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Kellyanne Conway: Ignore what Trump said in Helsinki and on Twitter — that typed statement is what he really thinks

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Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway told “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday that they should ignore what President Donald Trump said on Monday during his joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin and should instead focus on what he read from a piece of paper on Tuesday.

On Monday, Trump refused to say whether he believed his own intelligence agencies’ assertions that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, even as he said that Putin seemed very credible when he denied Russia had any involvement in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

On Tuesday, Trump read a scripted walk-back in which he said he accepted the intelligence agencies’ findings, although he added that there could have been other actors besides Russia interfering as well.

On Wednesday, however, Trump was back to attacking critics of his meeting with Putin — and he said that he and Putin “got along well.”

While appearing on Fox, Conway urged viewers to simply focus on Trump’s scripted statements about the meeting.

“People should look at what the president said yesterday,” she insisted. “He stands with intelligence, he accepts the finding, he knows that Russia meddled in the election. But let’s make very clear — did it impact a single vote? No.”

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Lawrence O’Donnell throttles Donny Deutsch for saying Elizabeth Warren can’t beat Trump: ‘This is pure guesswork’

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Lawrence O'Donnell and Donny Deutsch had quite the exchange in the post-debate conversation on MSNBC Wednesday.

Deutsch tried to say that Sen. Elizabeth Warren's outstanding debate performance doesn't matter because Warren can't win in a match-up against President Donald Trump.

"I do not believe Elizabeth Warren, on stage with Donald Trump, beats him," he told the MSNBC panel. "And I think if we're honest with ourselves and we look hard at ourselves, I think a lot of people agree with me. It's — and I also think when you can label somebody a socialist, 57 percent of this country thinks that word is un-American. I'm not saying it's fair. When he can blanket Elizabeth Warren as a socialist, and he's on stage with her, the Democrats lose."

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Father and daughter drowning at the border fuels anger at Trump immigration policies

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A shocking photograph of a Salvadoran man and his baby daughter drowned in the Rio Grande fueled a surge of emotion around the world Wednesday -- as US Democrats furiously denounced Donald Trump's immigration policies.

"Trump is responsible for these deaths," said Beto O'Rourke, one of several Democratic White House hopefuls who took to Twitter to lash out at the president.

Former vice president Joe Biden, who is also seeking the presidency in 2020, called the image "gut-wrenching."

"History will judge how we respond to the Trump administration's treatment of immigrant families & children -- we can't be silent," he said.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren leads Democrats in spirited first 2020 debate

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Ten Democrats clashed in the first debate of the 2020 presidential race Wednesday with Elizabeth Warren cementing her status as a top-tier candidate and several underdogs using the issue of immigration to clamor for the limelight.

The biggest American political debate since the 2016 presidential campaign is occurring over two nights in Miami, climaxing Thursday with former vice president Joe Biden squaring off against nine challengers, including number two candidate Bernie Sanders.

But Wednesday's first take was a spirited encounter between Democrats like ex-congressman Beto O'Rourke, Senator Cory Booker, former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on subjects as varied as health care, economic inequality, climate action, gun violence, Iran and immigration.

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