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‘Incredibly disrespectful’: Trump’s AG nominee hammered for refusing to meet with Democrats

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A former Justice Department official slammed Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee for refusing to meet with a Democratic Senator — while still meeting with two Republicans.

Matthew Miller, a former DOJ official who now is an MSNBC analyst, tweeted Wednesday that he was surprised to learn that Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was denied by AG nominee William Barr when she requested to interview him before his confirmation hearing.

Earlier in the night, Klobuchar revealed to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that Barr’s office claimed the nominee “wasn’t able to do the meeting” because of the government shutdown.

“They said I could meet him after the hearing, because of the shutdown, that they weren’t able to do the meeting,” the Minnesota Democrat told Hayes. “This is a first for me, because we did request a meeting… and I have always met with major cabinet members under both the Obama administration as well as the Trump administration.”

As Miller pointed out in his tweets, however, Barr managed to meet with Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

“I have never heard of an AG nominee refusing meetings with Judiciary members before,” the former DOJ official noted. “Incredibly disrespectful.”

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Miller then added in a subsequent tweet: “Somehow he found time to meet with Graham and Grassley today. I guess the shutdown wasn’t an issue for meeting with Republicans.”

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‘He should be hospitalized’: Internet stunned after Trump goes off on completely incoherent Mt Rushmore rant

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President Donald Trump was asked on Tuesday whether his face should appear on Mount Rushmore along with other major American presidents.

“If I answer that question yes, I will end up with such bad publicity,” Trump told The Hill, before pivoting to an incoherent rant about fireworks.

The president's rambling shocked many people on Twitter:

Apart from Trump’s apparent inability to string together coherent English sentences on the fly, note also the sheer ignorance and apathy toward the idea that there might be legitimate reasons why fireworks are not detonated around the Black Hills. https://t.co/jja2XD19Mw

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Trump: Immigrants didn’t want to come to America before I was president because ‘Obama wasn’t a cheerleader’

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President Donald Trump's strange rant about fireworks at Mt. Rushmore wasn't the only head-scratching exchange that occurred during his recent interview with reporters from The Hill.

During another part of the interview, Trump was asked about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) criticism of the internment camps he's been using to house immigrant children.

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Trump is unhappy in reality — so he’s inviting everyone into his world of make-believe: columnist

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Confabulation is an unintentional event where someone's memory creates "fabricated, distorted, or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world." Parataxic distortion is when a person tends to "skew perceptions" of others based on fantasy. Then there's political opportunism, a "diagnosis" that plagues politicians almost exclusively. Regardless of the cause, Washington Post syndicated columnist Michael Gerson noted President Donald Trump is not only creating his own reality, he's inviting his supporters to live inside of it.

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