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Trump’s tweets: ‘what happens when someone becomes desperate and is on the verge of a melt down’

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A Democrat on the House Judiciary said that President Donald Trump appears on the verge of a meltdown.

Congressman Ted Lieu told MSNBC host Chris Hayes just how much was revealed by President Trump’s latest Twitter barrage.

“When I read the President’s series of tweets this morning I thought that Donald Trump is on the verge of a melt down,” Congressman Lieu worried.

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“Not only were these tweets wildly inappropriate, they were weakening his legal position — he’s effectively waived all executive privileges for any sort of witness or himself in terms of being questioned by Congress,” Lieu explained. “There’s no reason he would have done that unless he’s in a very desperate situation.”

“When you say ‘melt down,’ what do you mean by that?” Chris Hayes followed up. “You hear people talk about concerns
about his disposition in this particular moment, what do you mean by that?”

“He’s he basically is taking on the rule of law, the rule of law is
going to win,” replied the congressman and former prosecutor. “That’s what happens when someone becomes desperate and is on the verge of a melt down.”

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‘The wheels are coming off’: MSNBC panel says Trump told his chief of staff to ‘walk the plank’

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Two MSNBC anchors discussed Thursday's whirlwind day of breaking news in scandals involving President Donald Trump.

The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" joined Brian Williams on "The 11th Hour" to discuss Trump holding the G7 Summit at his Trump National Doral Miami golf course and the White House acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, confessing that there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine -- before attempting to walk back his confession.

"Did things change today, do you think?" Williams asked.

"I do feel like the wheels are coming off," Maddow said.

"For the Energy Secretary [Rick Perry] to resign, you've had two cabinet secretaries resign during the impeachment proceedings already, one of whom, the current one resigning tonight, the Energy Secretary, does appear to be involved in the scheme, at least on a couple of different levels. We have got the White House Chief of Staff who was sent out today, not only to make the, 'Yes, it was quid pro quo. Yes, we did it. What are you going to make of it?' article -- which was bracing, but then to take it back, simultaneously announcing this self-dealing, which is something more blatant than we’ve ever seen from any president in U.S. history," she explained.

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Rick Wilson rips Trump for holding G7 meeting at his ‘South Florida House of Bed Bugs Hotel’

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Republican strategist Rick Willson blasted President Donald Trump after the administration announced that the G7 meeting of world leaders would be held at his Trump National Doral Miami golf course.

Chief of staff and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney announced the severely under-performing resort would receive the lucrative contract during a contentious White House briefing.

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Trump impersonated a CNN anchor — and a US president — during epic meltdown at Texas speech

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President Donald Trump offered multiple impersonations during a campaign rally in Dallas, Texas on Thursday.

Trump showed the crowd his impersonation of a president of the United States -- and a CNN anchor.

"No guns. No religion. No oil. No natural gas," Trump said. "Abraham Lincoln could not win Texas under those circumstances. Couldn’t do it."

In fact, Abraham Lincoln could not win Texas when he ran for president as the state refused to print any ballots with his name.

He then showed the audience two impersonations as part of his 87-minute speech.

"I used it to say, I can be more presidential. Look," Trump said, as he shuffled awkwardly on stage.

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