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Ex-GOP Naval War College professor ‘terrified’ as Trump lashes out at Mattis in manic White House rant

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An ex-Republican professor at the Naval War College admitted that Donald Trump’s Wednesday press conference was “terrifying” — and explained why.

“This press conference is terrifying,” professor and Russia author Tom Nichols tweeted. “Even more than usual.”

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He later added that the televised “cabinet meeting” was “a car wreck I can’t stop watching.”

Nichols’ live-tweeted responses to the Trump presser didn’t stop there.

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“Jesus Holy Christmas” he declared, quoting a tweet from Toronto Star Washington correspondent Daniel Dale where the president declared that he’d met with handsome generals.

“Like from a movie,” Trump said. “Better looking than Tom Cruise, and stronger.”

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You can read more of Nichols’ commentary below:

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Will pollsters let us down in 2020?

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If the polls are to be believed, Democratic nominee Joe Biden is the favorite to win the 2020 election against his Republican opponent, President Donald Trump. At the time of this writing, FiveThirtyEight.com, which aggregates and analyzes polls, gives him a 76 percent chance of winning; all eleven of the most recent polls listed at RealClearPolitics predict a Biden victory with an average spread of almost six points.This article first appeared in Salon.

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‘Lacks basic self-control’: Former GOP lawmakers lambaste Trump as they endorse Joe Biden

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Two former Republican lawmakers have joined the long list of Republicans planning to vote against President Donald Trump in the upcoming general election.

In an op-ed published for Roll Call, Reps. Charles Djou (R-Hawaii) and Mickey Edwards (R-Okla.) urged the American public to "choose unity over continued division" when casting their ballot for the November election.

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Colin Powell ally calls on House to begin ‘immediate’ impeachment hearings on Bill Barr

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Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday Morning with Ali Velshi, former Colin Powell chief of staff Lawrence Wilkerson said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) should immediately begin impeachment hearings against Attorney General Bill Barr.

After discussing Donald Trump's threat to not strep down peacefully should he lose in November, Wilkerson turned his ire on Barr who has been accused of acting like the president's personal attorney.

Addressing Trump's riling up his base with accusations of election theft, Wilkerson said, "This is a very, very dicey situation that he's creating, and I don't think he's smart enough to realize that he is creating it to the extent that he is."

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