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‘Downright destructive’: Conservative who served three GOP presidents rips evangelicals for being Trump’s ‘sword and shield’

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A Republican strategist who served in the administrations of three GOP presidents told CNN’s David Axelrod that he has trouble identifying as a Republican during the era of President Donald Trump controlling the party.

Peter Wehner served under Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush and is now a senior fellow at the conservative Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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“I’m very uncomfortable calling myself now a Republican even though my roots are with the Republican Party,” Wehner said on Axelrod’s podcast.

The final straw, for Wehner, seems to be evangelical Christrians backing Trump regardless of anything he has been caught doing.

“What’s happened is that a lot of these prominent evangelical Christians have gone from making a prudential judgment to being the sword and shield for Donald Trump,” Wehner observed. “They are his most reliable defenders.”

“I think we’ve seen that there is, in their defense of Donald Trump, a kind of hypocrisy that is so obvious to everybody else but apparently themselves,” he continued. “And so I think that that has really had a discrediting effect on faith.”

“I feel like something that I treasure and is important to me is being denigrated and harmed. And it’s it’s not only unnecessary, it’s downright destructive,” he concluded.

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Watch a band in cow costumes sing about Devin Nunes at White House impeachment protest

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Protesters clad in full-body furry costumes sang about Rep. Devin Nunes during a Saturday protest at the White House.

The protesters were dressed as cattle after the Fresno Republican sued a fake cow Twitter, @DevinCow.

The protesters changed the lyrics to the hit 1958 Chuck Berry song "Johnny B. Goode" to "Devin Nunes."

Video of the protested was posted to Twitter by Democratic strategist Parkhomenko, who was targeted by Nunes in one of his lawsuits.

The lyrics to the 1958 Champs song "Tequila" were changed to "subpoenas."

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Shocking photos document the devastating flooding pummeling San Francisco

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San Francisco was battered by a heavy winter storm on Saturday that caused localized flooding throughout the city.

"A low pressure system off the Northern California coast Saturday hurled bans of strong downpours into the Bay Area, triggering a flood warning for San Francisco," KPIX-TV reported.

"San Francisco Muni officials tweeted that train service between West Portal to Embarcadero Station had been shut down due to flooding. Several streets were flooded in San Francisco’s western neighborhood including knee-high water at 15th Ave and Wawona," the station noted.

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North Korea announces ‘test of very great importance’ occurred at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground: report

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North Korea state media reported on a "successful" test at a missile launch site.

"A very important test took place at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground on the afternoon of December 7, 2019," a spokesperson for the Academy of the National Defense Science said.

The spokesperson said the test was "of great significance to the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.

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#UPDATE North Korea conducts a "very important test" at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media reports, as nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington remain deadlocked https://t.co/abYhRDvBic pic.twitter.com/neCYEQTEhf

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