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US president Donald Trump has made another embarrassing verbal blunder which sent Twitter alight.On Thursday, Trump spoke at a Whirlpool factory in Clyde, Ohio, where he griped about corporations sending jobs overseas to countries like “Thighland” and Vietnam.As the video clip shows, the president quickly corrected himself.President Trump pronounces Thailand "thigh land" before correcting himself." pic.twitter.com/P2uWWcJ0kn— The Hill (@thehill) August 6, 2020 As you might expect, the misspeak amused many on social media, especially since it came just days after Trump mispronounced the name of Yosemite National Park as “Yo-Semites.” Thighland is the home of the Yo Semites. https://t.co/n62NUzVnQC— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) August 6, 2020Good thing there wasn't a geography portion on that cognitive test. https://t.co/6N8BuUMLyJ— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) August 6, 2020I used to frequent a strip club called "Thighland". Great happy hour. https://t.co/9m5t6j2T5Q— ralphgarman (@RalphGarman) August 6, 2020Thighland is my favorite country after Assganistan. https://t.co/6shV0lkltA— Alexis Boucher (@alexis_b82) August 6, 2020 The US president said: “Four or five years ago this place was a disaster. In 2017 Whirlpool won relief from the ITC (US International Trade Commission) once again. Once more, your foreign competitors moved their factories to prevent a level playing field, and to avoid liability.“Shifting production to Thighland, and to Vietnam ...”Trump then repeated himself to correct the pronunciation of Thailand, adding: “Two places that – I like their leaders very much – do they take advantage of the United States? Not so much anymore.”Earlier in the day, Trump launched a deeply personal attack on Joe Biden, even questioning without foundation the former vice president’s faith in God. Even for a president known for his blunt criticism, Trump’s remarks stood out and they signalled how contentious his election campaign may get over the coming months.“He’s against God. He’s against guns. He’s against energy, our kind of energy. I don’t think he’s going to do too well in Ohio,” Trump said.Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates responded to Trump’s comments by saying: “Joe Biden’s faith is at the core of who he is; he’s lived it with dignity his entire life, and it’s been a source of strength and comfort in times of extreme hardship.” Bates also accused Trump of using a Bible “for his own cynical optics as he sought to tear our nation apart at a moment of crisis and pain”, a reference to when federal law enforcement officers drove protesters out of Lafayette Square shortly before a photo opportunity in which Trump held a Bible.Related... Donald Trump Thinks Joe Biden, A Practising Catholic, Will 'Hurt God' This Expert Thinks Trump Will Lose The Election. Here's Why Facebook Removes Trump's Post For First Time Over 'Virtually Immune' Coronavirus Claim
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Nikola, an upstart electric-vehicle maker that's worth $10 billion, released its first quarterly financial report this week.  The results largely disappointed investors and sent shares tumbling.  The company is pre-revenue, and working on multiple upcoming vehicle models, but did manage to bring in $36,000. Buried in a regulatory filing, Nikola revealed that money was from installing solar panels for its founder, Trevor Milton.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Investors were largely disappointed by electric-vehicle startup Nikola's first earnings announcement this week. The company, which went public in June via a merger with a special purpose acquisition company (or SPAC), has yet to sell a production vehicle despite soaring stock valuations as the electric vehicle race further ignites. And buried in a regulatory filing the same day was another detail: where its $36,000 in revenue came from. Turns out it was all from installing solar panels bought by founder and executive chairman Trevor Milton. "During the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 the Company recorded solar revenues of $0.03 million and $0.04 million, respectively, for the provision of solar installation services to the Executive Chairman, which are billed on time and materials basis," the filing, first spotted by the Financial Times and CNBC, says. The company also disclosed a $70,000 reimbursement for Milton's use of a private plane for company business. "These flight hours are related to business travel by the Executive Chairman and other members of the executive team to business meetings and trade conferences, as well as the Executive Chairman's commute between the Company's headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, and his residence in Utah." Milton, who shifted from chief executive to the chairman role in recent months and remains the company's largest shareholder, has garnered a reputation for his outspoken Twitter presence that's not unlike his counterpart at Tesla, Elon Musk. "It's a bit confusing trying to follow Trevor on his various social media outlets about the timing and cadence of communication of the different variables that you're talking about," one analyst remarked on a conference call. We are pre revenue. I'm starting to see you're just rooting for our failure or make us look bad. It's a hit job and no need for that. The audit committee didn't make me pay it back I get monthly bills from the company for the work for the last 2 years and always paid. — Trevor Milton (@nikolatrevor) August 5, 2020 Have you ever worked with Trevor Milton? Reach out to this reporter at [email protected] or via secure methods found here. Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why American sunscreens may not be protecting you as much as European sunscreens
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(McGill University) A McGill research team has developed a new technique to detect nano-sized imperfections in materials. They believe this discovery will lead to improvements in the optical detectors used in a wide range of technologies, from cell phones to cameras and fiber optics, as well as in solar cells.
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Officials want to know if Google might abuse fitness data.
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There are no external design changes, but a lot has changed under the hood.
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(Utah State University) The National Science Foundation grant establishes an Engineering Research Center focused on developing new infrastructure that facilitates widespread adoption of electric vehicles.
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Save $24 on a stand that can charge literally every device you own, and even has a jewelry drawer.
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The ESO's Very Large Telescope delivers a fresh "cosmic gem."
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UK is warned it risks missing out on investment and economic gains if it bans Huawei.
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A team of researchers is developing a solution using robotics and manufacturing techniques to help grow a million new corals each year.
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A rubber mallet is lighter, cheaper, and safer to use than most metal mallets. They usually weigh from 12 to 28 ounces and are a good choice when you don’t want to cause damage to the item you’re striking. Rubber mallets typically contain sand or shot in their rubber heads that generate a striking force […] The post The best rubber mallets for no visible marks or damage on projects appeared first on Tough Jobs.
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Technically, all is set for the official release of the Sony PlayStation 5. However, we will have to wait a few months for the official ... The post PlayStation 5 console covering may be easily detachable appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Sucker Punch's latest open-world videogame is fun enough and pretty enough but isn't interested in examining cultural tropes.
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Quick Charge 5 has arrived, and Qualcomm’s latest high-speed charging system promises even less time hovering next to your adapter, not to mention more flexibility with devices. Now supporting upward of 100W, Quick Charge 5 could take compatible 4,500 mAh devices from zero to 50-percent of a charge in 5 minutes, the chip-maker suggests. That, Qualcomm says, is enough to … Continue reading
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Rivian has raised more than $5 billion to challenge Tesla with electric trucks.
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ABC News war correspondent and son Mack go on a different kind of road trip in new 6-part Disney Plus docuseries - join them and watch Rogue Trip online.
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As promised, Nintendo debuted a new Direct Mini today, with this new livestream focusing entirely on upcoming games and content from third-party developers. As the name suggests, this Direct Mini was indeed a short one, clocking in at just over eight minutes long. Still, there were a handful of announcements worth talking about, so if you didn’t catch the Direct … Continue reading
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Samsung’s new foldable smartphone is back on the agenda for Samsung Unpacked 2020 in August, and a leaked image of the handset gives us even more of an idea of what to expect. Successor to the original Galaxy Fold of 2019, the troubled launch of which nonetheless failed to dim enthusiasm – either of consumers or Samsung – to foldable … Continue reading
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Watch the launch the rocket carrying the UAE's Mars-bound spacecraft
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A U.N. report recommends a number of ways to reduce the environmental damage
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This deal literally puts $5 in your pocket while opening the warehouse door for one year.
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Blackmagic Design has announced its first 12K video camera, the Ursa Mini Pro 12K. It’s a higher resolution version of the existing Ursa Mini Pro, which shoots at 4.6K; the new model has a 12288 x 6480 Super 35 sensor capable of capturing 12K footage at 60 frames per second, 8K at 110 fps, and cropped 4K Super 16 at 220 fps. The camera uses a PL mount for compatibility with a wide range of high-end cinema lenses, but it can be swapped out for Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. Other features include built-in ND filters and a USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 expansion port for faster data transfer to external SSDs. No-one has a 12K TV, obviously, so this camera isn’t necessarily designed for projects that will actually be viewed in 12K. Instead, Blackmagic... Continue reading…
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Burger King's new "low-methane" Whopper is a nice (if ineffective) idea, but we need more than that to cut the world's methane emissions.
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Subscribe to this bi-weekly newsletter here! Welcome to the latest edition of Pardon The Intrusion, TNW’s bi-weekly newsletter in which we explore the wild world of security. Bitcoin scammers struck gold on Wednesday by hijacking several high-profile verified Twitter accounts in what’s easily the most catastrophic security breach to hit the platform. Among the hacked accounts were President Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, corporate handles of Apple and Uber corporate accounts, and a number of popular crypto exchanges. The message sent from the hacked accounts was simple: Send bitcoin and these famous people would send back double your money.… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Twitter
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The Apple iOS feature that replaces the need for those dumfungled car keys is now here for you to use, assuming you have a compatible iPhone and car. Following the roll out of the iOS 13.6 and watchOS 6.2.8 update this week, CarKey, Apple’s feature that will let you unlock your car with your phone, is officially here, Engadget reports. We’ve known about “Apple CarKey” for a while now. Some cunning sleuths at 9to5 Mac spotted the feature in the developer beta code for iOS 14. Then a month later, further leaked code suggested that the feature would come to… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple
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The latest Automotive Brand Loyalty Study shows it's becoming tougher for brands to coax buyers away from their rivals.
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Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken will be working on the outside of the ISS
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