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He’s ‘ripping the nation apart’: Trump friend explains — ‘I don’t think there’s a plan’

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President Donald Trump ran on the idea of being an experienced businessman and notorious deal-maker. Sadly, however, the president has been no match for the experts in Washington.

In a Washington Post report, the paper trolled a president who once claimed, “I alone can fix it.” It turns out he cannot.

“The government is not simply broken — it is in crisis, and Trump is grappling with the reality that he cannot fix it alone,” Post reporters Phil Rucker and Josh Dawsey wrote Sunday.

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The government shutdown is now nearing one month and long ago surpassed the record for the longest in history. It’s already cost the country billions and might be urging the economy into a recession that experts warn is expected.

In most cases, Trump’s deals have been about the abstract: building, buying, deals from cities and cost of labor. Trump’s decisions generally only impact himself, his business and those he’s doing a “deal” with. Never before have his deals taken nearly one million Americans hostage in the process.

“Even though he thinks he’s doing a great job for his core, it’s ripping the nation apart,” said one Trump friend, anonymously. “I don’t think there is a plan. He’s not listening to anybody because he thinks that if he folds on this he loses whatever constituency he thinks he has.”

Saturday, Trump made a new proposal that sounded remarkably like the old proposal. Democrats said it was a “non-starter.” While the House has passed several bills that the Senate could take up, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to do his job until he knows Trump and Democrats agree.

Democrats already think they have the upper hand because Trump said on camera he would accept responsibility for the shutdown and instead of “border security” Trump is demanding money for the wall and only the wall. If the Democrats offered money for border security and excluded the wall, Trump probably wouldn’t take the deal

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“What really drove him was Art of the Deal, that he could get stuff done in D.C. and deal with the knuckleheads,” said Republican strategist Mike Murphy, a sharp Trump critic. “People saw him as some sort of business wizard. That’s all disintegrating. It’s like McDonald’s not being able to make a hamburger.”

Read their full report at The Washington Post.

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READ IT: House Judiciary Committee releases report defining Trump impeachable offenses

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On Saturday, the House Judiciary Committee released a report outlining the impeachable acts committed by President Donald Trump.

"Our President holds the ultimate public trust," said the report, titled "Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment," in its introduction. "A President faithful only to himself—who will sell out democracy and national security for his own personal advantage—is a danger to every American. Indeed, he threatens America itself."

The report clarifies the procedures for impeachment, analyzes whether president can be "impeached for abuse of executive powers," and "whether it is preferable to await the next election when a President has sought to corrupt that very same election."

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Trump hammered by ex-intel officials for sucking up to the Saudis after Florida naval base shooting

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President Donald Trump is taking heat from former U.S. intelligence officials for taking a very soft tone with the Saudi government after Friday’s shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.

Not long after the shooter was identified as a second lieutenant in the Saudi Arabian military, the president tweeted out words of sympathy from the Saudi king after a phonecall, writing, "The King said that the Saudi people are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter, and that this person in no way shape or form represents the feelings of the Saudi people who love the American people."

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Former right-wing presidential candidate scamming Americans with toxic bleach cure for cancer

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Former diplomat and Reagan adviser Alan Keyes is a well-known gadfly who has run multiple times for president and for Senate, most famously against future President Barack Obama in 2004.

But lately, according to The Daily Beast, he has been involved in a different pursuit: the promotion of a dangerous pseudoscience scam known as the "Miracle Mineral Solution," or MMS.

The substance, which is actually just the powerful bleach chlorine dioxide, is supposedly a cure for everything from viral infections to infertility, and there was even a cultlike church known as the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, that promoted it as a gift from God. MMS has particularly taken root in developing countries like Uganda, but it also has a following in the United States, and many autistic children have been forced to drink it. Versions of this scam have even been promoted on Amazon.

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