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World leaders gathered in Japan for the G20 Summit. While there, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the Financial Times:

"...the so-called liberal idea...has outlived its purpose...Our Western partners have admitted that some elements of the liberal idea, such as multiculturalism, are no longer tenable."

CNN anchor Jake Tapper reported on the remarks from Putin, sharing the link to the Financial Times article on Twitter.

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President Donald Trump spoke about the Mueller investigation in the Rose Garden May 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

On Wednesday President Donald Trump gave a press conference in the Rose Garden to address the Mueller investigation and other ongoing investigations. While the President's threat to not address needed infrastructure maintenance and repairs is not funny, his handwritten notes for his latest press appearance are proving otherwise.

Dan Eggen of The Washington Post shared a photo of Trump's handwritten notes taken by Post photographer Jabin Botsford. Eggen captioned his Twitter share:

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Judge Lina Hidalgo and County commissioner Mark Tice (linahidalgo.com and Mark Tice, Chambers County Pct 2 Commissioner/Facebook)

Texas' Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo—the first Latina and first woman elected as the county's top executive referred to as "judge" in that county—addressed a bilingual news conference on Monday to brief the state's most populous county on a chemical fire. 43 percent of Hidalgo's county is Hispanic with 40 percent of the 4.6 million people identifying a language other than English as their first language according to census figures.

The press conference, where Hidalgo fielded questions from English and Spanish media outlets was livestreamed on Facebook by several media outlets. But at least one person took exception to Hidalgo's efforts.

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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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President Donald Trump press conference, New York City, September 26, 2018. (TIME/YouTube)

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump gave a press conference in New York City to cap off his visit to the city. He came back to his hometown to address the United Nations on Monday—which lead to an awkward moment that people continue to talk about.

For most pundits and members of the public, the President's 81 minute wide-ranging press conference resulted in another swing and a miss. The general consensus in the press and on social media characterized Trump as rambling and even incoherent at times.

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Yesterday, FOX News anchor Shepard Smith admonished President Donald Trump for chiding members of the press and discrediting news outlets during an impromptu press conference.

Smith defended CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta after Trump singled him out for ridicule and told him he had downgraded CNN from "fake news" to "very fake news." Smith also criticized the president for "avoiding" discussion, despite numerous questions from different publications, about a New York Times report which revealed that phone records and intercepted calls of U.S. intelligence agencies show that members of his presidential campaign had repeated communication with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election:

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"Your organization's terrible." That was President-elect Trump’s response to CNN's Jim Acosta in today’s press conference, the first in over 160 days. "I'm not going to give you a question, you are fake news," he added.

Trump took aim at CNN because it had reported Tuesday that the heads of U.S. intelligence had briefed the President-elect and other top officials on purported claims by Russian agents that they possessed “compromising personal and financial information” on Trump. CNN stated that the allegations were summarized in a two-page memo based on reports by a former British intelligence operative.

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