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President Trump desperate to shore up evangelical vote: ‘No one’s done more for Christians’

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On Wednesday night, while on his way to a rally in Florida, President Donald Trump sat down with reporters from the Christian Broadcasting Network  on board Air Force One.

As he’s repeatedly done in the build up to the midterms, the President slammed the media, calling their coverage of his visit to Pittsburgh unfair.

He also vowed to use the military to stop the caravan of Latin American migrants from crossing the US border.

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“I’m all for people coming into the country legally and people based on merit, but when you see a caravan that’s pouring up to our country with thousands of people…” he told CBN. “Look, we’re not going to let them come into our country. We have ten and we might even go up to 15,000 soldiers on our border,” he said.

He also resurfaced his promise to build a wall.

“We are building a wall in its own way. We’re putting up walls and barbed wire and when you look at what we’re doing, they’re just not coming into our country. They might as well go back down. But take a look at the violence that they’ve created down there, that level of, I mean these are not, these are not angels as you would say, these are not angels.”

The President seemed confident that the blue wave will not materialize and that Republicans will hold the Senate. He mocked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for saying that she expected Democrats to sweep the midterms.

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“I know that, look, she’s been losing for a long time, so you know, she would like to win,” he said. “She hasn’t been doing too well. We’ll see what happens. I think we’re going to do very well in the House also.”

But even as the President projected confidence, he also made it clear that he’s desperate to shore up the Evangelical vote, telling CBN that while their prayers were nice, he needed Christians to go out and vote. As part of his elevator speech, Trump claimed that his administration had done more for Christians than any other administration.

“Well they’re going to show up for me because nobody’s done more for Christians or evangelicals or frankly religion than I have,” he claimed. “You’ve seen all the things that we’ve passed including the Johnson Amendment and so many things we’ve nullified. Nobody’s done more than we have,” Trump said.

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The Johnson amendment prohibits non-profit religious organizations from political involvement. Trump has previously claimed he’d eliminated the provision. But according to Politifact, that’s not entirely accurate. Religious leaders spoke up politically before Trump, without facing repercussions, and he does not have the authority to get rid of the law.

The President continued. “Mexico City, take a look at that. Things that frankly until Ronald Reagan, nobody did anything. So, I know they’re very happy with me. We’ve seen they’re very happy. The question is whether or not they’re going to go out and vote when I’m not running,” he said.

“I have no doubt they’re going to be there in ’20. I hope they’re going to be there now because it’ll be a lot easier if they are, a lot better,” he concluded.

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Trump attacks the homeless for sleeping in ‘our best highways, our best streets’ and vows to ‘do something about it’

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued an angry broadside against America's homeless population.

The Washington Post's Josh Dawsey reports that Trump, during a conversation with reporters, complained that homeless people are living in "our best highways, our best streets, our best entrances to buildings."

The president then said that people who live in these buildings pay "tremendous taxes" and want "prestige," and then vowed that "we'll be doing something about it."

Trump says homeless people are living in "our best highways, our best streets, our best entrances to buildings" where people pay "tremendous taxes" and want "prestige." Says he's speaking to tenants who "want to leave the country." He adds: "We'll be doing something about it."

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‘SLAP CUFFS ON HIM NOW’: Internet hammers House Dems for treating Corey Lewandowski with kid gloves

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Trump loyalist Corey Lewandowski testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday and it quickly devolved into a circus in which the former Trump campaign manager refused to answer basic questions from Democrats.

During the hearing, the House Judiciary Democrats sent out a tweet accusing the White House of orchestrating a coverup of the president's actions as outlined by special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

However, many Twitter users went on to hammer the Democrats for purportedly treating the constantly obfuscating and stalling Lewandowski with kid gloves.

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Trump responds to Cokie Roberts’ death by complaining that she ‘never treated me well’

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Journalist Cokie Roberts died on Tuesday and President Donald Trump didn't hesitate to make her passing all about himself.

Per CNN's Daniel Dale, Trump was asked by reporters if he had a comment about Roberts' death at the age of 75 this week, and he responded by complaining that she didn't give him favorable coverage.

"I never met her," the president replied. "She never treated me nicely. But I would like to wish her family well. She was a professional and I respect professionals... never treated me well, but I certainly respect her as a professional."

Per pool, here's Trump on the death of Cokie Roberts: “I never met her. She never treated me nicely. But I would like to wish her family well. She was a professional and I respect professionals...Never treated me well, but I certainly respect her as a professional.”

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