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Rick Santorum faceplants on CNN when asked to explain how Trump’s wall would stop the drug trade

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Conservative CNN political commentator Rick Santorum went off on an unhinged anti-immigrant rant on Wednesday, but was ultimately unable to say how President Donald Trump’s border wall would solve anything.

“The president talked about the consequences of the illegal immigrants in this country committing crimes,” Santorum shouted at his colleague, former Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart. “With all due respect, you can say ‘it’s a smaller percentage’. They shouldn’t be here. What we are talking about people who are illegally in this country and they should not be here and they are doing these things.”

“That’s really unfair to the families affected who say, ‘look, these people are here unjustifiably, they’re here illegally,’ not like other immigrants who are here legally,” Santorum went on angrily, as host Alisyn Camerota tried to get a word in edgewise.

“How does a wall stop the heroin trade?” she finally broke in. Santorum sat stunned for a moment and began to stammer.

“Well, look, the wall is part, ” Santorum mumbled. “Does it help on the margins? Maybe a little bit, you’re right, most of the heroin comes through ports of entry.”

“The research suggests it comes come through ports of entry through tractor-trailers and passenger vehicles,” Camerota replied, shaking her head. “People who are climbing over a fence aren’t lugging heroin.”

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“I don’t think the American people need a lecture from you or from the president on what the problem is,” chimed in Lockhart, noting that the number of border agents has quadrupled as immigration has plummeted. “It’s a manufactured crisis for the president to get a political win.”

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Trump elicits unintentional laughter in Oval Office meeting: My wars ‘don’t need exit strategies’

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President Donald Trump revealed on Tuesday that he does not use exit strategies when planning for war.

During an Oval Office press gaggle, the president was asked if he had a plan for ending a possible war with Iran.

"You're not going to need an exit strategy," Trump opined, possibly misunderstanding the term. "I don't need exit strategies."

Some in the room could be heard audibly laughing as the president answered.

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Moderate Dem lawmaker tells CNN why Trump’s ‘appalling behavior’ changed his mind on impeachment

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Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), a moderate Democrat and a member of the centrist New Democrat Coalition, went on CNN on Tuesday to explain why he has changed his mind and now supports starting an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

In an interview with CNN's John Berman, Himes said that Trump has regularly shown that he doesn't care about obeying the law, as evidenced by his decision to completely shrug off his own Office of Special Counsel's finding that adviser Kellyanne Conway has repeatedly violated the Hatch Act.

"Kellyanne Conway had clearly broken the law and she should be removed from office," Himes said. "And the president said, 'Ah heck, that doesn't matter.'"

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9/11 first responder busts Trump for lying about helping them: ‘There’s no meeting’

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Appearing in CNN's New Day, two New York City first responders trashed Congress for its foot-dragging over providing funding to help those afflicted by illnesses directly related from the 9/11 attack.

Speaking with hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota, 9/11 first responder John Feal first took shots at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) before getting around to recent comments made by President Donald Trump where he claimed he was having a meeting with representatives of the firefighters and police this week.

In an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, the president noted the work being done by former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart to help get legislation pushed through, and said that he is taking a personal interest in the 9/11 victims' plight.

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