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Democratic presidential candidate calls Trump a ‘fascist’ on live TV: ‘We need to stop pretending’

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Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson warned that Americans should stop pretending that President Donald Trump is a normal leader and call him out for un-American behavior.

“Do you support the impeachment of President Trump? What is your reasoning and if I could clarify that we as DC residents can’t go to congressional representation that will vote on this issue?” asked DC resident Dennis Jaffe.

She agreed to impeachment, saying that his offenses do qualify as impeachable.

“I think this president clearly has fascist leanings and we need to stop pretending this isn’t true,” she told the CNN audience Sunday. “There are things about his behavior I would consider impeachable offenses. That’s a different question whether or not he should be impeached, the Republicans as long as they are in charge of the Senate, they wouldn’t remove him anyway. I leave that to Nancy Pelosi. I’m sure she understands the quandary very well. In terms of D.C., you should have representation. I don’t think the Founders would foresee a time when a population in D.C. Would exist as it does”

Williamson is a Texas native, who writes self-help books that have been featured on Oprah. According to her website, “in 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. To date, Project Angel Food has served over 11 million meals. Marianne also co-founded the Peace Alliance.”

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Williamson announced her candidacy earlier this year, saying Americans need a “moral and a spiritual awakening in the country, and nothing short of that is adequate to fundamentally change the patterns of our political dysfunction.”

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NYT columnist says one of Trump’s friends begged him to talk him out of launching war with Iran

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On Monday, Thomas Friedman of The New York Times spoke to CNN's Anderson Cooper, following President Donald Trump's attacks on him for calling his behavior racist in a recent article. The president accused him of "kissing [his] a**" in an Oval Office phone call.

Speaking to Cooper, Friedman denied Trump's characterization of their discussion.

"The president tweeted about a private conversation we had and lobbed in a few insults," said Friedman. "Basically, my response, which I put out on Twitter is that I was encouraged by a friend of his to speak to him after the downing of the American drone, because I thought it was wise that we not retaliate, and I thought he was wise not to retaliate, and this friend of his wanted me to encourage him in that, because he was evidently agonizing a little over that not retaliating. And I did that. I began the conversation by saying that 'I disagree with you, Mr. President on many things, but I think you did the right thing on this.' We talked for about four minutes. We also talked about China and we left it at that."

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Here are 3 things Americans must hear from Mueller’s testimony: Democratic senator

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No one can say with certainty what former special counsel Robert Mueller will tell the American people when he testifies before the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees on Wednesday.

But on Monday, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) told CNN's Wolf Blitzer the broad strokes of what Mueller will be expected to say — and what the American people should be listening for if they are not yet convinced President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses.

"Do you think there are Americans out there who still haven't made up their mind on this issue of impeachment, obstruction of justice, collusion and all of that?" Blitzer asked her. "Have the American people moved on?"

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Trump is becoming more hawkish on Iran — and he’s running out of options: report

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So far, one of the only pieces of good news in the escalating tensions between the United States and Iran is that President Donald Trump has been reluctant to use military force, taking his cues in part from Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has personally warned him that it would end his presidency — resisting the urges of his most trigger-happy advisers like John Bolton.

Now, however, the president appears to be having second thoughts as it becomes clearer that he will not be able to broker a better deal than President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement, and is starting to view the conflict more hawkishly, reported CNN's Kaitlan Collins on Monday.

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