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Morning Joe drops a bomb on Trump over his decimation of the government in just two years

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During a discussion over the possibility that Donald Trump might face a viable primary opponent from the Republican Party, “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough wondered where are all the GOP deficit hawks who should jump into the race after the president exploded the deficit.

Speaking with MSNBC regular John Heilemann, Scarborough — who was a deficit hawk when he served in the House as a Republican representing Florida — pointed out that Trump has achieved something ignoble in just two years that the government previously spent centuries doing.

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“You know, John Heilemann, it took the United States about 215, 220 years to rack up a $4 trillion debt,” he began. “Yeah, a couple of centuries to rack up that debt. Donald Trump by the end of his first term, in four years will rack up a $4 trillion debt.”

“You take deficits — you know, the reason I got into Congress is because of deficits and the national debt,” he continued. “There are still, I think, some small-government conservatives that vote in primaries. You take that, you take the fact that Donald Trump is a protectionist along the lines of, you know, liberal Democrats over the past 40, 50 years, the fact that he’s anti-NATO. The fact that he’s been against a lot of the alliances that helped us beat the communists, the Soviets and helped us beat the Nazis. It seems to me that even if somebody is politically swinging at windmills there will be Republicans that will want to go out and actually vote for someone who is conservative and not just illiberal.”

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Trump is ‘a bottomless pit of emotional need’ with a ‘desperate’ desire for friends: NYT’s Charles Blow

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New York Times editorial writer Charles Blow called out the president in his Sunday editorial for always associating the country with himself.

The byproduct of narcissism is that everything surrounds the narcissist. Such is the case with President Donald Trump's latest series of tweets talking about "My Stock Market" and quoting a fan referring to him as the second coming of Christ.

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‘Disconnected from reality’: NY Times editor ridicules Trump for being a ‘farce’ of a president

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New York Times editorial board member, Michelle Cottle, released a scathing op-ed highlighting the president's tendency to give oxygen to his adversaries that no one else would be paying attention to otherwise.

In a piece relating the White House to a "three-ring" circus, Cottle called the president a "farce" for his new war with Anthony Scaramucci.

As the president tweeted, no one had heard of Scaramucci until Trump hired him and former chief-of-staff John Kelly fired him after only 11 days.

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Trump goes off on Twitter rant about ‘My Stock Market’ at nearly 2 a.m. in France

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President Donald Trump has an early morning meeting Monday with Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi. He also has a full day of meeting with the G-7, but that wasn't his focus in the early morning hours.

"My Stock Market gains must be judged from the day after the Election (sic), November 9, 2016, where the Market went up big after the win, and because of the win. Had my opponent won, CRASH!" Trump tweeted Sunday night in the U.S., which was nearly 2 a.m. in France where the president is staying during the G-7 summit.

My Stock Market gains must be judged from the day after the Election, November 9, 2016, where the Market went up big after the win, and because of the win. Had my opponent won, CRASH!

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