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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 12 : President Donald J. Trump participates in an opioid roundtable in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washingto... WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 12 : President Donald J. Trump participates in an opioid roundtable in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 11, 2019 3:13 p.m.
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This is turning out to be a quintessentially Trumpian day. The social media bias summit the White House is hosting today is made up of attendees best known as online pro-Trump hype men, pushing images, memes and videos portraying Trump as a sort of alternative reality he-man constantly stomping, vanquishing and owning his foes. And while all this has been going on the White House has been telling everyone Trump has some secret way to end-run the Supreme Court and get his census citizenship question on the census after all. And now, a couple hours before the announcement, we learn that this epic SCOTUS smackdown is actually a lot of don’t-look-behind-the-curtain razzmatazz to fuzz up what is actually Trump announcing he’s giving up, doing pretty much what his Justice Department announced a week ago but Trump apparently needed a week of hand holding and yessing to accept.

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