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Hard-right Freedom Caucus Republicans rebelling against Trump plan for a national emergency declaration: report

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Members of the conservative small-government, anti-tax Freedom Caucus are having second thoughts about Donald Trump’s suggestion that he may declare a national state of emergency to get his border wall built — fearing it could blow up in Republican faces.

According to a report in Politico, “Multiple Republicans in the conservative group have privately raised their concerns with the Trump administration, fearing it would lead to a years-long legal standoff that Democrats could win while setting a dangerous precedent for the presidency.”

While some Freedom Caucus stalwarts, including Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC), say the national emergency declaration may be inevitable, others are less sanguine about Trump making a leap that may hurt Republicans in the long run.

“[Trump] has more options on the table than what I have read about,” explained Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH), who added, “We shared some of those ideas.”

Florida Republican Rep. Ted Yoho said in a Freedom Caucus meeting last week that he is not happy with the idea at all.

“To call it an outright emergency, I told them, I don’t agree with that, but it’s a crisis that needs to be dealt with. That was my opinion,” he said before warning, “Once you do that, it’s all or nothing.”

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“I believe the president does have the legal authority — if you read the statute — I also think it would be a poor use of that authority,” chimed in Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ).

Meadows, for his part, was cautious in an interview with Politico on Thursday.

“I do see the potential for national emergencies being used for every single thing that we face in the future where we can’t reach an agreement. That’s the slippery slope that I’m concerned about,” he explained, later suggesting, via tweet, “POTUS should use asset forfeiture money or other discretionary fees to start construction.”

He did leave the door cracked for accepting a possible Trump emergency declaration, saying, “I think the president would find broad support if it’s determined that ultimately he has to do it.”

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Donald Trump whines: ‘My life has always been a fight’

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The full interview with President Donald Trump finally aired on ABC Sunday, revealing the shocking way that he views his life.

Trump lamented that he's had such a hard life, as the son of multi-millionaires who paid to get him out of trouble multiple times.

"You're a fighter. You, you, it feels like you're in a constant kind of churn--" host George Stephanopoulos began.

"Yeah, uh, my life has always been a fight," Trump said. "And I enjoy that I guess, I don't know if I enjoy it or not, I guess -- sometimes I have false fights like the Russian witch hunt. That's a false fight. That's a made-up, uh, hoax. And I had to fight that."

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The right-wing scored more in years of Trump than eight years of George W. Bush: report

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President George W. Bush oversaw eight years that restricted rights, banned LGBTQ equality, appointed anti-choice judges and so much more. But under Donald Trump's presidency, social conservatives have managed to roll back any progress made by President Barack Obama's leadership.

A new Axios report listed out any anti-LGBTQ, anti-women and anti-poor policies.

“He campaigned saying that he would be a good friend to LGBT people,” James Esseks, director of the ACLU’s LGBT and HIV Project, told VOX. "Actions speak far louder than words. And what he's done has been a wreck."

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Israel’s Netanyahu just christened a building named after Trump — that doesn’t even exist

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent his Father’s Day dedicating a new Trump Tower-type building that hasn't been built in a town that doesn't exist.

Standing in front of a large sign saying "Trump Heights," Netanyahu, who is being forced back into another election, announced the building before planning even began, Axios reported.

A great day on the Golan. PM Netanyahu and I had the honor to dedicate “Trump Heights” — first time Israel has dedicated a village in honor of a sitting president since Harry Truman (1949). Happy Birthday Mr. President!! @POTUS pic.twitter.com/fdYWzokFLK

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