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Politics News: Puerto Rico Is Bigger Than Politics

On Thursday, Donald Trump lied about the death toll in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, all in a vapid attempt to score political points. Reporters charged with covering him didn’t fare much better.

Posted: 2018-09-13 19:25:02

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