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Mike Pompeo criticized by MSNBC panel as a wannabe ‘heir to Trumpism’ trying to ‘cash in’

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Mike Pompeo Freedomworks New Fair Deal Rally in Upper Senate Park outside the US Capitol, Washington DC on April 15 2013. (Mark Taylor/Flickr)

On Friday, an MSNBC panel excoriated Secretary of State Mike Pompeo amid the latest scandal surrounding the inspector general firing.

“This is what Pompeo is doing here, he’s trying to enrich himself politically, and Trump absolutely despises that,” said reporter John Heilemann. “Someone trying to cash in on Trump with his political capital. It spells — look, we’ll see what happens. He likes Pompeo, but Pompeo is heading down a path that’s very familiar and it doesn’t go to a good place.”

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“I almost laughed out loud when John said, he likes Pompeo,” said host Nicolle Wallace. “He likes no one. And I think he has found Pompeo a reliable stooge, if you will. Pompeo was on the phone with Selensky. But Mike Pompeo has always been a partisan political animal, but no one thought he was a dummy, some of this conduct is so hubristic, and from a political standpoint is just dumb.”

“And so unbecoming, Nicolle,” said former GOP strategist Steve Schmidt. “He graduated first in his class at West Point. What a disappointment, seemingly one of the more corrupt of the Trump cabinet members. And you’re right, he’s been one of the Trump presidency’s fiercest defenders. Like a cast of characters around this administration, they’re looking ahead. They’re looking ahead to maybe a Biden victory. But looking ahead to his own presidential campaign.”

“I should just add that this is a moment of unparalleled American weakness,” continued Schmidt. “We have a gaggle of foreign leaders, our allies all standing together laughing at the president of the United States, who they regard as a buffoon, clown, a liar. Our diplomacy has never been at a lower point — he’s the architect of a national security policy, riding shotgun with Donald Trump, that has brought America to its weakest and lowest moment in its 75 years that have passed since the end of the Second World War through this afternoon. He’s done a terrible job as secretary of state, but he’s one of the heirs to Trumpism who will certainly try to rise from crown prince to king of the hill in the next couple of years.”

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Things are so bad for Republicans the GOP had to send money to Texas

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In 2016, then-anti-Trump Republican Sen. Linsey Graham proclaimed, "If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed.......and we will deserve it." It seems his prediction is coming closer to fruition.

Financial reporting reveals that the Republican Party was forced to send $1.3 million to ruby-red Texas as the election nears.

It was something spotted by ProPublica developer and ex-reporter Derek Willis Sunday.

"That's never happened before," he tweeted.

He noted that the Texas GOP raised $3.3 million in August, but nearly half of that came from their national parents.

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What the London ‘Blitz’ reveals about how much pain and tragedy people can handle in 2020

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It's hard to imagine how 2020 could possibly get worse. "If we lose Betty White," a friend said on a drive to the Supreme Court to lay flowers.

So many Americans have lost friends or family members to COVID-19. Thousands of Americans survived the virus only to desperately needed organ transplants and forever will struggle to breathe the way they once did. Others are still suffering without smell or taste even three months after having the virus. Millions of Americans are out of work. Debt is stacking up for those trying to survive in the COVID economy. A lack of health insurance can mean hospitalizations from the virus are putting people into bankruptcy.

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Stop trying to convince people you’re right — it will never persuade anyone: expert

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MSNBC host Joshua Johnson noted that this year has been full of strife, with Americans having a lot to stand up about. Whether the slaying of unarmed Black men and police brutality, or healthcare, and the coronavirus, Americans are lining up to protest.

Johnson asked if people try to start tough conversations, how do they keep it productive, and when it's time to give up. In her book, We Need to Talk, Celest Headlee explains tools that people can use to have productive conversations about tough issues that help move the needle.

"Keep in mind that a protest isn't a conversation, right?" she first began. "That's a different kind of communication. The first thing is that our goal in conversations is not always a productive one. In other words, oftentimes, we go into these conversations hoping to change somebody's mind or convince them that they are wrong. You're just never going to accomplish that. There's no evidence. We haven't been able to -- through years and years of research we haven't been able to find evidence that over a conversation somebody said, 'You're right, I was completely wrong.' You've convinced me. So, we have to stop trying to do that. We have to find a new purpose for those conversations."

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