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‘How does any evangelical stay’: Ex-Republican Congressman rails against Trump’s morality on display in Comey memos

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former Republican Congressman David Jolly (R-FL)

During a Thursday panel discussion with CNN’s Don Lemon, former Republican Congressman David Jolly (R-FL) said that the takeaway from the release of the memos from former FBI director James Comey is the morality of the president should be more of a concern.

“I think the take away from this is the fact that Vladimir Putin told Donald Trump that they have beautiful Russian hookers,” Jolly said. “And the question tonight is how does any evangelical stay with Donald Trump in this moment? And this is one of the phenomenas of Donald Trump’s presidency to be honest, that someone who pledges family values is burdened by this extra-curricular, extra-marital activities.”

The reference Jolly made to the prostitutes goes back to a comment in the Comey memos about a conversation Trump said he had with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“The President said ‘the hookers thing’ is nonsense,” Comey wrote, referencing the salacious “golden showers” dossier written by former British spy Christopher Steele. “Putin had told him ‘we have some of the most beautiful hookers in the world.’”

“He did not say when Putin had told him this,” Comey wrote.

“And tonight we learn, this memo comes out, that suggests there are beautiful Russian hookers that Donald Trump is somehow entranced by,” Jolly continued. “You can’t get away from that. And Don, look, fine it’s not a legal issue. Maybe it’s a political issue. But at the end of the day this is 2018, and we’re living through an environment in the United States of America where the president is compromised likely criminal but also morally.”

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Trump campaign official squirms when CNN host shows him polls of the president losing to literally everyone

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CNN's Poppy Harlow on Wednesday cornered Trump campaign official Marc Lotter by showing him polls that show President Donald Trump losing to every major Democratic presidential candidate.

During an interview about Trump's 2020 campaign kickoff rally on Tuesday, Harlow asked Lotter why the president's poll numbers were so poor even though the economy is still performing well by many measures.

"A Quinnipiac poll came out yesterday -- it showed a whole lot of Democratic presidential candidates beating the president in head-to-head matchups, from Elizabeth Warren to Beto O'Rourke, to Joe Biden to South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg," she said. "Are you concerned about that?"

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Angela Rye pounds CNN’s Steve Cortes for suggesting Ocasio-Cortez should resign

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CNN turned into a shouting match on Tuesday after a Trump supporter attempted to defend the president's concentration camps along the southern border.

Conservatives panicked on Tuesday after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) referred to Trump's tent city detention centers as concentration camps.

Republican Steve Cortes argued against Ocasio-Cortez was wrong to correctly use the term concentration camps.

"AOC should apologize at least and probably resign," Cortes argued.

Progressive analyst Angela Rye shut down Cortes, explaining to viewers that Ocasio-Cortez was correctly using the term.

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‘He wants the spotlight back’: CNN commentator says Trump is jealous of all the attention Democrats are getting

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump held a rally in Orlando, Florida to formally kick off his re-election campaign for 2020.

And as CNN's Gloria Borger explained to John Berman, Trump desperately needed this event — because he was jealous of how much coverage the Democratic presidential candidates are getting.

"One source told CNN campaign officials are hoping this event will satisfy the president's thirst for the spotlight and reset the campaign's efforts," said Berman. "This is the 60th campaign rally for the president. So is there any reason to think that this event could move the needle?"

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