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Trump is more afraid of his base than government shutdown: Columnist

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President Donald Trump wasn’t afraid to shut down the government thus risking millions of Americans live, but he is afraid of losing his far-right base over an empty campaign promise to build a wall at the US-Mexico border.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson wrote that Trump’s border wall promise was more of a “rallying cry than a serious proposal.”

Robinson said that the thought of the president losing his base is “keeping him up at night.”

“Trump is afraid of Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Matt Drudge, Laura Ingraham and the rest of the far-right echo chamber,” he wrote.

Robinson added, “He’s afraid of his shrunken but loyal base, which could abandon him if he doesn’t give them a wall. He’s afraid of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and the federal, state and local prosecutors in New York who are investigating various Trump enterprises.”

Trump is not holding the government “hostage” just for a border wall, but because he knows it symbolizes his presidency and could cost him 2020 if he does not get it.

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“And he’s afraid of losing his coercive hold over the Republican senators who one day could sit in judgment of his fate,” Robinson wrote.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders is so toxic few people would admit to attending her going away party

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Outgoing White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders redefined the role of her position by refusing to hold daily briefings and brazenly lying to protect President Donald Trump.

She was even cited in the Mueller report for admitting under oath that she had lied from the podium.

So when Politico's Anita Kumar and the Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers decided to throw Sanders a going away party, there was immediate outrage.

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Soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe profanely rips Trump and vows she won’t go to the White House

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U.S. women's national soccer team star Megan Rapinoe will not be visiting the White House if the team successfully repeats their Women's World Cup victory.

"I'm not going to the f*cking White House," she told Eight By Eight Magazine.

"We're not going to be invited," she added.

On Monday, President Donald Trump ripped Rapinoe for protested during the national anthem.

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Robert Mueller likely thought Don Jr. was guilty — here’s why that actually made it hard to investigate Trump

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Special counsel Robert Mueller has completed his investigation of ties between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign, turned over his findings to Congress, and stepped down from his post at the Justice Department.

His findings were incredibly damning for the president and his allies, finding evidence that the campaign eagerly accepted Russian help, if not a full-blown conspiracy, and outlining ten potential episodes where Trump obstructed justice. But Mueller's conclusions are by no means the end-all of everything that happened. Mueller himself acknowledged in his report that Trump's lack of cooperation probably prevented him from finding a lot of information.

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