coverage as a result of her actions.

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President Donald Trump bypassed Congress by signing four executive orders at his golf club in New Jersey on Saturday.

One of the executive orders extends unemployment benefits to $400 per week instead of the $600 unemployed Americans received in addition to state unemployment benefits.

The $400 per week benefits are retroactive to the week of August 1.

When a reporter asked if $400 would be a "hardship" for people who were getting $600 plus state benefits, Trump said, "Well, no, this is not a hardship, this is the money that they need."

He added: "This is the money they want. And this gives them a great incentive to go back to work so this is much more than what was originally agreed. The 600 was a number that was there and as you know, there was, there was difficulty with the 600 number because it really was a disincentive."

A second executive order creates a payroll tax holiday for Americans earning less than $100,000 annually. And a third executive order freezes evictions and foreclosures for some renters and mortgage holders until the end of the year, beginning September 1.

A fourth executive order waives penalties and interests for federally held student loans through the end of the year.

In announcing his executive orders, Trump took aim at Congressional Democrats, accusing them of "holding aid hostage" because they want "bailout money for states that have been badly managed for many years".

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John Legend took aim at his former boss, rapper Kanye West for allegedly conspiring with President Donald Trump to divert votes away from Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Legend, who is best known for his song "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)", took to Twitter to denounce Kanye and Trump.

Legend retweeted this post to his 13.5 million followers, writing, "Just in case anyone needs some clarity around what's happening here:"

"A little update — The GOP lawyer who helped @kanyewest get on the ballot in Wisconsin is actively working for @realDonaldTrump's campaign. She's the lawyer of record in their lawsuit to try to get a @prioritiesUSA anti-Trump ad pulled..."

He followed up by tweeting: "Anyway.... Anyone reckless and/or misinformed enough to fall for the okey doke probably wasn't voting for Biden (or voting at all)."

His followers reacted by asking Legend to speak to Kanye rather than drag him on social media.

User @dweebs193 tweeted: "I was under the impression that you were friends with Kanye. Why you telling us? Shouldn't you talk to him? Also I think it's pretty racist for them to assume that black ppl are going to vote for Kanye bc he's on the ballot."

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Deutsche Bank turned over President Trump's financial records to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance through a subpoena filed last year.

On Wednesday, New York AG Letitia James said she will make a "major national announcement" at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6.

Prosecutors have pored over Trump's financial records after the bank complied with the subpoena, the New York Times reports.

Vance and James, both Democrats, are investigating potential crimes in the U.S. president's financial dealings. Trump obtained loans from Deutsche Bank.

Vance launched an investigation into Trump's financial dealings last year after his former attorney, Michael Cohen, told Congress the president had a practice of misleading business associates and tax officials by undervaluing his assets.

As part of the investigation, Vance asked Trump's accounting firm to turn over 8 years of his tax returns, but they refused.

The U.S. Supreme Court ordered the tax returns released, but Trump's lawyers filed an appeal that will delay the release of the tax returns for at least another year.

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Trump didn't seem concerned on Monday. "This is just a continuation of the witch hunt," he told reporters.

"It's Democrat stuff they failed with Mueller they failed with everything. They failed at every stage of the game. Even before I got in this was starting with the Mueller deal. Mueller started a little bit after," Trump said, correcting himself.

"It's a terrible thing that they do. It's really a terrible thing. The witch hunt has gone on long enough," he said.

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama is "dealing with some form of low-grade depression" because of the quarantine, racial strife, and Trump administration hypocrisy.

Wednesday, on her new podcast, Obama said the hypocrisy of the Trump administration keeps her up at night.

Among her symptoms are insomnia, mood disturbances, anxiety, stress, and lack of motivation in her normal daily routines.

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"I'm waking up in the middle of the night, cause I'm worrying about something, or there's a heaviness. I try to make sure I get a workout in, although there have been periods throughout this quarantine, where I just have felt too low. You know, I've gone through those emotional highs and lows that I think everybody feels, where you just don't feel yourself, and sometimes there's been a week or so where I had to surrender to that, and not be so hard on myself. And say, you know what, you're just not feeling that treadmill right now."

She added, "It is unusual, and it is, you know, it's a direct result of just being out of, out of body, out of mind. And spiritually, these are not, they are not fulfilling times, spiritually. You know, um, so I, I know that I am dealing with some form of low-grade depression. Not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife, and just seeing this administration, watching the hypocrisy of it, day in and day out, is dispiriting."

When asked how she deals with hr depression, Obama said, "My spirit is lifted when I'm feeling healthy when I'm surrounded by good people. I reach out to my family, and to my friends, even in this time of quarantine. You know, I fought to continue to find a way to stay connected to the people in my life who bring me joy, and my girlfriends, my husband, my kids; it's the small things."

She continued: "It's the small rituals. For me, there is no magic to it, but it is effort because you have to recognize that you're in a place, a bad place, in order to get out of it. So you kind of have to sit in it for a minute, to know, oh oh, I'm feeling off. So now I gotta, I gotta feed myself with something better."

Obama is an unlicensed therapist who provides counseling sessions to her celebrity friends, such as rapper Common.

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced police will begin issuing citations to residents who refuse to wear face masks. Turner announced the new directive during a press briefing on Monday.

"For months, we have been focusing on education and not citations, but now I am instructing the Houston Police Department to issue the necessary warnings and citations to anyone not wearing a mask in public if they do not meet the criteria for an exemption," the mayor said.

The citation comes with a $250 fine, Turner tweeted on Monday.

"Lives are at stake, so I am taking this step to save lives and slow the virus from spreading in the month of August," he wrote.

Police said they would not responds to 911 calls reporting people not wearing face masks, but they would issue citations if they see someone out and about with a face covering.

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Turner asked residents not to "get mad" at police officers doing their jobs. "It's all about public health and driving our numbers down," he said.

Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, suggested people wear face masks inside their homes to protect elderly parents or grandparents.

President Trump said he will mobilize the U.S. military to distribute Covid-19 vaccines when they become available.

Trump's announcement prompted his supporters to question their loyalty to him.

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President Trump says the 2nd round of economic impact payments may be "way higher" than the $1,200 most Americans received earlier this year.

Phase 4 of the comprehensive Coronavirus relief bill will not be voted on by tonight's deadline (July 31). The White House and Republicans in the Senate are working on a smaller bill than the one proposed by House Democrats.

The Republican's economic stimulus bill would extend the federal unemployment benefits - but at a lower amount: $200 per week in addition to state benefits. The bill would also provide protection for renters who face evictions.

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury, met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday to offer 4 proposals.

One proposal would extend the $600 federal benefits for one week to give more time for negotiations. But Pelosi and Schumer rejected the proposals.

On Friday, Trump said, "The Democrats do not care about the people of our country."

But Pelosi said Trump and the Republicans don't care about the American people. "They resent America's working families."

Republicans say the extra $600 benefit is a "disincentive" for Americans to go back to work because some people are making more money on unemployment than they would if they were working.

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A judge unsealed damning documents from a 2015 lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell, who fought to keep the papers from seeing the light of day.

Jeffrey Epstein's longtime associate and madam was arrested on July 2 and charged with child sex-trafficking.

Epstein's one-time girlfriend is accused of luring young girls and teenagers to Epstein's Manhattan home and private island to engage in sex with the billionaire financier and his wealthy friends.

The documents confirm longstanding rumors of sexual misconduct against former President Bill Clinton, England's Prince Andrew, famed lawyer Alan Dershowitz, and others.

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Of particular interest to President Trump's critics was a transcript of a deposition of sex trafficking victim Virginia Giuffre.

During the deposition, Giuffre was asked whether Trump ever flirted with her. "He didn't. That's what's inaccurate," she said.

When asked if she ever saw Trump on Epstein's home or infamous island, Giuffre replied, "Not that I can remember."

U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Preska ruled last week that the public was legally entitled to view the evidence against Maxwell contained in the lawsuit.

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President Trump sparked a frenzy on Twitter.com when he proposed a delay in the Nov. 3 election over fears of mail-in voting fraud.

"With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history," Trump tweeted on Friday morning. "It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???"

The president's tweet triggered a 490-point drop in the stock market amid concerns that the president is attempting to delay the election.

Political analysts say a president can't delay the election unless he gets the approval of Congress.

But Trump's supporters say he is trolling his Twitter followers, as usual.

Democrats expressed fears that Trump is setting himself as a dictator who will refuse to leave the White House if he loses in November.

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A group of doctors are holding a "White Coat Summit" on Capitol Hill to address the "massive disinformation campaign" about the coronavirus to which "American life has fallen casualty."

President Donald J. Trump is applauded by physicians as he signs a series of Executive Orders on lowering drug prices on Friday, July 24, 2020, at the White House.

The doctors criticize "so-called experts", news media outlets and celebrities for engaging in misinformation that holds Americans hostage and threatens the constitution.

According to the events' website, "the purpose of the inaugural White Coat Summit is to empower Americans to stop living in fear."

"If Americans continue to let so-called experts and media personalities make their decisions, the great American experiment of a Constitutional Republic with Representative Democracy, will cease," the doctors said on the event's information page.

Panels will present discussions on Schools Reopening; Real Facts Behind the Virus, Identifying Hoaxes; Fear; Medical Cancel Culture, and Follow the Money.

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Millions of Americans, such as Reginae Carter, daughter of rapper Lil Wayne, are forced to wear face masks, despite studies in the Journal of American Medicine that show face masks do not block or slow down viruses.

Face masks are worn by doctors to prevent the transfer of bacteria, not a virus, which is 1000 times smaller than a single bacteria. A virus can easily pass through a mask.

The White Coat Summit begins Monday, July 27, at 8:30 a.m.

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Charlamagne tha god ripped Joe Biden for saying President Trump was the first racist to be elected president.

The 77-year-old Democrat chastised Trump for repeatedly referring to the COVID-19 pandemic as the "China virus" or the "Wuhan virus".

"The way he deals with people based on the color of their skin, their national origin, where they're from, is absolutely sickening," Biden said during a virtual townhall from his basement in Delaware on Wednesday.

Biden added, "No sitting president has ever done this. Never, never, never. No Republican president has done this. No Democratic president."

His remark confused and angered some Americans who accused Biden of rewriting America's racist past.

The New York City radio host was among Biden's more vocal critics. "I really wish Joe Biden would shut the eff up forever and continue to act like he's starring in the movie 'A Quiet Place,' because as soon as he opens his mouth and makes noise, he gets us all killed," Charlamagne said on The Breakfast Club on Friday.

Charlamagne gave Biden the "Donkey of the Day" title, saying, "Joe, you got to hurry up and announce your Black woman VP so I can be enthused about voting for her because I will never be enthused about voting for you. You know America is a terrible place when Kanye West seems like a viable option."
 

 

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and President Trump have reached an agreement to accept federal assistance with ongoing violence that's ripping her city apart.

On Tuesday, the mayor's office said President Trump "reached out to Mayor Lightfoot this evening to confirm that he plans to send federal resources to Chicago to supplement ongoing federal investigations pertaining to violent crime."

The Chicago Sun-Times reports "The conversation was brief and straightforward," according to the statement.

Lightfoot vowed to file a federal lawsuit if Trump sent federal troops into her city to combat spiking gun violence that left hundreds of people wounded and dozens dead, including multiple children.

Lightfoot reportedly backed down and reached an agreement with Trump after local church and civic leaders told her to stop playing politics with children's lives.

"Mayor Lightfoot maintains that all resources will be investigatory in nature and be coordinated through the U.S. Attorney's office. The Mayor has made clear that if there is any deviation from what has been announced, we will pursue all available legal options to protect Chicagoans."

She said she didn't want a repeat of the chaos in Portland, Oregon, where Trump sent federal officers in unmarked vehicles to sweep protestors off the streets this month.

Trump will deploy hundreds of troops to Chicago and also to Albuquerque, New Mexico to quell the violence that erupted in those cities after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.

The Minneapolis City Council voted to dismantle the police department. Crime has risen 40% in Minneapolis as a result.