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Fox Affiliate Editor Fired After Making Trump Look Oranger, Fatter

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Fox Affiliate Edited Trump Orange Fat

An editor for Q13 Fox in Seattle, Washington was fired from the TV station after editing President Donald Trump’s Oval Office Address to make the president seem fatter and more orange, and to create loops of the president taking breaths and licking his lips.

The edited clip aired during the station’s coverage of President Trump’s address, causing viewers to report the strange clip to local talk radio the next day. By the end of the day Thursday, Q13 confirmed they had terminated the editor’s employment, and said the video did not meet its editorial standards.

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A local talk radio station, 770 KTTH, posted a side by side comparison to YouTube, playing the doctored clip from Q13 next to the version of the recording posted by CNN the same day. The comparison revealed edits that made President Trump’s skin appear more orange, his face more bulbous, and created unsettling loops of the president licking his lips and breathing heavily, appearing to stick his tongue out toward the camera for several seconds.

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That comparison revealed the Q13 video creating a loop of the President licking his lips — making it seem bizarre and unbalanced — it also seems that someone distorted the President’s face and may have added an orange tone to his skin.

Less than a day after placing the editor responsible on leave pending an investigation, Q13 terminated his employment.

“We’ve completed our investigation into this incident and determined that the actions were the result of an individual editor whose employment has been terminated,” said Q13’s news director in a Thursday update.

President Trump made his case for strengthening border security through construction of a steel wall at the southern border on Tuesday night, and was somewhat overshadowed by the spectacle created by the awkward rebuttal provided by Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi, who still remain unwilling to budge on the wall.

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DESPERATION: Never Trumpers Float Romney/Bloomberg as ‘the Unity Ticket America Deserves’

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The “Never Trump” brain trust over at The Bulwark has unveiled their antidote to stop the President they hate so much in this year’s election: a “unity ticket” consisting of Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) as a presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as his running mate.

Author Neal Simon made the argument that this potential third-party ticket would appeal to independents in an op/ed published on Monday.

“Senator Romney’s entrance into the presidential race wouldn’t just give the vital center of the electorate a home—it would stand a chance to break a system that is stacked against independents and third party candidates,” Simon argued.

He compared Romney’s potential to that of French President Emmanuel Macron, the reviled ruler who has populist Yellow Vest protesters rioting against his unpopular style of governance every weekend.

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“And as Emmanuel Macron showed in France, standing up a new party and winning a presidential election in one motion is not impossible,” Simon wrote.

Simon posited that by putting Bloomberg on his ticket as Vice President, Romney could essentially buy the election, which is what Bloomberg is basically trying to do right now with his run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

“A Romney-Bloomberg ticket would be a first in modern American politics: A bipartisan unity ticket running under the banner of an independent third party,” he wrote.

Simon’s premise is predicated off of an assumption that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will win the Democrat presidential nomination. He believes that populism taking over the Republican and Democrat parties would open the door for a centrist revolution that could be led by Romney and Bloomberg.

“It would give both disgruntled Republicans who feel their party has become lost in Trump’s personality cult and Democrats who feel their party is lurching too far left towards a socialist revolution a voice on the ballot that reflects a popular idea of how the country should be run,” he concluded.

Simon, who was a failed independent candidate in the state of Maryland for the U.S. Senate in 2018, recently published a book titled, “Contract to Unite America: Ten Reforms to Reclaim Our Republic.” He is using the words of George Washington in his manifesto to defeat the new age of populist politics and return to the days of old.

“Capitalizing on personal insight derived from Simon’s political campaign along with extensive research, Contract to Unite America provides specific, practical solutions for an improved government and a better tomorrow,” Simon’s book description reads.

Unfortunately for Simon and the “Bulwark” neocons, the public has had enough of status quo politicians and does not want to return to the George W. Bush era. The dream ticket of Romney/Bloomberg is not likely to come to fruition.

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