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Trump supporter tells Fox News that attacking Bannon makes president look ‘insecure and weak’

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On Friday, a crack appeared in the normally smooth facade of Fox News’ support for President Donald Trump when conservative commentator Kristin Tate questioned Trump’s attacks on former adviser Steve Bannon.

“Trump’s lengthy comments personally attacking Steve Bannon is one of the biggest mistakes he’s made as president of the United States,” Tate said of Trump’s accusations that Bannon has “lost his mind” since he left the White House, “because he risks alienating his own base.”

Trump, Tate said, should concentrate on training his fire on “big government Democrats,” not attacking his former chief strategist.

“It only makes Trump look insecure and weak,” she said, “and I think it could alienate some of his base.”

Fireworks erupted between the White House and Bannon on Wednesday when excerpts leaked from Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury: Inside Donald Trump’s White House. The book’s explosive revelations include stories about discord between Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, Trump’s ignorance and lack of curiosity about government and the Constitution and his vicious attacks on former Acting Attorney Gen. Sally Yates.

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‘Washington is no longer functional’: Brian Williams admits he’s sad to report that ‘our government is broken’

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MSNBC anchor Brian Williams on Tuesday reported that America's federal government is broken.

"This was day 908 of the Trump Administration and while there is no joy in it, one way of summing up today is this: Our government’s broken, our politics are broken, Washington is no longer functional, and the cracks in our society are deepening," Williams reported.

"Much of this day was taken up by the discussion of racist statements by the president. Then tonight came the news that had so many people thinking back to when we were different, the death just tonight of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens at the age of 99," he said.

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Trump ignored being condemned by Congress and instead praised Republicans on Twitter for defending his racism

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President Donald Trump celebrated on Tuesday night despite the House of Representatives having voted earlier in the day to condemn his racist statements.

By a final vote of 240 to 187, Congress voted for a resolution saying, "Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.”

The resolution said Congress “strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should “go back” to other countries, by referring to immigrants and asylum seekers as “invaders,” and by saying that Members of Congress who are immigrants (or those of our colleagues who are wrongly assumed to be immigrants) do not belong in Congress or in the United States of America.”

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The tortured madness of Donald Trump: It’s clear the president is out of his mind

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Where’s Shakespeare when we need him? Only the Bard of Avon could do literary justice to the tortured madness of Donald Trump, who fluctuates between petulant self-pity and weird self-praise.

His brags are especially weird because they usually involve achievements he hasn’t made. It’s as though his saying something makes it true — even though everyone except his most naive devotees can clearly see that he’s either hallucinating or lying. In June, for example, at a rally launching his reelection campaign, he retrumpeted an old campaign promise to “drain the swamp,” assuring the adoring crowd that “that’s exactly what we’re doing right now.”

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