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Conservative columnist Max Boot: ‘It’s reality that’s pushing for impeachment’

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Max Boot, a conservative columnist for The Washington Post, argued on Sunday that “reality” is “pushing for impeachment.”

On CNN’s Reliable Sources program, host Brian Stelter asked if it is the media’s fault that the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump has become a topic of discussion.

“Journalist are doing their jobs and reporting the facts,” national security analyst Samantha Vinograd insisted. “I don’t think that putting the press in one basket is helpful. Trump does that, but we shouldn’t do that.”

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Boot said that attacking the media over impeachment amounts to “blaming the messenger.”

“The real impetus is coming from a lot of Democratic presidential candidates appealing to the base and I think there is a split in the media. There’s not a monolithic view,” Boot explained. “I think that on legal and moral grounds, yes, Trump needs to be impeached because he has broken the law and betrayed the Constitution. I’m also cognizant of the political reality he is not going to be convicted by a Republican-controlled Senate.”

“I would say it’s not the media pushing for impeachment,” Boot added. “It’s reality that’s pushing for impeachment.”

“You know you’re going to show up on [Fox News] for that bite,” Stelter replied. “That’s a bite they’ll use against you.”

“Help yourself, guys,” Boot shrugged.

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Even evangelical groups were disgusted by Trump’s Bible stunt: former White House faith adviser

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On CNN Tuesday, former Obama White House faith and race adviser Joshua Dubois said President Donald Trump's Bible photo-op in front of the church near the White House could backfire on him with his most critical voting bloc.

"I thought it was farcical. And it is kind of blowing up in his face even in the faith community and communities that support, him like some conservative evangelical communities," said Dubois. "The reason is Jesus stood up for everyday people, including the vulnerable, and didn't believe in false displays of piety, and yesterday President Trump ordered — or was okay with — everyday people being gassed and shot with rubber bullets in order to make his way to a false display of piety."

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Former NBA player overcomes ‘crippling anxiety’ for protests: ‘We are tired of the tyranny of police’ and Donald Trump

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Former NBA player Royce White overcame his anxiety to lead protests over the weekend in Minneapolis.

Speaking to CNN Tuesday, White noted that if only people listened to football star Colin Kaepernick, who peacefully protested by taking a knee during the "National Anthem" sung at games, this would not have happened. He was trying to raise awareness about police brutality and the disproportionate attacks on people of color at the hands of police. At the time, conservatives, including President Donald Trump, blasted him for the protest, ignoring the reason for doing it and focusing instead on how he refused to stand for the song.

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1960s segregationist George Wallace would ‘smile’ at seeing Trump teargas protesters for a photo op: CNN’s Bakari Sellers

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CNN political commentator Bakari Sellers said on Tuesday that watching President Donald Trump teargas a group of peaceful protesters so that he could have a photo opportunity reminded him of something he'd see segregationist Alabama Gov. George Wallace do.

"Yesterday, the president of the United States used teargas, he used the military against peaceful protesters," Sellers said. "The the only thing I could think of is George Wallace is looking over him with a smile."

Sellers then said he was "thoroughly pissed off" at conservative evangelicals who are remaining silent even as Trump continues to pour gasoline on the fire of racism while wrapping himself in the flag and the cross.

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