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WATCH: Former commanding general of U.S. Army Europe destroys Trump’s ‘jackassery’

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Retired 3-star General Mark Hertling criticized President Donald Trump’s “unprofessional” comments against retired Navy Admiral William H. McRaven during a Sunday appearance on CNN.

Trump dismissed McRaven as a “Hillary Clinton fan” while complaining that the Navy SEALs did not find Osama bin Laden sooner.

“What I would say in terms of my reaction is we can never become immune to this kind of narrative, to this kind of jackassery,” Hertling declared.

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Hertling served as the commanding general of U.S. Army Europe and the Seventh Army and is now a CNN military analyst.

Hertling noted McRaven is a good friend.

“We both have served during the same period of time and under multiple presidents from both parties. We serve in the military the Constitution of the United States — we don’t serve an individual,” he explained. “That’s what makes our military different from all the other militaries in the world.”

“This comment from the president was disrespectful, demoralizing, it was shallow and it was unprofessional,” he concluded.

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Lindsey Graham backs up Trump’s widely condemned impeachment tirade: ‘A lynching in every sense!’

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President Donald Trump's widely condemned comparison of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry to a "lynching" has the support of at least one Republican senator.

As reported by The Hill's Alex Bolton, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday agreed that with the president's characterization of the House Democrats' efforts to hold him accountable.

"This is a lynching in every sense!" Graham said.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) similarly agreed with Graham that House Democrats' efforts to impeach the president amount to a "lynching," as reported by Politico's Burgess Everett.

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Donald Trump is mirroring the career path of Vladimir Putin: Scientology doc maker Alex Gibney

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According to the director of the "Going Clear," the definitive documentary on Scientology, the rise of both Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin neatly mirror each other in the way that they have propelled themselves into office by using media manipulation as their most potent weapon.

As part of a discussion with the Daily Beast about his latest work, Citizen K, a look at the life of Russian dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Alex Gibney said Putin's career trajectory became a major part of his story -- and he noticed extraordinary parallels with Trump.

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Princeton historian delivers the definitive smackdown of Trump’s ‘insulting’ lynching tweet

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Princeton University History Professor Kevin Kruse on Tuesday delivered a thorough takedown of President Donald Trump's claim that House Democrats' impeachment inquiry represents a "lynching."

In calling the tweet "twelve different kinds of bullsh*t," Kruse began by discussing the constitutional mechanics of the impeachment process in the House that only require a bare majority of lawmakers to favor in order to advance. Concerns about due process in impeachment only come into play in the Senate, where the president is ensured a fair trial and where two-thirds of lawmakers are needed to convict the president and remove him from office.

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