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‘Just like any other damn president’: Trump supporters are angry they’re not ‘winning’

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Supporters of President Donald Trump still aren’t winning, despite what their dear leader says on Twitter or to Fox News.

A New York Times profile of Trump supporters in Pennsylvania revealed all of the work Trump has been doing isn’t helping them and they’re starting to lose hope.

“Just like any other damn president,” Theresa Remington said. She works as a home-care worker and both of her children are Marines on active duty. She voted for Trump hoping he’d overhaul the Veterans Administration and the health care system. He hasn’t. Calling it nothing more than “political bluster,” Remington then wondered what would have happened if Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was the one in the White House.

“No one wants to be wrong,” Brian Mock said. He works as a tattoo artist in Levittown. “It’s seeing a house on fire and saying, ‘That house isn’t on fire.’ It is very clearly on fire.”

The Times explained that many Trump supporters still trust him but they are curious what happened to this legendary deal-making that he bragged about. They are impressed by his determination but don’t understand why he’s still tweeting in such a bizarre way. Most damning of all, some think Trump will be fine but think perhaps Vice President Mike Pence should take on a greater role.

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Worst yet, they wonder what happened to all of the “winning” they were promised they’d be “tired” of.

“It’s not what he’s done, it’s what he’s trying to do,” Bill Yokobosky IV told The Times. He works as a train engineer in Langhorne. “He hasn’t succeeded, really.”

“He’s fighting himself and he’s fighting Washington,” Yokobosky continued. “They’re just trying to get settled in there.”

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Record store manager Doug Meginley noted Trump supporters have “quieted down” because they “know.” While once they gloated they’ve been humbled.

Still, Republican Party supporters maintain their loyalty amid the stumbles.

“He thought he could go faster. I knew he couldn’t,” Patricia Poprik, the chairwoman of the Bucks County Republican Committee said.

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Trump’s poll numbers fell even lower, according to a Gallup poll. His approval is now lower than when he dropped the “Mother of All Bombs,” reaching a historic low.


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Here’s how Trump hopes to recreate his 2016 presidential win — and how Democrats can send him packing

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Writing for CNN on Saturday, election forecaster Harry Enten explained how President Donald Trump's recent, racist behavior lies in his desire to recreate the same electoral conditions that gave him a victory in 2016 in the presidential election next year.

"The Trump strategy is pretty simple: 1. Drive up the unfavorable ratings of his Democratic rival as he did in 2016 in order to compensate for his own low ratings. 2. Bank on an electoral college/popular vote split as he did in 2016. 3. Use a campaign of racial resentment to drive up turnout even more among groups favorable toward the President," wrote Enten. As he noted, Democrats have excellent odds to flip back Michigan and Pennsylvania, but they will have to work harder to win back any of the other states Trump flipped from the 2012 Obama camp — in particular Wisconsin, which was the closest state after those two.

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American, Italian and Russian blast off for ISS

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US, Italian and Russian astronauts blasted into space Saturday, headed for the International Space Station, in a launch coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, NASA's Andrew Morgan and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency set off on a six-hour journey to the orbiting science lab from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1628 GMT.

A NASA TV commentator hailed a "textbook launch" minutes after blastoff in "sweltering" weather in Baikonur, where daytime temperatures reached 43 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

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Conservative suggests Trump’s racist rhetoric will incite worse than ‘send her back’ chants: ‘One shudders to wonder’

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In a column for the Washington Post, conservative Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Kathleen Parker said the refusal by Republican lawmakers and the evangelical community to condemn Donald Trump's racist rhetoric is paving the way for something far worse than mere "send her back" chants.

Under a headline that bluntly states, "Those who don’t condemn Trump’s racism are complicit in his bigotry," Parker gets right to her opinion of the president, writing, "Going out on a limb here: President Trump is a racist. And a sexist. And a xenophobic nationalist. Among other things. Not to name call or anything."

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