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Trump surrogate admits on live TV: ‘He’s going to have to prove that he’s not Adolf Hitler’

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KABC radio host John Phillips, a surrogate for GOP front-runner Donald Trump, admitted to CNN on Monday that the billionaire would have to “prove that he’s not Adolf Hitler” if he had any chance of winning a general election.

During a discussion on CNN’s New Day, Ted Cruz supporter Steve Lonegan argued to CNN’s Alisyn Camerota that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were “two sides of the same coin.”

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“They both support funding for Planned Parenthood,” Lonegan said. “They both support universal health care funded by taxpayers.”

“He’s supports gun control for some more popular firearms and he supports big government,” he continued. “I think Hillary Clinton is actually better on foreign policy than Donald Trump is.”

But Phillips insisted that Clinton and Trump would have very different challenges in the general election.

“I don’t think this is going to be an effective line of attack,” Phillips said. “This is a matchup that’s very dangerous to Hillary Clinton.”

“If Donald Trump is going to win the general election, he’s going to have to prove to the public that he’s not Adolf Hitler, which is going to be easy for him to do,” the surrogate explained. “If Hillary Clinton is going to win the nomination, she’s going to have to prove that she’s not Hillary Clinton. That’s going to be much harder to do.”

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Watch the video below from CNN’s New Day, broadcast May 2, 2016.


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What is China doing to stop Beijing’s new coronavirus outbreak?

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Over 1,000 flights have been cancelled, schools shut and residents urged not to leave Beijing, as Chinese authorities race to contain a fresh outbreak linked to the capital's largest wholesale food market.

The number of confirmed cases in the capital has shot up to 137 within the last week after two months of no cases, and four other provinces have revealed cases linked to the Beijing cluster.

How did the outbreak begin, and what measures are Beijing taking to contain it?

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Beijing had turned into a virtual fortress at the height of the pandemic, with people arriving from other regions or countries required to undergo quarantines.

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Democrats and Never-Trumpers gaming out ‘doomsday scenarios’ if president refuses to leave office: report

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According to a report in the New York Times, Democratic strategists and Never-Trumper conservatives fear Donald Trump will refuse to leave office should he lose in November and are making plans and figuring out their legal options should such an unprecedented state of affairs come to pass.

The report, by the Times' Reid Epstein, begins with one such possible scenario.

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‘Retaliation plain and simple’: Vaccine agency top Doc fired by Trump administration files whistleblower complaint

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Dr. Rick Bright has retained an attorney and will be filing a whistleblower complaint after the Trump administration fired him from his position as head of the federal agency charged with developing a COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Bright was moved to a different agency with a narrower focus after he raised concerns over President Donald Trump's obsession with promoting hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug recent studies found doubles the death rate in coronavirus patients.

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