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Retired general responds to Trump’s tweets in real time on Fox News – and destroys his excuses for betraying the Kurds

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A retired U.S. Army general reacted in real time on Fox News to President Donald Trump’s tweets on Syria — and he blasted the sudden decision to abandon the Kurds.

Gen. Jack Keane, a retired four-star general and Fox News contributor, appeared Monday morning on “America’s Newsroom,” where anchor Bill Hemmer read the president’s tweets on air and asked him to react.

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Keane said the president was missing the point.

“I understand (his point) about endless wars, but this is not about a war,” Keane said. “This is about how do you manage the peace? This is about how do you manage post-conflict? That’s what this issue is.”

“We have two national interests there,” Keane continued. “No. 1, do not permit ISIS to reemerge, No. 2, do not permit Iran to take over all of Syria and therefore be able to encroach on Israel.”

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“Listen, wars have endings, clearly, but it is the peace you have to put as much effort into winning, as well,” added. “Look what happened when we pulled out of Iraq. We won the war there — Bush handed a victory to President Obama. Obama walked away because he was fed up with it. We lost that peace and found ourselves embroiled in a much larger conflict after that. That was tragic.”

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‘Russia is delighted’: Maddow says the elephant in the room is ‘rearing up and stomping its feet’

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The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC broke down how all of President Donald Trump's decisions in the Ukraine scandal primarily benefited Russia.

"We are in the middle of this impeachment now and it is still unfolding and there is still more to learn and tomorrow is going to be — tomorrow should be a big deal," Maddow noted. "Even just the news tonight is a big deal."

"But even after one day of public hearings so far, the elephant in the room here feels like it’s rearing up and stomping its feet, because who benefits with all these things Trump has done?" Maddow asked. "With all of them. With all this stuff in the middle of the impeachment, but all the other stuff he’s doing simultaneously."

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Trump begs Louisiana for a ‘big win’ after his last-minute rally in Kentucky backfired

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At his last-ditch rally in Louisiana to help the struggling gubernatorial candidacy of GOP businessman Eddie Rispone, President Donald Trump boasted — incorrectly — that his rally in Kentucky narrowed the gap for Gov. Matt Bevin, who lost the race, by 19 points. He then begged voters to give Rispone a "big win."

"We elected everybody," said Trump. "The governor got brought up, in a few short days, 19 points. I went, we made a speech, the whole ticket was there, everybody won big. Governor's a really good guy. But 19 points is a big thing, and he lost by just a few thousand votes. And the headlines next day, Trump took a loss — I lifted him up a lot. But Trump took a loss. So you gotta give me a big win, please, okay? Okay?"

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Republicans are treating voters like ‘children’ with their defense of Trump: Ex-presidential adviser

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On Thursday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," former presidential adviser David Gergen laid into Republican lawmakers for claiming that the impeachment probe is only based on "hearsay."

"The Republicans are treating us like idiots," said Gergen. "They just — they say you're only bringing forth hearsay. You don't have any firsthand information. We know there are three people who know exactly what happened. One is named [Rudy] Giuliani. One is chief of staff [Mick] Mulvaney and the third is [John] Bolton. And what's happened here? They all three have been called. The president said no, you must not talk. So the Republicans then come up and say, well, you only have hearsay."

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