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Trump apologist threatens European counties over Iran deal: ‘You should be joining us in this crusade’

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Former Lt. Governor of South Carolina and unofficial apologist for President Donald Trump Andre Bauer called the U.S. violation of the Iran nuclear deal part of a “crusade” and encouraged other countries to get on board.

During a Sunday discussion on CNN, the guest cautioned those European detractors chiding the president

“It’s trying to be very firm in the fact that, look, we are going to come to some solution here. If you’re not going to be part of the solution, there will be repercussions,” Bauer threatened. “We need every friend, every person we can to join us in this crusade to try to correct a long-term problem and a safety for the world. And so, I think this is a monumental thing for the president, but it’s also monumental for the safety of the world. This has monumental implications. We’ve heard the rhetoric, but we haven’t got the results that we’re starting to see a different type of action, and hopefully they’ll continue in this matter.”

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French President Emmanuel Macron came to the White House to try and change Trump’s mind about the decision to violate the treaty, but to no avail. He, along with other European leaders, have said that they will continue to move forward with Iran despite the void left by the American government.

The conversation came after Trump tweeted a promise that Iran will never attack anyone in the Middle East again.

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Trump’s inspector general firing will cripple intel agencies during the coronavirus crisis: National security analyst

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On CNN Saturday, national security analyst Samantha Vinograd laid into President Donald Trump for firing intelligence community inspector general Michael Atkinson.

"Trump has decimated his own intelligence to date, and now he's continuing that pet project at a moment when, arguably, we need more, not fewer, competent professionals on board," said Vinograd. "This is an all-hands-on-deck moment for the entire U.S. government, including the U.S. intelligence community. In the face of the novel coronavirus, resources are strained. We have less intelligence professionals able to come to work and access classified servers. And rather than trying to marshal resources at this time, President Trump has removed a competent intelligence professional from a key post."

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Here’s why the tormented conservative mind is so drawn to the dangerous allure of miracle drugs

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In one of the oddest developments of the coronavirus crisis, there's been a run on a pair of antimalarial drugs, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, which are used primarily in the U.S. to treat arthritis and to prevent organ damage from lupus. The drugs are being sucked out of pharmacies at an alarming rate, thanks to Americans who have convinced themselves these drugs will save them if the develop COVID-19, and thereby leaving patients who actually need these medications in danger.

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