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Trump biographer explains that spouses helped bring down Nixon — and why Trump should be afraid of George Conway

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On Monday, Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio warned President Donald Trump to take George Conway’s, the husband of Trump’s White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, criticism seriously.

In response to Trump’s twitter storm over the weekend, George Conway tweeted that the president must have a mental illness.

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“Conway feels very strongly about this, and it’s surprising considering who his wife is,” CNN’s Don Lemon said.

“You’re right. And I hear every day from mental health experts who are concerned about the president’s condition,” D’Antonio said. “There’s actually a book written by 36 psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers, each of whom diagnoses the president. So there is a problem here. This is a very troubled man. This president is being owned by a TV show and a deceased senator. This is something that Americans have never faced before. I think we’re all right to be concerned about it. I think George Conway raises a valid point.

D’Antonio then explained that as an insider Kellyanne Conway knows a lot about Trump and warned that it was the spouses who helped take down Richard Nixon.

“This is a woman who has been in the White House longer than anyone else. She knows everything about what goes on there. I think George Conway is well informed. Remember, it was spouses in the case of Martha Mitchell, during the Nixon administration, who helped bring down Nixon because they got fed up. They started to tell the truth to reporters about what was really going on. So I would watch out for the husbands and wives of people who work for Donald Trump,” he said.

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President Donald Trump was caught repeating inaccurate claims when he spoke to reporters before boarding Marine One for his trip to France for the G7 Summit.

"I think our tariffs are very good for us. We're taking in tens of billions of dollars, China is paying for it," Trump argued.

In reality, China is not paying for the tariffs, which are paid by American importers and passed on to consumers, making the announcement a massive tax increase on Americans.

"Our tariffs are working out very well for us, people don't understand that yet," Trump argued.

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The host of HBO's "Real Time" presented "25 things you don’t know about Stephen Miller" on Friday.

"In high school, I was voted 'Most Likely to Comb My Mummified Mother's Hair,'" was one item.

"I think tacos are stealing jobs from hamburgers," was another.

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"The worst part about my car smelling like wet dogs, is that I don't own dogs," was a fourth.

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HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher celebrated the death of right-wing billionaire David Koch, who died of prostate cancer.

"I guess I'm going to have to reevaluate my low opinion of prostate cancer," Maher said.

"Condolences poured in from all the politicians he owned and mourners are being asked, in lieu of flowers, to just leave their car engine running," he said.

"I know these seem like harsh words and harsh jokes, and I'm sure I will be condemned for them on Fox News, which will portray Mr. Koch as a principled libertarian who believed in the free market," Maher said. "He and his brother have done more than anybody to fund climate science deniers -- for decades."

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