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The only thing worse than Trump is his base: conservative columnist

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On Monday, conservative columnist Max Boot ripped President Donald Trump’s supporters for failing to hold the president accountable in a column for The Washington Post. 

Boot noted that in one week, Trump’s base has shown their motive and missed opportunities to condemn the president over his unprecedented actions.

“The Trump administration presents a series of unanswerable moral riddles. What’s worse — President Trump’s outrageous acts? His gaslighting? His followers’ eagerness to join him in coverups and lies? All three were on display this week, as they have been pretty much every week since Jan 20, 2017,” Boot wrote.

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He explained that Trump’s base failed to stand up to Trump — even after he said he would take campaign help from a foreign operative.

In an interview ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Trump said that he would take dirt on a political opponent from foreign intelligence. Boot noted that after the comments the GOP was pretty silent.

“Few Republicans were willing to defend Trump’s egregious comments outright. Instead, they deflected and minimized. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made it sound as if the real problem was Democrats ‘trying to keep the 2016 election alive,'” he wrote.

Adding, “Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-OK), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that this was not one of Trump’s ‘best statements’ (please cite Trump’s best statement, Senator), but he praised Trump for his ‘refreshing habit of saying what he thinks.’ I can think of many ways to describe the president bragging about breaking the law, but ‘refreshing; isn’t one of them. I suppose that’s one reason I’m not a Republican member of Congress.

Read the full column here.

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Trump spent 45 minutes talking with cast of right-wing play dramatizing ‘Deep State’ conspiracy theories: report

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The coronavirus emergency has given President Donald Trump one of the most daunting tests of his administration, with less than a year to go before he stands for re-election.

And yet in the midst of all the chaos, one thing the president found time to do on Thursday was meet with the cast of a bizarre right-wing play dramatizing the supposed "deep state" plot at the FBI to frame Trump in the Russia investigation.

According to The Daily Beast, Trump spent 45 minutes talking with the people behind "FBI Lovebirds: Undercovers," which focuses on the affair between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The leading roles of Strzok and Page were played by Dean Cain, the former Superman actor, and Kristy Swanson, who played the starring role in the 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.

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All US Navy ships in the Pacific near countries with coronavirus ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days

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CNN National Security reporter Ryan Browne tweeted Thursday that the U.S. Navy has ordered all of its vessels in the Pacific that have been near countries with COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, "to remain at sea for at least 14 days before pulling into another port in order to monitor sailors for any symptoms of the virus."

Health experts have said that the two-week period should give enough time for infected people to become aware that they are sick.

The highly-contagious disease has spread very quickly in South Korea and California after public exposure. The first person verified with "community-spread" transmission was identified just outside of Sacramento, California.

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‘Most wicked to ever represent Cleveland’: Jim Jordan ripped by hometown paper for covering up sex scandal

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President Trump likes to call his enemies 'sleaze bags" and Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan a "warrior," but according to Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Brent Larkin, Trump has it backward.

While Jordan may not seem like the worse politician to ever come out of Ohio, the "crimes" he's committed "don't involve felonies," according to Larkin. "They are crimes against America, crimes involving total disregard for the principles of democracy, trampling the truth on behalf of a corrupt president who revels in his inhumanity."

Watching Jordan question witnesses during the House impeachment inquiry particularly incensed Larkin, who writes that it was like watching a man who "spent his childhood gleefully ripping wings off flies."

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