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WATCH: Trump supporters justify denying constitutional right to citizenship—yet cling to 2nd amendment

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President Donald Trump this week reiterated his vow to use an executive order to eliminate birthright citizenship. Experts pointed out that Trump’s promise to deny citizenship to people born on US land flies in the face of hundreds of years of judicial precedent and is not likely to be accepted by the courts.

A political advertisement he tweeted Thursday, accusing Democrats of letting murderers stream in through the borders, has been compared to the racist Willie Horton ad that helped sink the campaign of Michael Dukakis.

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Emma Vigeland of Rebel HQ, a show aired by the Young Turks, spoke with some Trump supporters about whether they agreed that the President should have the authority to so drastically alter a citizenship right. As it turns out, they didn’t hold the Constitution as sacrosanct as one might think, given their unequivocal support for the 2nd Amendment.

“I don’t agree with it,” one of them said. But a majority called for a change to the constitution while also claiming to be, ‘originalists.’

“Time to change things,” another Trump supporter told Rebel HQ. He quickly added, “…never the second amendment, we have a right to defend ourselves.”

Another supporter said the 14th amendment was designed to address slavery and, “It wasn’t designed for this.”

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Trump-loving media’s attacks on Joe Biden have all been epic flops so far: data

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Pro-Trump media websites have been trying to pull the same trick on Joe Biden that they pulled on Hillary Clinton in 2016 -- but so far, none of their attacks on the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee have gained traction.

Axios reports that data from right-wing news websites shows that reader engagement on three key anti-Biden stories -- his alleged mental decline, his son Hunter Biden's former job with Ukrainian energy company Burisma, and sexual assault allegations by Tara Reade -- have all fizzled.

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Trump aides frustrated by his ‘nonsensical’ Biden attacks in Ohio: AP reporter

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During a segment on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Associated Press White House correspondent Jonathan Lemire stated that aides close to President Donald Trump thought the president made some good points about the U.S. economy on Thursday -- only to have his message overlooked when he attacked former Vice President Joe Biden.

Speaking with co-host Willie Geist, Lemire said there were other problems with the Ohio visit -- including Republican Gov. Mike DeWine being unable to attend because he tested positive for COVID-19 -- but Trump stating Biden "hurts God" made the economic points the president made secondary in a state where he needs votes.

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Expert: Trump playing ‘whack-a-mole’ in attempt to salvage states he should be winning

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A top political analyst says President Donald Trump seems to be flying blind as he heads toward an electoral loss.

Dave Wasserman, the U.S. House editor for the Cook Report, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that demographic changes had turned formerly reliable red states into competitive congressional races, and that same dynamic had made Trump's re-election campaign even more challenging.

"Pennsylvania, Florida and North Carolina, if you talk to the Trump data people they'll hang their hat on the gap getting narrower in those states," Wasserman said. "What's happening is that a lot of the older voters who, for lack of a better term, are exiting the electorate. They are disproportionally registered Democrats who are conservative and voted for Trump in 2016. Yes, the registration gap is narrowing, fewer voters are registering to vote this year than did in 2016 because we're in a pandemic. That doesn't mean the states are getting more favorable to Trump."

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