• People who bet on how many lies Trump would tell during his Oval Office address won more than $270,000

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the Oval Office on Tuesday night to discuss border security.
    Betting website Bookmaker.eu had people place wagers on how many times Trump would lie during the speech, using The Washington Post's Fact Checker as the judge.
    By the end of the speech, The Post's fact checkers had corrected six of Trump's statements.
    Because the gambling site had so many people betting that Trump would tell more than 3.5 lies, it will have to pay out $276,424, odds consultant John Lester told Buzzfeed News .
    People who correctly bet that President Donald Trump...
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  • Trump is considering a raid on the Pentagon budget to fund his border wall, report says

    Trump is considering a raid on the Pentagon budget to fund his border wall, report says

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump instructed the White House budget office to look into using the Department of Defense's budget to build his desired border wall, Axios reported.
    Specifically, the office is said to be looking into using Pentagon funds without going through Congress.
    The news comes 19 days into a partial government shutdown as a result of a disagreement between Trump and Congressional Democrats on funding the $5 billion wall.
    The White House is considering using the Pentagon budget to fund President Donald Trump's proposed $5 billion border wall between US and Mexico, according to...
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  • Trump's Border Wall Speech Blamed Democrats for the Shutdown. Polls Show Americans Blame Him

    Trump's Border Wall Speech Blamed Democrats for the Shutdown. Polls Show Americans Blame Him

    6 monthes ago - By Fortune

    In his first primetime Oval Office speech of his presidency, President Donald Trump doubled down on calls to fund the border wall to address the "growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border."
    Over the course of the nine minute speech , Trump claimed that the ongoing government shutdown is the result of Democrats' unwillingness to fund border security and accused the party of refusing to "acknowledge the crisis" and provide border agents with the tools they need.
    But two polls conducted before Trump's speech suggest that the argument might've been a hard sell. A Politico...
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