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Trump’s obsessed with John McCain because ‘he wants to be him’: Presidential historian

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Presidential historian Mark Updegrove noted President Donald Trump likely wants to “be” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), and that’s why he tends to go on the attack more frequently.

“The thing is that John McCain is everything I think Donald Trump wants to be,” Updegrove said. “He’s a bonafide American hero, and he had the respect of people worldwide, and I think Donald Trump doesn’t realize what most bullies don’t realize: You don’t build yourself up by tearing someone else down. I think Donald Trump is constitutionally incapable of putting his ego aside and while he mocks what being presidential is all about, being presidential is, I think, primarily about restraint and knowing how to put the office above one’s self and not stoop to petty politics.”

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He also noted he’s concerned that the White House staff feels like they have to appear on cable news to save Trump while he tweets about meaningless drivel.

“Actions speak louder than words, and Donald Trump has yet to condemn these attacks in a way that’s credible and denying that white supremacy is not on the rise is to deny what’s been happening in the world,” Updegrove said. “So I think, it’s deeply concerning for our president not to come out more unambiguously around the subject of white supremacy.”

Trump did send out a tweet sending “best wishes” to the families of the 50 people killed in the New Zealand terrorist attack.

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‘Communist’ FOX network angers Trump fans at Daytona 500 by cutting to commercial as he begins speech

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The FOX broadcast network seemingly snubbed the president of the United States on Sunday when it cut to commercial while he was speaking.

Viewers complained on Twitter that FOX Sports cut away prior to President Donald Trump's campaign-style speech at the Daytona 500, where he was named grand marshal.

FOX's cameras were also criticized for cutting away from Trump's lap at the Daytona 500 in his presidential limo. Instead, fans were treated to a commercial from Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.

Some viewers praised the network for not giving the president's 2020 campaign additional publicity.

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CNN’s fascinating series ‘The Windsors’ confirms why the dysfunctional royal family still rules

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"The Windsors: Inside The Royal Dynasty" knows damn well you don't want to wait 100 years to get to Meghan. The Duchess of Sussex — well, a dreamy, imagined version of her as she prepares to walk down the aisle on her wedding day — is the first figure we see in CNN's new six-part documentary series, before the story time jumps back a few generations. "But all that glitters is not gold," our narrator Rosamund Pike warns, as our American television star embarks on an alliance with a family that "will do whatever it takes to survive." Corny? Yes. Unsubtle? Absolutely. A deliciously soapy reality show involving a dysfunctional clan with posh accents? Sign me up.

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‘On a fundamental level, Donald Trump does not believe in America’: ‘God Complex’ author Justin Frank

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Donald Trump is living breathing proof of the truism that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Such an outcome is made even more dangerous when the person in question has shown himself to be mentally unwell.

Two weeks ago, the Republican Party crowned Donald Trump a de facto king and dictator through his show trial and "acquittal" in the U.S. Senate. Trump and his regime's enforcers, agents, sycophants and other minions have taken that travesty as permission to launch a full-on assault on the rule of law, the Constitution, democracy and the American people.

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