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Dem steamrolls Fox News host as she tries to defend Trump’s border wall

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Rhode Island Democratic congressman David Cicilline on Friday made mincemeat of Fox News host Julie Banderas, after she tried to defend President Donald Trump’s border wall.

“This notion that Democrats don’t support border security is a silly claim. We just think it should be done in a smart, cost-effective way using new technologies,” Cicilline said, and added that the president’s shutdown was a stunt. “He wants to distract from the other very bad things that have happened in the last two weeks. He lost his defense secretary in a very serious rebuke of his foreign policy, the Trump Foundation was closed because of persistent illegalities, he’s lost the ISIS coordinator Mr. McGurk, the stock market has been very volatile, the walls are closing in with the Mueller investigation. I think the president has decided, ‘you know what, a shut down will distract from all of that’ and he’s right.”

“I think the president wants to continue to fulfill promises,” Banderas countered. “He’s made promises that he wants to keep and this was his biggest promise. This isn’t necessarily meant to distract, this is something nothing new.”

“The reality is his chief of staff, General Kelly himself said, and his incoming chief of staff Mick Mulvaney both said, a border wall will not solve the problem,” Cicilline shot back. “That it is a simple solution, a 19th century solution for a 21st century problem. Both of his chief of staff has have acknowledged that.”

“Many would say of course a wall would work,” Banderas continued, undeterred. “If you’ve got a huge structure standing before you, how do you lift your child over that or your wife? I don’t know how that would work out.” Cicilline replied that people could go over or under a wall, especially if they were desperate. That’s when Banderas played the Hillary card.

“You do realize thought that this isn’t the only president, and it doesn’t have to be a Republican, that has actually wanted a wall,” she began. “Hillary Clinton at one point —”

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“I don’t know that there’s been another president has said a $70,000,000,000, 1000-mile wall,” Cicilline interjected. “It’s a ludicrous idea, it will not work, it’s too expensive, and it’s not effective.”

“All I’m saying is back in the day Hillary Clinton wanted a wall,” she tried again.

“I wouldn’t support it if Hillary Clinton wanted it,” Cicilline continued, leaving Banderas with the grievance card.

“All I’m saying is it didn’t get as much attention because it was a Democrat that wanted it,” she said. “Now that a Republican is in office, especially Trump being in office who’s probably the most hated president ever by Democrats, it gets more inflated.”

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“It has nothing to do with that, it’s a bad idea,” Cicilline retorted. “Whoever’s idea it is, it’s a bad idea. Forget about President Trump, who happens to advocate for it, it’s a dumb idea.”

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Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quit’

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Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.

Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.

Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.

He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff

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Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?

Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.

The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."

There's little mystery about how the night will go down.

Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.

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Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’

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After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.

"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."

Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.

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