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Palin cracks the whip on ‘wishy washy’ Trump — and warns against going ‘soft’ on immigration

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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has heard Donald Trump send signals that he’s willing to “soften” his plans to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants — and she’s not happy about it.

In an appearance on The O’Reilly Factor on Thursday evening, Palin told guest host Eric Bolling that she’s concerned that Trump is already starting to sell out, and warned that he could lose his base of support if he keeps going in this direction.

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“Candidate Trump didn’t garner a lot of enthusiastic support by being soft on anything,” she told Bolling. “Softening on the position of illegal immigration isn’t going to win over any supporters.”

Palin was happy that Trump is still insistent on building the giant wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, and noted that “if he were not, then there would be a huge erosion of support.”

Earlier in the day, Palin told the Wall Street Journal that she was feeling more and more concerned about Trump’s shifting positions on immigration and urged him to stand firm.

“If Mr. Trump were to go down a path of wishy-washy positions taken on things that the core foundation of his support has so appreciated, and that is respecting our Constitution and respecting law and order in American, then, yeah, there would be a massive disappointment,” she said. “Parts of the message we heard in the last week are clearly not consistent with the stringent position and message that supporters have received all along.”

Check out Palin’s interview on Fox News Thursday evening below.

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After Trump: No free pass for Republicans — they own this nightmare

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With the impeachment inquiry leveling up this month as public hearings begin, and with an election that might actually be the end of Donald Trump now less than a year away, the campaign to let Trump's Republican allies — even the most villainous offenders — move on and pretend this never happened is already underway.

This article first appeared in Salon.

Sadly, the clearest articulation of the let-bygones-be-bygones mentality has come from a Democrat — unsurprisingly, former Vice President Joe Biden.Biden, who is still, somehow, the frontrunner in Democratic primary polling, spoke at a chi-chi fundraiser on Wednesday, and dropped this pearl of wisdom: "With Donald Trump out of the way, you’re going to see a number of my Republican colleagues have an epiphany."

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As climate crisis-fueled fires rage, fears grow of an ‘uninhabitable’ California

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As activist Bill McKibben put it, "We've simply got to slow down the climate crisis."

With wildfires raging across California on Wednesday—and with portions of the state living under an unprecedented "Extreme Red Flag Warning" issued by the National Weather Service due to the severe conditions—some climate experts are openly wondering if this kind of harrowing "new normal" brought on by the climate crisis could make vast regions of the country entirely uninhabitable.

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‘A profound emoluments clause violation’: Andrew Napolitano slams Trump’s hosting the G7 at Doral

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In the wake of acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's announcement this Thursday that next year's G7 summit will be hosted at President Trump's Doral golf club, Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano pointed out that Trump would be violating the emoluments clause if he were to go through with the move.

At the outset of the segment, Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto said that the announcement is "effectively saying the president has given himself this contract."

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