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Fake News? Trump Launches 'Real News' Series

The news episodes created by the Trump campaign make no mention of the Russia investigation and promise "nothing but the facts"

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    In this file photo, then President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a news conference at Trump Tower on Jan. 11, 2017, in New York City.

    President Donald Trump's campaign team has launched its own so-called "real news" series on Facebook to combat what Trump has called "fake news," NBC News reported.

    Former pro-Trump cable news commentator Kayleigh McEnany will host the show in front of a blue Trump-Pence-themed wall. 

    McEnany rose to political prominence during the 2016 election for her fiery exchanges in defense of Trump on CNN. She left the network over the weekend, a source told NBC News, asking to leave in order to pursue another opportunity.

    Her kickoff on what could be called "Trump TV" was shared with more than 22 million Facebook page followers and on Twitter. Trump's presidential campaign committee is listed as having paid for the news spot; they did not respond to a request for comment.

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    President Donald Trump pitched a tax cut bill drafted by GOP lawmakers, claiming it will bring money back from offshore accounts while giving families a modest tax cut of $2,000. Democratic lawmakers, meanwhile, are criticizing the bill for favoring the wealthy and large corporations. 

    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017)