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Parents of Korean War Veterans Have Notably Longer Life Spans

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Average age of the parents of Korean War veterans, who Trump claimed repeatedly came up to him on the 2016 campaign trail, begging him to bring home their sons’ remains. According to Esquire’s Jack Holmes, “…this is a quintessential Trumpian lie: totally shameless, easily verifiable as false, and rooted in the notion that “many people”—who are never defined further, and who you’ll never be able to find—are telling the president something that he just happens to agree with himself. How many times in this troubled period in our nation’s history have we heard how ‘many people are saying’ something about Donald Trump?”

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New Figures Now Reveal More Than 5,000 Were Killed When Maria Hit Puerto Rico

As we debate whether the numbers of people who were killed when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September, 2017 were deliberately under-reported or just badly counted, there’s one thing Trump knew. It was nothing compared to a “real catastrophe like Katrina.”

Even as Trump made that insulting comment the following month, average Puerto Ricans were certain that many more than the 16 people he touted had been lost.

A new study from the New England Journal of Medicine estimates the actual death toll to be closer to 5,000. Even worse, “one third of the deaths were attributed to delayed or interrupted health care.”

Hurricane Katrina, which hit South Florida and Louisiana in August, 2005, resulted in 1,833 fatalities.

Trump made no secret he considered money spent in Puerto Rico to be both unnecessary (since he believed it to be full of non-citizens) and an annoyance. Could his attitude have led to a tightening of the purse strings that contributed to the death toll?

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Joe Biden Doesn’t Like What the Trump White House Sniped About John McCain

But we doubt this is the lowest they will go.

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A Good Guy on Guns

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David Ehrlich is right on this one.

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Not a Single Member of Trump’s Evangelical Council Has Resigned

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(Updates at end of post)

So many members of Trump’s manufacturing advisory council resigned over his support of armed extremists in Charlottesville, Va. that he had to disband the group to avoid further embarrassment. One by one, until Trump cried uncle at eight, leaders of industry released statements of resignation, adding their disagreement with the president’s views on race, anti-semitism, protest, and the circumstances of the loss of life at the white supremacy rally.

But not Trump’s evangelical council. Not a single member has resigned, from former Rep. Michele Bachmann to the Rev. Jerry Falwell to James Dobson.

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Jimmy Fallon Says We Can’t Go Back

Jimmy Fallon has been criticized for failing to call out Trump and for having him as a guest during the campaign, helping him prove that Trump hair is actually hair. But now Fallon has taken a stand, and made a statement that turned “was just disgusting” into a trending topic on Twitter.

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David Slack Just Won the Twitter

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There IS One Time When It’s Appropriate to Say, “You’re in Great Shape…Beautiful”

If your stomach turned when Trump greeted the First Lady of France as if she were a contestant in one of his beauty pageants, while his current wife stood next to him with a frozen smile, you’ll appreciate this decision chart published by Reebok.

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Also, Kanye’s Not This Crazy

“If any other person…let’s say Kanye West tweeted that. The reaction would be, ‘Kanye’s off his meds again.’ But the difference is, Kanye cannot launch an intercontinental ballistic missile strike against North Korea with one push of a button.”

— Former Obama senior advisor Dan Pfieffer, on the must-listen podcast, “Pod Save America,” commenting on Trump’s tweets attacking Morning Joe cohost Mika Brzezinski

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On Trump’s Twitter Wars: Did People Not Know He Was a Snake When They Voted for Him?

All we can say about the conduct of Donald Trump in his Twitter attacks on the Morning Joe anchors is the parable that he himself reminded us of while campaigning: You knew he was a snake when you picked him up.

Now what were we talking about before all this started? Oh yeah, financing a capital gains tax for rich people by taking away Medicaid. Gosh, I forgot all about that. Maybe that was the idea?