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Bernie fan who made the ‘liberal case for Trump’ in 2016 admits he was wrong

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Walker Bragman, a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) who wrote an infamous essay for Salon.com called “A Liberal Case for Donald Trump,” is now admitting that he gravely underestimated how bad Trump’s presidency would be.

Bragman, who now works as an independent journalist and has not endorsed a candidate in the 2020 Democratic primary, wrote on Twitter Tuesday that he erred in thinking that the damage done by a Trump presidency would be limited.

“I underestimated the danger this man posed in 2016 — particularly to immigrant communities,” Bragman acknowledged. “That’s something I carry with me. Trump may indeed turn out to be the 4-year fire that forces this country to course correct, but the human damage in the now is real. He must lose in 2020.”

All the same, Bragman said that he still felt vindicated in the sense that Clinton’s loss showed he was right about how poor of a candidate she was.

“The ‘we warned you’ crowd forgets that many lefties (myself included) were practically screaming warnings that Clinton was a weak candidate, out of step with the political moment, during the primary,” he said. “These mistakes cannot be repeated in 2020.”

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Nonetheless, Bragman admits he made a mistake in thinking that “Congress and the courts” could serve as “a check on administrative agencies and presidential policy” from this administration.

Read the whole thread at this link.

(Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Bragman had endorsed Bernie Sanders in the 2020 presidential election.)

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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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Trump defenders argued his latest tweets weren’t really racist — but he just completely undercut their arguments

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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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Trump is facing massive criticism for his attacks on young women of color in Congress

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US President Donald Trump came under fire from Democrats and even some members of his own Republican Party on Monday after launching an extraordinary xenophobic attack on four progressive Democratic congresswomen.

"All they do is complain," Trump told reporters at a White House event featuring products "Made in America."

"These are people that hate our country," he said of the four lawmakers. "If you're not happy here, you can leave."

Trump also accused the four first-term congresswomen -- who are of Hispanic, Arab, Somali and African American origin -- of having "love" for US "enemies like Al-Qaeda."

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