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Nancy Pelosi has ‘mastered the art’ of dealing with Trump’s ‘toddler meltdowns’: Conservative columnist

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi continues to draw plaudits for her skillful handling of the showdown over the federal shutdown that President Donald Trump instigated by refusing to sign any funding bill that didn’t including billions for the wall he promised voters Mexico would pay to build.

In a new Washington Post column, conservative writer Jennifer Rubin mocks the idea that Democrats would ever want another leader in the House given Pelosi’s ability to handle Trump.

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“To say Speaker Nancy Pelosi has mastered the art of dealing with President Trump would be a gross understatement. She fact-checked him in the Oval Office on live-TV, passed spending bills to re-open the government and thereby reinforced Trump’s responsibility for the shutdown,” Rubin writes. “You wonder why in the world Democrats ever considered replacing her. She knows she has power, she willingly and skillfully deploys it and, as she has said, as a mother of 5 kids, knows how to handle a toddler’s meltdown.”

As a grandmother, Pelosi understood what Trump craved and has been able to read the tea leaves on Trump’s plummeting popularity with his demographic base as the shutdown drags on.

“Unlike Trump, many don’t view the wall as a dire issue but 58 percent do see the shutdown as a ‘very serious’ matter,” she writes. “We don’t know how this will end, but should the shutdown create a serious safety hazard or take a big chunk out of the economy, there is little doubt who’s going to get the blame. And Pelosi knows it.”

Read the full column here.

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‘Morrison in the USA sucking up to Trump’: Aussies furious to see prime minister campaigning for Trump

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President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appeared at a rally in Ohio Sunday, prompting Aussies to complain that it's unacceptable for their leader to be campaigning for Trump.

Trump invited himself to a Houston, Texas rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where he tried to campaign for the U.S. president with Indian-American voters. Sadly, however, nearly 80 percent of Indian-American voters cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Republicans love the Constitution — until it applies to them: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot unleashed on President Donald Trump's latest scandal he's calling Ukraine-gate. But when it comes to Republicans, he called them outright complicit.

In his Sunday column, Boot noted that a mob boss doesn't have to overtly say “pay up, or we will destroy your store” to be guilty of extortion. In Trump's case, he tends to say things in a way that it is understood what he wants people to do, according to former "fixer" Michael Cohen.

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Hate for Trump sets new record of Americans who can’t stand a president

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A new poll shows a record number of Americans can't stand the president of the United States.

According to the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal public opinion poll, an astounding 69 percent of Americans don't like Trump personally.

During the early 2000s, President George W. Bush enjoyed the benefit of Americans finding him likable and wanting to "have a beer" with the sober leader. That measure of "likability" has been a kind of inspiration for political leaders searching for voters based not on issues but on personality.

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