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Trump’s insults against his ‘hillbilly’ base are making them turn on him: NYT column

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New polls show that Donald Trump’s base is beginning to turn against him — and it may be related to his continual insults on their intelligence.

“A raft of new polls show that some of the most hard-core Trumpsters are starting to get a clue,” nonfiction author Timothy Eagen wrote in a New York Times op-ed published Friday, adding that the revelation is akin to “discovering that climate change is not a hoax when your town is under water, and all your commander in chief can do is throw you a roll of paper towels.”

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Though there’s plenty of reasons for the president’s supporters to have begun their about-face, Eagen noted that it’s likely they “feel he finally crossed a line: He’s now insulting them.”

“It didn’t go over well in Alabama that Trump reportedly called his ’Bama-bred attorney general, Jeff Sessions, ‘a dumb Southerner’ and ridiculed his accent,” the author observed of the account from Bob Woodward’s new book “Fear: The Trump White House.

Though Trump denied the insult ever took place, Eagen pointed out that it’s not the first time he or his associates reportedly have made fun of the poor, rural and uneducated.

“Trump has used the regional dis before, calling the family of another ex-wife, Marla Maples, ‘dumb Southerners’ and ‘hillbillies,’ as one reporter recalled,” he wrote. “Last week, the longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone trashed Sessions as an ‘insubordinate hillbilly’ — expressing a double dose of hick hatred.”

The proof, Eagen noted, is in the polls.

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He noted that according to a Quinnipiac poll released this week, a plurality of “non-college-educated whites” wish Congress would rein Trump in. He’s also “down 14 points among the ‘poorly educated’” per a CNN poll, the writer noted.

Read the entire column via the Times.

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READ IT: Court filing from Michael Cohen seeking a sentence reduction

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President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison, but he's seeking a reduction in his sentence according to a recent court filing.

"Reducing the Court's previously imposed 36 month term of imprisonment, or, in the alternative, reducing it to a term of home confinement, coupled with a community service," the documents requested.

While Cohen cooperated with investigators, he didn't do so immediately, instead he remained loyal to his former client. After it became clear that Cohen was being thrown under the bus, however, he began to cooperate with investigators.

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Cohen says DOJ acted out of ‘blind loyalty’ to Trump — and that he ‘sold his soul’

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President Donald Trump's former "fixer" blasted the Department of Justice in new court filings.

Michael Cohen is seeking a sentence reduction and admitted he "sold his soul" to Trump.

He also blasted the Justice Department for "blind loyalty" to Trump.

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No one can figure out why John Kennedy compared government documents to ‘dropping acid’

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Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) compared reading government documents to "dropping acid" while in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday and the internet can't figure out how he would know.

"I haven't read the entire report," Kennedy said of the inspector general report on the start of the Russia investigation. "I'm about 70 percent through but I'm going to get through. It's tedious and I don't mean that in a pejorative way, it's supposed to be tedious. About 15 percent of the way through it made me want to heave. After about 25 percent of the way through, I thought I'd dropped acid. It's so real."

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