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Lindsey Graham trash-talks Obama to encourage Trump to assassinate foreign leaders

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has done an about-face on President Donald Trump, whom he once dismissed as an unqualified “kook,” and now tries to provoke him into taking various military actions.

The hawkish senator has become a frequent golf partner and outspoken defender of Trump, his former GOP presidential rival, and he’s tried to leverage his close relationship to push the president into war, reported The Daily Beast.

Bob Woodward’s new book, “Fear,” describes a White House meeting where Graham recommended that Trump encourage the Chinese government to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and replace him with a general who China could “control.”

Graham also trashes the Obama administration to push Trump to adopt a foreign policy more in line with recent Republican presidents than the isolationist position he campaigned on.

“Do you want on your resume that you allowed Afghanistan to go back into the darkness and the second 9/11 came from the very place the first 9/11 did?” Graham asked the president, according to Woodward.

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Trump reportedly asked how the war would end, and Graham told him the fight would never end.

“It’s good versus evil,” Graham said. “Good versus evil never ends.”

The president told Graham last year during a private conversation that he was open to war with North Korea — which the South Carolina Republican has said was “inevitable.”

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“There is a military option: to destroy North Korea’s nuclear program and North Korea itself,” Graham said. If thousands die, they’re going to die over there. They’re not going to die over here — and [Trump has] told me that to my face.”

Woodward reported that Trump ordered Defense Secretary James Mattis to “f*cking kill” Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, which military leaders ignored, but Graham insisted the president was right.

We should have killed the bastard, I am dead serious,” Graham told The Daily Beast. “After he used chemical weapons the second time we should have done with him what we tried to do with [Muammar] Qaddafi. That was a big mistake.”

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Graham’s spokesman Kevin Bishop declined to comment on the reporting in Woodward’s book, but he admitted Graham has tried to push Trump to adopt a more hawkish foreign policy — even as other Republicans slammed his position.

“Lindsey Graham has been virtually wrong on every foreign policy decision in the last two decades. From Iraq to Libya to North Korea,” said one senior GOP congressional aide. “We would be at war with half the world if Lindsey had it his way. Candidate Trump was right when he tweeted that Graham has zero credibility.”\


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Trump mocked for tweeting he’ll ‘personally vouch’ for rapper A$AP Rocky’s bail: ‘Now name three of his songs’

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Twitter users were both baffled and amused on Saturday morning after Donald Trump tweeted that he would "personally vouch" for the bail needed to release American rapper A$AP Rocky from a Swedish jail.

After receiving a phone call from celebrity Kim Kardashian about the plight of the hip-hop star overseas, the president -- in the middle of a racism scandal himself -- appears to have taken up the cause in an effort to calm racism charges.

Not everyone on Twitter was buying it.

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Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly. Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative....

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Trump echoes another president who stoked fear rather than face the tech-based economic change he failed to stem

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It is amazing how similar America in 2019 is to America in the 1920’s, a decade that began almost a hundred years ago. It is as if America is reliving its own history, trapped in a prison of deja vu, purposely not wanting to remember the disaster that unfolded as the 1920s ended.

The parallels are striking, the anti-immigration frenzy, race-baiting, trade wars, over-heated stock markets, corruption, and technological changes that produced hip urban centers contrasting with rural alienation and bitterness. Like today, the 1920s was a period of spectacular wealth and an ever-increasing income gap.

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George Conway busts Trump for retweeting woman who called migrants ‘cockroaches’ and ‘feral humans’

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On Saturday, President Donald Trump retweeted a defense of his racist attacks on Democratic women of color by British far-right activist Katie Hopkins.

After doing so, George Conway called out the president, pointing out Hopkins' long history of flagrantly racist behavior herself:

So the President is the United States is (again) retweeting a woman who once wrote a column saying migrants were "cockroaches" and "feral humans" and "spreading like the norovirus," and once tweeted, “Racial profiling is a good thing. Call me racist, I don’t care.” pic.twitter.com/NKJLhh4JEI

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