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Trump’s wall was a gimmick cooked up by advisers so he would remember to bash immigrants in speeches: report

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President Donald Trump’s promised border wall — that Mexico would pay for — was the signature policy issue of his 2016 campaign.

The idea for the wall actually dates back to 2014 and started as a trick by his campaign advisors to keep Trump from forgetting to bash immigrants in speeches, The New York Times reported Saturday.

“As Mr. Trump began exploring a presidential run in 2014, his political advisers landed on the idea of a border wall as a mnemonic device of sorts, a way to make sure their candidate — who hated reading from a script but loved boasting about himself and his talents as a builder — would remember to talk about getting tough on immigration, which was to be a signature issue in his nascent campaign,” The Times reported.

Advisors Sam Nunberg and Roger Stone created the idea of the wall as a memory trick used to manage the candidate.

“How do we get him to continue to talk about immigration?” Nunberg said he told Stone. “We’re going to get him to talk about he’s going to build a wall.”

It worked, Trump remembered to talk about immigration during the campaign.

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The executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which argues for less immigration, said Trump’s wall strategy backfired after he was elected.

“As a messaging strategy, it was pretty successful,” Mark Krikorian said. “The problem is, you got elected; now what do you do? Having made it his signature issue, Trump handed the Democrats a weapon against him.”

One of Trump’s close personal friends also told The Times he thinks Trump made a mistake.

“Listening to Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter on this is a mistake,” said Newsmax chief executive Chris Ruddy.

“I don’t think the president’s base moves even one inch from him even if he doesn’t get a wall,” Ruddy predicted.

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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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