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‘Puppet’ Trump is controlled by crazed extremist conspiracy mongers: conservative

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President Trump spreads open his arms as he speaks about the success of the Farmers to Families Food Box feeding program. (Jeffery Edwards / Shutterstock.com)

Writing for the conservative publication The Bulwark, Christian Schneider argued on Monday that President Donald Trump is engaging in an act of psychological projection when he accuses Democratic candidate Joe Biden of being a “Trojan horse.”

Trump has described Biden as a “Trojan horse for socialism,” seeking to portray his rival as someone who is unable to stand up to the left-wing of his party.

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But Schneider claims that it is really Trump who is incapable of opposing the worst elements of the conservative movement.

“Trump refuses to condemn violence carried out by his MAGA army. He defends killer Kyle Rittenhouse. He invited the St. Louis couple who are charged with carelessly waving guns at black protestors marching past their home to speak at the Republican National Convention,” he explains.

Trump has also touted the so-called “birther” conspiracy about Barack Obama, as well as pushed claims that Sen. Ted Cruz’s father had been involved in John F. Kennedy’s assassination and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough had murdered a former female intern. He has also refused to distance himself from the QAnon conspiracy theory.

“What’s clear—crystal clear—is that Donald Trump is the Trojan Horse. He’s the one who brought crazed extremist conspiracy mongering into mainstream public life,” Schneider writes.

Read the full column here.

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Tim Scott says Trump ‘misspoke’ about Proud Boys: ‘If he doesn’t correct it, I guess he didn’t misspeak’

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Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) on Wednesday sought to excuse President Donald Trump's refusal to disavow a far-right extremist group.

At Tuesday night's presidential debate, Trump was asked to speak out against the neo-fascist Proud Boys group.

"Proud Boys, stand back and stand by!" Trump replied.

On Wednesday, Scott was given a chance to comment on the remark during a meeting with Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

“I think he misspoke in response to Chris Wallace's comment," Scott said. "I think he misspoke. I think he should correct it, if he doesn't correct it, I guess he didn't misspeak.”

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Former RNC chair and Montana governor spurns his party to endorse Joe Biden

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Former Republican Montana Gov. Marc Racicot, who also served as chairman of the Republican National Committee for two years, has broken with his party and is endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

The Helena Independent Record reports that Racicot made his endorsement on Tuesday evening in an interview with Yellowstone Public Radio.

"Even as a Republican, I will not be supporting Donald Trump for president, and I will not be voting for him," the former Montana governor said before making an argument in favor of Biden's moral character.

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No one with ‘an IQ over 80’ should not see Trump as a ‘sociopath’ on the debate stage: Conservative editor

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On Tuesday, writing for The Bulwark, conservative editor Jonathan Last tore into President Donald Trump's performance at the first presidential debate on Tuesday evening in Cleveland.

"Honestly: I cannot understand how anyone with an IQ over 80 could have watched this disgrace and not come away understanding that the president of the United States is a sociopath," wrote Last. "But I’ll try to put myself in the mind of voters and tell you what I saw."

"He was a doughy, orange honey-badger, yelling, shouting, cajoling, needling and — this is the important part — never shutting up," wrote Last. "If you are a fan of the Trump lifestyle brand — if you have a Trump flag on your boat and wear a MAGA hat because you love pissing off the brown girl with the nose ring at Starbucks — then I suspect that you thought this was the greatest performance by any debater in the history of debates ... On the other hand, it’s not clear to me that Trump’s act was effective with undecided voters."

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