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‘Worst 100 days we’ve ever seen’: David Gergen slams Trump’s ‘delusional’ response to Trumpcare fail

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CNN host Jake Tapper held a panel on Friday evening to take a closer look at the GOP pulling its health care bill today as well as the president’s response. President Donald Trump said on Friday that “The best thing we can do, politically speaking, is let Obamacare explode.”

Previous White House senior aide David Gergen said the president’s response “was delusional in some ways.” He said, “This is a man who just shoves it off on other people and described things in ways that are just misleading. I’m sure he’ll get better at this, and I think it’s also fair to say that a lot of presidents stumble. A lot of presidents had trouble in their first hundred days.”

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However, Gergen continued, “When you add up the totality of it — you (Tapper) said this is the worst week of his presidency. I actually think this may be the worst hundred days we’ve ever seen in a president.”

CNN chief correspondent John King spoke to Gergen’s remark, pointing out that Trump is the President of the United States, “which means he’s president to those who like Obamacare, too. He’s their president, too.”

“Imagine if a fire chief showed up — [Trump] said Obamacare is exploding and we’re going to watch and let it explode, and then maybe we’ll do something about it,” King continued. “It’s like a fire chief showing up, saying ‘no, don’t squirt any water at that building , let’s just let it burn to the ground.'”

“He’s in charge now. I know he doesn’t like this program, I know he thinks the people who built this program made a mess. But guess what, he’s the president now. It’s his mess. He didn’t start it, but he inherited it,” said King.

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Republican Kevin McCarthy gets taken down by former top GOP colleague

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was attacked by a former Republican colleague who alleged McCarthy and his fellow members of Congress have allowed the House GOP to become the official shill for the White House.

In a profile for the New York Times, former Oversight Committee Chairman Tom Davis (R-VA) shamed the GOP House for the way that a once-respectable institution has fallen.

“Congress no longer operates as an independent branch of government, but as an appendage of the executive branch,” said Davis. “He is made for that role.”

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Former senator reveals to Maddow how one brave Democrat can reveal key document in impeachment trial

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Near the end of Wednesday's impeachment trial, Chief Justice John Roberts announced that an agreement had been made to allow senators to read supplemental testimony from Vice President Mike Pence aide Jennifer Williams.

The document will remain classified, despite claims that there is no classified material in the document, only evidence that is damning to the president.

"In terms of this document potentially being improperly classified, which is something that has been raised in writing by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and raised on the floor of the Senate tonight by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)," MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow noted. "Obviously, it was the vice president's office that said it was classified, they are getting publicly criticized for that. If it has been improperly classified and it should be something that the public can see, who adjudicates that?"

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Florida Republican Matt Gaetz admits Trump’s legal defense was ‘like an 8th grade book report’ — only worse

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) admitted that President Donald Trump's team of lawyers weren't quite the legal eagles that he thinks they might be, said Politico reporter Andrew Desiderio.

Questioned about his take on the way the case is unfolding in the Senate, Gaetz said that the House presented it like it was going to be on "cable news." For many that may be an insult, but it appears to Gaetz that was a compliment.

Desiderio said that Gaetz then lamented that the White House presented their case more like “an 8th-grade book report.”

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