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Arizona Republican running for US Senate seat wants to build a wall to keep Californians out

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An Arizona Republican has fired a new rhetorical salvo in the great war between Californians and everybody else on the West Coast.

Representative Martha McSally is from the very defensive city of Tucson. She’s running against far-right candidates including disgraced former Sheriff Joe Arpaio to take Jeff Flake’s Senate seat.

McSally is veering to the right to win the primary and met with President Trump to discuss the “illegals” who need to be kept out of the state. She blamed California for crime in Arizona, saying that the undocumented migrants didn’t stay by the beach for long before making their way to her desolate corner of the state.

“As we look in Arizona, we often look into the dangers of the southern border,” McSally said in a video posted by the Los Angeles Times. “But if these dangerous policies continue out of California, we might need to build a wall between California and Arizona as well.”

A reporter for Phoenix New Times, in the state’s larger and more liberal capital, called out the Tucson Republican’s obvious dog-whistle.

“While this is clearly hyperbole, it’s also racist,” New Times wrote. “The assumption here is that California is somehow unsafe because sanctuary policies are preventing the authorities from coming in and sweeping up undocumented immigrants — despite the fact that there’s no evidence to suggest that undocumented immigrants commit more crimes than anyone else.”

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Nevertheless, New Times concluded that the wall might not be a bad idea—to protect Californians.

“Anyway, anti-immigrant rhetoric aside, building a border wall between California and Arizona isn’t necessarily a bad idea,” the paper wrote. “People in San Diego probably wouldn’t mind having fewer Scottsdale douchebros show up at their beaches this summer.”

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Trump wants Americans to watch interview where he broke federal law by soliciting foreign election help: ‘Enjoy the show!’

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Despite widespread criticism, President Donald Trump on Saturday stood by his comments to George Stephanopoulos -- and hyped an upcoming broadcast of the interview.

"I enjoyed my interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News," Trump claimed.

"So funny to watch the Fake News Media try to dissect and distort every word in as negative a way as possible. It will be aired on Sunday night at 8:00 P.M., and is called, “President Trump: 30 Hours” (which is somewhat misleading in that I personally spent only a small fraction of that time doing interviews. I do have a few other things to do, you know!)," he continued.

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Utah Republican is in deep trouble after trying to defend Trump’s breaking of the law

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President Donald Trump's poor standing in Utah could cause big electoral problems for one of his loudest defenders in the state.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) said Trump would be "foolish" if he did not illegally accept election help from foreign adversaries.

On Saturday, Stewart was blasted by former CIA officer Evan McMullin.

McMullin was born in Provo, attended Brigham Young University, is Mormon and a also prominent conservative critic of Trump.

In 2016, McMullin ran against Trump as an Independent and received 21.3 percent of the vote in Utah during the general election. Trump also had problems in Utah during the Republican primary, receiving only 14 percent of the vote.

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Trump ‘will not leave his office if he narrowly loses in 2020’: Conservative columnist issues dire warning

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President Donald Trump will fight to remain in power regardless of the outcome if the 2020 election is close, a conservative columnist warned on Saturday.

Andrew Sullivan blasted Trump in New York magazine, honing in on the commander-in-chief's lying.

"For Trump, lying is central to his disturbed psyche, and to his success. The brazenness of it unbalances and stupefies sane and adjusted people, thereby constantly giving him an edge and a little breathing space while we try to absorb it, during which he proceeds to the next lie," he wrote.

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