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Trump sees national emergency vote as ‘a loyalty test’ — and it’s going to be a ‘big embarrassment’: CNN

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CNN legal analyst Gloria Borger said Thursday that President Donald Trump sees the Senate vote on his national emergency as a ‘loyalty test’ — and with at least ten Republicans already peeling off, she expected the result to be a “big embarrassment” for the president.

“While some Republicans and all Democrats see this vote as really a way to stop the power grab, sources say the president sees this as a loyalty test,” said host Brooke Baldwin to Borger. “How big of an embarrassment might this be to the president?”

“Pretty big embarrassment. This is the second time he’s going to lose something in the Senate,” she replied. “The first time came when Republicans voted to pull back American aid to Saudi forces in Yemen.”

The wall “is something the president campaigned on, it was his number one issue, he’s trying to make it a loyalty test and say this is about border security,” Borger added. Trump’s message, she went on, was “‘Republicans should be united with me on border security,’ and they’re saying, ‘no, no there’s something a little bit more important here and that’s the Constitution.'”

“It is a big embarrassment.”

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Mitch McConnell busted on CNN as the ‘ringmaster’ leaving the door open for more Russian election interference

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On Tuesday, CNN's John Avlon broke down how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is every bit the obstacle to secure and safe elections as President Donald Trump is.

"There should be things that transcend petty politics, and towards the top of that list is stopping foreign powers from interfering in our elections," said Avlon, playing a clip of former special counsel Robert Mueller warning about the dangers. "Robert Mueller's warning is again, falling on willfully deaf ears. We know that foreign powers continue to try to meddle in our elections. Trump's FBI director and Director of National Intelligence have made this crystal clear."

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CNN panel destroys Trump’s mass arrest threat of millions as a wildly unrealistic Orlando rally stunt

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The panel on CNN's New Day cast a jaundiced eye at a threat Donald Trump made on Monday night where he threatened mass arrests of millions of immigrant families as part of an ICE operation.

On Twitter, the president wrote: "Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in. Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people."

According to one panelist on CNN, the president's threat was timed as a political stunt, with the contributor Jackie Kucinich calling it "rally-fodder" before his Orlando campaign kickoff.

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CNN’s Cuomo demands Scott Jennings admit if he’ll ever be tired of Trump lying — but he refuses to say

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On Monday, CNN's Chris Cuomo clashed with Republican adviser Scott Jennings over President Donald Trump's decision to fire pollsters that showed him losing to former Vice President Joe Biden.

"I don't want to get too in the weeds for people especially this far out," said Cuomo. "But the word of one of the reasons that there's some resonance and relevance of the internal polls that the president lied to the American people about in terms of what they say is his lying, Scott, that it's a problem. It's a problem for him across the country. It makes people wonder whether or not they can count on his word. When you see a scenario like this one, don't believe the polls, they were your own polls, Scott, from inside the campaign. How damaging is that to this president?"

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