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Former US ambassador mocks ‘disruptive’ Trump at G20: ‘Nobody takes him seriously’

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Former US ambassador Christopher Hill told MSNBC on Friday that Trump has so “diminished” the presidency that no one at the G20 summit in Argentina takes him seriously anymore.

“I think what we’re really seeing is a much diminished American presidency,” Hill said, pointing to the president’s many problems, from his former lawyer Michael Cohen’s cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller to losing control of Congress.

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“It’s a sense that this is a president who simply has never mastered his brief. He doesn’t seem to understand these issues,” Hill said, casting doubt on the president’s ability to do his job.

“All he can do is continue to be a disrupter. The world, they don’t believe anything he says,” he added. “I don’t think people are taking him seriously right now, and I think this is the real problem moving forward.”

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‘People’s lives will be lost’: Psychiatrist warns ‘sociopath’ Trump is ‘getting worse’ — and failing in coronavirus response

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President Donald Trump's psychological problems are getting worse and could be consequential as America faces a potential COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Thursday interviewed Dr. Lance Dodes, a former assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

"As you pointed out, Lawrence, this man is about himself. He really is not about the country, he's not about public health," Dr. Dodes said of Trump.

"Although he has already severely damaged the country by being a psychopath or sociopath -- in many ways, he's damaged democracy -- I think people's lives will be lost now," he warned. "Individual lives will be lost because of the way he's mishandling the coronavirus issue."

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‘Something really rotten’: Here’s the evidence of extensive voter suppression in Georgia’s notorious 2018 election

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As the 2020 presidential campaign cycle grinds on, there’s renewed concern about the 21st century’s newest form of warfare: cyber-sabotage of government systems, including elections and online disinformation intended to incite unrest. But as Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a documentary from Brave New Films, makes clear, partisan voter suppression tactics with 20th-century roots remain and can thwart multitudes of voters from changing their state’s political leaders.

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The real story behind Trump’s new lawsuit against the New York Times

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Wednesday was an ominous day for freedom of the press in this country, and I want to tell you why.

You may have heard or seen that President Trump filed a libel suit against the New York Times. Perhaps you weren’t surprised: the president is known to frequently disparage the Times even as he reads it obsessively. Borrowing a page from what I’ve referred to before as a Mount Rushmore of totalitarians, Robespierre, Hitler, Stalin and Mao, Trump loves to call the press the “enemy of the people.”

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