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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.

“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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GOP strategist Tara Setmayer says Republicans will defend Trump until he uses the N-word

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Republican strategist Tara Setmayer told a CNN panel that the only way the GOP is going to be willing to stand up to President Donald Trump is if he uses the N-word.

In a panel discussion with CNN's Jake Tapper, Setmayer said that the Republicans in office will bend over backward trying to defend everything the president says and does.

"I think we’re at the point where I think anything short of the N-word they will make excuses for because at that point there is really no question about it, right?" she said. "So, it is obvious to everyone else, it is amazing to me how many of the Republicans are going out there and I said this yesterday, try to white-splain to people of color what racism is and what it feels like to deal with that every single day."

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The media’s ‘Made in America’ problem: Trump creates racist controversy — and gets free campaign coverage

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Let’s presume, however depressing that notion may be, that mainstream news organizations will continue to fumble the ball when it comes to directly calling blatantly racist statements coming out of Donald Trump’s mouth what they are, which is racist.

Let’s also presume that in the fallout of such incidents like Trump’s racist tweets on Sunday, media organizations adopt predictable stances. Most struggle to maintain a sense of equanimity and fairness when it comes to calling out Trump’s racism. Fox amplifies it.

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‘Devastating, illegal, and unethical’: Trump denounced for imposing sweeping attack on abortion rights nationwide

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Warning of "severe" consequences for reproductive healthcare, critics condemn the Title X gag rule as "blatantly coercive and a violation of medical ethics and patients' rights."

After President Donald Trump's administration announced Monday that it would immediately begin enforcing a ban on abortion referrals at clinics that receive federal tax dollars, outraged reproductive rights advocates warned about the impact on healthcare nationwide and vowed to keep fighting against what they call the domestic gag rule.

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