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Trump More Isolated Than Ever After Worst Week Yet

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>Trump more isolated after worst week yet<p>WASHINGTON — For a presidency that’s contained some ups and many more downs, this has been President Trump’s worst …

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Dear Trump Voters: You’re a Bunch of Idiots

Face it. It’s a train wreck top to bottom. For America, and for conservatism. The sooner we pull the plug on this charlatan, the better.<p>Dear Trump Voter: I told you so.<p>For years, conservatives including yours truly warned you against Donald Trump. Writing at The Daily Caller in August 2015, I …

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Prominent Supporter of President Trump Admits He Regrets His Vote

One of President Donald Trump's most vocal supporters confessed Thursday that he now regrets his vote, saying Trump "continues to prove his harshest …

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Controversy over Confederate Statues Inspires Betsy DeVos to Google Civil War

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The raging controversy over Confederate statues has impelled Betsy DeVos to Google the Civil War, the Education Secretary confirmed on Thursday.<p>“People have been going on and on about the Civil War, and I was like, Betsy, what the heck are they talking about, …

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Why John Kelly can’t tame the White House chaos

Shortly after hiring Anthony Scaramucci as director of communication, President Trump accepted the resignations of Sean Spicer and Reince Priebus; he then brought in John F. Kelly as chief of staff to straighten out the White House. Kelly began his job by promptly firing Scaramucci. Trump then …

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Mother of Woman Killed in Charlottesville Says She Will Not Speak to Trump

The mother of the woman who was run down by a car during violent clashes in Charlottesville, Va., said Friday that after seeing President Trump’s comments equivocating between white supremacist protesters and those demonstrating against them, she does not wish to speak with him.<p>“I’m not talking to …

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The Bull Case for the Trump Presidency Collapses

The businessman in chief is losing the business community. Wall Street, and polite society, is spooked.<p>For many critics of <b>Donald Trump,</b> there were two best-case scenarios for his presidency. The first was that he might induce the unlikely political realignment that his populist campaign seemed to …

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In fourth on-the-record comment, Bannon says Dems underestimate Trump’s appeal

On the heels of his recent wide-ranging interview with a liberal magazine, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said that the fresh wave of criticism this week from Democrats accusing President Donald Trump of sympathizing with white supremacist groups will, in the long run, play to his …

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White House review nears end: Officials expect Bannon firing

<b>A decision is imminent from White House chief of staff John Kelly</b> on whether Steve Bannon will keep his job, according to administration officials …

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Trump's top advisers are reportedly 'despondent and numb' and unsure how his presidency will recover after Charlottesville

Morale seems to be low in the White House following President Donald Trump's decision to veer off-script at an informal press conference in New York on Tuesday.<p>After being criticized for his delayed condemnation of white supremacists who gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend, Trump on …

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Donald Trump 'just six votes from impeachment'

Donald Trump is just six Senate votes from impeachment, according to an analyst at a prominent independent think-tank.<p>Support for the President among …

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Steve Bannon Is Playing a Dangerous Game of Chicken with Donald Trump—and He'll Probably Win

Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon isn't afraid of Donald Trump, and that gives him power.<p>It seems like Steve Bannon, a.k.a. The Shadow President, a.k.a. the White (Nationalist) House chief strategist, might be in some trouble with his boss. In any other work place he'd be a goner. He's …

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Playback: Trump loves beautiful statues

The best of last night's late-night TV: On Thursday, President Donald Trump tweeted it is 'sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments.'

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Arnold Schwarzenegger to white supremacists: “Your heroes are losers”

On top of ripping Confederate icons, Schwarzenegger says that Nazi veterans are "resting in hell"<p>There’s not much love lost between former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and action-movie icon and President Donald Trump. The spat between the two over the ratings of Schwarzenegger’s …

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Trump defends Confederate statues, berates his critics

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is responding to questions about his competence and moral leadership by defending Confederate monuments and lashing out at his critics.<p>In a tweet Thursday, Trump bemoaned rising efforts to remove statues of Robert E. Lee and other Confederates as an …

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Rohrabacher to Consult With Trump Before Sharing Wikileaks Info

Said he and Assange discussed Wikileaks getting a seat at White House briefings<p>California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said he will consult with …

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The Week When President Trump Resigned

As the worst week in a cursed presidency wound down, I spotted more and more forecasts that Donald Trump would resign, including from Tony Schwartz, who wrote “The Art of the Deal” for Trump and presumably understands his tortured psyche.<p>They struck me not as wishful or fantastical.<p>They struck me …

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Trump Winery not owned by President, not one of nation's largest wineries

President Donald Trump called out the Charlottesville, Va. vineyard that bears his name during his headline-making press conference on Tuesday when reporters asked the president if he’d visit the Virginia city.<p>“I know a lot about Charlottesville. Charlottesville is a great place that's been very …

Lifestyle

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner face pressure to speak out on antisemitism

The Jewish couple have kept quiet since president’s defence of antisemitic protesters. Asks a rabbi: ‘Who knows if this is what will set people over the edge?’<p>Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner are facing a potentially awkward reception from Washington’s Jewish community after Donald …

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Trump pushes 'huge historical lie' after attack

In condemning Thursday's terror attacks in Spain, President Trump repeated a lie about General John J. Pershing, which Trump first mentioned in 2016 …

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Special Counsel Focuses On Trump’s Son

Prosecutors investigating possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign are bearing down on the president’s son, attempting to figure out his intent when he attended a meeting in which he was promised dirt on Hillary Clinton as part of Russia’s support for Trump’s campaign. The question …

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WTF is Wrong with You, Trump?

Seriously...what the fuck is wrong with you? Nazis? Really? <i>Nazis?</i> This was supposed to be a textbook slam dunk. A no-brainer. A political gift. Repeat after me: <i>“Nazis are genocidal maniacs, I unequivocally condemn their actions, and I do not want their support or votes.”</i> See how easy that was? But …

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Stocks Say Things Are Not Going Great For President Trump

A day after Donald Trump had his worst day of the year, the S&P 500 and the Dow had their second-worst.<p>Growing uncertainty out of Washington, D.C. …

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Romney calls on Trump to address the nation, apologize for Charlottesville comments

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney on Friday called on President Trump to address the nation and apologize for his remarks about Charlottesville, warning of “an unraveling of our national fabric” if Trump doesn’t take “remedial action in the extreme.”<p>“Whether he intended to or not, what he …

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Mike Pence just compared Trump to Teddy Roosevelt, who believed white people were “the forward race”

Vice President Mike Pence compared President Donald Trump to former President Teddy Roosevelt, who believed white people were “the forward race.” …

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Jon Stewart blasts Trump: 'Everybody who is a Nazi sure does seem to like him'

Jon Stewart appeared at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Thursday night as part of Dave Chappelle’s extended residency there and slammed President Donald Trump as a “terrible person” who has trafficked in “white supremacist tropes” in the past.<p>Discussing the white nationalist riots in …

Entertainment

Michael Rapaport Brings His ‘Tiki-Torch’ Nazi Trash Talk To ‘The Late Show’ With A Message For Jared Kushner

If you missed out, Michael Rapaport shared a few heated responses to the events in Charlottesville, the white supremacists that marched on the University of Virginia campus, and Donald Trump’s response to all of it. His posts were explicitly fantastic, providing some early fire that we’d be lacking …

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Barack Obama declining to engage Trump reflects ex-president balancing act

<b>(CNN) —</b> Since leaving office in January, President Barack Obama has used written statements to defend the Affordable Care Act, denounce a decision to withdraw the US from the Paris climate accord, and, most recently, call for peace during Kenya's elections.<p>When he chose this week to respond to …

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The One Man HUGE Enough to Take Down Donald Trump? Yep, It’s Donald Trump.

So much of what Trump does is a series of feverish efforts to be relieved of the gnawing anxiety that he’s lost face, even if those efforts will eventually cause him grievous harm.<p>Donald Trump finally did stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone. It turned out to be himself.<p>Picture the …

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Donald Trump's response to the Barcelona terror attack has sparked outrage

The president has been criticised for citing a debunked myth in a cryptic tweet<p>On Thursday afternoon, a van veered onto Barcelona's famous Las …

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