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Trump Hotel added insult to injury by cancelling Christian aid event of prayer for the Kurds: report

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President Donald Trump has alienated Evangelical Christians and Kurds over his decision to allow Turkish ethnic cleansing in Syria. His political problems with both groups expanded on Tuesday after actions by the Trump Organization.

“A Christian aid group that planned a gathering to honor and pray for the Kurdish people at President Trump’s hotel in Washington were told by hotel staff this week that the event was canceled, according to two members of the aid group,” Washington Post reported Tuesay. “The event, called ‘A Night of Prayer for the Kurds,’ was to be hosted by Frontier Alliance International (FAI), a religious nonprofit group that provides medical help in the Middle East, including to the Kurds, according to its website.”

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Trump has received public pushback from Evangelical supporters of the Kurds.

The cancellation came two days after the group’s founder, Dalton Thomas, posted a video defending the decision to hold the event at Trump’s Hotel despite his abandonment of America’s Kurdish allies.

“We’ve been bombarded with emails and responses on social media and phone calls of people who are understandably confused by why we would choose to do [the event] at this location, at Trump hotel, which is owned by the president who made this decision that is causing so much bloodshed and turmoil right now for the Kurds,” Thomas said in the video.

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“It’s their prerogative to cancel. I think it’s a shame they used that prerogative though as this was an opportunity for the Trump administration,” Thomas said. “It seems as though they set out to ‘[snatch] defeat from the jaws of victory’ this month on everything.”

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Internet disgusted after Erdo?an makes Trump and GOP senators watch propaganda video in the Oval Office

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On Thursday, Axios reported that during a reception at the Oval Office, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an — who has come under international scrutiny for his brutal treatment of Kurdish freedom fighters — whipped out his iPad and made President Donald Trump and several GOP senators watch a video describing Kurds as terrorists.

Commenters on social media were quick to excoriate the president for allowing a notorious strongman to bring propaganda into the White House and make U.S. officials watch it on his personal tablet:

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GOP’s best defense of Trump’s ‘corrupt schemes’ may doom him in 2020 election: conservative columnist

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Conservative columnist Eli Lake thinks that House Republicans may have done a good job of defending President Donald Trump during Wednesday's opening impeachment hearings -- but he also thinks they undermined his chances of winning the 2020 election.

In his latest Bloomberg column, Lake argues that Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) made a smart argument in favor of not impeaching the president: Namely, that his attempt to extort Ukraine into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden fell apart before it could be fully executed.

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Trump flying in for last-ditch rally to save Louisiana GOP governor candidate with ‘really bad’ vote returns

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Republicans suffered a major blow in Kentucky after Gov. Matt Bevin, a firm ally of President Donald Trump, was defeated by Democratic state Attorney General Andy Beshear — despite the president's efforts to help the GOP, culminating in a massive rally in Lexington on the eve of the election.

Now, according to Politico, GOP strategists are worried that a similar outcome could happen in Louisiana, where conservative Democrat John Bel Edwards will stand for re-election on Saturday against Trump-loving businessman Eddie Rispone.

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