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Trump invents new reason to fire Jeff Sessions: Southern accent makes him talk ‘like he has marbles in his mouth’

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to recuse himself in the Russia investigation isn’t the only reason President Donald Trump wants him fired.

According to a Politico report, Trump also hates the former Alabama senator’s Southern style of speaking, which the president believes reflects badly on his administration in TV interviews.

Seized by paroxysms of anger, Trump has intermittently pushed to fire his attorney general since March 2017, when Sessions announced his recusal from the Russia investigation. If Sessions’ recusal was his original sin, Trump has come to resent him for other reasons, griping to aides and lawmakers that the attorney general doesn’t have the Ivy League pedigree the president prefers, that he can’t stand his Southern accent and that Sessions isn’t a capable defender of the president on television — in part because he “talks like he has marbles in his mouth,” the president has told aides.

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The report said that Trump has been lobbying Republican senators to pave the way for Sessions’ eventual dismissal.

“Trump raised the prospect of firing Sessions last week in a phone conversation with Graham, according to two Capitol Hill aides,” Politico reported. “Graham pressed the president to hold off until after the midterm elections.”


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We’re watching the same impeachment hearings, but seeing vastly different TV shows

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Are we watching the same show?” Let me tell you, critics love this timeworn retort from readers or other media types who disagree with something they’ve said or written about a favorite episode or series.

This article first appeared in Salon.

Opinions are singular and can be based on observation, structural minutiae, or simple gut feeling. They’re neither right nor wrong, unless some element of that opinion is related to a false premise. Or, and this seems to be more likely to be the case now than ever, unless the person declaring that your opinion is incorrect – not debatable, simply wrong – is utterly convinced they, themselves, are right. Nothing can persuade them otherwise.

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Trump ridiculed after his Louisiana governor candidate goes down in flames: ‘Guess it’s time for another unplanned trip to the hospital’

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Commenters on the Internet piled on President Donald Trump late Saturday night after the GOP candidate for Lousiana's governor seat lost to sitting Governor John Bel Edwards who held his seat in a state that Trump carried in 2016 by nearly 20 percentage points.

Trump visited the states multiple times to support Republican Eddie Rispone, but to no avail.

To add insult to injury, a Trump tweet on Saturday that read "Louisiana, 3 hours left, get out and vote for @EddieRispone for Governor. Lower taxes and much more!" was deleted and made unavailable by the president.

You can see a screenshot and responses to the president below:

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