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Columnist: Trump so awful that when he says the right thing ‘I assume somebody else has his phone’

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Nationally syndicated political columnist Connie Schultz told Joy Reid on Saturday that she is never surprised when President Donald Trump says and tweets horrible things.

In fact, she said, when he does or says the right thing, she assumes it’s at someone else’s guidance.

Schultz made the comments during a discussion of Saturday’s march in Boston in which a few “Free Speech” right-wing demonstrators were met by tens of thousands of counter-demonstrators.

President Trump looked at TV coverage of the event and tweeted that he saw a lot of “anti-police agitators” on the streets, but later followed up by congratulating participants for standing up to racism.

“As you could see by the coverage today with 27 arrests among 40,000 people, protesters and the police got along fine in Boston today,” said Reid. “But when Donald Trump tuned in, he apparently saw something much different prompting him to tweet it looked like many anti-police agitators and demonizing tens of thousands of happy protesters.”

“I’m not at all surprised by Donald Trump’s response, I don’t expect better from him,” Schultz said. “When he has a momentary lapse and he actually behaves well, I assume somebody else has his phone, at this point.”

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Melania Trump ripped for bragging about helping children while her husband runs concentration camps for kids

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Melania Trump was ripped on Monday for pushing her signature "Be Best" campaign against bullying while her husband, President Donald Trump, runs concentration camps for children along the southern border.

"Looking forward to collaborating with all of our #BeBest Ambassadors. Delighted to be working alongside so many people both inside and outside of government to better the lives of children everywhere!" Melania Trump tweeted Monday.

The response was some of the harshest since she wore an "I Don't Care" jacked to visit the border.

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Border Patrol blocking Americans from donating toothbrushes and diapers for detained children

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Donald Trump on the US-Mexico Border

On Sunday, Austin Savage and five of his friends huddled into an SUV and went to an El Paso Target, loading up on diapers, wipes, soaps and toys.

About $340 later, the group headed to a Border Patrol facility holding migrant children in nearby Clint with the goal of donating their goods. Savage said he and his friends had read an article from The New York Times detailing chaos, sickness and filth in the overcrowded facility, and they wanted to help.

But when they arrived, they found that the lobby was closed. The few Border Patrol agents — Savage said there were between eight and 10 of them — moving in and out of a parking facility ignored them.

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Michael Flynn’s legal team is making bizarre moves — signaling he’s still hoping for a Trump pardon

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When disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn recently hired a new firebrand lawyer, Sidney Powell, it suggested he could be maneuvering to change his legal strategy.

And on Monday, new signs emerged that his legal team is looking to shake things up. Flynn had another status hearing on Monday before Judge Emmet Sullivan as he awaits sentencing for charges brought by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

In the hearing on Monday, Powell, who had been publicly critical of the Russia investigation before joining Flynn’s team, requested a security clearance to review documents in the case. This was a surprising move, because the government said that there was no classified information in the documents it had turned over to the defense.

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