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Trump trolled for praising Melania as the new ‘Jackie O’ — and then calling her ‘it’

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President Donald Trump and the alleged 'fake Melania' Trump (Twitter)

President Donald Trump came in for a heap of derision on Friday after he first referred to his wife, Melania Trump, as “it” then “Jackie O,” during an interview on Fox & Friends.

Speaking with the Fox News hosts, Trump claimed, “We have our own Jackie O, it’s called Melania, Melania T.”

Trump’s comments on his wife come as CNN prepares to broadcast a one hour special on the first lady, who the cable network has been promoting as a “woman of mystery.”

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Commenters on Twitter were quick to point out, not only Trump’s use of “it” for his wife but also the comparison to the iconic Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who had been held up as a standard of grace and poise after her husband, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated in 1963.

As one commenter noted, Melania barely beat out favored-daughter Ivanka for the honor of being compared to Jackie O.

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A Never-Trump Republican changed her mind — then crumbled when she tried to explain why

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In a recent op-ed for the Washington Post, Republican Danielle Pletka declared that despite the fact that she refused to vote for Donald Trump in 2016, she now feels compelled to support him in 2020. The piece quickly caught fire online, inspiring ridicule and sympathy from differing corners and triggering a surprising amount of discussion.

In one sense, it’s hard to see what the big deal was. The Post publishes opinion pieces in support of Trump frequently, and this one was not particularly special. Pletka herself is not a particularly notable figure. Like many op-eds, it was sloppy and unpersuasive, making huge leaps of reasoning and glossing over critical points in the argument. It didn’t take seriously any compelling counterarguments. It was, in other words, a mere display of partisan loyalty from a Republican who would prefer to be inside the tent than outside of it.

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Here’s the doomsday scenario in Pennsylvania that could cost Joe Biden the election

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"The state Supreme Court in Pennsylvania, a critical battleground state that’s seen as increasingly likely to determine who wins the White House, last week ordered officials to throw out 'naked ballots' — mail ballots that arrive without inner 'secrecy envelopes,'" reported Jonathan Lai. "Pennsylvania uses a two-envelope mail ballot system: A completed ballot goes into a 'secrecy envelope' that has no identifying information, and then into a larger mailing envelope that the voter signs."

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The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg may have already doomed Obamacare

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death may drastically affect the fate of a lawsuit seeking to strike down Obamacare — even if President Donald Trump fails to replace her with a more conservative justice.

This article originally appeared at Salon.

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