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‘Abhorrent’: CNN’s Bash blisters Trump for using Harvey tragedy TV ratings to announce Arpaio pardon

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During a panel discussion on President Donald Trump’s Monday press conference, CNN senior correspondent Dana Bash took the president to task for admitting that he timed the announcement of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s pardon to coincide with cable TV’s coverage of the unfolding flooding tragedy in Texas.

“I assumed the ratings would be far higher than they would be normally because the hurricane was just starting,” Trump said in response to a question on the curious timing.

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“Was that tongue-in-cheek or was he being serious?” CNN host Jim Sciutto asked. “Because either way, it does seem quite disconnected from the suffering that we’re seeing on the ground in Texas.”

“I don’t think it was tongue-in-cheek. I really don’t,” Bash replied before laying into the president.

“Even if he is tongue-in-cheek, which I don’t think he was, the notion of the president of the United States saying that he announced something because ratings were high, where people were fleeing their homes that are underwater, and some people losing their lives — that is abhorrent,” she bluntly stated.

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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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