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Dem strategist rips low debate bar set for Trump: ‘This isn’t America’s Got Presidential Talent’

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Democratic strategist and media consultant Joel Silberman appeared on MSNBC Sunday to talk about the low expectations set for Republican nominee for president Donald Trump.

“I would call the expectations game a trap,” Silberman said, who appeared alongside conservative pundit Hugh Hewitt, “because they seem to be saying that as long as Mr. Trump stands up and doesn’t sigh or flip his lid or go off the rails, that that was ‘presidential,’ and that’s hardly a presidential standard.”

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“This isn’t ‘America’s Got Presidential Talent,'” he said.

When the topic was raised as to whether Trump might bring up Pres. Bill Clinton’s adulterous affairs in the debate, Silberman pointed out that Trump’s own previous marriages have ended in infidelities, rancor and divorce.

“Well, I think if Mr. Trump dares to bring up infidelity, I would remind him that people in glass houses should do the nasty in the basement,” he said, “because he’s a well-chronicled adulterer.”

Silberman works for progressive organization Democracy Partners and has coached politicians and media personnel for debates and other appearances.

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Japan wants to dump Fukushima radioactive water into ocean

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Japan's top government spokesman slapped down the environment minister on Tuesday after he said there was "no other option" but to release radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean.

"It is not true that we have decided on the disposal method," Chief Cabinet Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters after Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada's comments earlier in the day.

The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), is storing more than one million tonnes of contaminated water in tanks at the site of Fukushima Daiichi Plant that was wrecked by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.

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Here’s one big reason why Trump is having a white-hot meltdown over the Fed not dropping interest rates

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President Donald Trump has a personal conflict-of-interest that may be impacting his decisions in his public feud with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.

"President Trump stands to save millions of dollars annually in interest on outstanding loans on his hotels and resorts if the Federal Reserve lowers rates as he has been demanding, according to public filings and financial experts," The Washington Post reported Saturday.

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Trump approves of North Korea missile tests: ‘I have no problem’ because they’re just ‘short-range missiles’

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On Thursday, in conversation with reporters, President Donald Trump said that he had 'no problem' with North Korea's new round of missile tests.

"Short-range missiles, we never made an agreement on that," said Trump. "I have no problem, we'll see what happens, but these are short-range missiles. They're very standard."

The thought that short-range missiles would still be capable of hitting our allies in the region, like South Korea and Japan, does not seem to have occurred to him.

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Trump says he has "no problem" with North Korea testing missiles because they are just "short-range missiles" that are "very standard." pic.twitter.com/fdKtQ6yrBE

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