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Lindsey Graham just inadvertently confirmed that he thinks Trump is inept: columnist

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has been one of President Donald Trump’s top boosters in the Senate. So it seemed surprising that when British ambassador Kim Darroch resigned after it was revealed that he called President Donald Trump’s administration inept, Graham defended Darroch on Twitter.

Less surprisingly, he blamed the incident on the media.

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Writing in the Washington Post, columnist Aaron Blake argues that Graham vision of Trump in this scenario is remarkably infantile.

First, he points out that the ambassadors comments about Trump’s re-election weren’t exactly compliments, since many people who despise Trump note that he’s got a shot at re-election.

“But more than that, think about what Graham is saying,” Blake observes.

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“He’s effectively accusing the media of providing a slanted picture and admitting that Trump was deceived by it,” Blake continues.

“Trump would go on to say he wouldn’t work with Darroch, whom he labeled “very stupid” and “a pompous fool.” Graham’s suggesting that the president of the United States isn’t savvy or disciplined enough to get to the bottom of the whole thing and learn the truth before he lashes out and severs a diplomatic relationship with the ambassador of arguably the No. 1 U.S. ally.”

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“In a lot of ways, Graham is saying implicitly — and publicly — what Darroch was saying privately,” he concludes.


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New Bolton bombshell implicates Bill Barr in Trump’s corruption with China and Turkey: report

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Yet another huge bombshell was revealed to be included in manuscript for the upcoming book by former National Security Advisor John Bolton titled The Room Where it Happened.

"John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser, privately told Attorney General William P. Barr last year that he had concerns that President Trump was effectively granting personal favors to the autocratic leaders of Turkey and China, according to an unpublished manuscript by Mr. Bolton," New York Times correspondents Micheal Schmidt and Maggie Haberman reported Monday evening.

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GOP senator admits she’s hoping Trump’s Ukraine scheme successfully sinks Biden

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In a press conference with reporters on Monday, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) gave the game away by implying she hopes that President Donald Trump's scheme to dig up foreign dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden successfully sinks his candidacy and causes him to lose the Democratic caucuses in her state.

"Iowa caucuses are this next Monday evening. And I'm really interested to see how this discussion today informs and influences the Iowa caucus voters, those Democratic caucus goers. Will they be supporting Vice President Biden at this point?"

The remarks came after White House lawyers spent hours trying to change the subject from Trump's attempts to extort the president of Ukraine with military aid, to the conspiracy theory surrounding Biden's son's work in Ukraine that he had been demanding they pursue.

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Republicans defended ‘a vile scoundrel’ who is ‘racist’ and ‘a petty tyrant’ — and it wasn’t Donald Trump

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President Donald Trump's defense attorneys were blasted for their defense of a different president on Tuesday.

"I mean, of course Trump's lawyers are defending Andrew Johnson. Of course," noted MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes.

"Johnson was a vile scoundrel and a drunk and a racist and a petty tyrant whose presidency brought blood and shame upon this nation," Hayes continued. "That's the kindest characterization I could muster."

The host linked to a 2019 piece on Johnson that he wrote for The New York Times as a book review of "The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation by Brenda Wineapple.

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