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Trump Pulls a ‘Both Sides’ on Way to El Paso and Dayton: I’ll ‘Do Something’ About All Hate

Trump Pulls a ‘Both Sides’ on Way to El Paso and Dayton: I’ll ‘Do Something’ About All HatePresident Trump on Wednesday tried to distance himself from the notion that his rhetoric was connected to Saturday’s mass shooting in El Paso by insisting he wants to “stay out of the political fray”—but then went out of his way to link prominent Democrats to the gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, and trash the city’s Democratic mayor. “The Dayton situation, he was a fan of antifa. He was a fan of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren—nothing to do with Trump. But nobody ever mentions that,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House for his trip to Ohio and Texas Wednesday morning.When asked about the accused El Paso mass shooter who allegedly posted an online anti-immigrant manifesto that aimed to justify violence against Hispanic people, Trump tried to deviate. “I think that illegal immigration—you’re talking about illegal immigrants, right? Yes? I think illegal immigration is a terrible thing for this country,” Trump said. Patrick Crusius, who allegedly killed 22 people after shooting up a Walmart in El Paso, referred to his attack as being a response to the “Hispanic invasion” in the U.S. This terminology echoes previous comments from Trump, who has repeatedly described Hispanic immigrants as “invading” the U.S. But when asked about whether his comments have contributed to violence, Trump shot down the suggestion.“I don’t think my rhetoric does at all. I think my rhetoric brings people together. Our country is doing really well,” Trump said. Crusius also invoked white-supremacist terminology in an announcement he allegedly posted on the online forum 8chan an hour before the attack.Trump, who on Monday condemned white supremacy from a podium at the White House and said it “must be defeated,” acknowledged the need to quash it while also condemning “any other kind of supremacy.”“Whether it’s white supremacy whether it’s any other kind of supremacy, whether it’s antifa, whether it’s any group of hate, I am very concerned about it. And I’ll do something about it,” he said.Trump’s comments were reminiscent of statements he made in the wake of the violent 2017 white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, when he said, “You had a group on one side and you had a group on the other and they came at each other with clubs and it was vicious and it was horrible and it was a horrible thing to watch.”Trump, who touched down at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to visit the city of Dayton Wednesday morning, also said he had “one very nice” conversation with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley.“And then she goes and says I tried to call her, well I spoke to her,” he continued. “And I didn’t receive any calls.They’re trying to make political points. I don’t think it worked. I would like to stay out of the political fray.”Whaley previously criticized Trump’s response to the shooting, saying his rhetoric was “painful” for the community. “I’ve heard that [President Trump’s] coming Wednesday but I have not gotten a call. And you know he might be going to Toledo, I don’t know,” Whaley said on Monday. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Meghan McCain: I Assume I’ll Be ‘Raked Over the Coals’ for Doubting E. Jean Carroll’s Story

Meghan McCain: I Assume I’ll Be ‘Raked Over the Coals’ for Doubting E. Jean Carroll’s StoryMeghan McCain was a bit defensive during Monday’s broadcast of The View, telling her colleagues and the audience that she “was scared” and assumed she’d be “raked over the coals” for saying she’s not sure whether she believes E. Jean Carroll’s allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Donald Trump.Leading off the show by discussing Carroll’s claims that Trump attacked her at a department store in the mid-1990s, co-host Sunny Hostin said she found it surprising that so many people have accused the well-known writer of lying. Hostin, who was once a prosecutor, went on to note that rape is the “most underreported crime” in this country before recounting times when women told her they couldn’t go forward “because no one will believe me.”This prompted McCain to jump into the conversation, first pointing out that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has offered to open up an investigation into Carroll’s accusation. “She has hedged as to whether or not she wants that to happen,” McCain stated. “I think 100 percent we should open up that investigation. I think she deserves that.”Writer E. Jean Carroll: Trump Sexually Assaulted Me in a Bergdorf’s Dressing RoomThe conservative co-host went on to say she was also skeptical of Stormy Daniels’ claims towards Trump but now 100 percent believes her before bringing up actress and Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento.Noting that Argento said to “believe everyone all the time and don’t ask questions” following her Weinstein allegations, McCain noted that the actress was later accused of sexually assaulting a minor. She further said that she’ll “always ask questions” because she’s a “politician’s daughter” who has been “lied to my entire life.”“Do you believe her?” Joy Behar asked McCain.“I don’t know. And it’s not—I know this probably makes me unpopular in this space, but I believe that something happened,” McCain responded. “And I believe—but she has been accusing a lot of other very prominent famous men of sexual assault, and I believe of rape, and again, it’s like I was scared to even come out here and say that, but I would prefer to be honest with the audience and I would like to open up the investigation.”As they discussed whether the statute of limitations would apply in an investigation, McCain invoked Brett Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick to place more doubt on Carroll’s story, adding that the advice columnist is currently promoting a book.Hostin highlighted that the prevalence of false reporting on rape is very low, causing Behar to assert that if it “walks like a duck and talks like a duck,” clearly implying her belief that Trump could be culpable in this instance.McCain, meanwhile, once again said she figured she was going to be chastised for her opinion.“I 100 percent came out here assuming I’m going to be raked over the coals, but I would rather be honest with this audience and with all of you than sit here and lie because it’s going to make my life easier in the media,” she declared.The panel went on to bring up other famous instances of people being falsely accused, with Whoopi Goldberg specifically mentioning the Central Park Five. Trump, of course, notably called for the wrongly convicted group to be executed.Getting in one last word, McCain said she has learned to be a “lot more careful” with the way she approaches touchy subjects, promoting Hostin to respond: “I hope people realize what she’s saying is, ‘I don’t know.’”“Yes,” McCain concluded. “Thanks, Sunny.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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At least five dead, six officers injured as gunman opens fire at Aurora, Ill., plant

At least five dead, six officers injured as gunman opens fire at Aurora, Ill., plantHeavily armed police swarm to industrial valve company in southwest Chicago suburb of Aurora.



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Jeff Flake: I’ll Back Kavanaugh Unless FBI ‘Turns Up Something — And They Might’

Jeff Flake: I’ll Back Kavanaugh Unless FBI ‘Turns Up Something — And They Might’Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) says he intends to support Brett Kavanaugh's



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‘I’ll See You in Heaven’: Michigan Mom of 6 Who Refused Cancer Treatment to Deliver Her Baby Dies at 37

‘I’ll See You in Heaven’: Michigan Mom of 6 Who Refused Cancer Treatment to Deliver Her Baby Dies at 37Carrie DeKlyen, the Michigan mother of six who sacrificed cancer treatment that would have saved her life but ended her pregnancy, died Saturday — three days after delivering her newborn baby. She was 37



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Trump: I’ll perhaps release my tax returns after I’m out of office

Trump: I’ll perhaps release my tax returns after I’m out of officeDuring an interview with the Economist, President Trump said that he might release his tax returns after he leaves office.



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