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Drudge ReportAug 20, 2019
Thinking about payroll tax cut [day after White House denies it]...




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The Daily BeastAug 20, 2019
Anderson Cooper: ‘If You Can't Be Tough With the NRA, Go After the Danish Prime Minister'
Following President Trump's sudden Tuesday night announcement that he was canceling his Denmark trip because the Danish won't entertain the idea of selling Greenland to him, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper observed that the president couldn't seem to muster the same tough talk in his dealings with the National Rifle Association.

After it was reported earlier this week that Trump had repeatedly asked his advisers about the idea of purchasing Greenland from Denmark, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called the notion "absurd," leading to Trump's Twitter blow-off of his upcoming visit.

Asking CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta about the latest developments on Trump's canceled trip, Cooper pointed out that this all came across as a comedy bit on late-night TV.

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The Daily BeastAug 20, 2019
Trump Tells NRA's Wayne LaPierre Universal Background Checks Off The Table: Report
Alex Wong/GettyPresident Trump reportedly called embattled NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre on Tuesday to tell him universal background checks were off the table as a legislative response to the shootings in El Paso and Dayton.

The call, reported by The Atlantic, is the latest, and most direct, case of Trump backing away from a proposal that he seemed to embrace in the aftermath of those two recent mass shootings. And it left officials on the Hill scrambling for answers. One office that has consulted with the White House on background checks legislation said that they had not been informed that the president was shelving the idea, despite the report. 

"Senator Manchin and his team are taking their lead from the president and have not been told to stand down on background checks," said Jonathan Kott, a spokesman for Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), the chief Democratic sponsor on the major bipartisan background checks legislation. 

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Drudge ReportAug 20, 2019
President Weighs Options to Spur Economy...




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Thinking about payroll tax cut [day after White House denies it]...
Xi's choice: Destroy Trump, or weaken America...



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Washington Post PoliticsAug 20, 2019
Trump confirms he's considering a payroll tax cut amid mounting economic concerns
The president's remarks came one day after The Washington Post reported that several senior White House officials had begun discussing such a move.
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