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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.”

“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.

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“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.”

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

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Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls

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When Robert Mueller completed his long-awaited investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, he left many questions unanswered.

But one conclusion was unequivocal: Russia unleashed an extensive campaign of fake news and disinformation on social media with the aim of distorting U.S. public opinion, sowing discord and swinging the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.

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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans

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The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.

In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.

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Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’

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Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.

To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.

Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."

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