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Rep ‘disturbed’ by ‘twisted’ Trump quick to blame Muslims for London but not white supremacists for Charlottesville

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A rising star in the Democratic Party blasted President Donald Trump on CNN for tweeting without getting all the facts about Friday’s London explosion, but waited days following Charlottesville.

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) was on “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer to speak about the London explosion from the perspective of a member of the Armed Services Committee.

Gallego joined the Marines after graduating from Harvard and deployed to Iraq in 2005.

“ISIS is losing the territorial boundaries it used to claim under its big caliphate,” Rep. Gallego explained. “So in order to have relevance within … the terrorist world or at least those who are drawn towards terrorism — whether it is funding or to go fight — they are trying to export their method of battle and war through more terrorism and less the actual holding of territory.”

“So they’re going to increase, unfortunately, their terrorism in order to try to stay relevant,” Rep. Gallego predicted. “That’s why it is even more important that somebody like our president needs to stay calm — as the Brits say — keep a stiff upper lip and work with our allies and not be so quick to jump the gun without talking to our allies, whether it’s Britain or anybody else, when these types of terrorist attacks happen.”

Blitzer referenced a tweet President Trump sent early Friday morning.

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“The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, said the tweet wasn’t helpful. Was the president out-of-line for speculating on the attack before getting all the facts?” Blitzer asked.

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“Well certainly the president was out of line,” Rep. Gallego replied.

“It’s a little twisted the fact that the president jumped so quickly when it involves potentially a Muslim bomber, but was not so quick when it came to the Charlottesville driver,” Rep. Gallego noted. “I think that tells you a lot about what the president is thinking, which is disturbing to me.”

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Late on Tuesday, I got an email from an unusual source. A reporter for the conservative publication the Washington Examiner asked if I'd be interested in sharing thoughts on Joe Biden's history of joking "about 'locking up your daughters'" and on "Biden's view of women and gender relations." This was in light of my previous criticisms of Biden's apparent condescension towards girls and women, and his pockmarked history on gender relations in general.

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Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) blasted Joe Biden for praising two segregationist senators he'd served with as a lawmaker.

The former vice president and current Democratic presidential frontrunner reminisced about his relationship with Mississippi Democrat James Eastland and Georgia Democrat Herman Talmadge, two notoriously racist senators during the Civil Rights era, reported The Hill.

“At least there was some civility, we got things done," Biden said, recalling that Eastland had never called him "boy." "We didn't agree on much of anything. We got things done, we got it finished."

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Some diehard supporters of President Donald Trump have asserted that they admire the fact that he is so unapologetic about his rhetoric and his actions. But according to a new Pew Research survey, most Republican or Republican-leaning voters admit that they sometimes feel “embarrassed” or “concerned” about things that Trump says.

According to Pew, 53% of Republican or Republican-leaning voters say they sometimes feel “embarrassed” by Trump’s comments — while 59% are sometimes “concerned” by them. Some of the adjectives Pew ran by GOP or GOP-leaning voters were even stronger, including “angry,” “exhausted” and “frightened.”

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