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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.

“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.”

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“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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Trump plans to attack the ‘left wing mob’ in culture war tirade at Mount Rushmore: report

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On Friday evening, President Donald Trump will deliver a Fourth of July speech in front of Mount Rushmore. And according to ABC News reporter Will Steakin, the president plans to use the speech to engage in culture war saber-rattling, attacking the "left wing mob" for pushing to remove Confederate statues and other monuments that glorify racist aspects of American history.

Trump Rushmore speech will slam “left wing mob” trying to tear down “our history," campaign official briefed tells @ABC News

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‘Reprehensible’ cops fired for reenacting chokehold at memorial site: ‘A crime against humanity and decency’

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Four former police officers are out of work over "reprehensible" photos taken at a memorial site where a 23-year-old Black man was killed by police while walking home.

"Aurora’s interim police chief on Friday fired two of the three officers who posed for a photo last October reenacting a chokehold at the site of Elijah McClain’s violent arrest — the third officer already had resigned — and terminated another officer who received the photo," The Denver Post reported Friday. "That officer, Jason Rosenblatt, was one of the three officers involved in McClain’s death last summer."

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DC police union buried in mockery after accidentally revealing their own incompetence in stopping crime

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On Friday, the Twitter account for the Washington, D.C. police union posted statistics on a recent upswing in crime rates in the area — trying to imply that police accountability reforms in the wake of the George Floyd killing are preventing officers from doing their jobs.

YoY Crime Stats in DC 6/3 - 7/3

Homicide ⬆️28%Armed Robbery ⬆️33%Shootings ⬆️41%Burglary ⬆️45%Stolen Auto ⬆️45%

This is what ‘knee-jerk’ policies look like in your neighborhood.

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