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‘Fears were confirmed today’: CNN reporters shocked and awed after Trump sides with Putin on DNC hack

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As pundits on both sides of the aisle respond with shock and awe to Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s unprecedented joint press conference Monday, two CNN reporters managed to put the reaction into perspective.

“Aextraordinary moment in American history today here in Helsinki,” veteran host Wolf Blitzer said of the public appearance between the American and Russian leaders in which Trump appeared to side with Putin on the Kremlin’s electoral hacking in 2016. 

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“Putin actually acknowledged, confirmed publicly, that yes, he wanted Donald Trump to beat Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election,” the host said, playing a clip where the Russian president admitted — against the insistence of some Republicans — that he wanted Trump to win. 

Blitzer asked CNN White House correspondent Jim Sciutto what the reaction on the ground in Washington was like, and the reporter responded with one word: “shocked.”

“I’ve been speaking to the people closest to the Russia problem, these are their neighbors — Ukraine, the Baltics,” the correspondent said. A senior Ukrainian diplomat he spoke to told him that he feels like he’s “exploding” and has been “thrown under the bus” now that Trump is not holding Putin responsible for the annexation of Crimea.

Other Ukrainians Scuitto spoke to reportedly feel “stunned,” “outraged” and “saddened” by the American’s president performance side-by-side with Putin.

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“Those are not mealy-mouthed criticisms,” the reported said. “There’s great fear here. It was the fear I was hearing in the lead-up to this summit from senior European diplomats, that the president would ‘give the keys away.'”

“They are feeling like those fears were confirmed today,” Scuitto concluded.

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Trump’s ‘clown car’ economic team is totally unprepared to handle a financial crash: CNN’s Catherine Rampell

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Washington Post economics columnist Catherine Rampell on Friday warned that President Donald Trump's team of economic advisers is woefully unprepared to handle a recession should one strike within the next year.

During a panel discussion of this week's economic news, which included a massive drop in the stock market after the U.S. Treasury yield curve inverted, Rampell explained why Americans should be deeply worried about the prospects of a recession under this president.

"They don't have a plan for what to do if things go wrong, and they could go wrong," she said. "We have this clown car of economic advisers... you have a guy who plays an economist on TV, you have a former Hollywood producer. This is not the dream team who will be handling a crisis if we face one."

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper explains why Trump’s Israel gambit was a ‘potentially unconstitutional’ attack on Congress

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper argued Thursday night on his show that President Donald Trump’s latest broadside against Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Minnesota and Ilhan Omar of Michigan was “potentially unconstitutional.”

Trump, who has routinely targeted the Muslim congresswomen and hypocritically accused them of anti-Semitism, urged Israel on Thursday to bar them from entering the country. Reports suggested that Trump has been pressuring Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to take this step, and the Israeli government wasn’t inclined not to. But after Trump tweeted his opinion, Israel made the ban official.

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper compares Trump to Rogue from X-Men — because everything he touches dies

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On Thursday, during an interview with comedian Stephen Colbert, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper invoked an obscure "X-Men" reference to characterize the destructive tendencies of President Donald Trump — and the way he politically poisons anyone who comes into contact with him.

"The pace of it, I think about the people who work in the White House," said Cooper. "I think President Trump — you know, Dorothy Parker said those born to the storm find the calm very boring. I don't know why he was born to the storm but that chaos—"

"Oh, he creates his own storm," said Colbert. "He takes a big bucket of seawater, throws it in his own face and says, 'I'm a sea captain.' We're going to ride it out, boys. Throw another bucket."

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