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GOP Senate candidate may lose primary over past criticism of ‘serial adulterer’ Trump

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Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) is running for an open Republican Party senate seat in Alabama — but his past criticism of President Donald Trump might soon come back to haunt him.

Even though Trump has poor poll ratings in much of the country, he is still very popular in Alabama. And as The Hill reports, strategists for Brooks’ Republican primary rival, Alabama Sen. Luther Strange, are considering ways to use Brooks’ past criticism of Trump against him in their race for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ old seat.

“Brooks declared during last year’s GOP presidential primary that he could not trust a ‘serial adulterer’ like Trump, then offered Trump only lukewarm support in the general election against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton,” The Hill writes. “Alabama Republicans have in the past punished GOP lawmakers perceived as anti-Trump at the ballot box.”

Brooks, for his part, brushed off his past criticism of Trump as simply part of politics, and he said that once the choice boiled down to Trump and Hillary Clinton, he easily found Trump to be the superior choice.

Nonetheless, University of Alabama professor and local political expert William Stewart tells The Hill that Brooks’ past attacks will be strong fodder to use against him.

“I think this will come back to haunt since he’s said critical things against someone who is a very popular president, at least as far as this state is concerned,” he said.

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Trump biographer mocks president for humiliating foreign policy ‘triple fail’

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Trump biographer Timothy O'Brien on Monday published a column for Bloomberg in which he mocked the president for suffering a humiliating foreign policy "triple fail" that exposed his presidency's biggest weaknesses.

In his column, O'Brien pointed out that Trump's threats of major actions against Mexico and Iran never amounted to anything, while also noting that the president backed off his plans to begin the mass deportations of undocumented immigrants.

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How the New York Times creates credibility for Trump

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There’s a good reason why the Times decided against running on its front page news of the latest woman to accuse the president of rape. The Times still does journalism the way it always has. It gives people in power the never-ending benefit of the doubt.

When you are willing to give people in power the benefit of the doubt no matter how many times they have proven they are unworthy of that benefit, it’s not all that important when the 16th person comes forward credibly to accuse Donald Trump of anything, even if, in the case of columnist E. Jean Carroll, the allegation is rape.

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Ex-Trump aide Jason Miller forced out of posh legal job after profane rant against House Judiciary chair

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Another former advisor to President Donald Trump is being "retired" from their position after a social media rant about House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), the Daily Beast reported.

Miller was working as a managing director at a prominent Washington, D.C. consulting firm before the rant, but after it is "parting ways."

“I have parted ways with Teneo by mutual consent and look forward to formally announcing my next move in the coming weeks,” Miller said in a statement. “Teneo is an incredible firm and without a doubt the premier CEO consultancy on the planet. They have always been great to me and I’m proud to have called them teammates for the past two and a half years.”

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