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Conservative author wallops Trump for allowing ‘nativist fanatic’ Stephen Miller to be his ‘puppet master’

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Conservative writer Max Boot on Monday revealed that White House aide Stephen Miller is the “puppet master” behind the Trump administration’s descent into draconian immigration policy.

Boot made the remarks during a CNN panel discussion about the revelations that DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned because President Donald Trump wanted her to illegally reinstate the family separation policy for immigrants and refugees.

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“The problem is the policy, which was not set by Secretary Nielsen,” Boot said. “It was dictated from the White House by Trump and by Stephen Miller, and they’re unhappy with the policy implementation because the policy makes no sense.”

“They had this cruel and barbarous policy of separating children from their parents, but they’re upset it creates bad news coverage,” he added. “What a surprise. Now they’re back to apparently if the reporting can be believed, back to considering that separation policy.”

Boot then unleashed on Miller.

“I think it’s a sign of just how nativist and xenophobic this administration is that this 33-year-old nativist fanatic is the person dictating immigration policy for the United States,” Boot said of the White House adviser. “Remember, he has a long and odious agenda, which includes repealing birthright citizenship, includes cutting levels of legal immigration, not just illegal. He wants to deport Dreamers. He has a monstrous agenda. The only thing I would say to the administration is if they’re serious about this, nominate Stephen Miller to be the next DHS secretary. Take the puppet master behind the curtain.”

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“Seriously?” CNN host Kate Bolduan gasped at the idea of nominating Miller to head DHS.

“He ought to take responsibility and ownership of this policy instead of manipulating things from behind the White House,” Boot insisted. “Put him out there and have him speak and see if he can get — I don’t know that he can get confirmed even by a Republican Senate, but if he can’t, that tells you something about how awful this policy is.”

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Former US ambassador to Denmark torches Trump’s Greenland plan on CNN: ‘I laughed until I cried’

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Rufus Gifford, who previously served as the United States' ambassador to Denmark under former President Barack Obama, told CNN's John Berman that he can't believe President Donald Trump really thinks he can buy Greenland.

During a CNN interview Monday, Berman asked Gifford what his reaction was to the president publicly discussing his desire to do a "big" real estate deal with Denmark to buy Greenland.

Gifford did not respond positively.

"Honestly, I saw the Wall Street Journal headline when I was bound for Copenhagen," he said. "Like most people, I thought it was a joke. Reading more, it became confirmed. I shook my head, as I often say, many times as I've heard about Trump's foreign policy decisions, I laughed until I cried."

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Watch: Trump bluntly busted by FEC chair for pushing phony voter fraud accusations

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Appearing on CNN on Monday morning, the head of the Federal Election Commission had harsh words for President Donald Trump for continuing to push election fraud accusations, saying their investigation found absolutely no evidence to back up the president's claims.

Speaking with host John Berman, Ellen Weintraub, a Democrat who had been nominated in President George W. Bush's administration, got right to the point.

"Facts matter," Weintraub said of the president's accusations that he continues to repeat at his rallies. "And people of America need to be able to believe what their leaders tell them. It is damaging to our democracy to spread information that as you yourself just described as baseless."

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Anthony Scaramucci says Trump cabinet officials are preparing to turn on the president

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Former Trump administration official Anthony Scaramucci predicts that some current cabinet officials are ready to jump ship and denounce President Donald Trump.

Scaramucci, who has recently abandoned his support for the president, told CNN's Alisyn Camerota that some current administration officials will soon turn on Trump and work against his 2020 re-election.

"It's a little bit like a cycle," Scaramucci said. "I mean, if you can get the cycle started, some people that are fear-based due to the president's bullying or the nonsense on his Twitter feed or how he handles himself personally, they're intimidated by him."

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