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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.

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“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.”

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.”

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“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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Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles — ‘the hardest #Megxit possible’

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Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their royal titles and public funding as part of a settlement with the Queen to start a new life away from the British monarchy.

The historic announcement from Buckingham Palace on Saturday follows more than a week of intense private talks aimed at managing the fallout of the globetrotting couple's shock resignation from front-line royal duties.

It means Queen Elizabeth II's grandson Harry and his American TV actress wife Meghan will stop using the titles "royal highness" -- the same fate that befell his late mother Princess Diana after her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996.

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GOP senator tells home-state press that impeachment trial must be ‘viewed as fair’: report

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Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke to local reporters on Saturday about her role in the upcoming Donald Trump impeachment trial.

Murkowski explained she would likely vote with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on an initial vote on whether to allow witnesses. However, she left the door open to voting for witnesses after House impeachment managers make their opening case.

"I don't know what more we need until I have been given the base case," she said. "We will have that opportunity to say 'yes' or 'no' ... and if we say 'yes,' the floor is open."

Overall, Murkowski said it was important for the trial to been viewed as fair.

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White House press secretary urged to do her job: ‘We don’t pay you to be a Twitter troll’

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White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham was blasted on Saturday over the confusion resulting from her refusal to hold daily press briefings.

CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy was alarmed that Grisham's assistant, Hogan Gidley, was forcing reporters to refer to his remarks as coming from a "sources close to the President's legal team."

Darcy noted that Trump had repeatedly questioned the veracity of unnamed sources, making it problematic for Gidley to demand to be quoted as such.

https://twitter.com/oliverdarcy/status/1218704788432572422

Grisham responded to the criticism and asked Darcy to "stop with the righteous indignation.

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