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‘Spinelessness is contagious’: Conservative commentator clobbers Republicans’ failure to stand up to Trump

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Conservative commentator Charlie Sykes is profoundly disappointed in the leadership of conservatives who eagerly protect President Donald Trump despite his policies being outside of the conservative wheelhouse.

“Well, what? Spinelessness is contagious?” Sykes asked of Republicans who refuse to stand up to Trump. “We’re seeing there is no bottom here. There’s two things: Number one the Trump Administration’s claims in court were described by the federal judge as ‘astonishing.’ Says that the president of the United States cannot be indicted but he also cannot be investigated by Congress, which does as Congressman Nadler says, makes him above the law.”

That defies everything the Constitution outlines.

“But the Republicans, the way they decided they were going to circle the wagons around Trump and Trump Jr., saying not only do we not want to investigate what was an obstruction of justice and attack on this country, ongoing attack on this country, we do not even want to ask questions,” Sykes said. “We don’t want to know anything about it and we don’t care that we have been lied to. There’s a certain numbing effect that Republicans are going to support their president and they don’t want to rock the boat. But the degree and the extent to which they are willing to become part of this is astonishing.”

Watch his commentary below:

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Former Fox & Friends co-host Clayton Morris flees the US as he faces two dozen lawsuits

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Facing more than two-dozen lawsuits alleging he committed real estate fraud, former "Fox & Friends Weekend" co-host Clayton Morris has reportedly fled the United States, according to the Indianapolis Star.

Morris, who previously resided in a $1.4 million home in New Jersey, moved his family to a coastal resort town in Portugal, the newspaper reported, citing a Facebook post from his wife.

Morris's wife and business partner, former MSNBC anchor Natali Morris, told the IndyStar that she and her husband plan to continue fighting the lawsuits from abroad.

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If you try to defend President Donald Trump, you will always end up having the rug pulled out from underneath you. It's a law of nature.

And yet, so many of the president's allies have failed to learn this simple lesson. So when Trump launched a new attack at progressive Democratic lawmakers that was one of his most obviously racist smears, inevitably, some of his defenders tried to deny the obvious truth.

His screed attacked a group of women who have come to define the left wing of the Democratic caucus, which includes Reps. Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Rashida Talib (MI), and Ayanna Pressley (MA). Though only Omar is an immigrant (she was a refugee from Somalia as a child), Trump seemed to assume all four women of color weren't born in the United States, and most egregiously, he suggested they should "go back" to other countries:

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The two candidates vying to become Britain's next prime minister both condemned on Monday US President Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets about progressive Democrat congresswomen as "totally offensive" and "totally unacceptable".

But front-runner Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt refused to call the tweets racist when pressed to do so during their last debate before next week's announcement of who will succeed Prime Minister Theresa May.

May's spokesman had earlier said that the outgoing leader's view was that Trump's comments were "completely unacceptable".

On Monday Trump doubled down on a series of his tweets from the day before urging the four congresswomen of colour to "go back" to the countries they came from.

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