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‘Only a wimp does this’: Ex-Pentagon chief of staff rips Trump’s ‘weak’ and cowardly dismissal of Tillerson

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A former top official at the Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency explained how President Donald Trump displayed weakness to the world by the manner in which former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was fired.

“The more waves the president makes, the more we wonder if at least in part he’s hoping to take back the news cycle from, for example, his sex scandal involving porn star Stormy Daniels,” MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace noted. “I don’t know what you call it when the lawyer for the porn star sounds more reasonable than the President of the United States.”

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“But this isn’t the only White House scandal of the day. Could the president be hoping to take attention away from this?

Wallace, who served in the George W. Bush White House, concluded it is now “not an attractive place to go to work.”

“That’s right,” former Pentagon and CIA chief of staff Jeremy Bash agreed. “I think we may be at peak talent here for the Trump administration.”

Bash also had views on how Tillerson found out he had lost his job, which Wallace had described as “sadistic” earlier in the show.

“I just want to go back to this point about the manner in which Tillerson was fired,” Bash observed. “I think we’re talking about it’s mean, it’s embarrassing, it’s actually just weak.”

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“It’s like gutless,” he continued. “Only a wimp does that, someone who doesn’t want to face the consequences of telling somebody directly.”

“I want to say our President of the United States is transmitting absolute weakness to everybody around the world,” Bash continued. “For someone who, you know, thinks of himself as a strongman, he’s sending exactly the wrong message.”

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Trump is already making up conspiracy theories about voter fraud — and it’ll only get worse

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The election is eight months away, but President Donald Trump is already crying foul.

Bloomberg News wrote Sunday that Trump is already working to undermine the American electoral process by attacking the Democratic presidential primary.

"Indeed, his campaign, with the full support of the Republican Party, is already waging a vigorous crusade to destroy his opposition. No, it's not Joe Biden, who inspired Trump's shakedown of Ukraine. Trump's gunning for bigger game: democracy itself," wrote Francis Wilkinson for Bloomberg.

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READ IT: More than 1,100 former US Department of Justice officials tell Bill Barr to resign now

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More than 1,100 former US Department of Justice officials called on Attorney General William P. Barr on Sunday to step down after he intervened last week to lower the Justice Department’s sentencing recommendation for President Trump’s longtime friend and political crony Roger J. Stone Jr.

“It is unheard of for the Department’s top leaders to overrule line prosecutors, who are following established policies, in order to give preferential treatment to a close associate of the President, as Attorney General Barr did in the Stone case,” wrote the former Justice Department attorneys in their Sunday letter. “It is even more outrageous for the Attorney General to intervene as he did here — after the President publicly condemned the sentencing recommendation that line prosecutors had already filed in court.”

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Trump campaign forced to delete #Daytona500 Air Force One photo because it was from 15 years ago

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Air Force One in flight.

Another oops moment happened for President Donald Trump's campaign manager stole George W. Bush's photo from the Daytona 500 in 2004.

Tweeting Sunday, Brad Parscale proclaimed, "[email protected] won the #Daytona500 before the race even started."

Except, it wasn't him. As many people pointed out, the image was from 16 years ago by photographer Jonathan Ferrey, CNN reported. Parscale was forced to delete it and tweet it out again with an underwhelming photo.

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