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‘Worse than Obama’: Lindsey Graham has full-blown freak out over Trump’s latest Syria statements

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Wednesday had a full-blown freak out after President Donald Trump publicly said that the Turkish slaughter of the Kurds in northern Syria was not America’s problem.

Writing on Twitter, the senator had his harshest condemnation yet of the president’s decision to abruptly pull American troops out of Syria while giving Turkey a green light to invade the area.

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“I hope President Trump is right in his belief that Turkeys invasion of Syria is of no concern to us, abandoning the Kurds won’t come back to haunt us, ISIS won’t reemerge, and Iran will not fill the vacuum created by this decision,” Graham wrote. “However, I firmly believe that if President Trump continues to make such statements this will be a disaster worse than President Obama’s decision to leave Iraq.”

Graham went on to explain how Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds will make it harder to fight against groups such as the Islamic State in the future.

“I worry we will not have allies in the future against radical Islam, ISIS will reemerge, & Iran’s rise in Syria will become a nightmare for Israel,” he wrote. “The statements by President Trump about Turkey’s invasion being of no concern to us also completely undercut Vice President Pence and Sec. Pompeo’s ability to end the conflict.”

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Trump’s commutation of Stone is an admission of guilt: former US Attorney

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Former U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance explained that President Donald Trump's commutation of Roger Stone proves his own guilt.

Writing for USA Today Tuesday, Vance explained that Trump had always hinted about a pardon for Stone, but it wasn't one, it was a commutation, because Stone didn't want to admit guilt for his role in the Russia scandal. Still, his conviction will stand, Vance explained, and Stone can return to the battle for his friend's political career. It might be a win for Stone and Trump but it's terrible for the rule of law, she explained.

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California man charged with running over Black dad after son calls for help in racist attack

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A California man was arrested after running over a Black father during a racist attack in a hotel parking lot.

Dennis Aaron Wyman allegedly hurled racial slurs against a small group of Black young adults late June 29 at the Staybridge Suites in Torrance, and one 23-year-old called his father -- who was working as an armed security guard nearby -- as tensions grew during the encounter, reported the Daily Breeze.

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The Republican Party ‘deserves to be a lost cause’ after Trump: GOP strategist Bill Kristol

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On Tuesday, writing for The Bulwark, longtime Republican strategist Bill Kristol, a Never Trump conservative, discussed whether the GOP even deserves a political future beyond Trump.

"On the one hand, with embarrassingly few exceptions at every level, the Republican party is Donald Trump’s party. So in many ways it deserves to be a lost cause," wrote Kristol. "On the other hand, after November 3, the GOP may stop — more or less suddenly, and more or less convincingly — being Donald Trump’s party. It might even stop being the party of Trumpism. On the third hand, it will still have been Donald Trump’s party. And that moral and political stain can’t, and shouldn’t, simply be wished away."

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