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Ex-US Attorney appointed by Bush quits GOP ‘party of hate’ over ‘bigoted demagogue’ Trump

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A former U.S. attorney who was appointed by President George W. Bush has left the Republican Party, calling it a “party of hate” on his way out.

In a Facebook post, now taken down, ex-South Florida U.S. Attorney Marcos Daniel Jimenez wrote a terse message expressing his disappointment with the party following the selection of Donald Trump as their 2016 presidential nominee, reports Politico.

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Jimenez who served as a U.S. Attorney until 2005, and whose brother, Frank Jimenez, was appointed by Bush as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Navy overseeing NCIS in 2006, began by saying, “This is not easy to write.”

“I’ve thought a lot about it. God has blessed me and my family beyond our dreams,” he continued.”I’ve had the privilege and honor to see my brother work for Governor Jeb Bush, to be appointed to a Senate-confirmed office by President George W. Bush, and see my brother also appointed to a Senate-confirmed office by the same president.”

Jimenez, who is now in private practice, then declared he was leaving the party behind.

“But I have decided that I will no longer be associated in any way with a party that is led by a bigoted, dangerous demagogue and that has become a party dominated by fear, anger and hate. Republicans should make no mistake about this. You now clearly belong to the party of hate … you are supporting a strongman who believes all of that.”

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Jimenez is not the only Republican to bail on the party.

Monday, a Utah state senator who was a delegate to the GOP convention in Cleveland also declared his independence.

Long time conservative pundit and Ronald Reagan confidant George Will abandoned the party before the convention because of Trump.

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Last week, a GOP party official and Republican activist for over thirty years also quit because of Trump, saying, “No redemption in being one of the good Nazis.”


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Trump lashes out at Pelosi for going to Jordan to fix his Syria flub

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump

President Donald Trump tweeted his anger about Speaker Nancey Pelosi (D-CA) taking a delegation of leaders to Jordan to meet with those working on Syria.

"Pelosi is now leading a delegation of 9, including Corrupt Adam Schiff, to Jordan to check out Syria. She should find out why Obama drew The Red Line In the Sand, & then did NOTHING, losing Syria & all respect. I did something, 58 missiles. One million died under Obama’s mistake!" Trump tweeted Sunday.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1186016354572353536

Vice President Mike Pence went to Turkey last week to attempt to negotiate a ceasefire, but what he ended up with was 120-hour freeze on bombing Kurds.

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Hillary Clinton posts fake letter from JFK to mock Trump’s absurd one to Turkey

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken up a new hobby of trolling President Donald Trump on Twitter.

The grandmother of three excelled in her sarcasm and stepped up her shade Sunday afternoon by releasing a fake letter from Former President John F. Kennedy to former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.

Read the fake letter and see the tweet below:

Dear Premier Khrushchev,

Don't be a d*ck, ok? Get your missiles out of Cuba. Everybody will say 'Yay! Khrushchev! You're the best!' But if you don't everybody will be like 'what an assh*le' and call your garbage country 'The Soviet Bunion.'

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‘I’d be open to it’: Trump voters warming up to impeachment as president’s Ukraine story unravels

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In one of the pieces that both the Washington Post and the New York Times are famous for, a visit to talk to Donald Trump voters outside the Beltway about how they feel about the president three years after the election reveals cracks in his support as more information becomes available about his Ukraine phone call that precipitated an impeachment inquiry.

According to the Post's report, they ventured out to Staten Island, or specifically: "New York’s 11th Congressional District, a swath of the country as good a place as any to gauge how a defining moment in American democracy is playing out."

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