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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.”

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

“He’s sees bad economic news coming and he sees bad political news coming and he’s a demoralized guy,” Kristol said.

Santorum disagreed.

“I don’t see that at all,” Santorum quipped. “He hates being there. You give him too much credit for these things. Look, he just hates being at these meetings. He doesn’t like the dynamics that are going on there.”

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Kristol interrupted: “So he hates being at the White House, he hates being in those meetings, he hates governing! What does he like? He’s not a happy warrior.”

“What you’re seeing is a president engaged in a battle that presidents for generations have said they will fight and none of them have,” Santorum remarked. “He’s taking on China and he’s doing it in a way — some people can quibble and saying he’s doing it the right way or wrong way — but he’s doing it!”

“That’s total nonsense!” Kristol shot back.

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“The [Trans-pacific Partnership treaty] would have done more damage to China than anything Trump has done!” Kristol exclaimed. “Because people like you demagogued it and people on the left like Bernie Sanders.”

“Don’t demean people who have different opinions,” Santorum complained.

“A lot of the attacks on the TPP were pure demagogury,” Kristol observed.

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‘There are some women who’d beg to differ’: Watch CNN anchor’s epic response to sexism in politics

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On Saturday, CNN anchor S.E. Cupp gave a passionate lecture about the sexism female politicians face during political campaigns.

The host read a quote from a "top" advisor to former Vice President Joe Biden.

“I don't know of anybody who has taken as sustained and vitriolic a negative pounding as Biden ...really the most vicious press I think anyone's experienced,” the Biden advisor told Politico.

"Come again? What's that now?" Cupp asked in disbelief.

"I think there are some women who beg to differ," she noted.

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‘What was he talking about?’ CNN’s Angela Rye baffled by Joe Biden’s ‘victim-blaming’ rant about black families

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The former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus was baffled by an exchange during the third Democratic debate.

"I’ve seen a lot of criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden over this exchange," CNN's Jake Tapper said, playing a clip.

"What responsibility do you think that Americans need to take to repair the legacy of slavery in our country?" moderator Linsey Davis asked Biden on Thursday.

"We bring social workers into homes and parents to help them deal with how to raise their children. It is not they don’t want to help. They don’t know quite what to do. Play the radio. Make sure the television — excuse me make sure that you have the record player on at night, the phone —" Biden said.

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Pennsylvania Trump voter shreds president for breaking promises to Rust Belt: ‘He pulled a Houdini on us’

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A Pennsylvania man who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 told CNN on Friday that he's bitterly disappointed in how he's seen no progress in manufacturing jobs returning to his community.

John Golomb, a retired steel worker who backed the president in 2016 because of his promises to bring back good paying jobs to the Rust Belt, explained to CNN that Trump gave his community false hope about an economic revival during his first presidential campaign.

"We had Donald Trump come here and profess about reviving American steel," he said. "That's just what all of us steelworkers wanted to hear!"

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