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Ted Cruz melts down on CNN over possibility Democrats might still attempt to impeach Trump

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Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” with fill-in host Dana Bash, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx) raged that Democrats intend on initiating impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump no matter what special counsel Robert Mueller’s report says.

Asked if he would characterize the Justice Department investigation as, in the words of Trump, a “witch hunt,” Cruz demurred.

“You know, I’ll leave that language to the president,” Cruz retorted. “I will say I’m concerned that it may have become a fishing expedition. We’ll see when we see the report — we’ll see what’s in the report.”

“We do know that there are other investigations going on elsewhere in the Justice Department into the president’s businesses, his inaugural committee, charitable foundation,” Bash asked. “Are Republicans right to be popping the champagne right now? I’m not saying you are, but others are, or is it premature?”

“Listen, if anyone thinks that the Mueller report being concluded is the end of the Democrats’ attempt to take down President Trump, they haven’t been paying attention the last two years,” Cruz shot back. “Yesterday the Mueller report was the end all and be all. It was going to be the salvation for the Democrats and destroy President Trump. Now you can already see the Democrats pivoting away saying, ‘okay, we need to do other investigations’.”

“Dana, my point is you asked Congressman [Jerry] Nadler whether the House is going to impeach the president? I’ll answer that for you: yes, they fully intend to impeach the president and they don’t care about the basis.”

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Angela Rye pounds CNN’s Steve Cortez for suggesting Ocasio-Cortez should resign

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CNN turned into a shouting match on Tuesday after a Trump supporter attempted to defend the president's concentration camps along the southern border.

Conservatives panicked on Tuesday after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) referred to Trump's tent city detention centers as concentration camps.

Republican Steve Cortes argued against Ocasio-Cortez was wrong to correctly use the term concentration camps.

"AOC should apologize at least and probably resign," Cortez argued.

Progressive analyst Angela Rye shut down Cortez, explaining to viewers that Ocasio-Cortez was correctly using the term.

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‘He wants the spotlight back’: CNN commentator says Trump is jealous of all the attention Democrats are getting

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump held a rally in Orlando, Florida to formally kick off his re-election campaign for 2020.

And as CNN's Gloria Borger explained to John Berman, Trump desperately needed this event — because he was jealous of how much coverage the Democratic presidential candidates are getting.

"One source told CNN campaign officials are hoping this event will satisfy the president's thirst for the spotlight and reset the campaign's efforts," said Berman. "This is the 60th campaign rally for the president. So is there any reason to think that this event could move the needle?"

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Scaramucci: Trump will ‘flip out on you’ if you lick your finger and touch something on his desk

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On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," anchor Erin Burnett talked to former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci about President Donald Trump's hysteria over chief of staff Mick Mulvaney coughing in his presence.

"Does behavior like that from him, from the top, send a message about how he treats people or how others should treat people, or do you not have any concern?" asked Burnett.

"I — well, listen, I sort of think it's unfair. Every one of us have been temperamental from time to time," said Scaramucci, who was fired after just 10 days in the White House for extremely obscene comments about Steve Bannon. "I think it's very unfair to pick and choose these — clearly caught on camera. We're in the world of social media now. Many of us have said things that they've regretted saying, myself included especially, Erin. But what happens in the social media and our fishbowl — and the White House isn't even a fishbowl, it's a full-blown aquarium."

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