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GOP operative nails Trump on Fox News: Nothing does more to undermine his presidency than him

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A former GOP operative and guest on Fox News identified President Donald Trump’s issue with his presidency Monday — and said it was the president himself.

Josh Holmes, a former chief of staff for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that although it’s “constructive” that Trump is aiming to have openness and avoid war with Russia, “here he made a big mistake as he continues to conflate the issue of Russian collusion with Russian meddling in our election.”

“On the world stage, you are not afforded the luxury as president of the United States at dividing what are American institutions — being the intelligence community and the FBI — from your administration as a whole in front of foreign adversaries,” the operative said. “You just aren’t. That’s not a luxury the president of the United States has.”

“By continuing to give his critics fodder to suggest that somehow he is hiding something on Russia does more to undermine his presidency and the end of [special counsel Robert Mueller’s] investigation than anything else he can do,” Holmes continued. “I think that was a mistake.”

Holmes added that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and others who have claimed the president is being criticized merely for interacting with Russia “are missing the point.”

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“If you’re going to go on a foreign stage, you represent the United States of America as a whole and you don’t bring your petty political squabbles with you,” he concluded.

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Jeffrey Epstein wasn’t even a competent investor: report

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There can be no doubt that high-powered hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein would rather the public know him for his prominence and success as an investor than for the allegations of child sex trafficking, for which he has now been indicted and faces life in prison. And there has for years been mystique surrounding Epstein's business — his wealth fund is so exclusive that it reportedly requires a billion dollars up front from clients.

But according to the Dow Jones' periodical Barron's, Epstein may not even be good at that.

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Jon Stewart blasts ‘abomination’ of Rand Paul trying to ‘balance the budget on the backs of’ 9/11 responders

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On Wednesday's edition of Fox News' "Special Report," comedian and activist Jon Stewart slammed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for blocking unanimous consent for a bill to support health care for 9/11 first responders.

"Pardon me if I'm not impressed in any way by Rand Paul's fiscal responsibility virtue signaling," said Stewart to anchor Bret Baier, who appeared on the show with first responder and activist John Feal.

He added that Paul's complaint, that the bill was unfunded, rings hollow given that he "added hundreds of billions of dollars to our deficit" with the GOP tax cuts for billionaires. He castigated Paul for trying to "balance the budget on the backs of the 9/11 first responder community."

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Trump supporters chant ‘send her back’ as president hurls racially-charged accusations at Rep. Omar

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At a rally in Greenville, North Carolina, President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) of anti-American sentiments and speech. He said that she belittled 9/11, along with a slew of other accusations that were racially charged.

One-by-one, his rally supporters booed each thing he claimed she did or said. Then the booing turned into a chant: "Send her back! Send her back!"

Omar is an immigrant from Somalia who emigrated along with her parents when she was just 12-years-old. Her family claimed asylum from their war-torn country.

Trump said on Twitter that he believed she, along with three other Congresswomen of color, should be sent back to the countries they're from. Trump's campaign and Republicans proceeded to spend the days that followed claiming that Trump simply wanted them to leave the U.S. if they didn't like it.

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