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‘This amounts to child abuse’: Pediatrician tells CNN Trump is permanently scarring immigrant kids

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A pediatrician told CNN’s Kate Bolduan on Monday that President Donald Trump’s policy of separating children from their families could be doing irreparable harm to their emotional and cognitive development.

Dr. Colleen Kraft, the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, outlined all the ways that the Trump administration’s family separation policy is harmful to young children — and she described in heartbreaking detail what she saw first-hand when she visited a detention facility where immigrant children were being held.

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“I can’t describe to you the room I was in with the toddlers,” Kraft said of the detention facility. “Normally toddlers are rambunctious and running around. We had one child just screaming and crying, and the others were really silent. And this is not normal activity or brain development with these children.”

According to Kraft, this could have a long-term impact on these children, whose brains are not yet equipped to handle these kinds of stressful situations.

“It disrupts their brain architecture and keeps them from developing language and social emotional bonds, and gross motor skills, and the development that they could possibly have,” she said.

In the end, Kraft said that there’s no other way to describe the administration’s family separation policy except to say that, “This does amount to child abuse.”

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‘I hear from psychiatrists weekly’ who warn about the president’s ‘mental incapacity’: Trump biographer

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Trump biographer Michael D'Antonio told CNN on Friday that he's been in regular contact with professional psychiatrists who believe President Donald Trump lacks the mental capabilities to handle his job.

During a panel discussion about the president's mental health, D'Antonio spilled the beans about what some experts are telling him they see in the president's behavior and speech patterns.

"I hear from psychiatrists on a weekly basis about a different measure of the president, and that's whether he suffers from mental incapacity," D'Antonio explained. "That's a very different category and goes to whether he can perform his job."

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Trump’s new excuse on not releasing his taxes is ‘completely meaningless’ and may not even be in English: CNN’s Toobin

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CNN's Jeffrey Toobin on Friday found himself flabbergasted by President Donald Trump's new excuse for not releasing his tax returns, and he questioned whether the president was even speaking English when he made it.

During a CNN panel discussion, Toobin was shown a clip of Trump talking about releasing his tax returns during an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity.

"I'm under tax audit, I have been for a long period of time," the president told Hannity. "Once I ran for politics that deal was like we didn't make it. So I'm under a continuing audit, and anyone that did that or showed that before you have it finalized, but they treat, they treat me horribly, the IRS. It is a disgrace what has happened. We had a deal done, I guess it was signed even. Once I ran or once I won, somewhere back a long time ago everything was like let's start all over again."

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The Secretary of Defense was briefed on Russian bounty on American soldiers — proving it isn’t the hoax Trump said it was

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Last week, President Donald Trump finally heard the news that the Russian government was giving cash to Afghanistan's Taliban forces to murder American soldiers.

Initially, he began with Step one in the Trump list of processing a scandal: denial.

"Nobody briefed or told me, @VP Pence, or Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians, as reported through an "anonymous source" by the Fake News @nytimes. Everybody is denying it & there have not been many attacks on us. Nobody's been tougher on Russia than the Trump Administration. With Corrupt Joe Biden & Obama, Russia had a field day, taking over important parts of Ukraine - Where's Hunter? Probably just another phony Times hit job, just like their failed Russia Hoax. Who is their 'source'?" tweeted Trump on June 28.

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