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Mike Pence tries to clean up Trump’s Khan family mess — reaffirms Muslim ban instead

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Donald Trump has spent the last two days attacking the parents of a young Muslim Captain killed while fighting for the United States.

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He then went after Captain Humanyun Khan’s mom, alluding to her silent presence behind her husband, who spoke at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night before Hillary Clinton’s speech. The Gold Star mother has since given an interview where she discussed the overwhelming sadness she experiences seeing her son’s face. Understandably, she didn’t want to burst into tears on national television.

Trump followed that by telling the family that he too has made sacrifices.

Republicans (and more republicans) and Democrats have come out in droves denouncing Trump’s heartless attacks on the family of a soldier who gave his life for his country.

Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton denounced the assault on Mrs. Khan and spent Sunday calling out Trump’s comments about the soldier’s family at her Ohio rally. Clinton said described his attacks as “insulting the family of a fallen soldier — Captain Khan, an American Muslim who sacrificed his life to protect his unit and other soldiers as a taxi raced toward a base containing a bomb.”

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But, Sunday night, Trump’s vice presidential running mate finally released a statement walking back some of Trump’s attacks on the family.

Pence attempts to claim that despite the attacks over the last 48-hours, Trump actually cherishes the Khan family. “Captain Khan gave his life to defend our country in the global war on terror,” Pence writes, before turning to politicize the ordeal and blame Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for ISIS.

He then moves on to reaffirm his support of Trump’s ban on Muslims entering the United States. “By suspending immigration from countries that have been compromised by terrorism, rebuilding our military, defeating ISIS at its source and projecting strength on the global stage, we will reduce the likelihood that other American families will face the enduring heartbreak of the Khan family.”

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Pence walks a difficult line as his son is a Marine.

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‘Make it a twofer’: Trump brutally mocked after claiming ‘rumor has it’ CNN’s president will resign ‘momentarily’

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President Donald Trump unleashed his second attack on the media over the course of less than 24 hours, this time attacking his top news target, CNN, as "a virtual fraud." The president also claimed "rumor has it" CNN's president, Jeff Zucker, "will be resigining momentarily?" (The typo is Mr. Trump's.)

Now that we have found out that @CNN is a virtual fraud, rumor has it that Jeff Zucker will be resigining momentarily?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2019

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Trump and the end of the American myth of meritocracy

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The following is chock-a-block with spoilers for "Succession" Season 2, including the finale, so proceed with caution.For understandable reasons, the internet is all a-chatter about the final scenes of Season 2 of "Succession." On Sunday's finale, Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong), who spent most of this season looking like a whipped puppy, finally stuck it to his old man, Logan Roy (Brian Cox), throwing the patriarch under the bus during a live press conference, during which Kendall was supposed to offer himself up as the fall guy for Waystar Royco's criminal behavior. It was a moment of Kendall showing spine and competence, and understandably, audiences cheered him on.
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‘I don’t care’: Watch Kamala Harris shut down Chris Hayes for asking a dumb question about Trump

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Sen. Kamala Harris shut down MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes during a post-debate interview on Tuesday evening.

Hayes questioned Harris about her call for Twitter to follow their terms of service and kick President Donald Trump off of the platform.

"Do you think he puts people’s lives in danger when he targets them in tweets?" Hayes asked.

"Absolutely," Harris replied.

"Do you think he knows that?" Hayes asked.

"Does it matter?" Harris replied.

"The fact is he did it. The fact is that he is irresponsible, he is erratic," she explained. "He is like a 2-year-old with a machine gun."

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