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Pro-Trump PAC loses faith in the president — and tries to recruit Ann Coulter as a 2020 primary challenger

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A political action committee that backed President Donald Trump’s bid in 2016 has now grown so disillusioned with him that it is trying to recruit right-wing polemicist Ann Coulter to challenge him in 2020.

The Washington Times reports that the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC has grown so upset at Trump’s failure so far to build his promised border wall, that it now believes an even tougher immigration hardliner is needed to finally get the job done.

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“I hope Ann Coulter will give serious consideration to running against Trump in the primary and run on a MAGA platform offering conservative voters a pledge to keep her promises… unlike Trump!” the PAC’s president, William Gheen, tells the Washington Times.

Gheen has also been particularly upset that Trump has offered a three-year extension of DACA protections for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States by their parents when they were children.

Writing on its official website, ALIPAC accused Trump of caving to son-in-law Jared Kushner for granting “amnesty” to these immigrants.

“In reaction to President Trump sending his lifelong Democrat son-in-law Jared Kushner to pass DACA Amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants into law, which violates his campaign promises to end DACA and oppose Amnesty, ALIPAC is announcing a campaign to draft Ann Coulter to run in the 2020 GOP Primary as the new MAGA candidate,” the PAC wrote.


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Arizona swing voters are rejecting Trump’s law-and-order attacks on Joe Biden: focus group

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A focus group of Arizona voters held by NPR has found that President Donald Trump's claims that former Vice President Joe Biden will abolish the police are falling flat.

The focus group showed voters a Trump campaign ad featuring a fictitious elderly woman frantically dialing 911 when an intruder entered her house -- only to be told that the entire police department had been defunded thanks to Biden.

However, even Trump voters in the focus group found the ad to be way over the top.

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If Trump loses two more states it’s ‘ballgame over’: AP reporter

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Appearing on MSNBC's " Morning Joe," Associated Press White House correspondent Jonathan Lemire explained Donald Trump's chances of being re-elected have reached the point where, if he loses the electoral votes of one more, he will be out of luck and out of office.

Speaking with co-host Joe Scarborough, Lemire was asked where Trump stands in the battleground states he so desperately needs.

"Both campaigns agree that there are six battleground states to decide this election: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, North Carolina, Florida," he began. "Now the president has to play defense and has had to spend resources and had to go the past week to places like Ohio, Texas -- Georgia is another one where he has to play defense. We don't see, outside of perhaps New Hampshire, a place where Democrats have to do the same now that the Trump campaign has ceded Michigan."

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Trump’s executive orders are confusing and unconstitutional — and likely to hurt his own voters. He doesn’t care.

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As we went into the weekend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had washed his hands of the negotiations over the vitally necessary COVID-19 relief package, leaving Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and former Tea Party zealot turned White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to try to hash out a deal. Word was that the Democrats had come down from their demand for $3 trillion in various relief programs to $2 trillion, while the White House stuck to its offer of $1 trillion and not a penny more. By Friday, the Senate was going home and the talks had irretrievably stalled.
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