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Ted Cruz angrily dropped F-bomb as Fox News turned on him and backed Trump — who he compared to Mussolini: New book

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) watched bitterly as Fox News threw its support behind Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, according to a new book.

Tim Alberta, chief political correspondent of Politico, detailed Cruz’s frustration with the conservative news network during his own 2016 presidential bid in the forthcoming book, American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump, which was excerpted by The Guardian.

Cruz reportedly told friends that Roger Ailes, who died four months after Trump’s inauguration, wanted to make sure the real estate developer and former reality TV star would be elected president.

“I think it was Roger’s dying wish to elect Donald Trump president,” Cruz said, according to Alberta.

Cruz and Ailes had previously been close, and frequently eating breakfast together in New York, but the network boss stopped taking the senator’s calls by the start of 2016, weeks ahead of the Iowa caucuses.

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Staffers recalled Cruz’s outburst after he beat Trump 48 percent to 34 percent in the Wisconsin primary, and Fox News host Sean Hannity went on the air to assure viewers that Trump would perform better in upcoming primaries in New York, the Northeast, Indiana and West Virginia.

“What the f*ck?” Cruz said, leaping from his seat, according to staffers.

Cruz vowed there was “no way in hell” he would endorse Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention, saying: “History isn’t kind to the man who holds Mussolini’s jacket.”

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The Texas Republican was booed off the stage at the RNC in July 2016, when he pointedly refused to back Trump and urged GOP voters to “vote your conscience.”

But he reversed himself just two months later, in September 2016, and threw his support behind the candidate who had insulted his wife and accused his father of being involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

“After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump,” Cruz said at the time.


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Cop says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot following Trump’s racist targeting of The Squad

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Following racist attacks on members of The Squad by President Donald Trump and his supporters, a police officer in Louisiana reportedly said that one of the congresswomen of color should be shot.

Trump has been lashing out at the four first-term congresswomen, who include Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

"A Gretna police officer posted a comment on his Facebook page this past week calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a 'vile idiot' who 'needs a round, and I don't mean the kind she used to serve,'" NOLA reported Saturday.

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Internet piles on ABC reporter for lavishing praise on Trump for allowing press to ask questions

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ABC News reporter Kyra Phillips on Saturday heaped praise on President Donald Trump for his treatment of the press.

Despite the White House no longer holding daily press briefings, Phillips praised the "access" she receives from the administration.

"No matter what your politics are, I have to say that I appreciate the access ?Trump? gives us on a regular basis and the ability to ask any question," she said.

She tagged Stephanie Grisham in her tweet, who is Trump's latest press secretary. She also tagged her husband, John Roberts, who does not work in the White House, but works for Fox News.

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The real problem wasn’t the racism — it was the Trump taking ‘the Lord’s name in vain’ twice: supporter

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President Donald Trump was widely condemned after supporters at a campaign rally in West Virginia turned his racist "go back" message into a "Send Her Back" chant against one of a woman of color in Congress.

One Trump supporter in West Virginia also criticized the speech, but not for the racist targeting of Rep. Ilhan Omar.

State Senator Paul Hardesty, a Democrat, wrote to the White House to complain about Trump's use of the word "goddamn."

The letter was republished by the Montgomery-Herald.

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