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Longtime Trump backer Rick Santorum blames president for GOP’s Virginia loss: He ‘is not delivering’

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Former Republican Senator Rick Santorum, a longtime backer and defender of President Donald Trump, said on Wednesday that the president shoulders a good deal of blame for the Republican Party’s massive losses in Virginia on Tuesday.

During a CNN panel, Santorum acknowledged that Trump and the Republican Congress so far have accomplished very little — and he warned that they would have to start following through on their campaign promises if they hoped to have any shot at being successful in the 2018 midterm elections.

“I think the bottom line is Donald Trump is not delivering on what he said he was going to deliver on, and that’s the problem,” Santorum said. “And he needs to deliver, and if there’s a message for Republicans they better get that message and they better start passing stuff and looking like they can govern.”

Santorum also took issue with Trump’s decision to immediately blame Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie for Tuesday night’s loss to Democratic nominee Ralph Northam. In fact, Santorum said that Trump’s presidency fired up Democratic voters to turn out in numbers that swamped Gillespie’s hopes of winning.

“It’s not Ed’s fault,” Santorum said. “You’re blaming it on Ed, and I just don’t think it’s Ed’s fault.”

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Jeffrey Epstein’s IT consultant reveals he saw girls who ‘couldn’t have more than 15 or 16’ on private island

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ABC News broke a story just after midnight Thursday about a former IT consultant of Jeffrey Epstein's who resigned because he couldn't take the "extensive" collection of topless women photos displayed throughout Epstein's island compound.

The island, which has been called "pedophile island" by locals, had "topless women everywhere.

"There were photos of topless women everywhere," said contractor Steve Scully, who began working for Epstein in 1999 and continued for six years. "On his desk, in his office, in his bedroom."

Scully, who is a father of three girls, called the island "Little St. James," though near St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Stephen Colbert mocks Eric Trump in a way that must be seen to be believed

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Stephen Colbert mocked Eric Trump so badly it has to be seen to be believed.

The moment came after Colbert played a clip of the young Trump child saying that 95 percent of the United States supports him, the camera cut to Colbert doing his Eric impression.

"I've got big gums, and I cannot lie," Colbert said.

"Yeah, 95, guys, I'm tellin' ya," Colbert said, pretending to be Eric with his lips curled up.

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Black Pennsylvania Trump voter wonders if he’s still welcome in the GOP

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Tuesday, CNN released interviews with Texas Trump supporters who defended his racist attacks on four Congresswomen of color. Wednesday night, Van Jones showed his panel of supporters of both President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama. But things got tense when a Black Trump supporter was asked about the president's racially charged statements.

Two men, one white one Black, in the group said they supported Trump and probably would again because business was good. Two women in the group lamented that Trump's racism was hurtful for the country.

"I just go back to values," the older women said. "I value treating people with dignity. And if there is anything that is incongruent with those values, then I'm not for that. So I'm not going to put profit over my values."

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