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Trump adviser Stephen Miller poisons every compromise bill to re-open government: Maine senator

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Maine Independent Senator Angus King told CNN Wednesday that presidential advisor Stephen Miller is to blame for the ongoing government shutdown because he poisons any legislative compromise for immigration.

Host Alisyn Camerota noted the details of President Donald Trump’s offer to Democrats, which included what she called “big, big changes” to current asylum laws, and asked King if the bill would have his support.

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“No,” he replied flatly, saying he had two major issues with the legislation.

“One is do we accede to the president’s requests, whatever it is today, with a gun to our head, with a shutdown, with 800,000 people furloughed, not being paid,” King said of the president’s hostage-taking. “The fear is this will become the routine way to do business around here.”

King said his other issue was the president’s “supposed compromise” which he said wasn’t anything of the sort.

“This wasn’t a compromise, this was the president’s offer,” he continued. “But in it were these major changes in asylum laws.”

“And this is typical, this is Steven Miller’s signature,” King said, clearly exasperated.
“You think you’ve got a deal. He’ll stick something in at the end to try to gain a little bit more in terms of limiting immigration, even legal immigration. Now we’ve got something that really makes it impossible to vote for.”

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Trump’s ‘not smart’ attacks on Kamala Harris as an angry Black woman will backfire: CNN’s Van Jones

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CNN's Van Jones on Thursday said that President Donald Trump's decision to attack presumptive Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as an "angry" Black woman would backfire.

Reacting to the president's remarks about Harris during a Fox Business interview, in which he called her "a mad woman" who is "so angry," Jones said that Trump would only work to make the California senator more of a sympathetic figure.

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Trump calls Kamala Harris ‘nasty’ because he dreads being challenged by ‘strong Black women’: CNN’s April Ryan

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CNN's April Ryan on Thursday said that President Donald Trump has resorted to calling Sen. Kamala Harris "nasty" because it's his go-to reaction whenever he's challenged by "strong Black women."

When discussing the president's attacks on the presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee, Ryan explained that the president will always fall back on the lowest common denominators of racism and sexism.

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Bob Woodward’s new book about Donald Trump captures the ‘rage’ of the president

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President Donald Trump let long-time reporter Bob Woodward in again to write another book about him. This one will be called Rage, scheduled to be released Sept. 15.

According to a CNN exclusive, Woodward did more than a dozen interviews with the president for the book at the White House, Mar-a-Lago and over the phone.

Woodward's previous book Fear, was attacked by the president as "lies" and using "phony sources." In this case, Trump is the source. He was previously furious when his staff didn't tell him about Woodward's multiple attempts to interview him for Fear.

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