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Watch Newt Gingrich blame bomb recipients for bringing it on themselves: ‘They have been very hostile to conservatives’

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Speaking with a TMZ street correspondent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) blamed the recent recipients of mail bombs — which include former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and actor Robert DeNiro — of reaping what they have sown.

Saying he wasn’t personally concerned about what was going on, Gingrich first glibly dismissed the threat, saying, “I have faith in God.”

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Asked whether he believed President Donald Trump’s “rhetoric” might have increased the threats, the Republican replied, “Well, you mean like Congressman [Maxine] Waters (D-CA) comments saying they should drive Republicans out of public [view]?”

“That kind? Or the former Attorney General [Eric Holder] saying they should kick Republicans when they are down?” he continued.

Asked about Trump attacking the “mainstream media,” Gingrich smiled and said, “The mainstream media have often earned it.”

Pressed on whether Trump should be ratcheting up his attacks in light of the mail bombs, Gingrich replied, “I don’t think there is a direct connection between Trump and the people (inaudible). Look, the people you are talking about have been people who have been very hostile to conservatives.”

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“Very,” he added for emphasis.

Watch the video below via TMZ:

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Bromance between ‘frantic’ Lindsey Graham and ‘annoyed’ Donald Trump collapses as the Kurds get slaughtered: CNN

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The growing rift between Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was documented on CNN on Thursday morning with contributor Dana Bash explaining that a "frantic" Graham is now at loggerheads with an equally "annoyed" president.

Sharing a montage of clips showing Trump and Graham taking shots at each other over the Syria debacle that has resulted in one of Trump's biggest defenders quickly flipping to being one of his harshest critics, Bash explained, "Listening to that, it's hard to believe that Graham is one of Trump's most loyal allies."

With Graham on record stating, "It's not about me and him, it's about the country," Bash begged to differ.

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Billionaire Trump-loving governor took $125,000 in bailouts meant for struggling farmers: report

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On Thursday, the Associated Press reported that Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV) received $125,000 in emergency stabilization payments for his farms, as part of the bailout program authorized by President Donald Trump to help farmers avoid losses due to the trade war with China.

Justice, a Trump-loving business magnate who briefly switched to the Democratic Party to run for governor of West Virginia and switched back to the GOP after the election, hardly fits the profile of a struggling farmer. He is worth $1.5 billion, and owns over 50 businesses, including a network of coal mines and the Greenbriar luxury resort, a popular gathering place for Republican officials.

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Here’s why Sondland’s testimony is devastating to Trump — whether he wants it to be or not

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Veteran Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald outlined in a thread that EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland delivered testimony to the House that was devastating for President Donald Trump whether Sondland wanted it to be or not.

"While wrapped in diplomatic-speak and hemming-and-hawing, the statement of Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to European Union, is devastating to Trump and Giuliani," Eichenwald said. "Given the surrounding evidence, either Giuliani has to say he lied to Sondland, or Trump has to be impeached it is important to dig through it, because, while quite clear on most dates, it takes jumping a bit around in the statement to figure out the date of the key event."

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