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Danger sign for Republicans: Trump is losing what little Millennial support he had

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On Wednesday, Axios reported the top-line results of a new survey of Millennial voters by the University of Chicago’s GenForward Project.

The findings carry bad new for President Donald Trump, who only carried 37 percent of Millennial voters in 2016, and who now faces an even rockier path with them as 76 percent support a Republican candidate challenging Trump in the primary.

But the findings also carry warning signs for Democrats, too — the findings showed that 30 percent of Millennial voters, and 52 percent of Millennial independents, want to support someone other than the 13 currently leading Democratic candidates.

This figure carries familiar echoes of 2016, in which young voters broadly did not care for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton — and while Trump was more heavily disliked, and won far fewer votes, depressed voter turnout from liberal voting blocs, due to both apathy and Republican-backed voter suppression laws, were enough to carry Trump to a narrow majority in the handful of states he needed to win.

Millennials are broadly defined as people ranging from their mid-twenties to early forties. They are among the younger cohort of voters — although the generation following them, Generation Z or “Post-Millennials,” are now reaching voting age as well. With over 80 million people, Generation Z achieved voting age for the first time in the 2018 midterm elections.

The survey found that Millennial voters gravitating toward the Democratic primary are mainly supporting former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), each with 17 percent. As a whole, Millennial voters are most concerned about climate change, health care, and income inequality.

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Republican lawmakers ask judge to destroy smoking gun documents proving GOP’s white supremacy

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Republicans on Monday sought a court order to block damning documents from being used against them in a lawsuit.

"North Carolina Republican lawmakers on Monday asked a court to make sure the files of the now-deceased GOP strategist Tom Hofeller are destroyed, or at least kept secret, instead of being used in a high-profile gerrymandering lawsuit," the Raleigh News & Observer reported.

"The filing comes after the groups behind the lawsuit, including Common Cause, accused Republican lawmakers of making false statements in court in a previous gerrymandering case, when the state’s 2011 maps were ruled unconstitutional," the newspaper noted. "That blockbuster accusation made national headlines and was, it said, based on Hofeller’s files which had been secret until recently."

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Trump angrily demands newspaper reveal unnamed sources behind bombshell report on his Russia policy

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President Donald Trump on Monday evening again lashed out at The New York Times for reporting on his Russia policy.

"The story in The New York Times about the U.S. escalating attacks on Russia’s power grid is fake news, and the failing New York Times knows it," Trump argued in a tweet sent after 10 p.m.

"They should immediately release their sources which, if they exist at all, which I doubt, are phony," he continued.

"Times must be held fully accountable," he demanded.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1140804748423118848

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Trump seethes and calls Fox ‘fake news’ after seeing a story that made him mad

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Trouble appears to be brewing between President Donald Trump and the cable news station he loves: Fox News.

In a tweet Monday night, the president lashed out at the network over its polling and called it “fake news’ — an epithet he usually reserves for mainstream outlets:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1140768516288782336?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Media Matters for America Senior Fellow Matthew Gertz, who has previously noted that Trump appears to record news segments and watch them a few hours later, suggested that the president appeared to be reacting to an earlier segment from Special Report with Bret Baier. The segment showed that, even according to Fox News’ polling, Trump trails every single leading candidate in the Democratic field in head-to-head matchups.

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