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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.

“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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Trump is facing massive criticism for his attacks on young women of color in Congress

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US President Donald Trump came under fire from Democrats and even some members of his own Republican Party on Monday after launching an extraordinary xenophobic attack on four progressive Democratic congresswomen.

"All they do is complain," Trump told reporters at a White House event featuring products "Made in America."

"These are people that hate our country," he said of the four lawmakers. "If you're not happy here, you can leave."

Trump also accused the four first-term congresswomen -- who are of Hispanic, Arab, Somali and African American origin -- of having "love" for US "enemies like Al-Qaeda."

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Trump’s campaign is spending massively at his own businesses — and even more on lawyers

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President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign filed their latest campaign finance reports on Monday.

Anna Massoglia, a researcher at the money in politics watchdog group Open Secrets, dissected the numbers and made two startling discoveries.

In the three months covered, from April through June, Trump's campaign and affiliated joint fundraising committees spent $326,094.24 at Trump businesses, including six figures at both Mar-a-Lago and Trump Hotel DC.

Trump's campaign also spent over $1.3 million on legal bills. He spent approximately $7 million on legal bills in 2018, Massoglia noted.

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Trump is ‘one pointy white hat shy of a Klan rally’: GOP strategist Rick Wilson ripped Trump as a ‘flagrant racist’ on MSNBC

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Republican strategy ripped President Donald Trump for being a "flagrant racist" during a Monday night appearance on MSNBC.

Lawrence O'Donnell interviewed Wilson about Trump's latest nativist attacks on young women of color in Congress.

"Rick Wilson, is this a campaign strategy? Is this Donald Trump and his campaign advisers thinking, well, our only hope is going for the voters we already have and energizing them and getting them to come and squeak out that electoral formula once again?" O'Donnell asked.

"Absolutely, Lawrence. As everyone else stated on the show, it’s been obvious for a long time from the long arc of his dad to redling to the Central Park Five to birtherism to this stuff today, this guy, he's racist adjacent in of the best day of his life," Wilson is explained.

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