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As his impeachment trial in the Senate commenced across the pond, President Donald Trump attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Attending the forum as his advisor was eldest daughter Ivanka Trump, who made clear to CNN's Jim Acosta that she didn't want to acknowledge the case Democratic House impeachment managers were making in their case against her father.

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Over the course of the last month, President Donald Trump told four American congresswomen of color to "go back" to their countries, called a black congressman who fought in the civil rights movement a "racist," and most recently, claimed that black CNN anchor Don Lemon was "too dumb (stupid) to understand" the concept of neutrality.

Yet he continues to claim that he's the least racist person in the world. He said it to reporters outside the White House earlier this week and tweeted it this morning while on his tirade against Don Lemon.

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After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sent a letter to President Donald Trump suggesting he postpone his January 29 State of the Union until after the government reopened, few expected the President not to retaliate with his trademark vindictiveness.

The letter was seen as an attempt to pressure Trump into lessening his bulwark against functional democracy by foregoing his demand of $5 billion dollars for a wall at the southern border and put an end to the longest shutdown in government history.

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President Donald Trump visited the southern border on Thursday and was presented with an inconvenient truth about walls: people can and do build tunnels to bypass them.

During Trump's trip to McAllen, Texas, Melissa Lucio of Customs and Border Protection showed that walls are not the surefire security measure Trump believes them to be.

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President Donald Trump on Thursday doubled-down on his threat to declare a national emergency at the southern border as he desperately tried to keep his campaign promise to build a border wall with Mexico.

"If this doesn't work out, probably I will do it, I would almost say definitely," Trump said. "This is a national emergency."

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White House advisor Kellyanne Conway delivered a furious diatribe to CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta after he questioned if President Donald Trump would tell the truth in his first Oval Office address tonight.

The exchange got particularly heated when Acosta reminded Conway of her use of the term "alternative facts"—a gaffe that went viral in the days following Trump's inauguration and grew to characterize the administration's tactics throughout the ensuing term.

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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 22: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders conducts a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House August 22, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Tuesday President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen admitted in court that Mr. Trump directed him to break campaign finance laws by paying off two women who said they had sexual relationships with Mr. Trump at the same time that Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty of eight counts of tax and bank fraud. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The White House on Monday wrote to CNN's Jim Acosta to inform him that they would be reinstating his "hard pass" to grant him access to the White House press events, and also indicated that it would impose four new rules on all White House correspondents.

"Having received a formal reply from your counsel to our letter of November 16, we have made a final determination in this process: your hard pass is restored," the White House wrote to Acosta. "Should you refuse to follow these rules in the future, we will take action in accordance with the rules set forth above. The President is aware of this decision and concurs."

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