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GOP senators ‘unnerved’ that Trump is refusing to govern while under investigation: report

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President Donald Trump is flat-out refusing to do any work on governing while House Democrats continue their investigations of his administration — and some Republican Senators feel that’s a bad move from a political perspective.

Bloomberg reports that the president’s Rose Garden rant on Wednesday has been “unnerving” to his GOP allies, who believe he can’t be seen as the person who is refusing to budge unless Congress drops its attempts to conduct oversight of the executive branch.

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“I understand his frustration, but it’s not a sustainable position,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) tells Bloomberg. “The party that’s seen that they don’t want to govern at all is going to be in real trouble.”

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) similarly tells Bloomberg that she doesn’t believe Trump will be able to pout and hold his breath forever.

“That’s not going to be a permanent decision by the president,” she says. “I think he will change his mind about it because I know he wants action on drug prices, for example.”

Trump recently has also blown up his own administration’s talks with China to resolve his trade war, which has put further stress on Midwestern farmers whose products have been hit with steep retaliatory tariffs.

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Bromance between ‘frantic’ Lindsey Graham and ‘annoyed’ Donald Trump collapses as the Kurds get slaughtered: CNN

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The growing rift between Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was documented on CNN on Thursday morning with contributor Dana Bash explaining that a "frantic" Graham is now at loggerheads with an equally "annoyed" president.

Sharing a montage of clips showing Trump and Graham taking shots at each other over the Syria debacle that has resulted in one of Trump's biggest defenders quickly flipping to being one of his harshest critics, Bash explained, "Listening to that, it's hard to believe that Graham is one of Trump's most loyal allies."

With Graham on record stating, "It's not about me and him, it's about the country," Bash begged to differ.

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Billionaire Trump-loving governor took $125,000 in bailouts meant for struggling farmers: report

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On Thursday, the Associated Press reported that Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV) received $125,000 in emergency stabilization payments for his farms, as part of the bailout program authorized by President Donald Trump to help farmers avoid losses due to the trade war with China.

Justice, a Trump-loving business magnate who briefly switched to the Democratic Party to run for governor of West Virginia and switched back to the GOP after the election, hardly fits the profile of a struggling farmer. He is worth $1.5 billion, and owns over 50 businesses, including a network of coal mines and the Greenbriar luxury resort, a popular gathering place for Republican officials.

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Here’s why Sondland’s testimony is devastating to Trump — whether he wants it to be or not

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Veteran Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald outlined in a thread that EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland delivered testimony to the House that was devastating for President Donald Trump whether Sondland wanted it to be or not.

"While wrapped in diplomatic-speak and hemming-and-hawing, the statement of Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to European Union, is devastating to Trump and Giuliani," Eichenwald said. "Given the surrounding evidence, either Giuliani has to say he lied to Sondland, or Trump has to be impeached it is important to dig through it, because, while quite clear on most dates, it takes jumping a bit around in the statement to figure out the date of the key event."

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