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CNN’s Begala claims Trump is acting like Putin’s ‘got something on him’ with invite to rejoin G7

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Paul Begala

During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, political analyst Paul Begala slammed President Trump for his latest foreign affairs actions on Friday.

On his way to the Group of 7 summit taking place in Charlevoix, Canada, President Trump told reporters that Russia should be reinstated to G7 on Friday.

“Russia should be in this meeting,” President Trump told reporters. “They should let Russia come back in, because we should have Russia at the negotiating table.”

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Begala said it was “madness” that President Trump would invite Russia into the G7 and bashed him for putting tougher tariffs on Canada.

“Right now, they are our best customers and we have gone to economic war against our best customers and our best national security allies. It makes no sense,” Begala said. “He is saying that Canada and the European community are a national security threat to America. That is the legal requirement to impose these tariffs. It is madness. It is bad business. It is bad national security.”

Begala continued: “there is no good explanation for it. There is one really bad one. And that is, he has some peculiar affection for Putin. They committed an act of war against the United States of America, and have not been punished. There is no good reason. And there is a lot of speculation that Vladimir Putin’s got something on Donald Trump and — Mr. Trump is sure acting like it.”

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‘I don’t care’: Watch Kamala Harris shut down Chris Hayes for asking a dumb question about Trump

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Sen. Kamala Harris shut down MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes during a post-debate interview on Tuesday evening.

Hayes questioned Harris about her call for Twitter to follow their terms of service and kick President Donald Trump off of the platform.

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"Absolutely," Harris replied.

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"Does it matter?" Harris replied.

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Democrats blast Trump and demand his impeachment at CNN debate

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"The impeachment must go forward," said Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is neck and neck with former vice president Joe Biden at the head of the 2020 nominations race.

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Here are 3 winners and 4 losers from the CNN/NYT Democratic presidential primary debate

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Twelve Democrats took to the stage Tuesday night for yet another debate in the party's 2020 president primary hosted by CNN and the New York Times.

After only ten candidates qualified for the previous debate, an additional two — Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and wealthy donor and former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer — made it to the stage this round for an even more crowded event.

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