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David Taintor

David Taintor is a news editor at Talking Points Memo. Previously, he worked at NBC News and Adweek. He's a native of Minnesota. Reach him at taintor@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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President Donald Trump isn’t a fan of Democrats’ line about the situation at the border.

Democrats have called Trump’s fervor for a border wall and ramped-up rhetoric about illegal immigration a “manufactured crisis.” During a trip to the border on Thursday, Trump said the word “manufactured” is … manufactured.

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No collusion!

That was Rep. Tom Reed’s (R-NY) reaction when asked about the revelation that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort shared internal campaign data with a Russian associate — reportedly with instructions to pass it along to pro-Russia Ukrainian oligarchs Manafort had worked with. The New York Times initially reported that Manafort wanted the data sent to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, but issued a correction to that reporting. Manafort instructed the information be sent to Serhiy Lyovochkin and Rinat Akhmetov, both of whom Manafort had worked with.

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