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CNN pundit says she’d back Trump ‘if the Virgin Mary appeared to me — maybe’

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With the Republican in-fighting surrounding Donald Trump erupting again on Monday, CNN conservative commentator Ana Navarro explained what it would take for her to throw her support behind the party’s presumptive presidential nominee.

“I’m not sure there’s anything he could do to win me over,” Navarro told host Erin Burnett. “Maybe if the Virgin Mary appeared to me and asked me to do it I would consider it — maybe.”

Burnett pointed out that, according to a CNN poll taken between July 13 and 16, 44 percent of Republicans wish that someone other than Trump were this year’s nominee.

The “Never Trump” movement, as it is called, erupted on the Republican National Convention floor earlier in the day after it failed in its attempt to put the issue to a roll-call vote.

Navarro, who worked for Jeb Bush when he was governor of Florida, then criticized one of Trump’s aides, Paul Manafort, for saying that Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) was “embarrassing his state” for not attending the event.

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“What a ridiculously stupid thing to do,” she said of the remark. “Go attack Hillary Clinton. You are not running against John Kasich. Whether you like him or not, whether he likes you or not, he is the popular governor of this state, which happens to be a purple state.”

Watch Navarro’s comments, as posted online, below.

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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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