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CNN security analyst slams Trump: ‘This is like a child — this is not like a president’

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump gave a speech to the National Small Businesses Association, railing against immigrants, Democrats and MS-13, alongside other subjects more relevant to small business owners.

The President went so far as to suggest that Democrats cared about immigrants because they hoped they’d grow into future Democratic voters.

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It was a rather tone deaf set of remarks, as thousands of kids sit imprisoned in federal government facilities on the border.

On CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, CNN National Security Analyst Samantha Vinograd slammed the President’s jarring comments.

“This is like a child” she said, pointing out that since his “zero-tolerance” policy towards migrants has backfired, he’s lying, creating distractions and casting around for others to blame.

“This is not like a President,” she continued.

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Vinograd also criticized the President’s use of dehumanizing language to talk about migrants.

“There’s no one in this administration standing up and saying ‘enough is enough,'” she noted.

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‘Size always matters to this president’: MSNBC contributor shreds Trump for obsessing over his own emotional needs

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MSNBC's Eugene Robinson ridiculed President Donald Trump's obsession with his persistent unpopularity, which distracts him from his basic duties as chief executive.

The Washington Post columnist and "Morning Joe" contributor bashed the president for attempting to justify his narrow election win nearly three years ago instead of growing into his job, and he said that disconnect was "insane."

"Size always matters to this president," Robinson said, "and he's completely obsessed with this idea because it's true that he won a very narrow electoral victory and lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, and this drives him crazy and will continue to drive him crazy."

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Japan’s Hirohito ‘prevented from voicing remorse over war’

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Japan's wartime emperor Hirohito wanted to express his regret and remorse shortly after World War II but the prime minister at the time stopped him, local media reported Tuesday, citing newly disclosed documents.

The 18 notebooks, written by Michiji Tajima, a top official at the Imperial Household Agency, featured dialogue between him and Hirohito between 1949 and 1953.

According to the documents, the emperor said in 1952: "No matter what, I really think I need to include the word remorse" in his planned speech to mark Japan's regaining of its independence later that year.

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Hong Kong leader hopes peaceful rally presages ‘return to calm’

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Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday said she hoped "calm" will prevail after a massive weekend march passed without clashes between police and demonstrators, but again refused to give ground to protester demands.

Hundreds of thousands of people marched through the heart of the city on Sunday in a show of peaceful protest after escalating street battles with police drew stark warnings from Beijing and threatened to undermine public support.

"On Sunday, many Hong Kong residents participated in a rally at Victoria Park that was largely peaceful," Chief Executive Carrie Lam said at a televised press conference.

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