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Long-serving senator says Trump’s ‘cockamamie’ shutdown threat is so absurd it’s almost unbelievable

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A Senator who’s held the same seat since 1975 admitted that he’s never seen anything quite like President Donald Trump’s apparent desire to shut down the government.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram noted on Twitter that Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) told an Appropriations Committee Democrat that in the 44 years and eight presidents he’s seen in the Senate, “this is the only time I’ve seen a president say they want a government shutdown.”

“If you saw it on a comedy show,” the Vermont Democrat added, “you’d say this goes over the top.”

During a speech on the Senate floor on Monday, Leahy also called Trump’s potential government shutdown a “cockamamie idea” and said he was looking for a “reality TV moment,” the Vermont Digger news blog reported.

“For months now he’s repeatedly called for a government shutdown unless we provide $5 billion for his boondoggle border wall,” the senator said in a Monday evening speech. “He wants to score a made-for-reality-TV moment and he doesn’t care how many thousands of hardworking American men and women are going to suffer for it.”

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Trump is unhappy in reality — so he’s inviting everyone into his world of make-believe: columnist

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Confabulation is an unintentional event where someone's memory creates "fabricated, distorted, or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world." Parataxic distortion is when a person tends to "skew perceptions" of others based on fantasy. Then there's political opportunism, a "diagnosis" that plagues politicians almost exclusively. Regardless of the cause, Washington Post syndicated columnist Michael Gerson noted President Donald Trump is not only creating his own reality, he's inviting his supporters to live inside of it.

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Trump delivers nonsensical answer when asked if he should be on Mt. Rushmore

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In an interview with The Hill published on Tuesday, President Donald Trump was asked whether he felt he should be sculpted onto Mount Rushmore with other major American presidents.

In response, the president delivered a completely incoherent reply.

Trump began his response by trying to address the question about whether he should be on Mount Rushmore.

"If I answer that question yes, I will end up with such bad publicity," Trump said.

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Conservative attorney reveals Duncan Hunter’s ‘colossal stupidity’ with devastating timeline of his actions

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Conservative attorney Gabriel Malor, who in the past has written legal analyses for right-wing publications such as The Federalist and the Washington Examiner, found himself in awe at the latest Department of Justice filings leveled against indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA).

In court filings made on Tuesday, the DOJ alleged that Hunter illegally used money donated to his congressional campaign to “carry out a series of intimate relationships” with women who were all involved in politics, including three registered lobbyists and one of his own staff members.

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