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He ‘has a propensity for self-inflicted wounds’: Jake Tapper mocks Trump for whining about ‘unfair’ media

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CNN’s Jake Tapper on Wednesday mocked Donald Trump for complaining about “how unfair the world” is to him, bitingly noting the president “has a propensity for self-inflicted wounds.”

Tapper was referring to the president’s commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, where the president spent a large swath of time whining about “unfair” media treatment.

“The Commander-in-Chief complained about how unfair the world, and especially the media, have been to him,” Tapper said during a segment on “The Lead.”

“Let us forget for one moment that the service members in the audience, about to put their lives on the line protecting our coasts, might not actually feel that bad about a politician who has been criticized in some sharply-worded editorials,” Tapper said.

“Let us focus instead on why the president is where he is. It is not because of anyone in particular being unfair to him, or bad staffing, or poor communications, or an aggressive media. It’s because of things the president has said and things the president has done,” he continued.

Tapper pointed to Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, who has since expressed interest in testifying in an an open Congressional hearing. Comey also reportedly keeps detailed memos of his conversations with Trump, “particularly the ones that made him feel uneasy.”

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The CNN host then turned to Department of Homeland Security chief John Kelly’s joke Wednesday that Trump should use a ceremonial saber “on the press.”

“I might recommend that anyone be careful when using a saber like that one—especially anyone who has a propensity for self-inflicted wounds,” Tapper snarked.

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WATCH: Katie Porter explains to constituents why her conscience demands support for Trump impeachment inquiry

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Congresswoman Katie Porter, in a video posted on social media Monday night, shared with residents of her purple California district why she is joining dozens of other Democrats who support launching an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

"I didn't come to Congress to impeach the president," said the first-term representative. "But when faced with a crisis of this magnitude, I cannot with a clean conscience ignore my duty to defend the Constitution. I can't claim to be committed to rooting out corruption and putting people over politics and then not apply those same principles and standards in all of the work I do."

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Bernie Sanders calls fact that minimum wage worker cannot afford 2-bedroom apartment in any US state ‘a national disgrace’

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For a decade, U.S. lawmakers have kept the federal minimum wage at a level which increasingly leaves workers unable to afford housing.

That's according to a report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). The group's 30th annual study of housing affordability found that a worker earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25—which is unchanged since 2009—cannot afford to rent a modest two-bedroom apartment in any state, metropolitan area, or county in the United States.

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This is an important year in Chinese history. It marks the anniversaries of two political movements involving students and scholars: the May Fourth Movement and the Tiananmen Square protests – known in China as the June Fourth Incident.

The May Fourth Movement of 1919 challenged traditional Chinese values and authorities and demanded freedom of speech and democracy. Seventy years later – and 40 years after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had taken power – students, scholars, and other citizens mobilised again in defence of freedom of speech, human rights, and democratic values. But on June 4 1989, the CCP brutally crushed their movement. The crackdown created a legacy of heavily censored wrongs that cannot be righted while the current system lasts.

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