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If we can protect kids from vaping, we can protect them from guns: Democratic senator

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced that he would be taking action to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, as vaping has been linked to a growing number of mysterious, life-threatening respiratory cases.

On CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” Thursday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) pointed out a glaring reality: If we can ban an entire class of nicotine products to protect children, we should be able to do the same with weapons of war.

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“On the issue of bipartisanship, part of my hope for this gun legislation is the fact that we did achieve a bipartisan compromise on immigration reform,” said Blumenthal. “Just a few years ago, Lindsey Graham and I and others helped to lead in an overwhelmingly passed measure that reformed a broken immigration system … We need legislation, and it’s time for us in the Senate to come together and end the epidemic of gun violence just as we must end the epidemic of vaping.”

Anchor Chris Cuomo agreed.

“On a day like this, I’m not going to be the enemy of optimism, and maybe there is a carry through on if they want to protect kids from something that could be a danger from e-cigarettes, maybe they’ll see the same rationale in dealing with guns,” said Cuomo. “Thank you for fighting these fights. They matter to your constituents and the country.”

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‘Train-wreck of a witness’: Analysts nail ‘obstructive’ Corey Lewandowski for proving the Democrats’ case

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Political commentator Catherine Rampell disagreed with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni that the Democrats faltered during the hearing with Corey Lewandowski Tuesday. Former state and federal prosecutor Elie Honig called Lewandowski a "train-wreck of a witness."

She explained that Democrats had an extremely low bar: they had to prove Trump obstructed justice and that Corey Lewandowski gave one of the examples of such obstructions. In that sense, Rampell said they accomplished their goals.

"I don’t think this was a great day for Corey Lewandowski," she began. "This is a guy who went on TV and announced to the world -- apparently at the same time he is also trying to fundraise for Senate -- that he lies most of the time. Except when he's under oath."

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WATCH: Ana Navarro keeps shouting down Trump booster — even as CNN host cuts to commercial

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President Donald Trump cheered on his top Hispanic advisor Steve Cortes, who appeared before a New Mexico audience. Trump asked Cortes which he loved more, Hispanics or America, which prompted CNN's Ana Navarro to blast the president for racism. Meanwhile, Trump's latest CNN shill cried "political correctness."

"Look, I suspect he didn't want to offend Steve Cortes and I suspect Steve Cortes was not offended," Navarro said. "But really what a stupid thing to say. Right? To somehow ask the question about whether you love the country more than you love Hispanics -- they are one and the same."

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‘I thought he was joking’: CNN’s Cuomo didn’t buy Spicer’s humble brag about being a ‘staunch Christian’

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During the Tuesday night "hand-off" between CNN's Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon, the two chuckled about former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who made his "Dancing with the Stars" debut Monday night. Spicer bragged about being a "staunch Christian," as the reason for why he won't win "Dancing with the Stars." But Cuomo chastised Spicer for trying to score votes.

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