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18 August,


President boasts to El Paso doctors about crowd sizes as Congress announces impeachment inquiry

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Donald Trump is facing criticism after new video footage emerged of him bragging about the size of the crowd at his El Paso rally earlier this year as he visited people recovering in hospital having been injured in last Saturday’s Walmart mass shooting, in which 22 people died.

The president is seen comparing his audience favourably to that summoned by “crazy” Beto O’Rourke, the local politician and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate who has led the community – and the condemnation of President Trump – since the tragedy.

Mr Trump heads off on his summer golfing holiday on Friday with new gun control legislation no closer to realisation, his trade war with Chinastill raging and the opposition-led House Judiciary Committee plotting an impeachment inquiry.

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