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Tom Cotton: Trump would be ‘a more serious’ commander in chief than Hillary

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In an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (R)  said he thought businessman Donald Trump would be “a more serious leader” than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Cotton began by criticizing President Obama for not rushing home after the Brussels attack to “keep us safe” before turning to a meeting that he recently had with GOP presidential front-runner Trump.

Asked by host Willie Geist if Trump impressed him during the recent meeting, Cotton said he had some policy differences with Trump over NATO but agreed with him in principle.

“Did you leave that room thinking that’s a man who could be commander in chief?” Geist asked Cotton.

“Well, I do think he could our commander in chief,” Cotton replied. “He’s one of our leading candidates, right now and, as I said,  would be a better commander and chief — they’d be a more serious leader for our country than Hillary Clinton is.”

Cotton’s interview comes on the heels of a Washington Post editorial board interview with Trump, where the candidate was asked, “You would not use a tactical nuclear weapon against ISIS?”

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“I’ll tell you one thing, this is a very good looking group of people here. Could I just go around so I know who the hell I’m talking to?” Trump replied.

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Maddow slams Trump’s era of government officials ‘saving the country from the commander-in-chief’ with leaks

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Rachel Maddow on Monday worried about the pattern of government officials leaking to the press to stop President Donald Trump from sabotaging United States' interests to help Russia.

The MSNBC anchor broke down the key questions raised by the bombshell New York Times report that officials were keeping secrets from Trump to protect U.S. interests.

Maddow reminded of a June 2017 story by Michael Isikoff.

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CNN’s Cuomo demands Scott Jennings admit if he’ll ever be tired of Trump lying — but he refuses to say

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On Monday, CNN's Chris Cuomo clashed with Republican adviser Scott Jennings over President Donald Trump's decision to fire pollsters that showed him losing to former Vice President Joe Biden.

"I don't want to get too in the weeds for people especially this far out," said Cuomo. "But the word of one of the reasons that there's some resonance and relevance of the internal polls that the president lied to the American people about in terms of what they say is his lying, Scott, that it's a problem. It's a problem for him across the country. It makes people wonder whether or not they can count on his word. When you see a scenario like this one, don't believe the polls, they were your own polls, Scott, from inside the campaign. How damaging is that to this president?"

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Rachel Maddow gets to the bottom about why Trump ‘freaked out’ so much at report U.S. hacked Russia

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Monday examined the motivations for President Donald Trump freaking out over the latest bombshell New York Times revelations about his Russia policy.

Maddow identified two key takeaways for her viewers.

"The weird things here are two things about the way the story has broken and both have to do with President Trump," she noted.

"The first really strange thing about the reaction is President Trump’s response to it online. This story apparently sort of made him flip out," she said, putting his Twitter reactions on screen.

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