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CNN panel mocks Trump for getting DACA wrong because he watches Fox News

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The Monday morning political panel on CNN’s “New Day” couldn’t help but highlight the misinformation President Donald Trump appears to have used to justify an embarrassing tweet about immigration.

With a chart on the screen of those who spent the weekend with Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Daily Beast editor John Avlon described the visitors as, “three Fox News hosts, two ex-cons and a pillow salesman.”

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Legal analyst Jeff Toobin explained that this is how Trump decided to flip-flop on his action around Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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“All the Fox News people who care about cracking down on immigration, that’s what we see, including statements like people are coming across the border to take advantage of DACA,” Toobin said. “Which is factually inaccurate. DACA only applies to people who have grown up here. You can’t come across the border and take advantage of DACA. That’s the people who he is getting his facts from.”

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Host Alisyn Camerota read a Washington Post report that cited 23 sources that are either former White House staffers or those close to Trump.

“This is now a president a little bit alone, isolated, without any moderating influences and if anything a president who is being encouraged and goaded on by people around him. It really is a president unhinged,” she said.

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Avlon warned of a shocking level of absurdity Washington is contending with.

“Here’s the core reality where we are,” he began. “The president of the United States is taking action based on things he sees on TV rather than intelligence reports. That is objectively troubling.”

Commentator Brian Karem, of Sentinel Newspapers, feared that Trump is making decisions not only on the last person he speaks to but “what he ate last night [and] what he saw on TV.”

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“It doesn’t matter,” he continued. “Unhinged is what we have seen covering this White House from the very beginning. What you are now seeing is people protecting him, being the gatekeeper.”

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Susan Rice tears into Trump for ‘brushing off information’ critical to troops’ ‘life and death’ because he can’t hear bad news

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On CNN Wednesday, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice ripped President Donald Trump for ignoring intelligence on Russian bounties against American troops.

"My job was to brief the president, to bring to the president all that he needs to hear, not what he wants to hear," said Rice. "When I served President Obama, he would sometimes joke that I and others who brought bad news were the 'doomsday people,' but he always listened to what we had to say and he never conveyed the impression that news was too bad to be worthy of him hearing. You don't intimidate the messengers ... this president is derelict in his duty, brushing off information that is critical to the life and death of our service members and does so because he doesn't want to hear bad news."

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Trump slammed by ex-NAACP president for refusing to denounce ‘white power’: He has been ‘coy with white supremacists’

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On CNN Wednesday, former NAACP President Ben Jealous tore into President Donald Trump for his refusal to disavow the "white power" video he retweeted earlier in the week.

"You know, this president has been coy with white supremacists again and again," said Jealous. "He did it around the Ku Klux Klan early on. He did it with Charlottesville, there is good people on both sides. And now you see him do it here."

"Again, it's part of his attempt to dog whistle, to play to his base," said Jealous. "He's running like George Wallace. He's running like Lester Maddox. You know, he has the RNC scheduled for him to speak on Ax Handle Saturday. It's a mess. And that just — these are his instincts. This is a guy — the Central Park Five, the world has known for 20 years they are innocent, he insists they are guilty. When it comes to race, he has a real problem."

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Trump aides are trying to decide if it’s a better to close down again — or just let people die

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President Donald Trump's inner circle is battling over the decision to return the country to closed and caution or to simply let people die from the coronavirus.

CNN.com reported Wednesday evening that a debate is afoot in the White House about whether they should push forward with the reopening, regardless of the death toll. If the president's Fox interview Wednesday afternoon is any indication, he's opted for the latter approach, continuing to reopen and urge Americans that everything is fine, even if it isn't.

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