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Republicans anticipate Trump’s trip to Baltimore could be ‘disastrous’ after attacks on the city

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President Donald Trump isn’t having a good September thus far. He engaged in a week-long rant maintaining that Alabama was going to get hit by Hurricane Dorian when it was announced days prior that it had changed course. Now Trump is planning a trip to Baltimore, Maryland after calling the whole city a “rodent-infested mess.” Republicans are saying privately that it could end up being a “disaster.”

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Washington Post reporter Rachael Bade said that Republicans will be holding their biennial retreat on Thursday in what Trump called “the Worst [city] in the USA.” It’s understandable that the GOP members would wonder if Trump even wanted to join them for the meeting.

“Trump’s attendance could elate GOP lawmakers still licking their wounds from last fall’s midterm shellacking by the Democrats, who took the House majority,” wrote Bade. But if Trump’s September is any indication the visit to Baltimore could be another incident that causes the Republican Party to scramble trying to explain away whatever flub Trump makes.

The GOP retreat will come the day after Sept. 11, which will be the 18th anniversary of the Taliban’s terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers. Trump announced that this week he had planned to meet with the Taliban to discuss a peace deal. The Taliban speculated that the meeting was a “trick” and called it “political suicide.”

Trump went after Baltimore in July as part of his attack against one of the city’s Congressmen, Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who is conducting House Oversight Committee inquiries. Instead of keeping his feud with Cummings, however, Trump took the fight to the entire city of Baltimore.

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Calling the city such a “dangerous and filthy” city where “no human being would want to live,” was called out as racist by those living in the city and allies because residents are primarily people of color.

Read the full report from The Washington Post.

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Hosting the G-7 at Doral is still worth a million dollars to Trump — even if he donates all the profits: reporter

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President Donald Trump's chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said that holding the G7 summit at Trump's Doral resort would not be a profit for the president. Reports about it fly in the face of the White House claims, however.

The Miami Herald reported in July, when Trump floated the idea, that Doral is in a financial rut and the G7 meeting could help Trump climb out of it.

"Hosting foreign dignitaries has been a financial boon for Trump’s private Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago Club, providing some insight into what financial gains might be expected from hosting the G7 Summit at Trump Doral," said The Herald.

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‘Absolute contempt for the American people’: Trump destroyed for shameless G7 golf club announcement

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White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Thursday announced that next year's G7 summit will be held at Trump National Doral Miami -- and then smugly brushed aside questions about President Donald Trump using his office to personally enrich himself.

Mulvaney's press conference, in which he insisted that the president will not personally profit from holding the meeting there and claimed that it was simply the "best" place to hold the summit, drew harsh and angry reviews from across the web -- check out some of the reactions below.

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‘Get over it’: Trump’s chief of staff reveals Ukraine quid pro quo — but insists it’s just ‘politics’ as usual

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White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney admitted that President Donald Trump held up Ukraine aid to pressure the country to investigate a conspiracy theory.

Mulvaney, who is also the White House budget director, told reporters Thursday that Trump's desire to investigate his belief that a DNC computer server was hidden in Ukraine was part of the reason congressionally approved military aid was held up.

However, he insisted that did not represent a quid pro quo arrangement.

"We do that all the time, get over it," Mulvaney said. "Politics is going to be involved in foreign policy, elections do have consequences."

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