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Trump Wants To Host The Next G7 Summit At His Florida Resort Which Settled A Bed Bug Lawsuit

First of all, I just want to say this so that you know that you’re not crazy: yes, we live in hell. The President of the United States Donald Trump went off on Twitter to dispel any rumors that the Trump National Doral resort has bedbugs because he wants to host the G7 summit there. 

“Wow, none of those words make sense to me. I know all the words but in that order, they make no sense, Emerald,” you say. Yes, but we live in hell, mami. Just ride the infinite rollercoaster of horrors and try not to puke. I will do my best to explain just one of the ways our dear president Trumpito is an unstable, selfish buffoon… this week… again.

The opposite of what Trump says is usually the truth. 

“No bedbugs at Doral. The Radical Left Democrats, upon hearing that the perfectly located (for the next G-7) Doral National MIAMI was under consideration for the next G-7, spread that false and nasty rumor. Not nice!” Trump tweeted.

According to the Washington Post, Trump has made 12,019 false or misleading claims since he became President. I remember stealing a jumbo crayon from school. I slid it into my pocket while I made eye contact with my second-grader teacher who was literally watching me steal. She asked if I stole a crayon. I said no. I was a more convincing liar than Trump. 

There were definitely bedbugs at the Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida. 

It’s right here, in the lawsuit, LOL! In 2016, 63-year-old Eric Linder filed a lawsuit alleging bedbug infestation at the Trump National Doral. Linder claimed that after spending $300-a-night at the Doral (to eat deadly salmonella-contaminated mousse and support America’s first dictator) he was perturbed to discover “welts, lumps, and marks over much of his face, neck, arms and torso,” caused by alleged bedbugs. 

Linder had photographs to prove his claim. The hotel didn’t say that there were no bedbugs. Instead, management basically said it was Linder’s fault for getting bitten by the bedbugs, which seems pretty consistent with Trump’s victim-blaming attitude. 

“Doral’s management hit back, claiming Linder ‘conducted himself so carelessly and negligently that his conduct was the sole proximate cause or contributing cause’ for the insects’ attack,” according to The Guardian. The club settled the lawsuit. 

What is the G7 and why would it be held at a Trump resort? 

I can’t emphasize this enough: the G7 will never be at a Trump resort. In fact, that is a timeline so dark — please, don’t even suggest it. I shudder to think! The G7 is represented by the seven countries with the most advanced economies: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The annual summit is where global economic policies are discussed. 

It’s a very important meeting with the world’s most powerful people. The 45th summit, held over this past weekend, was in Biarritz, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France at the Hotel du Palais. The hotel was built in 1855, originally as a summer villa for Empress Eugénie. For these reasons, hosting the G7 at a Trump golf course is an absolute joke. You’d have a better shot of Angela Merkel accepting your offer to get bottomless breadsticks at the Olive Garden. 

But why does Trump want to host the G7 at a Trump resort?

Trump’s attempt to steer the next G7 toward one of his resorts is transparently for his own profits. Yes, it is weird for a President to be running a business while he is President. This is unusual behavior. Do you remember Obama telling you to check out this new app called Pattern? Do you remember George Bush Jr. trying to raise money on Kickstarter for a new product called “male leggings” named Meggings”? No! This behavior is unpresidential and unethical. The real tea is that while it is frowned upon, it is perfectly legal. Yes, this is something you should ask your local congressperson about. 

Presidents are not required to give up their businesses, although those who have them typically put them in blind trusts where they are managed by independent parties who make decisions without them. Imagine your President owns a corn business, well if he didn’t put that business into a blind trust, he could make decisions to deregulate FDA corn guidelines, he could influence the stock market to improve the value of corn shares, he could potentially make a lot of decisions to benefit his business at the expense of the American public. Jimmy Carter famously put his peanut farm into a trust. 

Trump has not done this with any of his businesses. Instead, he relinquished control to his two sons. So of course, he wants to host the G7 there, he wants to use our government, our labor, and our tax dollars to pay for his all-too-comfortable lifestyle. I got one word for you, kids: resist.

Donald Trump Taunts NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace And Promotes The Display Of Confederate Flags

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Donald Trump Taunts NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace And Promotes The Display Of Confederate Flags

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As of late, many a user on Twitter are convinced that the President of the United States is attempting to stoke the fires of a race war. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen but there’s no doubt that at the core of Trump’s recent messages of hate, he has no desire at all to help our country heal during this time. Let alone assuage the current culture wars.

Recently, in another one of Trump’s twitter rants, he made a slew of racist attacks and defended the Confederate flag.

During a rant, he unleashed on Twitter, President Trump defended the display of the Confederate flag, attacked former Vice President Joe Biden, made false claims about coronavirus, and said he was victorious in his pandemic response. 

After putting blame on China for the coronavirus, Trump spat out a series of racist attacks which included his defense of the Confederate flag.

Included in his tirade was a verbal attack at Black NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace. Recently, Wallace was involved in an incident in which FBI investigated a potential hate crime against him. The FBI investigation ultimately found that a noose found by his car’s stall wasn’t a racist attack against Wallace. It turned out that the noose had been hanging in the garage for months before he was moved to it.

About the incident, Trump wrote, “Has @BubbaWallace apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX?”

Trump went on to rail NASCAR for its “politically correct” decision to ban Confederate flags from events.

Trump lampooned NASCAR for inciting its “lowest ratings EVER” because of the decision. Hours later, Trump made more callous comments, when he referenced recent announcements that the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland were considering changing their team names. Trump said American Indians “must be very angry.”

Later that same day, he attacked media outlets for their reporting on the coronavirus.”Deaths from the China Virus are down 39%, while our great testing program continues to lead the World, by FAR!” Trump wrote in a tweet that was untrue. “Why isn’t the Fake News reporting that Deaths are way down? It is only because they are, indeed, FAKE NEWS!”

While outlets like The New York Times recently reported that COVID-19 deaths in the United States are down to nearly 600 per day which is much better than the U.S.’s peak of 3,000 per day in April and May, Trump overlooked the fact that new infections continue to climb. According to CNN, “Public health experts say the increase in new cases and a simultaneous decrease in deaths and the death rate is likely a function of the virus infecting a higher percentage of younger people, who are less likely to be killed by COVID-19, improved disease treatment and expanded testing.” 

This Laundry Detergent Cap Hack Will Blow Your Mind

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This Laundry Detergent Cap Hack Will Blow Your Mind

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Moms have blessed us with an amazing laundry fact that has apparently been around forever. Turns out that plastic lid cup that comes with your washing detergent is so much than for measuring liquid.

A little known fact was shared in the private Facebook group Mums Who Clean and the tip-off has reeled in millions of comments and views.

While all of us probably use the lids of our detergent bottles for measuring out the soup it turns out you’re meant to put the plastic lid or cup into the wash with your load. That way all of the detergent soap can be rinsed from it. This means that not only do your clothes get the exact amount of detergent it needs but it also means that this method will keep you from getting that messy soap up in your cup.

When the load is finished you scoop out the squeaky clean cup and use it for next time!

Don’t forget to be careful!

This hack doesn’t apply to all caps. Some brands will specify that the cup can’t be added i to your wash. According to news.com.au “There could be a risk of damaging parts and components, within the bowl itself, in relation to the agitator…It could get caught or trapped under the agitator or damage the fins of the agitator. Also it could damage the plastic cup you put in, resulting in bits of plastic going through your clothes.”