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‘Donald Trump cuts and runs’: GOP strategist rips the White House ‘profound security threat’ to the US

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Republican strategist Steve Schmidt blasted President Donald Trump for “cutting and running” during a Monday appearance on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House” with Nicolle Wallace.

“Where are we?” Wallace asked.

“We’re in trouble,” Schmidt replied.

“You see America in retreat. Literally,” he explained. “With those trucks driving out of hard-won territory precipitously with no care to have the withdrawals done.”

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“The U.S.-led liberal global order that emerged out of the Second World War that was architected by FDR, Trump is dismantling it. What you heard was rhetoric today that could have been straight out of the 1930s, from the era of isolationism, that led to the world’s greatest tragedy,” he argued. “What came after that was the United States filling the role as the world’s indispensable nation. And we are clearly deeply in an hour of retreat on that front. And we don’t know what the consequences of that are five years from now, ten years from now, fifteen years from now. But we will be feeling it for a long time.”

“Before Donald Trump we would have understood the concept of national honor, that we don’t cut and run on our allies, the people that fought with us, that United States foreign policy is not built on transactions, it’s built on values,” Schmidt said. “And all of a sudden Donald Trump cuts and runs on the Kurds, puts the Kurds into an alliance with Tehran and with Assad because it’s the only place they can go.”

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House Republicans have 3 key defenses of Trump’s Ukraine extortion campaign — and they’re all terrible

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To any halfway objective observer, the first day of public hearings in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, which are ongoing as of this writing, have not gone well for Trump’s defenders.

Bill Taylor, the top US ambassador in Kyiv, and veteran State Department official George Kent came off as principled and non-partisan as they delivered damning testimony about the Trump regime’s multifaceted campaign to coerce the Ukrainian government to announce an investigation into fringe right-wing conspiracy theories designed to deflect blame for interfering in the 2016 election from Russia and onto Ukraine.

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Progressives hilariously ridicule Donald Trump Jr.’s new book with their own Trump triggers #TriggerDonaldTrumpJr

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President Donald Trump's eldest child and namesake has published a book about liberals he says are "triggered" by conservatives. Ironically, it seems Donald Trump Jr. is the one who seems to be triggered by the reception he's getting from some on his book tour.

The hashtag, #TriggerDonaldTrumpJr has nothing to do with Jr's new book, rather it's progressives using his book title to mock the Trump child. Internet users were torn between mocking the young Trump for desperately trying to get his father's attention, scrambling to seem relevant, trying to launch his own political career, trying to make his own money and so much more.

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‘Blather and hysteria’: Conservative columnist explains why GOP anti-impeachment ‘antics’ just crashed and burned

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Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Rep. Devin Nunes of California and other House Republicans were clearly trying to rally the Trumpian base on Wednesday, when the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump offered its first public testimony. Jordan and Nunes aggressively tried to discredit the inquiry and the two witnesses who testified: diplomat William B. Taylor (U.S. ambassador to Ukraine) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George P. Kent. But conservative Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin, in a Wednesday column, stressed that House Republicans — for all their “antics and conspiracy theories” — failed to show why Trump shouldn’t be impeached, while House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff and other House Democrats showed why he should.

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