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Republicans are ‘particularly vulnerable’ to Democrats in 2018 — because of Trump: Former GOP fundraising head

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Former NRCC head Tim Davis on MSNBC's "Meet the Press." Image via screengrab.

A Republican former congressman who used to lead the House committee to elect more GOP members to Congress said Wednesday that the party has expected wins like Conor Lamb’s in Pennsylvania for months.

“They’ve seen this coming,” Tim Davis, a Virginia Republican who led the National Republican Congressional Committee, told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd.

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“It’s a different kind of year,” the former congressman said of Lamb’s win in a district that voted for President Donald Trump by nearly 20 points more than Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Davis admitted that for some Republican congresspeople, “there’s nothing they can do” — and that those who do have a shot against the Trump resistance votes that ushered Lamb into office “need to run really good campaigns.”

“Open seats now are particularly vulnerable in this environment, as we saw yesterday,” the former NRCC head said.

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Mary Trump sheds light on the president’s bizarre pattern of psychological projection

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President Donald Trump's niece, psychologist Mary Trump, appeared Friday on CNN to discuss her uncle's behavior during the recent president debate.

CNN host Anderson Cooper noted that Tony Schwartz, who is best known for ghostwriting "Trump: The Art of the Deal," has said "that when the president attacks people, the words he uses, the attacks he wages against other people are really things that are true about himself."

The CNN host said a similar dynamic was at play during the final presidential debate when Trump attacked Biden as being part of an organized crime family.

"It is amazing how much projection there is and I don't know if that's the term," Cooper said.

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Trump gets schooled by a historian for comparing his achievements to Abraham Lincoln’s

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During the final presidential debate on Thursday, President Donald Trump boasted that he had done more for Black Americans than any president since Abraham Lincoln. On Friday, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin appeared on CNN and blasted Trump for his remark.

“The most important thing in a time of crisis is for a president to be willing it take responsibility. One of FDR’s aides once said when things are going on right, people don't have to think a lot about the character demanded by the presidency. He can just stay in that old picture frame,” she told CNN host Chris Cuomo.

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Trump argues Biden is the candidate of ‘needless death’ — on the ‘worst day of the pandemic’

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President Donald Trump attempted to brand former Vice President Joe Biden as the candidate of "needless death" during a Friday night campaign rally in Pensacola, Florida.

"Biden is the candidate of endless wars and needless deaths," Trump argued, as coronavirus fatalities continue to mount.

"The United States is in the midst of one of the most severe surges of the coronavirus to date, with more new cases reported across the country on Friday than on any other single day since the pandemic began," The New York Times reported Friday.

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