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After the Badlands National Parks Service account tweeted some facts about climate change Tuesday afternoon, they appear to have been deleted with no explanation, TPM's Kristin Salaky reported. The tweets disappeared from the Badlands National Park timeline around 5:30 p.m. ET. The National Parks Service media was unavailable for comment Tuesday evening and the Midwest regional office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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"I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and....even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!"
- The President published a series of tweets to his personal account announcing that he would order an investigation into voter fraud, including a probe into voting by "those who are illegal."
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From a TPM Prime member: "This is a man who still doesn't have a clue as to the workings of government and he's doing all the easy things right now because he thinks that he's a CEO. He's issued 10 executive actions so far from the ACA rollback to TPP to Keystone etc., all in line with his stump speech positions as a candidate and none of them requiring a consensus or a vote. I believe he still thinks that running the country is a matter of imposing his will and making gut-level decisions on a day to day basis trusting his instincts. The idea that there may be existing conditions which would need consideration, as in foreign policy, doesn't matter to him because he intends to not only remake the nation, but the world according to his half-formed vision. What will Mr. 'Art of the Deal' do when he is stymied in any way by the constraints of realpolitik? Don't think too hard about that question because he doesn't know either."
Related: Spicer: It's 'Demoralizing' For Trump To See Media Narrative About Him
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