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Christie backed Trump because Rubio inadvertently insulted him while seeking his support: NYT

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It came as a surprise to many that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came out in support of controversial GOP front runner Donald Trump this week, but the New York Times revealed the decision may have been more personal than political.

On Saturday, the New York Times reported a key reason for Christie’s decision may have been a clumsily-worded phone call from Trump’s rival, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Soon after Christie dropped out of the race, Rubio left him a voice mail seeking his support, and also saying Christie had a bright future in public service. This apparently rubbed Christie the wrong way.

According to the Times, Christie interpreted it as patronizing and disrespectful, and wanted to know why “a 44-year-old” was talking to him about his future in politics. Christie is 53.

The report, citing multiple insiders, goes on to describe the increasingly panicked and heated internecine war within the GOP as Trump continues to surge, despite the fact the party establishment has all but rejected him.

The Times reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already laid out plans to drop Trump “like a hot rock” if he secures the party nomination.

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By all measures, it seems Christie despises Rubio. Earlier this month he hammered the junior senator for being shallow and relying on prepared speeches, calling him unprepared to lead the country.

“See Marco — Marco, the thing is this. When you’re president of the United States, when you’re a governor of a state, the memorized 30-second speech where you talk about how great America is at the end of it doesn’t solve one problem for one person,” Christie had said.

Rubio has since gone on the offensive against Trump, coming out swinging in this week’s debate, and continuing on the attack since.

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Christie wrote it off as “flailing punches in the last days of a losing campaign.”


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Cop says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot following Trump’s racist targeting of The Squad

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Following racist attacks on members of The Squad by President Donald Trump and his supporters, a police officer in Louisiana reportedly said that one of the congresswomen of color should be shot.

Trump has been lashing out at the four first-term congresswomen, who include Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

"A Gretna police officer posted a comment on his Facebook page this past week calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a 'vile idiot' who 'needs a round, and I don't mean the kind she used to serve,'" NOLA reported Saturday.

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Internet piles on ABC reporter for lavishing praise on Trump for allowing press to ask questions

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ABC News reporter Kyra Phillips on Saturday heaped praise on President Donald Trump for his treatment of the press.

Despite the White House no longer holding daily press briefings, Phillips praised the "access" she receives from the administration.

"No matter what your politics are, I have to say that I appreciate the access ?Trump? gives us on a regular basis and the ability to ask any question," she said.

She tagged Stephanie Grisham in her tweet, who is Trump's latest press secretary. She also tagged her husband, John Roberts, who does not work in the White House, but works for Fox News.

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The real problem wasn’t the racism — it was the Trump taking ‘the Lord’s name in vain’ twice: supporter

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President Donald Trump was widely condemned after supporters at a campaign rally in West Virginia turned his racist "go back" message into a "Send Her Back" chant against one of a woman of color in Congress.

One Trump supporter in West Virginia also criticized the speech, but not for the racist targeting of Rep. Ilhan Omar.

State Senator Paul Hardesty, a Democrat, wrote to the White House to complain about Trump's use of the word "goddamn."

The letter was republished by the Montgomery-Herald.

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