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Republicans who latched onto Trump are preparing to jump because his campaign is ‘dying’: Ex-RNC head

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Discussing Donald Trump’s declining poll numbers and his suggestion that the election should be postponed, former Republican National Committee head Michael Steele said it is finally dawning on Republicans who have been backing Trump that he has no chance of winning and it is time to flee the president.

Asked by MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart why some Republicans are still sticking by the president, Steele was first stumped for an answer before making a joke that had the rest of the panel laughing.

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“Michael Steele, as a former chairman of the Republican Party, where is your party?” host Capehart asked. ‘Where are they? Where the defenders of the Constitution when the Constitution is in danger?”

“You know, it’s where they’ve always been. you know, underneath Donald Trump’s left cheek. I don’t know. — and that’s butt cheek,” Steele said as his fellow panelists laughed.” Folks made a bargain with the devil and, I think to Tom Nichols’ point [about Republicans acting like remora’s attached to a shark], they’re like ‘that thing is going to stick and stay, we’re just going to ride it.'”

“But what then happens at some point the fish realizes this shark ain’t moving right it’s dead or dying and I need to get off,” he continued. “Self-preservation, at some point, kicks in that’s why where they are. The American people have been watching for three years and self-preservation won’t be enough to preserve yourself at this point.”

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Morning Joe busts Trump for trying to scam the public with a fake tax cut proposal

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Taking up the executive orders signed by Donald Trump on Saturday, MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough pointed out a big loophole in the president's proposal for a tax cut, saying he is hiding the fact that voters will be on the hook for deferred taxes after the election.

After first pointing out the president's contempt for Americans struggling to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled the economy.

"It was a huge, gigantic nothingburger when you look through the policies at the end," Scarborough began. "In fact, some of the policies he put forth are going to hurt people, hurt small business owners the most. Again I go back to the payroll tax cuts -- economists, Republicans, Democrats, everybody is opposing this.

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Lawmakers demand removal of Postmaster General DeJoy over ‘nefarious’ efforts to ‘aid Trump re-election’

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"He is working to dismantle a fundamental institution of our democracy. He needs to resign or be removed, now."

On the heels of a "Friday Night Massacre" at the U.S. Postal Service that deeply alarmed lawmakers, activists, and ordinary citizens nationwide, two House Democrats are demanding the immediate removal of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over his sweeping operational changes to the beloved government service that have slowed the delivery of essential packages and jeopardized mail-in voting.

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Trump isn’t a king — he may be worse

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With each passing day, it seems, the Trump administration seems intent on replaying the lead-up to the English Revolution.

This article first appeared in Salon.

Like King James I of England (aka James VI of Scotland), Trump believes that he, to quote James' tract of 1598, "The True Law of Free Monarchies," "is above the law," accountable only to God. He asserted in a July, 2019 speech that Article II of the Constitution means "I have to the right to do whatever I want as president." Like James' son, Charles I, who ruled England for 11 years without a parliament, Trump is increasingly governing through executive orders rather than making laws with the House and Senate.

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