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President helped ‘increase anti-Trump turnout’ in red-state governor’s races — which could spell disaster for the GOP

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President Donald Trump was once the Republican Party’s greatest asset in an election, mobilizing thousands of supporters to rush to the polls. Recently, however, it seems he’s now driving anti-Trump votes up so much that it may no longer be worth the Trump trouble.

“So you’ve got to give me a big win, please,” Trump told a Louisiana crowd this week before the GOP candidate lost the governor’s race in a red state.

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“What Trump did in Louisiana was increase voter participation. While he increased the pro-Trump turnout, he also increased the anti-Trump turnout. That’s kind of the lesson here,” polling analyst Ron Faucheux told The Washington Post in an interview.

He also explained that Republican candidate Eddie Rispone and Gov. Matt Bevin both embraced Trump and his brand of politics. They had nothing else to show for themselves, however.

“It’s one thing to endorse somebody and to help give them your support base,” Faucheux also said. “It’s something different to hover over and take over the whole campaign. When that happens, voters begin to ask, ‘Who is this guy Rispone and why can’t he stand on his own two feet?’”

As the most unpopular governor in the U.S. Bevin was hardly a good candidate for the GOP to embrace, but in a deep-red state like Kentucky, even Trump couldn’t pull Bevin out of the quicksand of political infamy.

The losses only add to the GOP’s other problem: a wave of retirement announcements from long-serving Republican leaders. After Rep. Peter King (R-NY) announced he was no longer running, he became the 20th Republican to announce he was retiring.

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A Trump trip and rally carries with it a slate of problems to the city. According to invoices from local police departments, Trump has racked up over $1 million in unpaid security bills. Cash-strapped municipalities don’t always have the funds to cover Trump’s campaign jaunts. It’s unclear why Trump is refusing to pay for it while other campaigns have been able to pay their bills.

Read the full report at The Washington Post.

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Trump campaign tries to make a pop culture reference — and it instantly backfires

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President Donald Trump's campaign faltered again as it attempted to make another pop-culture reference.

In the past, the campaign has run into problems when it photoshopped Trump's head on Sylvester Stallone's boxer-body during the film "Rocky," so as to make the president look less obese.

Tuesday, the Trump crew again compared the president to Thanos a.k.a. "The Mad Titan" who wants to kill half of all living things. He ultimately ends up losing when facing "The Avengers."

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In the video by the Trump campaign, the Marvel movie is used, delivering Thanos' final speech before he's ultimately killed.

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Here are 5 huge lies Republicans are telling about the new report on the Russia probe

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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's new report on the origins of Crossfire Hurricane, commonly called the Russia investigation, blew up many of the right wing's favorite talking points and conspiracy theories about the FBI. At the same time, it exposed real failures of procedures meant to protect American citizens against undue surveillance and exposed the need for serious law enforcement reforms.

But most Republicans seem unfazed that the report undercuts President Donald Trump's repeated accusations of "treason" and a "witch hunt," and they show no genuine interest in pushing policy to generally make law enforcement more responsible. Instead, they're trying to pin the blame on the Obama administration and bias against Trump, even though these claims actually distract from the genuine problems uncovered.

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NRA supporter Donald Trump offers ‘thoughts and prayers’ for victims of Jersey City shooting

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday offered his "thoughts and prayers" for the victims of the shooting in Jersy City, New Jersey.

"At least six people, including at least one police officer, were killed in Jersey City, N.J., on Tuesday after two people opened fire around a convenience store, officials said, touching off a firefight involving dozens of law enforcement officers that made the residential area take on the feel of a war zone," The New York Times reports.

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