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‘We’re watching a cover-up’: Carl Bernstein warns even Republicans are now scared Trump is ‘demonstrably unhinged’

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Following an overnight release of explosive text messages between State Department officials who appeared to be doing the bidding of President Donald Trump by demanding damaging information on former Vice President Joe Biden in return for U.S. aid, former Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein said Americans are watching a cover-up unfold before their eyes.

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Speaking with hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota, the journalist behind the Watergate story that brought down the presidency of Richard Nixon, said what the White House is doing has all the hallmarks of Nixon White House.

“What changes with these texts? ” host Camerota asked the journalist.

“I think we now see a suggestion, and maybe more of a suggestion, of a real conspiracy led by the president of the United States and his lawyer [Rudy Giuliani] to undermine our electoral process through involving and intimidating a foreign power into extorting a meeting with the president of this foreign power whose country is trying to hold off the Russians, our enemy,” he explained. “So what he’s done is he has mortgaged our foreign policy to his own political interest.”

“This is a grave grave moment,” he added. “We’ve never had a president of the United States who mortgaged our foreign policy interests to what is going on against an enemy in a foreign country.”

According to Bernstein, almost as important as the release of texts showing diplomats leveraging U.S. aid for dirt on Biden is the declining state of the president’s mind.

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“We are also witnessing something we did not see before, which is a meltdown by a president who is demonstrably unhinged,” Bernstein elaborated. “Certainly I ‘ve talked to Republicans, who do use that word and they’re concerned about this, more than concerned about it, almost to the extent that they’re concerned about the underlying conduct of the president of the United States, because we are watching in real-time. We’ve never seen a president go off the way Trump has in the last few days.”

“You know, when the [special counsel Robert] Mueller investigation was revealed, Trump said, and it’s in the Mueller report, ‘My presidency is over,’ and then he says ‘I’m F ‘ed. This is a terrible thing,’ and then he became unhinged for a while in public. Nothing like this, this is even more extreme.”

“Let’s be clear here, we are watching a coverup. We are watching a coverup by the president of the United States and those closest to him,” he concluded.

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2016 Trump campaign vets warn he’s ‘slipping badly’ in multiple swing states

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Two men who worked on President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign have warned the president that his position in swing states is significantly deteriorating amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Politico reports that former Trump campaign officials Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie delivered a face-to-face warning to the president that he was "slipping badly" in several key states, including must-win battlegrounds such as Florida and Arizona.

"Bossie and Lewandowski, who served as top aides on Trump’s 2016 effort, complained to the president about his political operation," the publication writes. "Trump’s campaign team, in response decided to rush their Arizona and Florida representatives onto airplanes for a Thursday meeting with the president."

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WSJ slams Trump for ‘hurting the country’ by ‘debasing’ the presidency: ‘Ugly even for him’

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President Donald Trump was slammed by the editorial board of the conservative Wall Street Journal on Tuesday evening.

“Donald Trump sometimes traffics in conspiracy theories—recall his innuendo in 2016 about Ted Cruz’s father and the JFK assassination—but his latest accusation against MSNBC host Joe Scarborough is ugly even for him,” the newspaper noted. “Mr. Trump has been tweeting the suggestion that Mr. Scarborough might have had something to do with the death in 2001 of a young woman who worked in his Florida office when Mr. Scarborough was a GOP Congressman.”

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‘We have them outnumbered’: Morning Joe explains why Trump’s ‘vile’ tweets don’t work on most people

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough explained why most Americans could not be dragged down to President Donald Trump's level, hurling angry attacks and ignoring scientific advice.

The "Morning Joe" host said the president's refusal to wear a mask and his murder allegations against him would fall flat with most Americans, because they didn't spend all day stoking their own anger on social media.

"Most Americans don't live in the gutters of Twitter," Scarborough said. "Most Americans don't live posting hateful things about people on Facebook. They talk about their loved ones, they talk about their faith in God, they talk about their children, their grandchildren. We have them outnumbered."

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