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Fox News pundit warns Trump to end the shutdown ‘now’ — or else get killed in 2020

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Multiple polls have shown President Donald Trump’s disapproval rating spiking since the start of the government shutdown, while his normally steady approval rating has noticeably slid.

Reacting to this, Fox News pundit Doug Schoen has penned a column urging the president to reopen the government or face almost surefire defeat in 2020.

Among other things, Schoen takes Trump to task for saying on camera last year that he would be “proud” to shut down the government unless he got money to fund his long-promised border wall. This, argues Schoen, left him no room to credibly blame Democrats for the shutdown.

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“With most Americans blaming him for the continued government shutdown, the president’s power to negotiate grows weaker every day,” writes Schoen, a Democrat who regularly goes on Fox News to bash his own party. “It is obvious now that President Trump’s action to shut down part of the government to receive funding for his border wall has backfired. For the sake of his presidency and the country, it is time to reopen the government.”

Schoen goes on to warn Trump that his position will keep getting weaker the longer the shutdown lasts — and will cripple his reelection campaign if it continues into the next year.

“For President Trump to have any chance at winning again in 2020, he will need to end the shutdown immediately and take whatever money the Democrats are now willing to provide,” he writes. “By doing this, he can say that the shutdown has been a victory because border security has gotten more funding than it previously had.”


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Trump encourages China to take advantage of Jay Powell and Fed: They ‘don’t have a clue’

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President Donald Trump launched a new attack against his own Federal Reserve chairman in a pair of Monday morning tweets.

The president has been publicly pressuring Fed chairman Jerome Powell to lower interest rates in hopes of staving off a recession, but the Trump appointee has so far resisted his calls.

"Producer prices in China shrank most in 3 years due to China’s big devaluation of their currency, coupled with monetary stimulus," Trump tweeted. "Federal Reserve not watching? Will Fed ever get into the game? Dollar strongest EVER! Really bad for exports. No Inflation...Highest Interest Rates..."

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Internet pummels Trump for frantic demand to investigate Obama instead: ‘This is not the tweet of an innocent man’

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President Donald Trump jealously raged against Barack Obama's post-presidency business deals, which includes a production agreement with Netflix -- and other social media users ridiculed his apparent envy.

Trump questioned that deal and others in a pair of tweets complaining about an impeachment inquiry launched against him last week by the House Judiciary Committee, and he suggested Congress look at Obama's business since he left the White House.

....work that way. I have a better idea. Look at the Obama Book Deal, or the ridiculous Netflix deal. Then look at all the deals made by the Dems in Congress, the “Congressional Slush Fund,” and lastly the IG Reports. Take a look at them. Those investigations would be over FAST!

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Is the Trump administration squelching a whistleblower — and a major scandal?

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America's system of government has always worked on the honor system. With so few Senate-confirmed Cabinet and federal agency heads, and so many “acting” officials working in the Trump administration, people who are constantly forced to audition for permanent positions are now under tremendous pressure to protect a president hellbent on breaking every norm of good governance. Now a new possible political scandal could be brewing in the Trump administration that tests the loyalty of these “acting” officials — pitting their allegiance to the nation against their desire to impress their boss.

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