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‘What a pathetic, sniveling little nano-president’: Morning Joe panel lights up Trump’s refusal to disavow Nazis

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President, Donald Trump is the “yardstick by which every Republican measures himself,” according to a Monday “Morning Joe” panel. So, when he refuses to pointedly disavowed Nazis and white supremacists, it doesn’t reflect well on the party.

New York Times reporter Frank Bruni went on to say that Trump is the leader of the Republican Party, and as a result he has to set the standard.

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“If we’re trying to look for some silver lining here,” Bruni continued, “something good to come out of it, he’s making many Republicans who were mealy-mouth on this or came out and made their principles clear. He’s making them say very sharp things they haven’t said before. When we’re done with Donald Trump, and I look forward to that day, these statements will live on.”

He went on to say that it is strange to see the president be so soft on attacks after so many times before he’s gone after people. In fact, they brought up the show hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, who were off Monday, but who Trump has been merciless in going after. If Trump can go after morning political talk show hosts, the panel wondered why Trump can’t disavow Nazis.

Frequent guest Richard Haas explained that there are many times in one’s life where moral questions present themselves. Over the weekend, Vice President Mike Pence flew to Columbia, Venezuela to lend an American voice to calming the unrest.

“This is a country that’s been ravaged by terrorism for decades,”Haas noted of the country. “What we saw the other day was terrorism. The intentional use of force against civilians for political purpose. When this woman was killed, and the car mowed down people, that’s domestic terrorism in the United States. You can’t separate who we are at home from what we project abroad. What happened the other day is not just domestic reality also an expression of what the United States now is.”

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CNBC host and frequent guest Donny Deutsch noted that there is no difference between those who don’t disavow Osama bin Laden. If his allies were marching in the streets, he explained it would undermine our moral authority. He claimed that Pence’s statement also wasn’t strong enough and alleged that he “hedged it.”

“At the end of the day, this is their boss,” he continued. “True American heroes, [Gen. H.R.] McMaster, [John] Kelly and [Gen. James] Mattis. This is not about health care. This is not about politics. This is about humanity. A sense of decency. These people work for this man. If you continues to work for him you are endorsing that behavior.

After commenting that the white supremacists wrote that they appreciated the president’s weak statement, the panel agreed again Trump needs to speak out.

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“What a pathetic, sniveling, little nano-president he is. A coward.” Deutsch continued. “You don’t need a kitchen cabinet to outline how to deal with this.” Deutsch said later in the show, once again describing the president as a “sniveling little” man.

Rick Tyler, the former communications director for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), agreed saying that it undermines the United States on the global stage.

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‘This was the smoking gun!’ MSNBC’s Morning Joe explains why Mulvaney ‘confession’ could end Trump presidency

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney had offered "smoking gun" evidence in a stunning confession to the crime at the heart of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

The "Morning Joe" host said Mulvaney had made a stunning "confession," but he said the president had on the same day endorsed the ethnic cleansing of the Kurdish allies he had betrayed to Turkey.

"There's so much to talk about, we joke for a few minutes at the top of the show, Mika likes do that, me, I like to get straight into the news," said Scarborough, who frequently annoys his wife and co-host by bantering about sports at the start of the show. "But there's so much going on that if somebody just woke up this morning they might not think that yesterday was not one of the most significant news days in, during the Trump presidency, and I may even argue one of the most significant news days over perhaps the last decade, just in terms of volume."

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Vote-splitting fears raised in final days of Canada election

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In the dying days of what Justin Trudeau described as one of the "nastiest" election campaigns in Canadian history -- with plenty of mudslinging, attack ads and misinformation -- he played up fears on Thursday of vote-splitting handing victory to his rival Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives.

Policy announcements gave way to calls to vote strategically to keep Trudeau's Liberals in power and prevent a rollback of his progressive policies by the Tories.

Pollsters predict a minority government -- either Liberal or Conservative -- resulting from the October 21 ballot.

Attack ads accused Liberals of seeking to legalize hard drugs and the Tories of allowing assault rifles on Canadian streets -- claims that are flat out wrong or exaggerated, respectively.

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Japan emperor to proclaim enthronement in ritual-bound ceremony

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Japan's new Emperor Naruhito will formally proclaim his ascension to the throne next week in a ritual-bound ceremony, but the after-effects of deadly typhoon will cast a shadow over proceedings.

Naruhito officially assumed his duties as emperor on May 1, a day after his father became the first Japanese monarch to abdicate in 200 years.

But the transition will not be complete until his new role is officially proclaimed on Tuesday, in a series of events expected to be attended by foreign dignitaries from nearly 200 countries.

The event will come just over a week after Typhoon Hagibis slammed into Japan, killing nearly 80 people and leaving a trail of destruction.

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