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Ex-Republican governor says Trump should be ’embarrassed’ for begging for a Nobel Prize

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Christine Todd Whitman

Former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (R-NJ) said that President Donald Trump should be embarrassed for begging for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe submitted Trump’s name for the prize at Trump’s behest. President Barack Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize just months into his presidency. Whitman said that everything Obama did, Trump wants to do it bigger and better.

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Hagar Hajjar Chemali, who worked in the Obama administration, said that she was unaware of anyone requesting international leaders submit the former president’s name.

“It certainly doesn’t surprise me for President Trump because in his world, I think he thinks he deserves it,” she said. “And I think that he wants an award that was also bestowed on President Obama.”

Whitman agreed, calling Obama’s award a “motivating factor” in Trump’s demand for his own award.

“He has got to do everything better and bigger than anybody before him; particularly Barack Obama,” she said. “What we see in the way the administration is approaching policies. Anything that Obama touched, had anything to do with — we’re going to do away with it. He should have the common sense to be embarrassed that this has gotten out. He should feel humiliated as a nation — it’s sort of embarrassing when the president of the United States asks another world leader to nominate them.”

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Trump is ‘asleep at the switch’ in his bunker while America needs a unifying voice: CNN’s Keith Boykin

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On CNN Monday, former Bill Clinton staffer and CNN commentator Keith Boykin laid out the extent of President Donald Trump's failure in a moment of national crisis.

"Keith, do you feel this time at all may be different as far as a real outcome?" asked anchor Brooke Baldwin.

"I definitely feel this is different," said Boykin. "Think about the conditions that we're in right now. We have 41 million people who don't have jobs. You have 100,000 people who have died from the coronavirus pandemic, disproportionally black and brown people, and people outraged about the shooting and killing and murders of black men and women and the George Floyd incident and Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, where people have no place to go, nothing to do. No school or jobs to go to. No distractions. It is not like the typical protest in the past that could go back to work or class. They could spend all summer just being upset unless there is a substantive change."

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Legal expert admits he was wrong to argue Trump wasn’t the worst president in history

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Fordham Law School Prof. Jed Shugerman confessed on Twitter that he was wrong, President Donald Trump really is the worst president in American history.

He explained that in the past he's tried to explain that previous presidents like Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and Andrew Jackson were the worst American presidents given what they did to persist the Civil War, the genocide of Native Americans and other acts. They were "openly siding [with] white supremacy and causing a civil war," which he said he thought was "far worse than anything Trump could do."

https://twitter.com/jedshug/status/938449020233580544

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Trump’s dangerous mental condition grows worse as America faces devastating crises: Yale psychiatrist

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A nation most afflicted with a mental health problem is the least likely to address it.  I am speaking of the mental health, or lack thereof, of the president.  His psychological impairments have been deadly through action and inaction, and are now promoting police brutality through pronouncements such as, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” while marking protesters as “thugs”.

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