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Fred Trump agreed not to increase the rent of Donald Trump's draft foot doctor

This is the hottest news article today.

Quoted below is the daughter of Larry Braunstein, the foot doctor who diagnosed Donald Trump with bone spurs during the Vietnam War:

Elysa Braunstein said the implication from her father was that Mr. Trump did not have a disqualifying foot ailment. “But did he examine him? I don’t know,” she said.

The article goes on to note that the foot doctor was a tenant of Fred Trump, (Donald’s father). Fred Trump agreed not to increase the foot doctors rent in subsequent years, suggesting the diagnosis was a favor:

Dr. Alec Hochstein, who worked with Dr. Braunstein in the late 1990s, said the podiatrist had recalled over dinner with their wives how the Trumps had treated him well, including backing off from rent increases.

More here: Did a Queens Podiatrist Help Donald Trump Avoid Vietnam? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/26/us/politics/trump-vietnam-draft-exemption.html

8 year old boy died seven days after entering USA

8 year old boy Felipe Alonzo Gomez died seven days after entering USA
Details are beginning to emerge on the death of an 8 year old boy on Christmas eve.
According to news reports, the boy died "shortly after midnight" on Christmas day.
He had arrived in December 18th, 2018.
CNN (12-25-2018):
The ministry said CBP alerted Guatemalan officials of the death on Tuesday. The boy arrived in El Paso with his father December 18 and was transferred to the Alamogordo CBP station on Sunday, according to the statement.

Prominent Sanders backer (James Zogby): There's no war on Beto, but charisma ≠ progressivism

The board member of Our Revolution tweeted that there is no war on Beto, a reference to a recent NBC NEWS article. But he used the opportunity to note that Beto is no Bernie:

Sanders supporters deny coordinated attacks on O'Rourke's progressive credentials

Source: The Hill

Supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) are denying that there is a coordinated campaign among them to discredit Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) ahead of a potential presidential primary battle between the two, according to NBC News.

NBC News reported increasing examples of Sanders supporters criticizing O'Rourke, who ran a tight race this year against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in traditionally red Texas.

But with O'Rourke now considering a presidential run, Norman Solomon, who was a delegate for Sanders at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, told NBC News that Americans are seeing "underneath the superficial gloss of projections onto Beto."

"I think this week can be understood as a kind of turning point, where — for the first time really — millions of Americans are seeing pieces that look underneath the superficial gloss of projections onto Beto," Solomon said. 

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/422674-sanders-supporters-deny-coordinated-attacks-on-orourkes-progressive

The headline is a lie. No Sanders supporter is quoted denying anything in this article.

Brian Kolfage, fake news peddler

The man raising money for the wall has spread so much fake news that his content has been removed from Facebook for violating fake news rules.

The fundraising page doesn’t mention Kolfage’s most recent business venture, a Facebook page titled Right Wing News and a ring of affiliate sites that frequently trafficked in conspiracy theories. In October, Right Wing News was pulled down by Facebook in a sweep of more than 559 pages that the company said were “using fake accounts… to drive traffic to their websites” or “were ad farms using Facebook to mislead people into thinking that they were forums for legitimate political debate.”

In his fake news pages he called Obama a pedophile, among other fake news.
He is a separate Gofundme asking for money for "free speech".

I wish the media stopped saying that GOP Congressmen are unhappy with Trump

Every time Trump does something stupid, pundits say that the Republican Party is "showing cracks".
No. It's not. Lindsay Graham got mad for one day because of Syria and will be kissing Trump's ass again in no time.
Corker and Flake have been sort of uneasy but that's not new and they're the only ones.
Susan Collins doesn't seem to give a shit about anything and she isn't even mad.

The Republican Party is a radical right wing cult of Donald Trump.

White House declines to say if it's behind the GoFundMe for the wall

A fundraiser by a triple m amputee aimed at raising $1 billion for the border wall has been portrayed as a grassroots effort by average Americans. But is the White House and large donors part of the effort? They won’t say.
Via USA Today:
The White House is aware of the GoFundMe effort, but officials declined to comment on whether the administration coordinated with Kolfage on it.


Trump stops following Ann Coulter on Twitter

She said he caved on the wall and also this:

Maddow and Cuomo destroyed Hannity in ratings last night


Cenk Uygur criticizes advertisers for boycotting Tucker Carlson

Many advertisers boycotted the racist host for saying immigrants make the USA dirty.
Famous white males on Twitter don't seem happy about it.
Bernie Sanders supporter Cenk Uygur criticized the decision.
I think Cenk is aware that his good friend Glenn Greenwald is invited to the Tucker show very often.
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