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Chuck Todd: GOP alliances ‘dramatically breaking down’ despite being majority in Congress

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MSNBC host Chuck Todd addressed the unrest in Reublican-led Congress, as President Donald Trump’s feud with GOP caucus members continues.

“There’s fire in the Republican party right now,” Todd said. “In addition to the Russian cloud bogging down everything, the White House agenda is a mess and party alliances are dramatically breaking down.”

Todd pointed out President Trump’s seeming declaration of war on members of his own party for killing the GOP healthcare plan, “threatening to fight [Republican] hardliners … in the 2018 mid-terms.” Trump singled out three Republican senators in particular, in the following tweet.

Todd noted, “hardliners responded today with open defiance.” He then played a clip of Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) being questioned by reporters about whether Trump’s tweets were “an actual negotiating tactic” and whether it’s constructive.

“I mean, it’s constructive in fifth grade,” Amash replied. And after House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) warned Freedom Caucus conservatives on Thursday to not allow the president to “strike a deal with Democrats,” Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) slammed Ryan on Twitter.

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He wrote the following:

“So, some moderate Republicans in the House have now decided to freeze out conservatives,” said Todd.

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Trump’s ‘craziness’ will drive Mexico to find other sources of soybeans — permanently hurting US farmers: Ex-diplomat

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President Donald Trump believes he has worked out a killer trade deal with Mexico and Canada -- but one former Mexican diplomat tells Storm Lake Times columnist Art Cullen that the damage done to the relationship between the countries will have lasting ramifications for years to come.

Jorge Guajardo, who served for six years as Mexico's ambassador to China, recently explained to Cullen that Trump's erratic behavior has shown his country that it must look for other major trading partners so it doesn't run the risk of getting burned by the United States again.

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Yale psychiatrist: Trump using racism as a coping mechanism as his mental state rapidly deteriorates

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump continued to attack the young congresswomen of color nicknamed "The Squad," after he was criticized for saying the women should go back to their own countries, even though all four are U.S. citizens. Now, he's doubling down.

On Twitter Wednesday he called the women "left-wing cranks." He added that they were free to leave if they don't like America.

Raw Story spoke with Dr. Bandy X. Lee about the President's racist tirades against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-IL).

Lee is a forensic psychiatrist and an expert on violence at Yale School of Medicine. She helped launch a public health approach to global violence prevention as a consultant to the World Health Organization and other United Nations bodies since 2002. She is author of the textbook, “Violence: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Causes, Consequences, and Cures,” president of the World Mental Health Coalition, and editor of the New York Times bestseller, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.”

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This word is the single biggest tipoff that Trump is lying

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President Donald Trump exhibits a verbal tic that gives away some of his biggest whoppers.

The president tells demonstrable lies on a daily basis, but it's a "flashing red light" that he's lying when he recounts someone calling him "sir," according to CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale.

"Trump has told false 'sir' stories on all manner of subjects: health care, the Middle East, the courts, unions and -- just last week -- both tariffs and social media," Dale wrote. "But no genre of Trump story is more reliably sir-heavy than his collection of suspiciously similar tales about macho men breaking into tears of gratitude in his presence."

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