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‘People’s hopes are dashed’: Ex-Breitbart writer says Trump’s nationalist fanbase is in despair

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President Donald Trump has gone through some major reversals over the past week, including his decision to attack the government of Bashar al-Assad, his declaration that China is not a currency manipulator, and his embrace of the Export-Import Bank.

All of this has left some of his nationalist backers wondering what other issues he might flip-flop on — and has left them with a feeling of dread.

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Politico has spoken with several nationalist Trump supporters who are already feeling disillusioned with what they’ve seen from the president, especially in the wake of former Breitbart editor Steve Bannon’s demotion from the National Security Council.

“It was like, here’s the chance to do something different — and that’s why people’s hopes are dashed,” Lee Stranahan, a former Breitbart News editor, tells Politico. “There was always the question of, ‘Did he really believe this stuff?’ Apparently the answer is, ‘Not as much as you’d like.'”

Trump supporter Tania Vojvodic, meanwhile, tells Politico that she’s concerned that Trump has stopped trying to fulfill his campaign promises as he’s grown unhappy with Bannon and has instead embraced the more conventional Republican positions espoused by his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

“I’m not so infatuated with Trump that I can’t see the facts,” she said. “People’s belief, their trust in him, it’s declining.”

And Trump supporter John Cardillo tells Politico that he’s concerned that Trump has surrounded himself with so many people who aren’t committed to enacting the kind of nationalist policy platform that Trump campaigned on.

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“[Trump voters] felt like they were voting for an anti-establishment candidate — and they’re terrified, they’re losing faith,” he said. “They’re saying, ‘Why does he have these people around him?’”


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‘Not supposed to be that way!’ Bitter Trump whines about Senate possibly letting John Bolton testify

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President Donald Trump on Monday whined about the Senate potentially letting former national security adviser John Bolton testify during his impeachment trial.

"They didn’t want John Bolton and others in the House," the president wrote on Twitter. "They were in too much of a rush. Now they want them all in the Senate. Not supposed to be that way!"

In reality, the House impeachment investigators tried to get Bolton to testify during their inquiry, but he refused to appear unless he got legal clearance to do so. However, Bolton has now offered to testify before the Senate even though he did not comply with House requests to do the same.

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Ex-GOP impeachment manager ripped to shreds on CNN for ‘upside down’ defense of Trump’s conduct

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On CNN Monday, two veterans of the impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton clashed over whether President Donald Trump was guilty of impeachable offenses.

"My view is that the phrase that the president's lawyers included in their six-page answer over the weekend is absolutely ironclad, perfectly correct," said Bob Barr, a former House impeachment manager against Clinton. "The language in the Constitution says very clearly that the only basis on which a president can be impeached and removed from office is treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors. You have to have a crime. And no matter how much rhetoric you put around that to try and get around it, that is a fact, a legal fact, you have to have a crime."

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Donald Trump and Ben Carson are destroying one of MLK’s most enduring legacies

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President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act just days after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King -- and President Donald Trump's Housing secretary wants to undo that legacy.

The 1968 law hasn't been able to undo the harm from government-sanctioned housing segregation, which still feeds today's wealth and racial inequality, but the Department of Housing and Urban Development wants to remove a protection for black owners who pay unfairly high property taxes, reported the New York Times.

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