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July 11, 2019

Thursday's episode of Is This Still Really Going On? was taped on location in the White House Rose Garden.

President Trump spent part of the day hosting a summit for conservative social media personalities, and they were still on hand when he announced in front of reporters that the White House will no longer try to get a citizenship question added to the 2020 census. Trump walked away without taking any questions, which didn't sit well with some of the journalists, who started yelling, "Talk to us! The real news!"

Out of all the publications there, you'd think Trump would have taken a question from Playboy's Brian Karem, but instead, Karem found himself being castigated by Sebastian Gorka, a radio host and former White House aide. Video shows Gorka calling Karem "a punk," then stomping away, probably to warn more people about the scary U.S. Women's National Soccer Team. Moments later, Karem is approached by a Gorka supporter, who shouts, "For the record, he could kick your punk ass!"

While all of this is going on, singer Joy Villa, famous for wearing pro-Trump dresses and that's about it, starts talking to the reporters, declaring, "Fake news is over." She's right — you couldn't have made any of this up. Catherine Garcia

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