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Trump ‘talks like Stalin but governs like Homer Simpson’: WaPo columnist

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Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank has written a brutal column about President Donald Trump’s governing style as revealed through special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

According to Milbank, the Mueller report has revealed that Trump is deeply corrupt and amoral — but is also comically inept when it comes to actually executing his nefarious plans.

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“After two years of investigation, Mueller’s findings about Team Trump can be roughly summarized as follows,” Milbank writes. “Too stupid to conspire. Too incompetent to obstruct.”

Milbank also says that this kind of incompetent corruption has extended itself to all levels of the executive branch under Trump, as it has blundered through multiple self-inflicted crises.

“Trump routinely proposes illegal actions to top aides — the secretary of state, the secretary of homeland security, the White House counsel, Pentagon officials — and they ignore him,” he writes. “His advisers quit and are fired at a record pace, leaving vacancies, placeholders and semi-functioning agencies. He flopped in repealing Obamacare and botched implementation of his travel ban and his family-separation policies. He shut the government down in fruitless pursuit of a border wall and managed to help create a crisis on the border where none had existed before. He spews falsehoods by the thousand and announces policies that don’t exist.”

While Milbank is ambivalent about whether Trump is worth impeaching, he does admit relief that the president is not nearly as frightening as he wants his political foes to believe.

“Trump, with his ‘enemy of the people’ shtick, might talk like Joseph Stalin, but — fortunately — he governs more like Homer Simpson,” he concludes.

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Trump stokes division in Republican Party as he rages at Sen. Lisa Murkowski

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As the Republican Party is struggling to defend him in a moment of nationwide strife, President Donald Trump decided Thursday night to fuel divisions within GOP rather than make nice.

He had already lashed out on Wednesday at his former Defense Secretary James Mattis, who sharply criticized Trump’s response to the ongoing George Floyd protests. But on Thursday night, Trump took at aim at sitting Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

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‘Outrageous and criminal behavior’: Internet blows up at graphic video of Buffalo Police pushing over an elderly man

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On Thursday, footage emerged of police in Buffalo, New York pushing an elderly man to the ground, and refusing to help him as he lay bleeding profusely from a head injury.

The footage triggered immediate outrage on social media.

Horrible. I pray he’s ok. https://t.co/wL2gcNeAIT

— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 5, 2020

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WATCH: Protester bled from his ear after being shoved by police — cops say he ‘tripped’

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SHocking video from Buffalo, New York was posted online on Thursday after a large group of police confronted a lone protester -- and then violently shoved him.

"Shortly after Buffalo’s curfew started, city police and State Police swept through the area of Niagara Square directly in front of City Hall to clear the area where a protest was finishing. An unidentified, older man was hit shoved by two officers in the line. The man lost his balance and fell to the pavement, audibly hitting his head with blood running out from under his head," WBFO-TV reports.

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