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‘The greatest threat to mankind is the cowardice of the Democratic Party’: Ocasio-Cortez spokesperson

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The generational split among Democrats ruptured on Friday when a spokesperson for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ripping leadership for “cowardice” after caving to President Donald Trump on funding for his detention camps.

“Leadership is driven by fear. They seem to be unable to lead,” said Corbin Trent, AOC’s spokesperson.

“The greatest threat to mankind is the cowardice of the Democratic Party,” he declared.

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His boss explained the generational gap.

“The older members really cling to the idea that things are going to go ‘back to normal'” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“For us, it’s never been normal, and before that the bipartisanship was s—ty anyway and gave us the War on Drugs, [the Defense of Marriage Act] and stripping the leg[islative] branch of everything,” she noted.

Ocasio-Cortez explained how her approach differs.

“Even before I was of voting age, I saw Republicans accuse the Obamas of doing a ‘terrorist fist bump,’ so they’ve been clowns since I was a teen,” she explained.

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All the president’s grifters

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Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House.

One of Donald Trump's great gifts is an instinct for surrounding himself with people who are so sleazy and lacking in credibility that when they're indicted for some scam or flip on him and reveal his abuses of power they're easy to discredit.

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Lara Trump appears to mock Biden’s stutter at campaign event: ‘Let’s get the words out, Joe’

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President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law and campaign adviser Lara Trump appeared to mock former Vice President Joe Biden's stutter during a "Women for Trump" event Tuesday in Iowa.

This article first appeared in Salon.

"I feel kind of sad for Joe Biden," Lara Trump, who is the wife of Eric Trump, said. "I'm supposed to want him to fail at every turn, but every time he comes on stage or they turn to him, I'm like: 'Joe, can you get it out? Let's get the words out, Joe.' You kinda feel bad for him. The problem is that's their front-runner, guys, OK?"

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‘Liberal hack’ attacker McSally trashed by ex-GOP lawmaker for desperation move to save her seat

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Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday morning, former GOP lawmaker David Jolly (R-FL) had little good to say about Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) for her attack on CNN's Manu Raju where she called the Capitol Hill reporter a "liberal hack."

Speaking with host Garrett Haake, Jolly was discussing multiple incumbent Republican senators who may go down in the 2020 election with Donald Trump at the top of the ticket, when he was asked about McSally who was just appointed to her seat by Arizona's governor after just losing a run for Arizona's other Senate seat in 2018.

Asked about embattled Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and McSally, Jolly explained the two lawmakers are scuffling to hang onto their seats.

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