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Conservative columnist lists all the times the GOP could have funded Trump’s wall — and failed

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President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans have been arguing that the situation at the southern U.S. border is such a crisis that it requires Democrats to vote in favor of the president’s proposed border wall.

However, conservative columnist Noah Rothman points out that the president and the GOP had a full two years to get the wall funded if it was such a dire national emergency — and every time the opportunity came up, they failed to do so.

In fact, Rothman has also found that many Republican lawmakers over the past two years have actually downplayed or even disparaged the proposed border wall as an effective strategy for border security.

“The border wall is probably not a smart investment,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said in early 2017, in a comment flagged by Rothman.

“I don’t think we’re just going to be able to solve border security with a physical barrier because people can come under, around it and through it,” said Sen. John Coryn (R-TX) just one month earlier.

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Additionally, Rothman documents all the times that Republican lawmakers have openly admitted to punting on funding the wall, including this past September when the Washington Post reported that “Republican leaders are more focused on urging Trump to delay a fight for the wall than on fighting for it themselves.”

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Former aide to Israeli prime minister smacks Trump upside the head for dragging Israel into his racism mess

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In a column for Bloomberg, a former senior aide to Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin said his country has no interest in being associated with Donald Trump's racist meltdown over four Democratic lawmakers and advised the president to leave them out it.

Responding to Trump's tweets that accused the four Democrats, all women of color, of not only hating America but also Israel, Zev Chafets -- who was the founding managing editor of the Jerusalem Report Magazine -- claimed Trump can rest at ease because they don't need his help.

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Trump flings racist trash because Fox News has warped his perception of reality: Ex-White House official

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President Donald Trump lobbed racist abuse at four Democratic congresswomen over the weekend -- and his advisers say his addiction to Fox News is at least partially to blame.

The president's advisers have been trying to convince him that outrageous tweets and comments do way more harm than good -- his lowest poll numbers came after his remarks about Charlottesville and after slandering "sh*thole" countries -- but they said Trump has a skewed perception about his popularity with minority voters, reported Politico.

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READ: Here is the resolution from House Democrats condemning Trump’s racist attacks on congresswomen of color

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On Tuesday, House Democrats formally introduced a resolution condemning President Donald Trump for his racist social media attacks on Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).

The full text, reported by NBC News, can be read below:

Whereas the Founders conceived America as a haven of refuge for people fleeing from religious and political persecution, and Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison all emphasized that the Nation gained as it attracted new people in search of freedom and livelihood for their families;

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