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Rick Wilson flattens Trump aide Jason Miller blasting Trump’s ‘blackmail play’ for ‘mouth breathers and morons in the base’

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A CNN panel discussion about the immigration crisis erupting on the US/Mexico border went completely off the rails Tuesday night when Republican Rick Wilson called the fear-mongering from President Donald Trump’s administration outright racism.

Conservative former Trump aide Jason Miller tried to say that Congress needs to fix the law and the president can’t do anything, but Wilson was quick to pounce.

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“That’s amazing to me,” he began. “This is a guy who has governed by executive order. Everything is down to executive order and policy changes and this is a guy who is governed by using those two tools almost exclusively so far. And we have an example, when you were still there, still around, where they did the Muslim ban, it was a sweeping claim of executive powers on an immigration-related matter. And now they’re suddenly saying, oh, they have to respect congressional prerogatives now? I don’t think so. This has been a blackmail play from the beginning.”

He went on to say that the whole thing was aimed at making a “spectacle of cruelty from the beginning.” He said Trump is really trying to “whip up the mouth breathers, the morons who comprise the base.”

As many Republicans have done this week, Miller turned to accuse Wilson of wanting open borders and accused him of not wanting to secure the United States from terrorists.

That’s when things devolved into chaos and Wilson challenged Miller to tell the truth.

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“That this is a guy who is surrounded by weirdest edge case people. Surrounded by people who contextualize this as the browning of America. This imaginary race war going on. And a lot of folks around him like Stephen Miller and the folks that have departed now, like Steve Bannon –”

Miller tried to talk over Wilson, saying he wasn’t hearing any solutions to the border concern.

Wilson cut in to continue what he was saying, that the people around the president are fearful of the “browning of America” and don’t want to see more brown people entering the country.

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Trump may look unstable now — but the economy is going to make him much worse: CNN’s April Ryan

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On Thursday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," analyst and American Urban Radio Network Washington bureau chief April Ryan walked through how President Donald Trump backed himself into a corner by trying to build his brand on a great economy — and is coming to pieces as a result.

"April, what are you hearing? Is the economy causing the president's erratic behavior?" asked anchor Kate Bolduan.

"Yes, yes, and yes," said Ryan. "This president has been touting a great economy, and this is the cornerstone since I guess since the very beginning of his administration for people to feel that he should win re-election, that he is firmly planted for the American public and he's working for them," said Ryan. "But indicators, non-traditional indicators, are saying something different. He is having a hard time trying to marry the great economy with what it looks like for the American public, particularly the grassroots."

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‘It is all crazy’: CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin goes off on people who try to insist Trump’s rants are just jokes

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On Thursday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin scorned the idea from President Donald Trump's defenders that rants like his recent anointment of himself as "the chosen one" are made in jest, for entertainment value.

"One of the strange things about President Trump is that nobody has ever seen him laugh, like a full laugh on camera," said Toobin. "Think about it. You never see it. And this notion of explaining crazy things he says as jokes is not — that is just not true. He does not joke. When he said 'Russia, you know, I want you to find Hillary Clinton's emails,' they tried to explain it as a joke. It wasn't. Russia went right to work trying to find Hillary's emails."

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‘It’s always dread with President Trump’: CNN analyst says G7 leaders are revolted they have to meet with Trump again

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On Thursday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," reporter Abby Phillip said that world leaders are feeling "dread" about the prospect of meeting with President Donald Trump after his latest round of erratic behavior on the world stage.

"There is a big test on foreign relations for President Trump this weekend," said host Brianna Keilar. "He's going to the G7. He, Abby, is headed there after insulting Denmark by pulling out of a state visit, keeping in mind that Denmark is a key intel and military ally of the U.S. What is the mood going into this forum?"

"Honestly, it's always dread with President Trump," said Phillip.

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