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Conservative writer: GOP will get 2018 electoral ‘thrashing’ if Trump ‘clown show’ is still in office

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Washington Post conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin said on Friday’s edition of “Hardball” on MSNBC that if President Donald Trump’s “clown show” presidency is still around in November of 2018, the administration will prove to be a huge electoral liability for the Republican Party.

Rubin wrote about Trump’s Saturday morning tweets attacking ex-FBI Director James Comey and she demanded to know how long Republicans are going to be silent in the face of Trump’s lawless behavior.

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“They may wait until 2018,” Rubin said, “and I think they’re going to get quite a thrashing. Usually the party that has the White House loses seats, but if this is the clown show that’s going on then, they’re going to lose a whole bunch of seats.”

Rubin has been critical of Trump since early in the 2016 race. Shortly after the inauguration when the president was blowing his top about media coverage of his inaugural crowds, Rubin wondered whether Trump is even sane enough to know that he’s lying.

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US ‘concerned’ China is seeking to sway Taiwan polls

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The de facto US ambassador to Taiwan on Friday expressed concern that Beijing was attempting to influence the island's coming elections, days after China sent its first domestically built aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait.

Beijing confirmed earlier this week that the carrier traversed the strait separating China from self-ruled Taiwan, saying it was "routine" training.

"We of course regard any of these threatening actions with concern," said Brent Christensen, the director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), when asked to comment on the sail-by.

AIT serves as the de facto American embassy in Taiwan.

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Trump is ignoring his duties to obsess over impeachment and panic about GOP betrayal: report

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According to a report from Politico, Donald Trump thinks of little else other than the ongoing impeachment hearings being conducted by the Democratic-controlled House and is in a constant of panic that Republicans may turn on him.

Te report notes that the president has put all policy initiatives aside to concentrate on pushing back on impeachment and running for re-election earlier than had been anticipated.

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Michael Steele hilariously shreds the RNC for spending $100K on Donald Trump Jr’s ‘dumb book nobody’s going to read’

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Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, trashed the organization he once led over revelations that donor money was used to boost sales of Donald Trump Jr.'s new book.

The former RNC chair told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he wasn't a bit surprised by the reports, and said the GOP organization has been absolutely corrupted by President Donald Trump.

"Of course it was the RNC -- SOBs," Steele said. "Oh my god."

"Look, let me just tell you how screwed up this is," he continued. "Before I became national chairman, I had written a book on how the Republican Party can regroup after the 2008 shellacking, after the 2006, you know, bang-up at the polls, and move the party forward, and people looked at me and said, 'How dare you write a book and try to profit off of the RNC.'"

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