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Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at mshuham@talkingpointsmemo.com and on Twitter @mattshuham.

Articles by Matt

Over the course of nearly 80 minutes Thursday, President Donald Trump berated the press, boasted of his electoral victory, denied that his aides had contact with Russia during the election and claimed that he is the "the least anti-Semitic person that you have seen in your entire life."

The impromptu press conference in the White House East Room was a classic Trumpian spectacle: Loud, chaotic, and, perhaps, designed to distract. But a handful of meaningful moments during the event escaped widespread scrutiny.

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After being accused of pulling out of a meeting with President Donald Trump for political reasons, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said Trump had received “incorrect information” about the logistics of the meeting. Cummings also reminded the President that he had not replied to an invitation weeks ago from the Congressional Black Caucus.

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