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GOP lawmaker compares Trump to his own wife — and says he owes both loyalty even when they disagree

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A Republican lawmaker on Wednesday said that he disagreed with President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon Kurdish allies in northern Syria while allowing the Turkish military to launch strikes against them — but he vowed to remain as loyal to him as he is to his wife.

As flagged by NPR reporter Tim Mak, Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) told NPR’s “Here and Now” that he wished Trump hadn’t pulled the rug out from the Kurds in northern Syria, but he said that it wouldn’t stop him from giving the president his full support.

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“I think it’s the wrong decision, but from my perspective, I look at — my wife and I — we agree about 85 percent of the time, 90 percent of the time, there are times when we disagreed and we just get over it and get by,” Green said. “So I am disappointed in the decision on this one, but I still fully support the president.”

Other GOP lawmakers, most notably top Trump defender Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), have slammed the president for leaving the Kurds vulnerable to attack by Turkish military forces. Like Green, however, all of them have reaffirmed that Trump has their total support.

Read the full transcript of Green’s remarks below.

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The worst may be yet to come as America finally wakes up to Trump’s incompetence and cruelty

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Since Election Day 2016, America has been in a state of mourning.

Donald Trump's Independence Day speeches offered more of the almost never-ending funeral ceremonies for America's democracy, dignity and decency. Instead of trumpet-like exhortations to American greatness and goodness on the country's birthday, Trump chose to deliver horribly off-key funeral dirges.

This article was originally published at Salon

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‘I hear from psychiatrists weekly’ who warn about the president’s ‘mental incapacity’: Trump biographer

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Trump biographer Michael D'Antonio told CNN on Friday that he's been in regular contact with professional psychiatrists who believe President Donald Trump lacks the mental capabilities to handle his job.

During a panel discussion about the president's mental health, D'Antonio spilled the beans about what some experts are telling him they see in the president's behavior and speech patterns.

"I hear from psychiatrists on a weekly basis about a different measure of the president, and that's whether he suffers from mental incapacity," D'Antonio explained. "That's a very different category and goes to whether he can perform his job."

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Trump’s superpower is distraction — but we finally found his kryptonite

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Donald Trump is dumb — so dumb he literally suggested on live television that scientists should explore injecting household cleaners into people's lungs to cure the coronavirus. But due to what appears to be a serious and undiagnosed personality disorder — his niece Mary Trump, who is a clinical psychologist, suggests it's likely narcissism or sociopathy — Trump managed to stumble backwards into a strategy that works well with the 24-hour cable news ecosystem of national politics. Actually, "strategy" may be too strong a word, but it's inarguable that Trump's short attention span, impulsive nature and all-consuming corruption have meant a constant deluge of scandals and outrages, with each one knocking the last one out of the headlines.

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