Trump: ‘We Are Fighting’ ‘Fake News’ – ‘They Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Use’ Anonymous Sources, CNN ‘Clinton News Network’

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During his speech at CPAC on Friday, President Trump dubbed CNN the “Clinton News Network,” and said, “we are fighting the fake news.” And that he’s “against the people that make up stories, and make up sources. They shouldn’t be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody’s name.” Trump reacted to some of the applause during his speech by saying, that the “dishonest media” would say he didn’t get a standing ovation because “everybody stood and nobody sat. So, they will say, ‘He never got a standing ovation.’ They are the worst.” He later added, “I want you all to know that we are fighting the fake news. It’s fake, phony, fake. A few days ago, I called the fake news the enemy of the people and they are. They are the enemy of the people, because they have no sources. They just make them up when there are none. I saw one story recently where they said nine people have confirmed, there are no nine people, I don’t believe there was one or two people, nine people. … They make up sources. They’re very dishonest people. In fact, in covering my comments, the dishonest media did not explain
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Trump on Election Victory: ‘Never Underestimate the People’

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During his speech at CPAC on Friday, President Trump stated of his election victory, “they all underestimated the power of the people, you, and the people proved them totally wrong. Never — and this is so true, and this is what’s been happening, never underestimate the people, never.” Trump said, “The media didn’t think we would win. … The pundits didn’t think we’d win. The consultants that suck up all that money, oh, they suck it up, they’re so good. They’re not good at politics, but they’re really good at sucking up people’s money, especially my opponents, because I kept them down to a minimum, but the consultants didn’t think we would win. But they all underestimated the power of the people, you, and the people proved them totally wrong. Never — and this is so true, and this is what’s been happening, never underestimate the people, never. I don’t think it’ll ever happen again.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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GE CEO Jeff Immelt Recalls Trump Hole-in-One: ‘I’ve Seen the Magic’

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Thursday during President Donald Trump’s meeting with many of the top manufacturing companies, General Electric Co. CEO Jeff Immelt described the time he witnessed the president hit a hole-in-one. “We were trying to talk President Trump into doing the ‘The Apprentice.’ That was my assignment when we owned NBC,” Immelt recalled. “President Trump goes up to a par 3 on his course. He looks at the three of us and says, ‘You realize, of course, I’m the richest golfer in the world?’ Then gets a hole in one.” “So I have to say, I’ve seen the magic before,” he continued, laughing. “It’s crazy,” Trump added, “No, I actually said I was the best golfer of all the rich people, to be exact, and then I got a hole in one. It was sort of cool.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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Krauthammer on Bannon at CPAC: He Showed He Was ‘the Brains of the Operation’

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Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer reacted to the joint appearance of White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon and chief of staff Reince Priebus earlier in the day at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Krauthammer told host Tucker Carlson the focus on reports of friction between the two was “trivial” and that Bannon’s first public appearance since inauguration was the real tell because he described Bannon as “the brains of the operation.” “I think they’re going to bat down these stories in the media that there is a terrible conflict going on all the time,” Krauthammer said. “I think they felt that there is the first order of business, I think it’s somewhat trivial because it was a very substantive exchange and from Bannon who we’ve not heard of since the swearing in, it was extremely revealing. This is the brains of the operation. This is the guy who thinks strategically, and large categories, and he laid them out. I thought that was the most interesting part, and unfortunately, it got the least amount of coverage.” Carlson asked Krauthammer to elaborate on that strategy, which Krauthammer broke down to three “overarching” ideas
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Le Pen: ‘It’s Time To Do Away With the EU’

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Marine Le Pen, the frontrunner in the first round of France’s upcoming presidential elections, has declared it is “time do away” with the European Union (EU), which has become a “bureaucratic monster”. According to EU Observer, the Front National leader told journalists it is time to “build another Europe, whether madame Merkel, monsieur Schulz or the other Commissioners want it or not”. The 48-year-old said “It is time to do away with an EU that is tempted by a fusion that destroys the Europe of nations”, echoing the sentiments of France’s late post-war leader, General Charles De Gaulle. The De Gaullist vision of a Europe of sovereign nation-states co-operating on a voluntary basis is in stark contrast to the modern, federalist vision of the EU articulated by establishment politicians such as Martin Schulz, the former President of the European Parliament who hopes to become the next Chancellor of Germany. “I think there is an overwhelming majority in the European Parliament for a federal Europe,” Schulz has said. “The members of the European Parliament are … European federalists like myself … We need a kind of political union which is a real European federation.” For the populist Le Pen, however, “The
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