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Trump’s 7 most unhinged moments as he lets loose in a wild hour-long tirade

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President Donald Trump held a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, which opened with him holding court on a number of subjects, from Afghanistan to Arizona real estate.

The question and answer session lasted almost an hour, and Trump took questions from a number of reporters as he zinged rivals and bragged about his accomplishments.

He also said that he would have been a good army general.

Here are the seven most unhinged moments.

1. President Trump claimed he fired Defense Secretary James Mattis, who quit in protest after Trump announced that he was pulling out of Syria and turning it over to Russia, ISIS and Iran.

“President Obama fired Mattis. And, essentially so did I,” Trump falsely claimed at the meeting.

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Trump also had a defense for why he was pulling out of Syria. Namely, that the country does not have oil: “Syria was lost long ago. We are talking about sand and death, we are not talking about vast wealth.”

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2. “I know more about drones than anybody.”

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President Trump claimed he is an expert on drones, which he believes would not be effective in stopping undocumented migrants.

Trump claimed that the wall, which many Mexicans have shown can be easily climbed, could only be circumvented by pole vaulters.

“You can’t get through… unless you’re a world-class pole vaulter,” he said.

3. President Trump claimed that he could win an election in Europe if he wanted.

“I could be the most popular person in Europe- I could run for any office I wanted to- but I don’t,” he said.

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4. Trump claimed he would have been a great general.

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Trump dodged service in the Vietnam war because of “bone spurs” that were diagnosed by a doctor who rented space from his landlord father.

“I think I would have been a good general, but who knows?” he said.

5. Trump claimed credit for low oil prices, saying he called certain people and told them to sell their oil below the market rate.

Oil prices are not “luck” but because Trump called up “certain people” and told them “let that damn oil flow.”

6. Trump mocked outgoing Arizona senator Jeff Flake by saying he’s selling real estate, or will go to work for CNN.

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“Jeff Flake is now selling real estate, or whatever he’s doing.,” Trump said.

This is interesting because Trump himself spent his career selling real estate before claiming the presidency.

7. Trump claimed that his border wall along the 2,000-mile southern border was similar to the “walls” that surround the Vatican and Barack Obama’s home in Washington, D.C. and that they are all 100 percent effective.

“They say the wall is immoral, you better do something about the Vatican, because the Vatican has the biggest wall of them all. The wall is immoral? Look at all of the countries that have walls. They work 100%.”

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Is decency a weakness? Here’s what psychiatrist Carl Jung would say about the GOP’s embrace of the dark side

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Let’s talk about decency.

We are a nation that elected a man who in less than two and a half years has sullied our reputation across the world while here at home enabling our baser instincts to mug and molest our better angels.

The concept of decency is not one he knows or possesses within himself. His lack of it has helped reignite a contagion of hatred and intolerance, ratcheted up by Internet trollery, that largely lay dormant but now spreads once again like a toxin through the body politic.

Because of him this is not an America made great. It is instead a nation struggling with basic human decency, whether at the camps and cages of our southern border or along the corridors of Congress, where too many once rational members have succumbed to the siren call of cynical opportunism and demagoguery.

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White House to expand ‘immunity’ claim to cover McGahn aide and keep her from answering House Dem questions

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According to a report at Politico, the White House is expected to block former presidential counsel Don McGahn's top aide Annie Donaldson from providing information to the House Judiciary Committee.

The report states that White House lawyers plan assert its claims that former aides have “absolute immunity” from providing information to Congress about their time in the White House.

According to the report, Donaldson, who has already departed the White House, was expected to provide written answers to questions submitted by Democrats  -- but now that is on hold.

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George Conway doubles down by tweeting Trump’s sexual assault history: ‘Further evidence of this president’s sociopathy’

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George Conway, husband to Trump aide Kellyanne Conway, on Sunday called the evidence "quite compelling" that President Donald Trump raped or sexually mistreated multiple women.

In a series of tweets on Saturday, U.S. House candidate Brianna Wu tweeted about 23 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct.

THREAD: Here is a list of all the 22 women who have credibly accused Trump of rape and sexual misconduct. Please Retweet.

1. Jill Harth says she was groped and kissed in a bedroom at Mar-A-Lago. https://t.co/EfWBiOPFFs

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