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Bob Corker: ‘Reality show’ star Trump is setting US on ‘path to World War III’

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Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker (R) told the New York Times on Sunday that President Donald Trump is running the presidency like an episode of his old reality TV show “The Apprentice” and that he’s concerned Trump is setting the country on the “path to World War III.”

Trump has spent the weekend locking horns with Corker, whose scathing assessments of the president’s temperament and mental health over recent weeks have no doubt rankled the thin-skinned former TV star.

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After Trump lashed out at Corker on Sunday morning, the Tennessee senator — who announced he will retire at the end of his term — accused the president of being so addled as to belong in a facility for dementia patients.

“It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center,” Corker wrote on Twitter. “Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”

“I know for a fact that every single day at the White House, it’s a situation of trying to contain him,” Corker told the Times‘ Jonathan Martin and Mark Landler by phone.

The president acts “like he’s doing ‘The Apprentice’ or something,” Corker said and his reckless, bellicose attitude toward other countries could set the U.S. “on the path to World War III.”

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“He concerns me,” Corker said. “He would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation.”

“Look, except for a few people, the vast majority of our caucus understands what we’re dealing with here,” Corker said, echoing Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein’s comments this week that the Republican Congress now thinks of Trump as a liability.

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Corker told the Times, “Of course they understand the volatility that we’re dealing with and the tremendous amount of work that it takes by people around him to keep him in the middle of the road.”

Trump’s Sunday morning tweet storm contained allegations that Corker had decided to retire after “begging” for Trump’s endorsement and failing to get it. Corker’s office told the Washington Post that nothing of the sort happened, that Trump actually called offering his endorsement to Corker and urging him to stay in Congress.

“I don’t know why the president tweets out things that are not true,” Corker said to the Times. “You know he does it, everyone knows he does it, but he does.”

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Dick Cheney raising money for Trump’s re-election — with White House staffers Ivanka and Jared: report

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney is raising money for President Donald Trump's re-election at a fundraiser in a ritzy western resort town.

"Former vice president Richard B. Cheney and his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), are to appear at a lunch fundraiser Monday in support of President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee, according to an invitation to the event," The Washington Post reported Saturday. "The luncheon fundraiser in Jackson, Wyo., will feature White House advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, along with acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney as 'special guests,' according to the invitation, which was obtained by The Washington Post."

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‘Go back to Harlem!’: Florida woman has n-word laced meltdown after bumping black woman’s shopping cart

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On Saturday, the Atlanta Black Star reported an incident in Florida, in which a white woman screamed racial slurs at a black woman at a Publix supermarket in Miami after their shopping carts jostled each other.

After the woman allegedly banged into Nicki Johnson's cart, she refused to apologize, saying, "I didn't hit you with my cart, and f**k you,  you f**king n****r."

Johnson whipped out her cell phone camera, and began recording the incident, saying "You, why don't you call me a n****r again?"

"You thinking I'm sorry?" snapped the woman. "Let me tell you something, I don't have to call you anything. Get away from me, I will call security and there are surveillance videos. Get away from me!"

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‘I’m a nurse, what are you?’: Tennessee lawmaker humiliates anti-choice activists in brutal public grilling

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Anti-choice activists in Tennessee were unprepared for the grilling they got from a Democratic Party lawmaker when making the case for a bill that would outlaw abortion before many women knew they were pregnant.

One of the speakers in favor of the fetal heartbeat bill was Baptist Pastor Randy Davis, who was questioned by state Sen. Katrina Robinson (D-Memphis).

"How many women executive pastors do you have in your convention?" Robinson asked Davis. "Or senior pastors."

"None," Davis replied.

"So is it the same ideology that restricts access to women being able to lead a congregation that leads you all to support women not being able to make a medical decision about their body?" Robinson asked.

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