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Trump warned to stop letting ‘right-wing whack-a-doodles’ run the White House by ex-GOP senator

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Former New York U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato (R) urged President Donald Trump to stop being influenced by right-wing extremists and keep the government open even after his three-week negotiation period with the Democrats ends.

Appearing on the John Catsimatidis’ radio show early on Sunday, D’Amato expressed frustration with both parties but directed his anger at unnamed advisors within Trump’s orbit.

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“Both sides have acted in a disgraceful manner. They’re just worried about politics. They’re worried about the next election,” he said. “That’s why the American people hold politicians in disdain. They have earned that distinction because they obviously have put politics first and the nation is forgotten.”

He added, “Don’t let right-wing whack-a-doodles run the place — they’re out of their mind.”

You can listen to the interview below:

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Trump aide Cuccinelli snaps after CNN’s Camerota shows him pictures of caged kids: ‘I’m not going to take that’

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A CNN interview with acting Director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli took a contentious turn on Friday morning after host Alisyn Camerota showed him pictures of immigrant children being held in cages and asked him why he would want to hold them even longer based upon a recent policy change he instituted.

As the CNN host pressed the Trump administration official on plans to hold children indefinitely, she put pictures of the kids in cages up on the screen which angered Cuccinelli.

"On one level it protects children, but it also exposes children to the overcrowding. Here's some of the roll we've been playing for months," she began, only to have the White House official cut her off.

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China retaliates again in Trump’s trade war — and sends the stock market plunging

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China on Friday announced that it was levying tariffs on $75 billion worth of American goods in the latest retaliation against President Donald Trump's trade war.

In addition to slapping tariffs on an additional $75 billion worth of goods, China also said it would resume enforcing duties against American automobiles.

As Bloomberg reports, the announcement of new tariffs ahead of the opening bell on Friday sent stock market futures plunging downward.

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Right-wing activist David Koch dead at 79: report

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David Koch, the billionaire industrialist and conservative activist, has reportedly died.

Sources close to the family confirmed the 79-year-old Koch, who retired from the privately owned Koch Industries last year, passed away, according to New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer.

Koch took over as president of Koch Engineering in 1979, and became co-owner of Koch Industries four years later with his older brother, Charles Koch.

He was ranked the 11th-wealthiest person in the world upon his retirement, with an estimated net worth of $51 billion, and both he and his brother donated much of their fortune to conservative political candidates and causes.

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