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Trump is endangering the US by governing like he’s directing a reality TV show: officials

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President Donald Trump seems to be waffling on whether or not he wants a war in Iran. As it stands, he seems to be against it, pulling back on a military strike that would have killed 150 people and most certainly begun another Middle Eastern war.

In a report from the Washington Post, leaders from policy to politics are telling the president to get it together. The “freewheeling” style of politics may have been a quirky style, but now it’s putting the United States in a difficult position.

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Trump’s defenders spent Sunday making the rounds on news talk shows reassuring the world that the president knows what he’s doing and his advisors agree with his decisions. But it isn’t just about the Iran catastrophe; Trump ran scared when it came to the ICE raids he was planning for Sunday.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called Trump “somebody setting afire a basket full of paper and then putting it out.”

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) agreed, saying, “I don’t believe that anyone should receive credit for a crisis of their own making.”

Joining those two was Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) who said that Trump’s handling of Iran meant that “even when there are strikes on tankers, we see again our allies very skeptical to even believe us right now.”

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He went on to say that it’s clear there’s no strategy to anything Trump is doing. He’s running the show like reality TV, where he’s working to build “drama.” A cliff-hanger doesn’t govern American foreign policy during sweeps month.

University of Minnesota political science professor Larry Jacobs called Trump’s leadership behavior confusing at best.

“Ronald Reagan was very clear; there’s no ambiguity about his views about the world and his willingness to pursue them. None,” he told The Post. “Sometimes he was criticized . . . but there was a clarity and a consistency and a pattern that was established.”

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“Both our allies and our enemies are at a loss to understand what the president means,” he also said.

It was just one month ago when Trump threated to impose tariffs on all Mexican goods entering the United States, which would put companies and Americans in a tight spot for purchase from cars to produce. At the last minute, he declared there was a deal, citing an agreement some Mexican officials said they made in December.

“Trump’s threats work to some extent against weak targets, but not against stronger ones. Canada and Mexico, which are so dependent on exports to the U.S., have been willing to make tough concessions rather than risk serious harm to their own economies. Korea, which is so dependent on the U.S. security umbrella, was also willing to do a quick deal,” said Western Washington University economics professor Edward Alden. “But bigger trading partners — China, the E.U., even Japan — have proved far less compliant.”

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When it comes to the ICE raids, Democrats are labeling it as “government hostage-taking,” The Post said. Others couldn’t help but notice that Trump’s leak violates Trump’s own guidelines.

“Any leak telegraphing sensitive law enforcement operations is egregious and puts our officers’ safety in danger,” said ICE spokesperson Carol Danko.

“President Trump gives millions facing deportation two weeks before his next tweet attack,” tweeted Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL). “Their fate depends on whether Congress will allow him to indefinitely jail children. This is America?”

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Bromance between ‘frantic’ Lindsey Graham and ‘annoyed’ Donald Trump collapses as the Kurds get slaughtered: CNN

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The growing rift between Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was documented on CNN on Thursday morning with contributor Dana Bash explaining that a "frantic" Graham is now at loggerheads with an equally "annoyed" president.

Sharing a montage of clips showing Trump and Graham taking shots at each other over the Syria debacle that has resulted in one of Trump's biggest defenders quickly flipping to being one of his harshest critics, Bash explained, "Listening to that, it's hard to believe that Graham is one of Trump's most loyal allies."

With Graham on record stating, "It's not about me and him, it's about the country," Bash begged to differ.

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Billionaire Trump-loving governor took $125,000 in bailouts meant for struggling farmers: report

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On Thursday, the Associated Press reported that Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV) received $125,000 in emergency stabilization payments for his farms, as part of the bailout program authorized by President Donald Trump to help farmers avoid losses due to the trade war with China.

Justice, a Trump-loving business magnate who briefly switched to the Democratic Party to run for governor of West Virginia and switched back to the GOP after the election, hardly fits the profile of a struggling farmer. He is worth $1.5 billion, and owns over 50 businesses, including a network of coal mines and the Greenbriar luxury resort, a popular gathering place for Republican officials.

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Here’s why Sondland’s testimony is devastating to Trump — whether he wants it to be or not

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Veteran Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald outlined in a thread that EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland delivered testimony to the House that was devastating for President Donald Trump whether Sondland wanted it to be or not.

"While wrapped in diplomatic-speak and hemming-and-hawing, the statement of Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to European Union, is devastating to Trump and Giuliani," Eichenwald said. "Given the surrounding evidence, either Giuliani has to say he lied to Sondland, or Trump has to be impeached it is important to dig through it, because, while quite clear on most dates, it takes jumping a bit around in the statement to figure out the date of the key event."

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