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‘Donald Trump is prickly, angry and incapable of a basic human quality’: MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace panel

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The easiest thing to do is not to attack two cities that have been attacked by mass shooters, said MSNBC’s John Heilemann. But that’s precisely what President Donald Trump did after leaving Ohio.

The president left Ohio attacking one of the senators of the state and his staff called the mayor a liar.

“He can hit the right notes in person, go to the hospital and say the right things but when he retreats to the safety of his cabin on Air Force One or the White House that evening, he turns and puts on the cable news and turns to Twitter and reacts. And we’re seeing that now,” said Associated Press reporter Jonathan Lemire. “It’s remarkable though, midday flying from one grieving city to the other, that he’s already launched political attacks after starting his day at the White House saying that he’s going to tone down his rhetoric and being critical of others for playing politics with these tragedies. He’s doing exactly that, which he’s done time and time again.”

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“Violence came to them from ten hours away,” Wallace recalled of El Paso. “But on our day the focus should be on the victims Jonathan Lemire, here is correct to point out it’s at least worth reporting from the White House perspective that Donald Trump is sensitive, prickly and angry.”

Heilemann agreed, saying that the president is almost incapable of empathy.

“And [he’s] incapable of exercising just a very basic human quality that’s not about politics,” he said. “John [Lemire] mentioned that Trump had trouble in moments of crisis, right? Or where there’s been a disaster of some kind, a natural disaster. This is not just any kind of disaster. It’s a particular kind of thing here. A mass shooting, two mass shootings over one weekend in which the country is clearly wracked and in anguish over this moment. The notion — just to say the words — between one city and the other, Donald Trump attacked, attacked the mayor, attacked Sherrod Brown, attacked Joe Biden…. this is not a political skill, this is something any normal, sane, human being, would be like, ‘You know what? On today, what am I going to do? I’ll tell you what I’m not going to do. I’m not going to attack anyone. Like, it’s the easiest thing in the world!”

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Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles — ‘the hardest #Megxit possible’

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Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their royal titles and public funding as part of a settlement with the Queen to start a new life away from the British monarchy.

The historic announcement from Buckingham Palace on Saturday follows more than a week of intense private talks aimed at managing the fallout of the globetrotting couple's shock resignation from front-line royal duties.

It means Queen Elizabeth II's grandson Harry and his American TV actress wife Meghan will stop using the titles "royal highness" -- the same fate that befell his late mother Princess Diana after her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996.

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GOP senator tells home-state press that impeachment trial must be ‘viewed as fair’: report

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Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke to local reporters on Saturday about her role in the upcoming Donald Trump impeachment trial.

Murkowski explained she would likely vote with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on an initial vote on whether to allow witnesses. However, she left the door open to voting for witnesses after House impeachment managers make their opening case.

"I don't know what more we need until I have been given the base case," she said. "We will have that opportunity to say 'yes' or 'no' ... and if we say 'yes,' the floor is open."

Overall, Murkowski said it was important for the trial to been viewed as fair.

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White House press secretary urged to do her job: ‘We don’t pay you to be a Twitter troll’

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White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham was blasted on Saturday over the confusion resulting from her refusal to hold daily press briefings.

CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy was alarmed that Grisham's assistant, Hogan Gidley, was forcing reporters to refer to his remarks as coming from a "sources close to the President's legal team."

Darcy noted that Trump had repeatedly questioned the veracity of unnamed sources, making it problematic for Gidley to demand to be quoted as such.

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Grisham responded to the criticism and asked Darcy to "stop with the righteous indignation.

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