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Trump goes on epic whine on ‘Fox & Friends’ after his VA secretary pick goes down in flames

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President Donald Trump on Thursday went on a long, whiny rant on “Fox & Friends” after being asked about the withdrawal of his nominee for the secretary of Veterans Affairs.

When asked about VA secretary pick Ronny Jackson withdrawing his name from consideration, Trump angrily lashed out at Senate Democrats for allegedly obstructing all his nominees.

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Among other things, Trump complained that “top of the line people” in the United States were “giving up their jobs” to come work for him, only to run into roadblocks by Senate Democrats.

Later in the interview, Trump seemed to throw his own lawyer Michael Cohen under the bus by distancing himself from his private business practices. Trump acknowledged that Cohen served as his attorney on some occasions but said his primary means of making money was through his own businesses.

“I have nothing to do with his business,” Trump said, although he insisted that he didn’t believe Cohen didn’t do anything wrong. Trump also said that he had multiple lawyers working for him and that Cohen only performed a “tiny fraction” of the legal work done on his behalf.

When asked by Fox hosts why Cohen pleaded the fifth if he wasn’t guilty of any crimes, Trump blamed Cohen’s lawyers.

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“He’s got other things, he’s got businesses,” he said. “His lawyers probably told him to do that. I’ve been told I’m not involved.”

Additionally, Trump also attacked former FBI Director James Comey once again and accused him of breaking the law.

“He is guilty of crimes!” Trump fumed.

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Trump also claimed that Comey lied in his memos when he said Trump told him that he never stayed overnight in Russia during his trip to Moscow in the 2013 Miss Universe pageant.

“Of course I stayed in Russia overnight!” Trump said.

Watch Trump talk about Cohen’s situation on “Fox & Friends” below.

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Trump has been ‘insulated’ by his wealth to never have to learn from his mistakes: biographer

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President Donald Trump's inherited wealth has meant he's never had to learn from his mistakes, Trump biographer Tim O'Brien told MSNBC's Brian Williams on Thursday.

"Bloomberg Opinion writer and our next guest Tim O’Brien writes today, 'Yes, of course, you need a certain kind of appalling narcissism to be comfy promoting yourself as heaven-sent in a televised press briefing and as a deity on Twitter. It’s doubly unhinged when you’re doing this as president,'" Williams said. "He goes on 'The Trump of the past few weeks is the same disordered figure of the past several decades with, I suspect, a big dollop of something new blended in: unbridled and unmanageable panic.'"

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‘Both Putin and Xi will be voting Trump in 2020’: NYT columnist says Russia and China want ‘turmoil and chaos’

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The Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China are both rooting for President Donald Trump to win re-election in 2020, a New York Times columnist argued on MSNBC on Thursday.

Thomas Friedman was interviewed by Lawrence O'Donnell on "The Last Word."

"What do we know about how the leaders of other countries see Donald Trump at this stage in their dealings with him?" O'Donnell asked. "Especially this weekend, when it comes at the end of a week in which they’ve heard him call himself the King of Israel, they have heard him say he is The Chosen One. They have heard all the crazy things that everyone here has heard the president say."

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Trump is ‘not a stable genius’: GOP strategist says the president ‘doesn’t remember who and where he is’

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President Donald Trump's mental fitness is lacking, a top Republican strategist explained on "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

Rick Wilson, the author of the 2018 bestselling book Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever, blasted the commander-in-chief.

"Rick Wilson, your assessment of where the president stands as he heads off to the G7 summit?" O'Donnell asked.

"I think Donald Trump has had a week in which he is proving that this isn’t 87-dimensional chess game, this isn't some masterful strategy of communications or persuasion," Wilson replied. "This is an old man who is sick and who has problems and who has mental disconnects and who has aphasias and who has moments where he doesn’t remember who and where he is."

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