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‘This is a fiasco’: Ex-Trump aide Jason Miller calls administration’s handling of immigration a ‘public relations 101 failure’

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President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance policy has separated thousands of children from their families.  The Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar, failed to provide exact numbers on how many children have been torn apart from their parents, according to CNN.

“Exactly how many children are in government custody separated from their parents by the U.S. Government?” CNN’s John Berman said at the opening of his show on Friday evening. “We don’t know because the secretary of Health and Human Services won’t tell us, at least not exactly. He estimates it’s under 3,000 children.”

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Former Trump communications strategist, Jason Miller, slammed the administration for having an inconsistent and unclear message.

“Yesterday was a public relations 101 failure,” Miller said. “One of the basic tenets in communications strategy is don’t speculate, so if you don’t have the number, don’t speculate. It went from an exact number of slightly more than 2,000 — to I don’t have the number memorized — to somewhere under 3,000.”

He continued: “The two problems there are, one, they say they don’t know the exact number, and two they’re still guessing. I think it was a fiasco.”

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‘People’s lives will be lost’: Psychiatrist warns ‘sociopath’ Trump is ‘getting worse’ — and failing in coronavirus response

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President Donald Trump's psychological problems are getting worse and could be consequential as America faces a potential COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Thursday interviewed Dr. Lance Dodes, a former assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

"As you pointed out, Lawrence, this man is about himself. He really is not about the country, he's not about public health," Dr. Dodes said of Trump.

"Although he has already severely damaged the country by being a psychopath or sociopath -- in many ways, he's damaged democracy -- I think people's lives will be lost now," he warned. "Individual lives will be lost because of the way he's mishandling the coronavirus issue."

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‘Something really rotten’: Here’s the evidence of extensive voter suppression in Georgia’s notorious 2018 election

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As the 2020 presidential campaign cycle grinds on, there’s renewed concern about the 21st century’s newest form of warfare: cyber-sabotage of government systems, including elections and online disinformation intended to incite unrest. But as Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a documentary from Brave New Films, makes clear, partisan voter suppression tactics with 20th-century roots remain and can thwart multitudes of voters from changing their state’s political leaders.

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The real story behind Trump’s new lawsuit against the New York Times

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Wednesday was an ominous day for freedom of the press in this country, and I want to tell you why.

You may have heard or seen that President Trump filed a libel suit against the New York Times. Perhaps you weren’t surprised: the president is known to frequently disparage the Times even as he reads it obsessively. Borrowing a page from what I’ve referred to before as a Mount Rushmore of totalitarians, Robespierre, Hitler, Stalin and Mao, Trump loves to call the press the “enemy of the people.”

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