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RNC chair: Trump asking acting FBI Director McCabe whom he voted for was just his way of ‘getting to know’ him

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RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel struggled to justify President Donald Trump’s reported efforts to question Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe about whom he voted for in the 2016 presidential election during an interview on CNN Wednesday morning.

At the start of the interview, host Alisyn Camerota asked McDaniel whether she thought it was appropriate for the president to ask agents at the nation’s top law enforcement agencies whether they voted for him.

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“I know this is a big story,” McDaniel acknowledged before pivoting to say that it’s not a big story at all. “I think it’s just a conversation. I don’t think it intends, you know, all of these terrible things that people are trying to put forward.”

Camerota pressed McDaniel to ask if she thought it was inappropriate for the president to ask a top official at the FBI whether he voted for him.

“Yeah, I don’t know, I ask people who they vote for sometimes,” McDaniel replied. “I think it’s trying to get to know somebody, I don’t think the intentions are as bad as being put out.”

Camerota then asked if Trump believes anyone who voted for a Democrat was incapable of working for him — and McDaniel insisted that wasn’t the case.

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“This is a president who’s getting to know people, and that’s part of those conversations,” McDaniel said.

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‘The wheels are coming off’: MSNBC panel says Trump told his chief of staff to ‘walk the plank’

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Two MSNBC anchors discussed Thursday's whirlwind day of breaking news in scandals involving President Donald Trump.

The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" joined Brian Williams on "The 11th Hour" to discuss Trump holding the G7 Summit at his Trump National Doral Miami golf course and the White House acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, confessing that there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine -- before attempting to walk back his confession.

"Did things change today, do you think?" Williams asked.

"I do feel like the wheels are coming off," Maddow said.

"For the Energy Secretary [Rick Perry] to resign, you've had two cabinet secretaries resign during the impeachment proceedings already, one of whom, the current one resigning tonight, the Energy Secretary, does appear to be involved in the scheme, at least on a couple of different levels. We have got the White House Chief of Staff who was sent out today, not only to make the, 'Yes, it was quid pro quo. Yes, we did it. What are you going to make of it?' article -- which was bracing, but then to take it back, simultaneously announcing this self-dealing, which is something more blatant than we’ve ever seen from any president in U.S. history," she explained.

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Rick Wilson rips Trump for holding G7 meeting at his ‘South Florida House of Bed Bugs Hotel’

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Republican strategist Rick Willson blasted President Donald Trump after the administration announced that the G7 meeting of world leaders would be held at his Trump National Doral Miami golf course.

Chief of staff and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney announced the severely under-performing resort would receive the lucrative contract during a contentious White House briefing.

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Trump impersonated a CNN anchor — and a US president — during epic meltdown at Texas speech

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President Donald Trump offered multiple impersonations during a campaign rally in Dallas, Texas on Thursday.

Trump showed the crowd his impersonation of a president of the United States -- and a CNN anchor.

"No guns. No religion. No oil. No natural gas," Trump said. "Abraham Lincoln could not win Texas under those circumstances. Couldn’t do it."

In fact, Abraham Lincoln could not win Texas when he ran for president as the state refused to print any ballots with his name.

He then showed the audience two impersonations as part of his 87-minute speech.

"I used it to say, I can be more presidential. Look," Trump said, as he shuffled awkwardly on stage.

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