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Erin Burnett calls out GOP not endorsing but voting for Trump: ‘That is an endorsement’

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CNN anchor Erin Burnett got real about Republican support for Donald Trump on Thursday night’s OutFront.

Burnett brought attention back to some of the lawmakers who jumped ship after the Washington Post released the now infamous Trump tape in which the presidential candidate is bragging about sexually assaulting women.

She says, “When you have Republican lawmakers who are coming back — some of them are, some of them are still running but some of them are coming back. The tape came out, and that was sort of the straw that broke the camel’s back.”

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“You have a whole bunch of them that ran away,” Burnett continues. “One of them was Jason Chaffetz, the Congressman.”

After the initial release of the Trump tapes, Chaffetz said “I’m not going to put my good name and reputation and my family behind Donald Trump for President when he acts like this. I just can’t do it.” That was on October 7.

Now, the Utah Republican has taken to Twitter to suggest that while he will not “endorse” Trump, he is voting for him.

Burnett calls it like it is. “I have to say, this is one of the things I can’t stand,” she says. “When people say ‘I’m voting for someone but I’m not endorsing them.'” She continues, “I’m sorry, then don’t say who you’re voting for, OK? Because that is an endorsement.”

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She then lists the other Republicans who have responded similarly.

Check out her full remarks in the clip below.

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‘Flailing’ Trump is ‘losing and he’s going to lose bigly’: CNN pollster

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Appearing on CNN's "New Day" with host John Berman, polling analyst Harry Enten said Donald Trump is running a disastrous re-election campaign where the president is losing to his presumptive opponent, Joe Biden, on topics near and dear to the public where the president should be dominating.

According to the analyst, the president is "flailing" because his campaign is pursuing a "losing strategy" as revealed by his poor polling numbers.

Using an ABC/Ipsos poll released Friday morning as his guide, Enten explained, "It's important obviously to put this into context because the president is going to be running against somebody else in former Vice President Joe Biden and, when it comes to the issue of the coronavirus and you match up Biden versus Trump, who is trusted more on the issue, the former vice president is trusted by double digits and also on race relations, the other big issue of the day, we see the former vice president trusted by double digits. It's difficult to imagine that the president will win unless something changes."

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Mike Pence hoped being Trump’s worshipful manservant would protect him from the president’s collapse — but the pandemic’s on him now

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One of the most enduring Trump-era internet memes is "I hope you find someone who looks at you the way Mike Pence looks at Donald Trump." Trevor Noah's "Daily Show" has had a lot of fun with it:

Who's ready to watch Mike Pence watch Donald Trump? #SOTU pic.twitter.com/QqHUeAaXAq

— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) February 5, 2019

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Trump cold-calling friends to launch ‘woe-is-me’ monologues during summer of death and turmoil: report

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President Donald Trump has been moaning about his political misfortunes in calls with friends, as the coronavirus pandemic, nationwide racial protests and widespread unemployment threatens his re-election chances.

The president doesn't even bother with pleasantries anymore, friends told the Washington Post, and instead launches immediately into "woe-is-me" monologues.

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