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‘Just tell me you don’t care’: Ex-Republican chair lambastes ‘clueless’ Trumpsters telling shutdown workers to get over it

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President Donald Trump’s allies are being compared to Marie Antoinette and her famous line, “Let them eat cake” as day 34 of the shutdown gets underway. It was enough to disgust former Republican chairman Michael Steele.

Billionaire Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC Thursday that he doesn’t understand why people are going to food banks and they can’t just take out a loan. The comment comes the morning after the president’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump called the missing pay-checks “a little bit of pain” for a wall that is far more important.

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“You know, I am looking at them sitting in their fine outfits and their jewelry and saying it’s a little bit of pain,” Steele said. “So, clueless. So out of touch. So unconcerned. I mean, the false concern is more galling. Just tell me you don’t care than to sit there and pretend you do because that is more offensive to these families.”

The comments came after a segment where MSNBC interviewed a 17-year veteran of the Smithsonian, who broke down into tears talking about his inability to pay his bills.

“When you look — you want to break a man?” Steele continued. “Take away his livelihood. You want to break up a family, take away the means to protect your children, to feed them, to give them an education because that’s exactly right now.”

Steele went on to say that it’s horrifying that something that was nothing more than a “battle cry,” a means for Trump to remember to talk about immigration, has now become this thing that is destroying American lives.

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WATCH: Town hall crowd explodes into applause as New Jersey lawmaker announces he will vote for Trump impeachment

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On Sunday morning CNN aired a clip of Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) announcing before a town hall crowd on Saturday that he will vote for the impeachment of Donald Trump -- causing some of the audience members to explode into applause over his decision.

In the clip, the lawmaker explains, "Based on the evidence I have seen in the depositions, the hearings and the documents I've seen, I believe on the two counts of impeachment that the vote that has been put before us, that the vote should be yes, and I will be voting yes."

With that, the crowd burst into cheers with some leaping from their seats.

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ABC News had the goods on Jeffrey Epstein years ago — and killed the story

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Multimillionaire predator Jeffrey Epstein died in suspicious circumstances at a Manhattan correctional facility on Aug. 10. The wealthy and powerful New York financier, a convicted sex offender, stands accused by dozens of women and girls of trafficking, rape and sexual abuse. He was an enormously influential and well-connected man who counted as friends billionaire business ownersHollywood starsBritish royals, and even top media figures like Katie Couric and Charlie Rose — with some of his associates falling under suspicion of condoning or even participating in a pedophile ring.

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Child killed as quake strikes southern Philippines

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A powerful earthquake hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Sunday, killing a child, injuring dozens and damaging buildings in an area still recovering from a string of deadly quakes in October.

Police said a rescue operation had been launched at a heavily damaged market building in Padada near the 6.8 magnitude quake's epicentre, which is about 90 kilometres (55 miles) south of the major city of Davao.

Patients were evacuated from hospitals as a precaution and nervous crowds massed outside shopping malls after the jolt and dozens of smaller, but strong aftershocks.

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