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MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch reveals why Democrats should be ‘running scared’ against Trump

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MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch doesn’t trust the polls showing President Donald Trump losing to a slew of Democratic challengers.

The “Morning Joe” contributor pointed to so-called “shy” Trump voters who were afraid to tell pollsters in 2016 they were backing the reality TV star, and he said that same dynamic would play out again next year.

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“Be cautious with these polls,” Deutsch said. “When I see a poll that says Elizabeth Warren is going to beat Donald Trump in Texas, I say, ‘There’s something wrong here.'”

“The first time around a lot of people were a little shy about admitting they were going to vote for Donald Trump,” he continued. “Now that we’ve seen so much of his kind of horrificness, people are going to be less inclined to demonstrate that they’re still behind him.”

Deutsch said Democrats should not feel confident heading into the election, based on polling data.

“If I’m the Democrats, I’m still running scared,” he said. “I do not look at those numbers. When it comes to Donald Trump, throw out the polls. So many people are going, ‘I’ll never vote for him,’ but when they get in that voting booth, ‘Yup, I’m voting for him.'”

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WATCH: CNN displays the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause as Trump rambles about it being ‘phony’

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Two days after intense pressure forced President Donald Trump to back down from his plan to host the 2020 G7 summit at his resort in Doral, Florida, the president dismissed the Constitution's anti-corruption clause—which his plan would have violated—as "phony."

"You people, with this phony Emoluments Clause," Trump told reporters at a White House press conference on Monday, responding to allegations that hosting the meeting of foreign leaders at his own property would be a conflict of interest.

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Pompeo says Trump is ‘fully prepared’ to take military action against turkey — who is a NATO ally

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Speaking to CNBC’s Wilfred Frost this Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that President Trump is ready to take military action against Turkey for its incursion into northeast Syria in the event that such action is "needed."

“We prefer peace to war,” Pompeo said on Closing Bell. “But in the event that kinetic action or military action is needed, you should know that President Trump is fully prepared to undertake that action.”

Pompeo declined to give specifics, saying that he doesn't want to "get out in front of the president’s decision about whether to take the awesome undertaking of using America’s military might," adding that economic and diplomatic "powers" could also be used.

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WATCH: Ben Carson thanks God for Trump in bizarre prayer — and then asks Him to ‘Keep America Great’

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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Monday opened up the White House cabinet meeting with a bizarre prayer that explicitly thanked God for the existence of President Donald Trump.

Carson began his prayer with a standard invocation thanking God for "the blessings that you have bestowed upon this country."

After that, though, Carson gave God a thumbs-up for the work He's done in putting Trump in the White House.

"We thank You for President Trump, who also exhibits great courage in face of constant criticism," Carson said. "We ask you give him strength to endure and wisdom to lead and to recognize you as the sovereign of the universe, with the solution to everything."

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