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‘Trump is running amok’: GOP strategist warns Cohn departure proves ‘the guy writing crazy tweets’ is now making policy

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GOP strategist Mike Murphy on Tuesday issued a stark warning to fellow Republicans, explaining the latest announcement that Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser Gary Cohn is resigning shows the president “is running amok.”

Murphy was speaking with CNN’s Don Lemon and HBO’s “The Circus” executive producer Mark McKinnon after another whirlwind news day culminated in reports porn star “Stormy Daniels” is suing Donald Trump over a hush agreement she alleges he never signed.

Lemon asked Murphy what he thinks about Daniels. “Her work, or—?” Murphy joked.

“First of all, I think the president should have come up with a better phony porn name when he paid her off than ‘David Dennison,’” Murphy suggested (Trump was named in Daniels’ lawsuit under the alias ‘David Dennison’). “He should have been ‘Orange Olsen’ or something a little more creative.”

“When you run a reality show presidency, you get into these kinds of things,” Murphy said, adding the believes Trump faces “bigger problems” than Daniels’ lawsuit—including the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Another big brick falls every day,” Murphy said of Mueller’s investigation. Asked by McKinnon what the “two [best and worst] possible scenarios” are for Trump, Murphy explained the worst case scenario would be if Mueller is able to connect “financial favors to the family from overseas and maybe even money moving into the campaign.” Murphy said such a connection could be “criminal and catastrophic” to the president.

“It’s not rocket science to wonder why [Trump] has never released his tax returns,” Murphy said. “He’s been incredibly defensive about his personal financial stuff and that usually doesn’t happen without motive.”

Murphy said another problem Trump faces is his hasty decision to levy tariffs on imported aluminum and steel—a move that reportedly prompted Cohn to resign as his economic adviser.

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“What a lot of the Trump supporters tell people like me who have been Trump critics in the Republican party is ‘Look, the tweets are all crazy just ignore them … don’t worry about the crazy tweets,” Murphy said.

“The guy writing the crazy tweets is the guy forcing policy to his entire White House,” he continued. “None of his economic grown-ups are for this.”

“Trump is running amok, it’s ‘Home Alone,’” Murphy surmised.

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Turning to Trump’s press conference with the Swedish prime minister Tuesday, Murphy suggested the president “looks like he just left the kind of meetings I’ve been to with Republican pollsters.”

“They’re all looking at the floor and sitting with the desk and nothing in front of them with a bottle of whiskey and a revolver,” Murphy explained. “It is dire, internally, in the polling right now.”

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CNN reporter slams Trump with a devastating roundup of his most racist statements

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On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," as fallout continues from President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four progressive black and Hispanic women lawmakers, White House correspondent Jim Acosta showed viewers a supercut of some of the president's most racist behavior in recent years.

"President Trump is doubling down on his racist tweet aimed at four Democratic women of color in Congress," said Acosta. "The president is dumping more fuel on the firestorm he touched off by telling those members of Congress, if they aren't happy in this country, they can leave. President Trump is defending his racist attacks on Twitter, not concerned that his tweets aimed at four women of color in Congress may appeal to white nationalists."

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) promised on Monday that the young women in Congress known as "The Squad" would not back down in the face of racist attacks from President Donald Trump.

Pressley spoke at a press conference with Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

"I also would like to just underscore the fact that despite the occupant of the White House's attempts to marginalize us and to silence us, please know that we are more than four people. We ran on a mandate to advocate for and represent those ignored, left out and left out and left behind," Pressley said.

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President Donald Trump took his racist comments even further Monday afternoon, saying that Democrats are now pro-terrorism.

"We will never be a Socialist or Communist Country. IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY HERE, YOU CAN LEAVE!" Trump ranted. "It is your choice, and your choice alone. This is about love for America. Certain people HATE our Country. They are anti-Israel, pro Al-Qaeda, and comment on the 9/11 attack, “some people did something.” Radical Left Democrats want Open Borders, which means drugs, crime, human trafficking, and much more. Detention facilities are not Concentration Camps! America has never been stronger than it is now – rebuilt Military, highest Stock Market EVER, lowest unemployment and more people working than ever before. Keep America Great!"

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