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Trump’s ‘policy schizophrenia’ is why he’s been ‘checkmated’ on both Iran and North Korea: Nicolle Wallace

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MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace admitted being terrified by President Donald Trump’s foreign policy chaos as the administration appears intent on war with Iran.

“For an administration that seems to get lost in its own fog of chaos and dysfunction that comes with everything from immigration policy to the president’s internal battleground state polls, there may be no chapter quite as terrifying as watching Donald Trump march to the beat of his own drums of war with Iran, after making a series of moves seen around the world escalating with an already fraught escalation with Iran, Donald Trump now finds himself largely checkmated on two intractable fronts, Iran and North Korea,” Wallace reported.

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“Trump on Monday dispatching 1,000 more troops to the Middle East as part of his escalation with Iran, but in a sign of policy schizophrenia his Secretary of State out today with a more dovelike message,” she noted.

“The policy whiplash more disorienting than comforting, particularly as Trump’s abject failure to halt North Korea’s pursuit of a full nuclear weapon is on full display as he sounds more like a devoted schoolboy with a crush on the brutal dictator of North Korea than a serious consumer of intelligence community assessments,” she noted.

“We’re way past love letters, folks, but it is the constant churn of chaos that surrounds everything from Trump’s Twitter pronouncements to his aide’s contradictory public statements to his abrupt change of personnel that leaves the world on edge,” she explained.

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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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