Dec 14, 2017

NHL star's wife says Trump was "aggressive" with her in an elevator

President Donald Trump, flanked by Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, left, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, right. Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

Stacia Robitaille, wife of Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille, tweeted on Monday that President Trump once told her she was "coming home with him" at Madison Square Gardens."

I was once on a elevator alone with @realDonaldTrump (& a man w/him) at Madison Square Gardens. He was aggressive & told me I was coming home with him. I laughed, stating I was married to a Ranger. He guaranteed me my husband didn’t make as much money as him. #ThisIsOurPresident— Stacia Robitaille 🦋 (@StaciaRR) December 12, 2017

Why it matters: After allegations against the president re-surfaced this week, the Democratic Women's Working Group urged the House Oversight Committee to investigate them. On Wednesday, Robitaille tweeted again that the original tweet "was not for money or attention, but in hopes that others would not be intimidated by these horrific bullies we face today."

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Twitter fact-checks Chinese official's claims that coronavirus originated in U.S.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian. Photo: Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images

Twitter slapped a fact-check label on a pair of months-old tweets from a Chinese government spokesperson that falsely suggested that the coronavirus originated in the U.S. and was brought to Wuhan by the U.S. military, directing users to "get the facts about COVID-19."

Why it matters: The labels were added after criticism that Twitter had fact-checked tweets from President Trump about mail-in voting, but not other false claims from Chinese Communist Party officials and other U.S. adversaries.

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