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Conservative commentator urges CNN’s Jim Acosta to sue Trump for White House for breach of the First Amendment

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A conservative Washington Post columnist on Thursday encouraged CNN’s Jim Acosta to sue Donald Trump for breaching the First Amendment of the Constitution after the correspondent was stripped of his press credentials following a tense exchange with the president.

Trump’s conduct, as carried out by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, “violates every democratic norm one can think of — and what’s more, is illegal,” the Post‘s Jennifer Rubin wrote.

“The government cannot punish or threaten the press or individuals based on the content of what is reported” under the First Amendment, the columnist noted, adding that “a federal court already ordered Trump to unblock Twitter users who were critical of him.”

While there is already a case brought by PEN America against Trump for threatening journalists with government retaliation when they report on him in ways he finds unsatisfactory, Rubin noted that “Acosta has an even more obvious case because he is the one whose rights have been directly violated.”

“The utility of filing a lawsuit (other than in annoying and embarrassing Trump and Sanders) would be a declaratory judgment ordering the White House to return Acosta’s credentials and barring the White House from taking such action in the future,” she wrote.

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Rubin went on to urge other members of the press to boycott Sanders’ press briefings until her office returns the CNN reporter’s press credentials.

“While I believe the press must continue to cover and attend news conferences when Trump is present, there is absolutely no reason to attend Sanders’s briefings,” the conservative commentator wrote, “which do not impart information but instead use the press as a forum to abuse and threaten reporters and spread misinformation.”

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Trump’s ‘craziness’ will drive Mexico to find other sources of soybeans — permanently hurting US farmers: Ex-diplomat

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President Donald Trump believes he has worked out a killer trade deal with Mexico and Canada -- but one former Mexican diplomat tells Storm Lake Times columnist Art Cullen that the damage done to the relationship between the countries will have lasting ramifications for years to come.

Jorge Guajardo, who served for six years as Mexico's ambassador to China, recently explained to Cullen that Trump's erratic behavior has shown his country that it must look for other major trading partners so it doesn't run the risk of getting burned by the United States again.

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Yale psychiatrist: Trump using racism as a coping mechanism as his mental state rapidly deteriorates

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump continued to attack the young congresswomen of color nicknamed "The Squad," after he was criticized for saying the women should go back to their own countries, even though all four are U.S. citizens. Now, he's doubling down.

On Twitter Wednesday he called the women "left-wing cranks." He added that they were free to leave if they don't like America.

Raw Story spoke with Dr. Bandy X. Lee about the President's racist tirades against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-IL).

Lee is a forensic psychiatrist and an expert on violence at Yale School of Medicine. She helped launch a public health approach to global violence prevention as a consultant to the World Health Organization and other United Nations bodies since 2002. She is author of the textbook, “Violence: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Causes, Consequences, and Cures,” president of the World Mental Health Coalition, and editor of the New York Times bestseller, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.”

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This word is the single biggest tipoff that Trump is lying

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President Donald Trump exhibits a verbal tic that gives away some of his biggest whoppers.

The president tells demonstrable lies on a daily basis, but it's a "flashing red light" that he's lying when he recounts someone calling him "sir," according to CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale.

"Trump has told false 'sir' stories on all manner of subjects: health care, the Middle East, the courts, unions and -- just last week -- both tariffs and social media," Dale wrote. "But no genre of Trump story is more reliably sir-heavy than his collection of suspiciously similar tales about macho men breaking into tears of gratitude in his presence."

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