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Meghan McCain slammed President Donald Trump for hurling racist abuse at four Democratic congresswomen to heighten divisions in his rival party, and then framed the debate in the exact same way he has.

The conservative co-host on “The View” condemned the president’s statements urging the four first-year lawmakers to return to their home countries as racist, and then complained that one of their chiefs of staff had accused moderate Democrats of turning a blind eye to racism.

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“I think the politics of this is fascinating,” McCain began. “We spent our entire week last week talking about how racist and xenophobic the original comments and the chants were, and I stand by that statement.”

“I will say AOC’s chief of staff tweeted,” she said, “he compared moderate Democrats to segregationists and said they were, quote, enabling a racist system.”

McCain has been cheering on divisions within the Democratic Party while also warning them to remain united against the president.

“I compared it to fratricide because there is this deep infighting within the Democratic Party, and not just ‘The Squad,’ because there are more members of the Democratic Party that have the same similar views that ‘The Squad’ has, and more moderate Democrats, and I also think when (Rep.) Rashida Tlaib goes on ‘CBS This Morning’ and she says to Nancy Pelosi, ‘acknowledge the fact this they are women of color so when you single us out, be aware of that and what you are doing, especially because some of us are getting death threats.'”

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McCain herself helped single out Rep. Ilhan Omar, whom she’s accused of anti-Semitism before Trump hurled the same accusation against the Somalian refugee-turned-lawmaker.

“I still think the debate between ‘The Squad’ and Nancy Pelosi and more moderate Democrats is what Trump wants,” she said. “As long as they are the face of the Democratic Party, which I know there are people in here that are probably fans of theirs, but there are a lot of moderate Democrats in the country that maybe aren’t on board with some of the radical things that they have said. He needs someone to fight with, and he needs an enemy, and right now they antithesize everything that (he promotes).”

Co-host Joy Behar disagreed that the intra-party Democratic debate was unproductive.

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“It’s a purging of differences,” Behar said. “The Republican Party, in my opinion, could use a little bit of that, where they go against each other instead of falling in lockstep with a fascist.”

McCain said the divisions would cost Democrats the election.

“It’s important to you to win elections,” McCain said, “and what won’t win elections, if you’re talking about moderate Democrats and if you are comparing moderate Democrats to segregationists and enabling a racist system, moderate Democrats, that’s incendiary language. Trump is trying to make them the face for this reason.”

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Co-host Sunny Hostin disagreed that Ocasio-Cortez and the other first-year lawmakers were the face of the Democratic Party, and McCain responded by shouting.

“They are hugely powerful,” she said. “They are our ‘hot topic’ every single day now.”

Whoopi Goldberg cooled things down to head into a commercial break.

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“We can get as loud as we want to,” Goldberg said. “I still have to go to break. We’ll be right back.”

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The former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Barack Obama warned of "a very high chance" of Trump's trade war with China resulting in a recession -- "just in time for 2020."

Austan Goolsbee was interviewed by MSNBC's John Heilemann on Friday after the DJIA closed down over 600 points after the trade war escalated on Friday.

"Just give us, if you would, Austan, your sense of what has unfolded today and how bad it is," Heilemann asked.

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After US markets tanked on Friday, President Donald Trump dramatically escalated his trade war with China.

"For many years China (and many other countries) has been taking advantage of the United States on trade, intellectual property theft, and much more. Our country has been losing hundreds of billions of dollars a year to China, with no end in sight," Trump tweeted.

"Sadly, past Administrations have allowed China to get so far ahead of fair and balanced trade that it has become a great burden to the American taxpayer. As President, I can no longer allow this to happen," he argued.

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The New York Stock Exchange closed down over 600 points on Friday as President Donald Trump's trade war with China escalated.

MSNBC anchor John Heilemann said, "we’re hours away for the president taking off to the G7 summit in Bairritz, France, where allies are bracing for the Trump-fueled mayhem that is now 100% certain to ensue, with Trump like a drunken traveler in the departure lounge about to take a trip that he dreads, already sewing global chaos, days-long public meltdown typically moved from words to actions."

"Donald Trump beginning this day with a Twitter tirade that sent the Dow spiraling, closing down more than 600 points today and escalating his trade war with China with these norm-shattering, power-abusing words in this tweet," he said, putting the tweet on-screen.

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