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Trump is ‘assassinating the presidency’ — and it may be too late to save it: Bob Woodward

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Veteran journalist Bob Woodward lamented that President Donald Trump was destroying the office he holds.

The famed Washington Post reporter, who spent hours speaking to the president for his recent book, “Rage,” was disturbed by Trump’s unhinged behavior during the first debate with Joe Biden.

“I don’t want to overstate this, but he is assassinating the presidency,” Woodward said. “The job of a president is protect the people, tell the truth, provide some sort of moral compass — hey, this is why we’re doing it, this is where we’re going.”

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Woodward said he never gained a sense that Trump appreciates the seriousness of his role, and he said that came across as he repeatedly interrupted and insulted Biden.

“I spent a lot of time talking to him over the year this year about that, and he will give out words words, but there’s nothing behind it, and that was revealed last night,” Woodward said. “So embarrassment, sadness, and people are going to have to unwind some of this and make sense of our democracy in the coming four months before the next president takes office, and it might be Trump, certainly, it might be Trump.”

“[We’ve got a] big mess on our hands,” he added. “Always, the question is, are the institutions up to it, and I have to vote doubt on that. I don’t know whether we have a process or leadership out there that can gather the remnants that are on the floor that Trump has shredded, just absolutely shredded and ignored and put it back together. Sorry to be a pessimist.”


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Trump’s attacks on voting ‘backfired and only inspired people to march early to the polls’: report

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Clark County Registrar of Voters Joseph Gloria has had three decades of election experience in Nevada, but had never seen a "perfect storm," as he called it, like this before. With all hands on deck for this election cycle, Gloria helped put together an entire mail-in voting system in less than 90 days to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

“I’m as comfortable as I can be because I have an excellent staff,” Gloria said. “We learned some things in the primary and are feeling good about this cycle, but unfortunately we have people at the national level who are encouraging people to do things that disrupt the polling place and make it a challenge for us to process votes.”

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Watch Kamala Harris laugh out loud when 60 Minutes asks her if Trump is racist

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) laughed when asked if President Donald Trump was racist during a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday evening on CBS.

"Do you think the president is racist?" Nora O'Donnell asked.

"Yes, I do," Harris replied, with a laugh. "Yeah, I do."

"You can look at a pattern that goes back to him questioning the identity of the first Black president of the United States," she said, referring to the racist "birther" conspiracy theory he pushed against Barack Obama.

"You can look at Charlottesville, when there were peaceful protesters and on the other side neo-Nazis and he talks about fine people on either side," she continued. "Calling Mexicans rapists and criminals? His first order of business was to institute a Muslim ban?"

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Lesley Stahl takes Trump to task for still not having a health care plan as 60 Minutes airs interview

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CBS News' Lesley Stahl took heat from President Donald J. Trump for asking him "tough questions" during their interview for 60 Minutes and the train wreck will air Sunday night in primetime.

But in the meantime, there's this:

Lesley Stahl: But you're okay with some tough questions?

President Donald Trump: No, I'm not. I mean--

Lesley Stahl: (LAUGH) You're not okay with tough questions?

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