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Morning Joe unloads on ‘cowardly’ Trump: ‘He’s afraid to visit troops in war zones’ and acts like Putin’s ‘lapdog’

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough bashed President Donald Trump as a coward for his refusal to visit troops in a combat zone and for bowing down to Russian president Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

The president signed a defense spending bill named in honor ailing Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), but Trump refused to speak his name at a Fort Drum ceremony and took shots at his Republican critic.

“What’s so fascinating is here you have a guy that Donald Trump can show no respect for, who gave his all for his country, went into a war zone, got shot down, was a prisoner of war, could have gotten out,” Scarborough said.

“Yet you have Donald Trump,” he continued, “even as president of the United States, with all the security that that brings along with it, a man who is afraid to go visit our troops in war zones, a man who is so fearful, who some have said is so cowardly that — oh, he’ll go to Fort Drum, but he’s never been to Afghanistan. He’s never been to Iraq. He’s never been in war zone where our troops are. He just won’t do it.”

Trump’s approval rating has dipped below 40 percent again, after his administration’s child separation policy and his appeasement of Putin.

“They can’t find parents of these children that they intentionally ripped from their arms and separated,” Scarborough said. “Of course, I think that Helsinki summit where Donald Trump looked so weak and as the Europeans said he looked like Putin’s poodle, I think that lasting image is just sticking even in the minds of loyal Republicans and independents.”

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Scarborough said Republican voters seemed to be experiencing buyer’s remorse.

“Gosh, even if we voted for the guy, we hate seeing our president look so weak and feckless and like a lapdog for a ruthless ex-KGB agent who is now running Russia,” he added.

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Trump is ‘completely shutting down’ oversight: CNN’s Toobin slams the White House’s move to limit Hope Hicks testimony

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On Tuesday, CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin tore into President Donald Trump's White House for moving to limit what former Communications Director Hope Hicks can tell the House Judiciary Committee in her upcoming testimony.

Hope Hicks, a former communications official at the White House, will testify behind closed doors tomorrow in the House of Representatives, the Judiciary Committee," said anchor Wolf Blitzer. "But the White House is now saying she has immunity — she doesn't have to answer questions regarding the time she served in the White House."

"You said she's going to give testimony," said Toobin. "I believe she will attend the hearing. I think that's the accurate way to put this."

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WATCH LIVE: Trump’s 2020 campaign launch in Orlando

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President Donald Trump's fans stood in a storm through Florida as they awaited being let into the Amway Center for the 2020 campaign launch. Meanwhile, the Orlando Sentinal was dropping a truth bomb on their reasons for endorsing "Not Trump."

Outside the Orlando rally, as fans were getting drenched, the president was leaving the White House ranting about how there were "both sides" to the false conviction of the Central Park Five. And once supporters finally made it inside the Amway Center, they were greeted with a message from a booming 1984-esque voice telling Trump supporters what to do if there are protesters.

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Right-wing radio show ratings tank as host undermines Trump’s ‘promises made, promises kept’ re-election slogan

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The fact Donald Trump's base sticks with him no matter what he does is negatively impacting a conservative radio host attempting to hold the president accountable for his campaign promises.

Michael Alan Weiner, who goes by the stage name Michael Savage, hosts the "Savage Nation" radio show.

The host once praised Trump as the "Winston Churchill of our time" has been criticizing the president recently, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

"Now Mr. Savage is an outlier once again, dismayed more each day as the budget deficit continues to swell, thousands of new migrants are apprehended at the border, and the wall Mr. Trump promised to erect and make Mexico pay for remains unbuilt," The Times explained.

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