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Conservative outlines GOP ‘nightmare’ scenario for Trump’s national emergency border wall

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If President Donald Trump really does declare a national emergency as a way to go around Congress to fund his border wall, what precedent would that set for future presidents?

Writing in the Washington Examiner, conservative Philip Klein outlines how Trump’s gambit to build his border wall without congressional approval could completely blow up in the GOP’s face.

According to Klein, the worst-case scenario for the president is that the Supreme Court rules he has the right as president to build the wall by declaring an emergency — and then he still loses the 2020 presidential election to a progressive Democrat.

“In that case, Trump wins the case in court, but the decision comes too late for him to get much construction done by the end of his first term,” Klein explains. “Then, he loses re-election. The next Democratic president could then stop construction on the border wall but still turn around and use the precedent set by court decision as a means of advancing any big-ticket liberal items that can’t get through Congress.”

In other words, concludes Klein, Republicans will have spent years of political capital to tear down governing norms only to “give the next Democratic president a blank check.”

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For Klein, this scenario represents nothing short of a “nightmare” for the GOP.

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Trump mocked for tweeting he’ll ‘personally vouch’ for rapper A$AP Rocky’s bail: ‘Now name three of his songs’

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Twitter users were both baffled and amused on Saturday morning after Donald Trump tweeted that he would "personally vouch" for the bail needed to release American rapper A$AP Rocky from a Swedish jail.

After receiving a phone call from celebrity Kim Kardashian about the plight of the hip-hop star overseas, the president -- in the middle of a racism scandal himself -- appears to have taken up the cause in an effort to calm racism charges.

Not everyone on Twitter was buying it.

See below:

Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly. Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative....

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Trump echoes another president who stoked fear rather than face the tech-based economic change he failed to stem

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It is amazing how similar America in 2019 is to America in the 1920’s, a decade that began almost a hundred years ago. It is as if America is reliving its own history, trapped in a prison of deja vu, purposely not wanting to remember the disaster that unfolded as the 1920s ended.

The parallels are striking, the anti-immigration frenzy, race-baiting, trade wars, over-heated stock markets, corruption, and technological changes that produced hip urban centers contrasting with rural alienation and bitterness. Like today, the 1920s was a period of spectacular wealth and an ever-increasing income gap.

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George Conway busts Trump for retweeting woman who called migrants ‘cockroaches’ and ‘feral humans’

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On Saturday, President Donald Trump retweeted a defense of his racist attacks on Democratic women of color by British far-right activist Katie Hopkins.

After doing so, George Conway called out the president, pointing out Hopkins' long history of flagrantly racist behavior herself:

So the President is the United States is (again) retweeting a woman who once wrote a column saying migrants were "cockroaches" and "feral humans" and "spreading like the norovirus," and once tweeted, “Racial profiling is a good thing. Call me racist, I don’t care.” pic.twitter.com/NKJLhh4JEI

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