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Donald Trump mocked for ‘laughably childish’ Mike Pence insult

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump has been mocked for a “laughably childish insult” he fired at Mike Pence when both men were in the White House. In a soon-to-be released book by authors Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, it is revealed that when the former vice-president refused to do Trump’s bidding, the then-president shouted: “You don’t understand, Mike. You can do this. I don’t want to be your friend anymore if you don’t do this!” CNN concluded that the insult shows “Trump is deeply childish”.

Alien life ‘more likely’ after molecule discovery

The chances of alien life existing in our galaxy are much more likely than previously thought after scientists found “significant amounts” of large organic molecules surrounding young stars. Dr John Ilee, a research fellow at the University of Leeds, said: “If we are finding molecules like these in such large abundances, our current understanding of interstellar chemistry suggests that even more complex molecules should also be observable.”

Time traveller says a celeb will admit they faked death

A “time traveller” has told social media fans that a celebrity will admit to faking their own death. TikTok user @aesthetictimewarper posted a video declaring: “ATTENTION! In less than six months a famous celebrity go out in public and say they faked their death.” The video did not disclose which celebrity will make the announcement, but one viewer wrote: “Sounds like Michael Jackson on the comeback with the MOONWALK dance.” Another added: “I knew 2Pac was still alive.”

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