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Retired Army colonel and Medal of Honor recipient: Donald Trump is ‘a man without honor’ — and his entire base knows it



A retired Army colonel and Medal of Honor recipient slammed President Donald Trump for attacking Navy Admiral William McRaven, the SEAL whose operation took down Osama bin Laden.

In a Sunday interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace, Trump opined that the SEALS should have taken down bin Laden “a lot sooner.” The Republican National Committee soon followed his lead and suggested McRaven was a shill for Hillary Clinton.

Retired Col. Jack Jacobs told MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace that military leaders who work for Trump are likely “nauseated” at having to do so given all of his attacks on veterans.

“You have to do what Einstein called a ‘thought experiment’ and ask yourself the question, why would any of these people work for this administration?” Jacobs said. “And if you get them up against the wall and ask them that and you’re inside the cone of silence, they’d probably say that they do it because nobody else can or nobody else would.”

Veterans like Defense Secretary Jim Mattis “and others stay out of honor,” the retired colonel said, adding that this “is the greatest frustration for Donald Trump.”

“The nation chooses to bestow honor on certain individuals,” Jacobs said. “One cannot claim honor for themselves. As a nation we bestowed honor on Admiral McRaven…on the Khan family, on their son who gave his life in service to our country. On men like John McCain for their heroism.”


“Donald Trump, this is a man without honor who desperately wants it,” he said.

“Even his supporters acknowledge” that Trump has “no kindness, no empathy, no understanding,” the Medal of Honor recipient added.

“Even his supporters who say, yes, but we get tax cuts and, yes, but we get Obamacare repealed, they’ll admit and tell you they look the other way at this president’s dishonorable conduct,” Jacobs said. “And that, ultimately, when we hear these outrageous comments from the president always comes back to his supporters who refuse to speak up or worse, the national Republican Party today who doubled down on hitting Admiral McRaven and getting the president’s back.”

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Senator Elizabeth Warren leads Democrats in spirited first 2020 debate



Ten Democrats clashed in the first debate of the 2020 presidential race Wednesday with Elizabeth Warren cementing her status as a top-tier candidate and several underdogs using the issue of immigration to clamor for the limelight.

The biggest American political debate since the 2016 presidential campaign is occurring over two nights in Miami, climaxing Thursday with former vice president Joe Biden squaring off against nine challengers, including number two candidate Bernie Sanders.

But Wednesday's first take was a spirited encounter between Democrats like ex-congressman Beto O'Rourke, Senator Cory Booker, former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on subjects as varied as health care, economic inequality, climate action, gun violence, Iran and immigration.

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Here are 4 winners and 9 losers from the first 2020 Democratic primary debate



With ten candidates on stage Wednesday, the opening debate of the 2020 Democratic primary in Miami was a packed mess. And this was only the first course in a two-part event — 10 more candidates will debate on the following night.

A crowded field makes it difficult to stand out, and that means that even after a big night like a debate, the most likely result is that not much changes. But the debate was still significant, giving candidates the chance to exceed, meet, or fall below expectations for their performances.

Here's a list — necessarily subjective, of course — of the people who came out on the top when the dust was settled, and those who came out on the bottom.

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Here are 3 ways Julián Castro stood out in the first Democratic Debate



There were many predictions going into the first Democratic debate on MSNBC, but no one predicted that Julián Castro would break out from the crowd.

Check out the top three ways Castro stood out from the crowd.


The former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development was the outright winner of the immigration section of the debate

It should "piss us all off," Castro said about the father and his little girl who were found face-down in the shores of the Rio Grande River this week. “It’s heartbreaking."

Castro is a second generation American who got into specifics on immigration policy, calling for an outright "Marshall Plan" style of action for Guatemala and Honduras. He joined with other Democrats calling for an end to President Donald Trump's family separation policy, but he then suggested ending the "metering" of legitimate asylum seekers.

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