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Tennessee bridge collapses as Trump infrastructure promises are swept away

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Rather than bringing both parties together around a key promise of his 2016 campaign, Trump has pivoted to try and unmake the Affordable Care Act and make the GOP the “healthcare party.” Meanwhile, another bridge has collapsed, this time in Tennessee.

According to WSB-TV, the bridge collapsed on I-75 in Chattanooga, closing the interstate in both directions.

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“I’m the guy pushing a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan,” Trump said on the campaign trail. “With negative interest rates throughout the world, it’s the greatest opportunity to rebuild everything. Shipyards, ironworks, get them all jacked up. We’re just going to throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks. It will be as exciting as the 1930s, greater than the Reagan revolution — conservatives, plus populists, in an economic nationalist movement.”

He even attacked his former challenger on her plan not being as great as his.

“Her number is a fraction of what we’re talking about. We need much more money to rebuild our infrastructure,” Trump attacked Hillary Clinton’s plan on the Fox Business Network in 2016. “I would say at least double her numbers, and you’re going to really need a lot more than that.”

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In May 2018, the White House essentially admitted that his infrastructure promises wouldn’t happen before the 2018 midterm elections.

“I don’t know that there will be one by the end of the year,” said press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Now Americans are left wondering if the president will keep his promises at all.

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“As President-elect Trump indicated last night, investing in infrastructure is an important priority of his. We can work together to quickly pass a robust infrastructure jobs bill,” announced Nancy Pelosi after Trump’s election.

Yet, today, Trump seems disinterested. Meanwhile, another bridge collapsed.

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Harvard’s Laurence Tribe nails Alan Dershowitz for mischaracterizing what ‘abuse of power’ actually means

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President Donald Trump's lawyer Alan Dershowitz took to the Senate podium Monday to explain that the president absolutely did what he's being accused of, he just shouldn't be impeached for it.

Dershowitz argued that Trump cares so much about corruption that his actions in Ukraine were about foreign policy, not for Trump's own personal purposes. It's a fact that doesn't hold up to evidence, as Trump has never once indicated in all of his years in office or in the campaign that he cared about corruption in the Ukraine or anywhere else.

In fact, according to a new book, Trump advocated the opposite.

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Alan Dershowitz’s ‘sleight of hand’ Trump defenses blown to bits by legal analyst

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On Monday, as former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz delivered his defenses of President Donald Trump to the Senate, legal analyst Elie Mystal fact-checked and debunked his "sleight of hand" arguments in real time:

All right let's do this: Sleight of hand #1: Dersh says he will analyze why the Framers chose the words they did as "the sole criteria for impeachment."

Nope, nothing in the doc says "SOLE CRITERIA." That's a trick he learned from FedSoc, requiring textual fealty.

— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) January 28, 2020

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New Bolton bombshell implicates Bill Barr in Trump’s corruption with China and Turkey: report

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Yet another huge bombshell was revealed to be included in manuscript for the upcoming book by former National Security Advisor John Bolton titled The Room Where it Happened.

"John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser, privately told Attorney General William P. Barr last year that he had concerns that President Trump was effectively granting personal favors to the autocratic leaders of Turkey and China, according to an unpublished manuscript by Mr. Bolton," New York Times correspondents Micheal Schmidt and Maggie Haberman reported Monday evening.

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