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‘Insane’: CNN reporter stunned after learning why Trump wanted $2 trillion for infrastructure

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CNN’s Mark Preston said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader arrived at an agreement of $2 trillion dollars for infrastructure because Trump “likes nice round numbers” — and added that it was an “insane” way of setting policy.

“It is a really nice rainbow now that connects the U.S. Capitol all the way down to the White House,” said Preston. “When you talk about things that need to get done here in the United States, infrastructure is something that needs to get done. We all drive on the roads. We also understand about the job creation that it creates. We also know big business and the unions are behind it.”

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“So the Democrats who went in today hoping to get as much as possible were happy to hear President Trump saying he wanted the number $2 trillion,” Preston went on. “The reason why he came up with that number is it is a good round number and sounded better than what they were talking about.”

“Which is insane to think that is how we’re making policy,” he added. “But the fact of the matter is that is how we get to the number.”

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Biden finally unloads on Trump for smearing his son: ‘Release your tax returns or shut up’

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday blasted President Donald Trump for an ongoing attack on his son Hunter.

At a press conference in Ohio, Biden was asked if he had done enough to stop his son from taking a retainer from a company in Ukraine.

But the former vice president insisted that "corruption" in Trump's government should be the immediate focus.

"He is running the most corrupt government in the history of the United States of America," Biden charged. "He is running the most corrupt government in the history of the United States of America."

Biden then turned to the camera as if he were speaking directly to Trump.

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‘Madman behavior’: CNN panel aghast at Trump’s latest insane statements on Turkey and the Kurds

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday waved off criticisms of his abrupt withdrawal from Syria by saying that the Kurds are "no angels" and that they were being "protected" now by a Syrian government that has allegedly used chemical weapons against its own citizens.

The president also said that the fighting going on right now between the Kurds and the Turkish military was not America's problem, despite the fact that he dispatched both Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Ankara with the goal of negotiating a ceasefire.

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Here’s the connection between Trump’s Ukraine scandal and convict Paul Manafort’s multitude of crimes: CNN’s Avlon

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CNN's John Avlon on Wednesday explained how the current Ukraine scandal engulfing the Trump White House actually started last decade, when former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort started working as a lobbyist in the former Soviet republic.

Looking at all the information we know about Trump's efforts to push Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, Avlon summed up how many events over the past several years have finally come to a head.

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