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Lawrence O’Donnell: Trump is ‘alone in a hell of his own creation’ as he loses shutdown fight to Nancy Pelosi

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MSNBC anchor and former U.S. Senate staffer Lawrence O’Donnell on Thursday explained how President Donald Trump is losing the political battle over his shutdown of the federal government.

“Nancy Pelosi said no to Donald Trump again today and so tonight a defeated president finds himself alone in a hell of his own creation, a government shutdown which he thought was going to make him look strong but makes him look weaker every day, with his polling numbers getting worse all the time and with Republicans defecting from the Trump sinking ship every day, every time there’s a vote,” he explained.

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“Nancy Pelosi beat Donald Trump once again today, and this time, this time Nancy Pelosi beat Donald Trump in the United States Senate,” he continued.

“The Senate took up a spending bill which Nancy Pelosi had passed through the House of Representatives which would reopen the government for a few weeks — and it won a majority vote, including six Republican votes,” he explained. “Those were six Republican Senate votes for what Nancy Pelosi wants.”

“Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Johnny Isaacson (R-GA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) — all Republicans — all cast their votes in favor of their federal government worker constituents, the government workers in their states who are suffering,” he reported. “And they cast those votes against Donald Trump.”

O’Donnell also noted the lasting damage Trump is doing to public perception of his administration.

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“That Donald Trump has the worst cabinet in history and the worst White House staff in history is beyond dispute,” O’Donnell argued. “What is now sadly beyond dispute is that Donald Trump has the cruelest White House staff and the cruelest cabinet in history.”

“This is a truly vicious form of cruelty. It’s the kind of cruelty that is so oblivious to the way real people live that there’s no limit to how much harm they can do to those people because of that obliviousness,” O’Donnell warned.

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The Internet pummels CNN for booking Lewandowski the morning after he admitted to lying on TV: ‘Why would you do this?’

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Corey Lewandowski admitted to the House Judiciary Committee that he had lied in TV appearances -- so social media users were appalled that he was booked the following morning to appear on CNN.

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager was confronted with false statements he had made in appearances on MSNBC and CNN, where he was scheduled to appear at 8 a.m. on "New Day," according to the show's executive producer.

COMING UP: Former Trump campaign manager @CLewandowski_ LIVE on @CNN's @NewDay at 8amET on yesterday's contentious hearing and impeachment.

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Trump exonerates himself in weird third-person tweet: ‘President Trump didn’t do anything wrong or illegal’

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President Donald Trump declared himself exonerated by former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in an early morning tweet.

The president tagged Lewandowski, who testified Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, and "Fox & Friends" in a Twitter post reacting to coverage of the congressional hearing.

"As Corey Lewandowski stated very clearly yesterday in front of the House Judiciary Committee, President Trump didn’t do anything wrong or illegal," Trump tweeted about himself. "But they all know that. The Democrats are hurting our Country, and getting nothing done. Shameful!"

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‘Trump people lie — we know that’: Ex-House GOP staffer shreds Democrats for letting Lewandowski off the hook

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MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski denounced President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as "rude" and "insolent" -- but her fellow "Morning Joe" panelists ripped House Democrats for letting him off the hook with obstructing their investigation.

Lewandowski turned the House Judiciary Committee hearing into a "circus," Brzezinski said, and panelists agreed he unlawfully claimed executive privilege, and a former Republican House staffer said he should have been charged with contempt of Congress.

"He was a mini Trump," Brzezinski said. "You can speak to Corey Lewandowski in real life, and often you can see someone who doesn't seem like Trump. In front of the cameras, he was playing for an audience of one. He was rude, he was insolent, he was stonewalling and, ultimately, being revealed to be a liar after being shown that he went on a national TV show, Ari Melber, it's not like a camera was shoved in his face, and he chose to lie to the American people."

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