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There's a right-wing conspiracy that union truckers are refusing to deliver crucial supplies in Puerto Rico — here's the truth

PR trucker strike fake new by Trump

There's a conspiracy that Puerto Rican truck drivers are striking and delaying the delivery of crucial supplies — and Donald Trump may have bought into it.

Right-wing blogs The Conservative Treehouse and The Gateway Pundit recently published stories alleging that local unions were striking following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, preventing the delivery of food, water, and other crucial supplies.

The crux of the issue seems to be a quote from a Huffington Post interview with US Air Force Colonel Michael Valle, reports Snopes.


Rex Tillerson Threatened to Quit This Summer, Called Trump a “Moron”

Tillerson v TrumpNBC News reported Wednesday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson threatened to resign this summer in frustration over the president’s actions and referred to Trump as a “moron” after a July meeting.

The story, which cited multiple current and former senior administration officials, also said Vice President Mike Pence had to step in to calm Tillerson over his anger at the president.


Hundreds of White House emails sent to third Kushner family account

Hundreds of Wh emails went to

White House officials have begun examining emails associated with a third and previously unreported email account on Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s private domain, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Hundreds of emails have been sent since January from White House addresses to accounts on the Kushner family domain, these people said. Many of those emails went not to Kushner’s or Ivanka Trump’s personal addresses but to an account they both had access to and shared with their personal household staff for family scheduling.


Sec. Mattis Breaks With Trump: We Must Stay in Iran Deal

Sec. Mattis: Stay in Iran dealSecretary of Defense James Mattis on Tuesday broke with his boss, President Trump, to tell the Senate Armed Services Committee that he believes the U.S. should remain in the Iran deal.

“Do you believe it is in our national security interest [to remain in the deal]?” Sen. Angus King (I-ME) asked the secretary, who then replied: “Yes, senator, I do.”


Report: Trump Organization Had More Unreported Contact With Russia During Campaign

Cohen had more contacts with RussiaAssociates of President Trump and his company have turned over documents that reveal two previously unreported contacts from Russia during the 2016 campaign, according to people familiar with the matter.

The episodes include an invitation for a top Trump lawyer to attend an economic conference in Russia weeks before Donald Trump accepted the GOP presidential nomination. The other was a proposal for a Moscow construction project. Both invitations were rejected.

Did Manafort Use Trump to Curry Favor With a Putin Ally?

Paul ManafortOn the evening of April 11, 2016, two weeks after Donald Trump hired the political consultant  Paul Manafort to lead his campaign’s efforts to wrangle Republican delegates, Manafort emailed his old lieutenant Konstantin Kilimnik, who had worked for him for a decade in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.

“I assume you have shown our friends my media coverage, right?” Manafort wrote.

“Absolutely,” Kilimnik responded a few hours later from Kiev. “Every article.”


Narcissist Trump scoffs at 'politically motivated ingrates' after Maria

Carmen CruzPresident Donald Trump on Sunday scoffed at "politically motivated ingrates" who had questioned his administration's commitment to rebuilding Puerto Rico after a pulverizing hurricane and said the federal government had done "a great job with the almost impossible situation."

The tweets coming from a president ensconced in his New Jersey golf club sought to defend Washington's efforts to mobilize and coordinate recovery efforts on a U.S. territory in dire straits almost two weeks after Hurricane Maria struck.


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