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CNN panel bashes Trump for dragging orphaned baby back to hospital for El Paso photo-op

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On Friday morning, a CNN panel had nothing good to say about Donald Trump’s hospital visits in Dayton and El Paso to visit mass shooting victims. The panel expressed disgust that a 2-month-old baby whose parents were slaughtered by a white nationalist was brought back for a photo-op.

Speaking with host John Berman, former White House adviser Joe Lockhart seemed visibly appalled.

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“It is really an unprecedented situation,” he began. “I think we’ve become numb to the phenomenon of Donald Trump. I worked for President Clinton and we went through Columbine and a shooting in Oregon. The families of the victims would gather, in one case in a school cafeteria, the other case, a gym, and the president went family by family and heard their stories, put their arms around them and comforted them and did what a president is supposed to do.”

“There is a question whether he’s capable or doesn’t want to do it,” he added. “Who cares — it is his job. The video out of Dayton was sickening, it looked like a campaign ad. I don’t think he met with any of the families of the victims who died.”

“This is not the first time he’s been this callous and unaware,” conservative CNN contributor Tara Setmayer added. “He just isn’t capable and people that support him seem to be okay with that and make excuses.”

“The president is standing there with a thumbs up,” she added while discussing photos released from the White House. “They owe everyone who has ever been a victim, an apology. They disrespect the memory of these people being so flippant making campaign videos, complaining about crowd sizes.”

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He’s trying ‘to get under Trump’s skin’: Reporter Olivia Nuzzi outlines Joe Walsh’s impact on 2020

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Republican strategist Shermichael Singleton explained during an MSNBC panel discussion that former Rep. Joe Walsh isn't likely to peel away many voters from Trump as someone who is "Trump-light." New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi, however, thinks Walsh with have a more significant impact, whether or not he can win the primary race.

During a CNN panel discussion, Nuzzi similarly noted that Walsh's primary purpose could be to troll the president.

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Boris Johnson ‘tremendously humiliated’ Donald Trump on a global scale at G-7 meeting: CNN analyst

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United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson was one of President Donald Trump's favorite people to take over for Theresa May when she resigned this summer. But Johnson also mocked the U.S. president and humiliated him on a global scale, said New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi.

During a panel discussion on CNN Sunday, CNN's Ryan Lizza opened by saying that Johnson is in a tight spot as he's trying to negotiate Brexit while serving as an international leader to the G-7. Johnson also needs to negotiate a trade deal with Trump, but he clearly is going about it in the worst possible way.

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‘That’s total nonsense’: Bill Kristol punches Santorum right between the eyes on Trump’s failing trade policy

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CNN contributor Rick Santorum said he was personally offended on Sunday after conservative writer Bill Kristol attacked President Donald Trump's trade policy.

During a segment about Trump's trade war with China, Kristol noted that the president seems "demoralized" and "depressed."

"His economists have told him privately we're slowing down and we're at some risk of toppling into a recession," Kristol explained. "His political people have told him his numbers are going down not up."

The conservative writer pointed to Trump's racist attacks on black lawmakers as one mistake he has made.

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