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Giuliani shares altered video; Target to buy WPP digital firm; Trump's sharpie notes; Musk's memo; Bill Belichick and Jesus.

President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani shared an altered video of Speaker Nancy Pelosi that made her sound drunk. The original video showed Pelosi speaking at a conference Wednesday. The modified version was viewed more than 1.8 million times and shared 39,000-plus times. Giuliani deleted the tweet after it was pointed out the video was fake. (Daily Mail)

Target may buy WPP digital retail advertising firm Triad Retail Media in an attempt to grow its digital advertising business, according to the Wall Street Journal. Target has been doing well and recently reported Q1 earnings that beat analysts’ expectations.

In a backdoor view of presidential comms you don’t often see, USA Today has published a list (including pictures) of all the times Trump has accidentally displayed the sharpie-written notes he uses when speaking at meetings and press conferences. The notes show what the president wants to emphasize and edits he makes just prior to speaking.

Elon Musk recently showed just how powerful a memo can be. The price of Tesla shares rose 1.4% to $195.49 Thursday after CEO Musk told employees in a Wednesday memo that the company had over 50,000 net new orders this quarter and might beat a delivery record set in Q4 of last year. (Associated Press)

It’s proof of the power of an image, the power of the press, or a sign that if you hate the Patriots, your pain isn’t over. The Business Insider reports that a Twitter user has discovered that a recent picture of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick looks a lot like a Renaissance painting of Jesus Christ titled "Christ and the Adulteress."

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