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Donald Trump's ex-wife, Ivana Trump, came to his defense on Tuesday after The Daily Beast resurfaced a decades-old deposition in which she reportedly accused the billionaire real estate mogul of sexually assaulting her.

The Beast dredged up an account of the deposition that was published in the 1993 book "Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump." The Beast brought up the incident after the now-presidential candidate made remarks describing Mexican immigrants as "rapists" and drug runners.

According to the book, Ivana said in the deposition that Trump assaulted her during a confrontation in 1989, pulling out her hair and then forcibly penetrating her. Donald Trump denied Ivana's claims about the assault. And Ivana later gave a statement saying that she "felt violated" but did "not want my words to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense," according to the Daily Beast.

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President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he could win a third term if he ran again. But, he noted, the Constitution won't let him.

"I actually think I'm a pretty good President. I think if I ran, I could win. I can't," Obama said in his speech to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the last day of his trip to the continent.

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Fox News analyst Brit Hume tore into Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Monday night for refusing to denounce Donald Trump's inflammatory statements, and then pouncing on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) over the Republican leader's move to advance legislation on the Ex-Im Bank.

"The first thing you need to know about Ted Cruz’s assault on Mitch McConnell is that it’s not really about Ted Cruz and Mitch McConnell — it’s about Ted Cruz and Donald Trump," Hume said on Fox News' "Special Report."

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