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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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‘Disease fanboy’: Internet slams NBC conservative for ‘rooting for pandemic’ to distract from Trump impeachment trial

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Hugh Hewitt is once again under fire, this time for almost appearing to be glad a deadly SARS-related virus has been diagnosed in a patient in Washington state – saying additional diagnoses will take the focus away from the Senate's historic impeachment trial. Hewitt is a conservative Washington Post columnist, radio host, MSNBC and NBC contributor, and law professor who went from being a "Never-Trumper" to all-in for President Donald Trump.

"People care much more for their health than theater," said Hewitt via Twitter, referring to Trump's impeachment trial. The SARS-related virus, known as the Wuhan coronavirus, is named for an area of China where it was first found. It "has infected more than 300 people and killed six in an outbreak that has struck China, Thailand, South Korea, Japan and now the US," CNN reports.

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Trump pushed for a sweetheart tax deal on his first hotel — it’s cost NYC $410,068,399 and counting

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In 1975, New York City was run-down and on the verge of bankruptcy. Twenty-nine-year-old Donald Trump saw an opportunity. He wanted to acquire and redevelop the dilapidated Commodore Hotel in midtown Manhattan next to Grand Central Terminal.

Trump had bragged to the executive controlling the sale that he could use his political connections to get tax breaks for the deal.

The executive was skeptical. But the next day, the executive was invited into Trump’s limousine, which ushered him to City Hall. There, he met with Donald’s father Fred and Mayor Abe Beame, to whom the Trumps had given lavishly.

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Mitch McConnell’s impeachment rules pass by 53-47 vote — here’s what happens next in Trump’s senate trial

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The US Senate voted along party lines on Tuesday to set the rules for President Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial.

By a 53 to 47 vote, the Republican-controlled Senate approved an "organizing resolution" for the trial proposed by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Before approving the rules, the Senate voted down several amendments proposed by Democrats seeking to subpoena witnesses and documents from the White House and State Department.

These are the next phases in Trump's impeachment trial, just the third of a president in US history:

- Opening arguments -

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