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Trump’s eminent domain of ranches will be worse than the Bundy standoffs: ‘Absolute revolution at the border’

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President Donald Trump may face a “revolution” from right-wing Texas ranchers living near the southern border with Mexico, Dr. Jason Johnson explained on MSNBC’s “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday.

At first, Trump promised that Mexico would pay for the wall. The Mexican government, however, has always said that would not happen.

Next, Trump attempted to get the American taxpayers to pay for his wall. But despite his fear-mongering against immigration during the midterm elections, Democrats won control of the House of Representatives and have emphatically said that America will not pay.

Rejections from both governments have resulted in Trump now floating the idea of declaring a national emergency to take the money out of the Pentagon — and using U.S. troops to seize land along the border.

His latest approach is also problematic for the White House.

“Yeah, the president’s negotiation skills are terrible,” noted Dr. Jason Johnson, the political editor at The Root. “He’s going to be left naked at the poker table every time he goes up against Nancy Pelosi.”

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Johnson suggested that attempting to seize the land from Texas border ranchers would create a worse crisis than the Bundy clan standoffs with the federal government

“The kind of lawsuits that are going to come from trying to build this wall, the eminent domain fights, you thought the Bundy ranch was bad? You will have an absolute revolution at the border if the president tries to get this done,” he predicted.

“Republicans in Texas, in Arizona, they know that, and they’re privately trying to tell the president — or at least Mitch McConnell — you’ve got to get him away from this, we can’t take this kind of fight,” he added.

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Trump thinks he can create his own healthcare law that will take the issue off the table for Democrats

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One of the significant issues Republicans lost on in 2018 was their nearly decade-long crusade to unmake the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.

This week Trump will announce that he's running for president again, and he promises a surprise announcement while there. While it's unclear what he intends for the surprise, one thing he is talking about is a better healthcare law than the Democratic one.

According to The New York Times, Trump is "vowing to issue the plan within a month or two, reviving a campaign promise with broad consequences for next year’s contest."

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Donald Trump whines: ‘My life has always been a fight’

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The full interview with President Donald Trump finally aired on ABC Sunday, revealing the shocking way that he views his life.

Trump lamented that he's had such a hard life, as the son of multi-millionaires who paid to get him out of trouble multiple times.

"You're a fighter. You, you, it feels like you're in a constant kind of churn--" host George Stephanopoulos began.

"Yeah, uh, my life has always been a fight," Trump said. "And I enjoy that I guess, I don't know if I enjoy it or not, I guess -- sometimes I have false fights like the Russian witch hunt. That's a false fight. That's a made-up, uh, hoax. And I had to fight that."

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The right-wing scored more in years of Trump than eight years of George W. Bush: report

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President George W. Bush oversaw eight years that restricted rights, banned LGBTQ equality, appointed anti-choice judges and so much more. But under Donald Trump's presidency, social conservatives have managed to roll back any progress made by President Barack Obama's leadership.

A new Axios report listed out any anti-LGBTQ, anti-women and anti-poor policies.

“He campaigned saying that he would be a good friend to LGBT people,” James Esseks, director of the ACLU’s LGBT and HIV Project, told VOX. "Actions speak far louder than words. And what he's done has been a wreck."

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