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‘It would be funny if it weren’t so tragic’: Nicolle Wallace recalls the Republicans who once denounced Trump’s racism

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MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace on Tuesday let loose on the Republican Party for refusing to stand up against President Donald Trump’s racism.

Following President Donald Trump’s racist attacks on four young women of color in Congress, the House of Representatives is debating a resolution to condemn the commander-in-chief’s racism.

Not a single Republican voted to allow debate on the anti-racism resolution.

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“The nation is waiting to see if Republicans — or even a single Republican — will come out against racism today,” Wallace reported.

“It’s not hard — or should not be hard — to lend your name or vote to a resolution that says immigrants make America stronger, that America still welcomes those who seek refuge from violence in their home countries and that Donald Trump’s racist attacks on four female Congress members deserve universal condemnation,” she explained. “That vote, scheduled for just a few hours from now, does not at this moment have any public support from elected Republicans.”

Wallace, who was a top Republican strategist prior to her career in journalism, illustrated much the GOP had changed by playing clips of four current lawmakers who once had the integrity to condemn Trump’s racism.

“He’s a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said in December of 2015.

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“Look, of course, it’s inappropriate to be attacking a federal judge’s race or ethnicity,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said in June of 2016.

“Quite frankly, I’m very disturbed by the way he keeps referring to this judge, an American born in Indiana, who he continues to raise issues about and I hope he’ll stop doing that,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said in June of 2016.

“I think a good place to start would be to apologize for the various totally inappropriate things he said over the last couple of weeks,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said in June of 2016.

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“It would be funny if it wasn’t so tragic — that was three short years ago when the Republicans were still offended by racist attacks from this president,” Wallace noted.

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Trump has figured out how to get taxpayers to renovate one of his golf courses: MSNBC panel

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President Donald Trump has figured out how to have taxpayers pay to renovate his Trump National Doral Miami golf course, according to an analysis by MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle.

"Before setting himself on fire on Ukraine yesterday, Mick Mulvaney came into the White House briefing room to break to the nation the fact the that the Trump Doral golf resort turns out to be -- in his estimation, organically, just sitting there -- the best possible place to have a G-7 Summit of world leaders," MSNBC's Brian Williams reported. "That was provision number one. There’s no better place that we can find. Number two was, the president will not profit from said G-7."

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Bill Maher reveals plan to ‘bribe’ Trump with one billion dollars — for him to leave office

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The Constitution has two mechanisms to remove President Donald Trump from office prior to his term ending on January 20, 2021: impeachment and the 25th Amendment.

HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher noted that Trump could also choose to resign.

Maher waved around a $1 million check that he said he would give to Trump to quit.

He said he also knew 1,000 people who would do the same -- which would land Trump over $1 billion.

Maher said even poor people would pawn their wedding rings to add to the pot.

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Trump can’t fire Mulvaney because nobody else wants to be his chief of staff: report

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White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will likely stay on at the White House despite his public confession of a quid pro quo in the Ukraine scandal at the center of the impeachment inquiry, The New York Times reported Friday.

"But Mr. Mulvaney’s job has been anything but normal since the news conference on Thursday at which he seemingly undermined the Trump administration’s strategy for avoiding impeachment by acknowledging that Mr. Trump had sought a quid pro quo for providing Ukraine with American aid," the newspaper reported. "In the chaotic aftermath, the president’s Republican allies are questioning Mr. Mulvaney’s savvy and intelligence even as the Trump campaign is defiantly turning one of his lines from the news conference into a T-shirt."

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