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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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Trump spent 45 minutes talking with cast of right-wing play dramatizing ‘Deep State’ conspiracy theories: report

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The coronavirus emergency has given President Donald Trump one of the most daunting tests of his administration, with less than a year to go before he stands for re-election.

And yet in the midst of all the chaos, one thing the president found time to do on Thursday was meet with the cast of a bizarre right-wing play dramatizing the supposed "deep state" plot at the FBI to frame Trump in the Russia investigation.

According to The Daily Beast, Trump spent 45 minutes talking with the people behind "FBI Lovebirds: Undercovers," which focuses on the affair between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The leading roles of Strzok and Page were played by Dean Cain, the former Superman actor, and Kristy Swanson, who played the starring role in the 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.

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All US Navy ships in the Pacific near countries with coronavirus ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days

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CNN National Security reporter Ryan Browne tweeted Thursday that the U.S. Navy has ordered all of its vessels in the Pacific that have been near countries with COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, "to remain at sea for at least 14 days before pulling into another port in order to monitor sailors for any symptoms of the virus."

Health experts have said that the two-week period should give enough time for infected people to become aware that they are sick.

The highly-contagious disease has spread very quickly in South Korea and California after public exposure. The first person verified with "community-spread" transmission was identified just outside of Sacramento, California.

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‘Most wicked to ever represent Cleveland’: Jim Jordan ripped by hometown paper for covering up sex scandal

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President Trump likes to call his enemies 'sleaze bags" and Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan a "warrior," but according to Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Brent Larkin, Trump has it backward.

While Jordan may not seem like the worse politician to ever come out of Ohio, the "crimes" he's committed "don't involve felonies," according to Larkin. "They are crimes against America, crimes involving total disregard for the principles of democracy, trampling the truth on behalf of a corrupt president who revels in his inhumanity."

Watching Jordan question witnesses during the House impeachment inquiry particularly incensed Larkin, who writes that it was like watching a man who "spent his childhood gleefully ripping wings off flies."

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