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Beto livestreams his own haircut, massage on day after lamenting image of ‘privilege’

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Beto livestreams his own haircut, massage on day after lamenting image of 'privilege'

It might be time for Beto to cut back on how much he shares with fans.

O’Rourke, fresh off an apology-filled reboot of his 2020 campaign on “The View” in which he lamented his initial display of “privilege,” posted a bizarre video on his Facebook page.

In the video, Beto is seen getting a haircut and an apparent massage from a barber named “Manuel.”

The video showed him speaking in Spanish with Manuel along with another man who entered the shop, which was named “Chemas.” His livestream came just a day after he expressed regret over a Vanity Fair cover which, he said, made him seem elitist and reinforced a “perception of privilege.”

Awkwardly, at one point in the livestream another customer strolled into the barbershop and said he recognized O’Rourke, but did not know who he was. The Texas Democrat explained to the man he is running for president.

The former Congressman also took questions from viewers during the stream, before eventually discussing his education reform platform.

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This wasn’t the first time O’Rourke gave voters a glimpse into his day-to-day life, with the 2020 hopeful posting a livestream of a trip to the dentist back in January.

On Twitter, the 2020 hopeful received some intense criticism for his latest livestream. Writer Gabriel Malor suggested that O’Rourke’s video helped further the perception that he ran a “vanity campaign.”

Another Twitter user claimed the hair cut livestream was worse than his Vanity Fair cover.

Many on Facebook praised the 2020 frontrunner and cheered the livestream. “WE NEED YOU BETO,” one commenter said. “LETS GO BETO,’ another said in the comments section of the livestream.

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O’Rourke’s video and reboot came as he trailed behind a slew of other Democrats seeking the party’s nomination in 2020.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump attacked some of those 2020 contenders and seemed to poke fun at O’Rourke’s attempt to restart his campaign.

“Beto’s falling fast, what the hell happened?” he asked. “He’s trying to restart his campaign. Doesn’t work out too well, history has said that’s trouble, but he’s going to restart his campaign.”

O’Rourke received a surge of support when he challenged Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in 2018. Other than the Vanity Fair cover, O’Rourke’s former girlfriend appeared to give him a publicity boost when she recalled his positive qualities in a Washington Post op-ed.

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During Wednesday’s livestream, he took questions from Facebook commenters and discussed his children. He also described how Manuel left Juarez, Mexico amid violence and opened his business in O’Rourke’s home town of El Paso, Texas.

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“Love that he chose to come to El Paso, contribute here, start a business, helping to make people look good during the day by cutting their hair,” O’Rourke said.

He also remarked on how he needed to get his ear hair cut in order to prevent it from getting “nasty.”

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Trump, in Japan, meets Emperor Naruhito ahead of news conference with Abe

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President Trump on Monday became the first world leader to meet Japan’s new emperor, Naruhito, ahead of a much-anticipated news conference where the president is expected to talk about topics ranging from trade to North Korea.

The president has been celebrating the busy trip to Japan, where he’s said he’s been making headway on a trade deal, in addition to taking in the culture.

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The president and first lady Melania Trump kicked off Monday’s formal visit with the new emperor and Empress Masako with handshakes and greetings at Japan’s Imperial Palace.

Naruhito ascended to the throne on May 1, opening what has been called the era of “Reiwa,” or “beautiful harmony.”

Trump then went to Tokyo’s official state guest house to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. They will later participate in the joint news conference at Akasaka Palace.

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, escorted by Japan's Emperor Naruhito, front right, and Empress Masako, fourth left, during the welcome ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, escorted by Japan’s Emperor Naruhito, front right, and Empress Masako, fourth left, during the welcome ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
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It’s the second lengthy day of meeting for Trump and Abe, but the president’s 4-day trip has not been all business, he and Abe enjoyed a round of golf on Sunday, took in a sumo match and had a couples dinner with their wives.

“We were able to exchange our views frankly in a cozy atmosphere. It was wonderful,” Abe said.

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The president said Saturday that trade negotiations with the Japanese prime minister have been moving forward, specifically regarding beef and agriculture.

“Great progress being made in our Trade Negotiations with Japan,” Trump tweeted Saturday. “Agriculture and beef heavily in play. Much will wait until after their July elections where I anticipate big numbers!”

In a speech before businessmen at the U.S. ambassador’s residence, Trump claimed that Japan has enjoyed a trade advantage, but that the two countries were working on a bilateral trade deal.

“I would say that Japan has had a substantial edge for many, many years but that’s OK,” Trump said. “Maybe that’s why you like me so much.” He added that “we’ll get it a little bit more fair.” He suggested that removing barriers to U.S. exports to help achieve this goal.

In addition to trade, Trump told the media that he and Abe also covered subjects including the military.

President Trump and Japan's Emperor Naruhito at Monday's ceremony. 

President Trump and Japan’s Emperor Naruhito at Monday’s ceremony. 
(Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP)

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The president is set to attend a state banquet in his honor Monday evening, and participate in a Memorial Day event Tuesday before heading back to the U.S.

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer and The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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NYU political science professor blasted for tweeting fake Trump quote, calling it ‘plausible’

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NYU political science professor blasted for tweeting fake Trump quote, calling it 'plausible'

Foreign policy expert Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group and a New York University political science professor, got in big trouble Sunday for tweeting a fake quote attributed to President Trump, then claiming it was “plausible” the president would say it.

“Kim Jong Un is smarter and would make a better President than Sleepy Joe Biden,” Bremmer wrote in the now-deleted tweet, attributing it to Trump.

North Korea has labeled Biden a “fool of low IQ” and an “imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being” after the U.S. presidential hopeful recently called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant during a recent speech.

Foreign policy expert Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group and a New York University political science professor, got in trouble for a tweet of a fake quote attributed to President Trump. (Mediaite)

Foreign policy expert Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group and a New York University political science professor, got in trouble for a tweet of a fake quote attributed to President Trump. (Mediaite)

Biden during a campaign launch in Philadelphia on Saturday accused Trump of cozying up to “dictators and tyrants” like Kim and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Bremmer was called out on Twitter by many notables, who questioned his reasoning.

Canadian journalist Daniel Dale tweeted: “This quote is fabricated. As often, no idea what Bremmer is doing.”

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Geopolitics analyst Ankit Panda tweeted: “This is not a real Trump quote … If you’re basing your views of reality based on Ian Bremmer’s tweets in 2019, please reconsider.”

Bremmer later reportedly responded in a now-deleted tweet: “This is objectively a completely ludicrous quote. And yet kinda plausible. Especially on twitter, where people automatically support whatever political position they have. That’s the point.”

Neither Bremmer nor NYU returned Fox News’ requests for comment.

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Bremmer was most recently in the news earlier this month for claiming no U.S. administration since the collapse of the communism in Eastern Europe has ever been so directly hostile to Russian interests than the Trump administration.

He went to Twitter to dispel the accusation often voiced by Democrats who’ve said the current administration has been soft on Russian efforts to spread its influence around the globe.

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VP Pence tells West Point grads it’s a ‘virtual certainty’ they will fight on a battlefield for America

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VP Pence tells West Point grads it's a 'virtual certainty' they will fight on a battlefield for America

Vice President Pence told West Point’s most diverse graduating class in history that they will go to war for America at some point in their life.

Pence addressed the U.S. Military Academy’s 2019 graduating class of more than 980 cadets at the institution’s 221st commencement on Saturday morning in West Point, N.Y.

“It is a virtual certainty that you will fight on a battlefield for America at some point in your life,” the vice president told the graduates. “You will lead soldiers in combat. It will happen.”

“Some of you will join the fight against radical Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq,” he said. “Some of you will join the fight on the Korean Peninsula and in the Indo-Pacific, where North Korea continues to threaten the peace, and an increasingly militarized China challenges our presence in the region. Some of you will join the fight in Europe, where an aggressive Russia seeks to redraw international boundaries by force. And some of you may even be called upon to serve in this hemisphere.”

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“And when that day comes, I know you will move to the sound of the guns and do your duty, and you will fight, and you will win,” he said. “The American people expect nothing less.“

Vice President Mike Pence salutes a graduating cadet before handing a diploma to her during graduation ceremonies at the United States Military Academy, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in West Point, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julius Constantine Motal)

Vice President Mike Pence salutes a graduating cadet before handing a diploma to her during graduation ceremonies at the United States Military Academy, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in West Point, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julius Constantine Motal)

The graduating class, their families and other attendees also heard Pence say, “as you accept the mantle of leadership I promise you, your commander in chief will always have your back. President Donald Trump is the best friend the men and women of our armed forces will ever have.”

The cadets leave West Point as U.S. Army second lieutenants.

During his remarks, Pence noted that Trump has proposed a $750 billion defense budget for 2020 and said the United States “is once again embracing our role as the leader of the free world.”

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The 2019 cadets included 223 women, 34 of whom are black. Both totals are all-time highs since the first female cadets graduated in 1980. The academy graduated its 5,000th woman Saturday.

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during graduation ceremonies at the United States Military Academy, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in West Point, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julius Constantine Motal)

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during graduation ceremonies at the United States Military Academy, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in West Point, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julius Constantine Motal)

The 110 African Americans who graduated were double the number from 2013. There were also 88 Hispanics who graduated.

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West Point held other events leading up to the commencement, including a wreath-laying on Tuesday featuring the academy’s oldest living graduate, retired Col. Doniphan Carter, class of 1944 and a graduation parade on Friday, the Westchester Journal News reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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