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Trump Has ‘Nowhere to Go’ and Will Become More Unpopular—No Matter How the Shutdown Ends: CNN Polling Analyst



CNN polling analyst Harry Enten has done a rundown of recent polling numbers related to President Donald Trump’s government shutdown and has concluded that the president is doomed to only become more unpopular no matter how the shutdown ends.

Among other things, he finds that polls have consistently shown that the majority of the public blames Trump and the GOP — and not congressional Democrats — for keeping the government shut down.

“One move the President could decide to take to help his own standing is to push harder on the shutdown,” Enten says. “Yet, the longer the shutdown goes, and the harder Trump has pushed his position, the more Americans are blaming him for it.”

Enten also finds that all of the options available to Trump will make him more unpopular. Agreeing to a deal with Democrats to provide some wall funding in exchange for a path to citizenship for DACA recipients will likely anger his base, Enten argues, while declaring a national emergency to fund the wall would create an even bigger blowback from a wide swathe of voters.

And keeping the government shut down indefinitely will simply continue to erode his standing with the American public, Enten says.

“So basically, Trump has nowhere to go,” Enten concludes. “There is no option that pleases Americans as a whole and, at the time, his base. Someone is going to be angry at him no matter what he does.”

Read the whole analysis here.


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Former Dem Senator Hilariously Nails Perfect Impression of ‘Pouting’ Trump at G7 Because Nobody ‘Likes Him’ There



During the “Overtime” segment of HBO’s Real Time, former North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) made fun of Donald Trump before he arrived at the G7 summit in France, saying he will pout his way through the weekend because the other world leaders loathe him.

With host Bill Maher asking how the Trump will conduct himself, Heitkamp immediately went into a very recognizable arms-crossed pout, which caused the audience to burst into laughter.

After the two posed as Trump and German leader Angela Merkel from the last get together, Heitkamp had a few things to say about the president.

“Pouting, the president will pout,” she smirked. “Because people don’t like him. and he knows they don’t like him. And when people don’t like him, he pouts.”

“It’s embarrassing, it’s not just ridiculous,” she added. “And it’s dangerous, it’s dangerous with everything that is going on.”

Host Maher added, “He shouldn’t even go, he doesn’t even want to be there.”

Watch below:


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Trump’s Economic Advisers Baffled Over How to Hold Off Recession His Trade War Set in Motion



According to a report from ABC, Donald Trump’s economic advisers are baffled about how to stop what appears to be a recession coming before the 2020 election after his trade war upset an already teetering worldwide economy.

With the report noting that Trump had hoped to run on a strong economy as part of his 2020 re-election strategy, warnings from economists that a recession may arrive before then has White House officials in a panic.

“The financial markets signaled the possibility of a U.S. recession this week, sending a jolt of anxiety to investors, companies and consumers. That’s on top of concerns over Trump’s plans to impose punishing tariffs on goods from China and word from the United Kingdom and Germany that their economies are shrinking,” the report states, adding, “Trump advisers fear a weakened economy would hurt him with moderate Republican and independent voters who have been willing to give him a pass on some his incendiary policies and rhetoric.”

Bedeviling the president’s advisors is a lack of ideas about how to halt the slide into a re-election-killing economy.

“White House economic advisers see few options for reversing course should the economy start to slip,” te report stares before saying the president, for the money, is looking to spread blame elsewhere.

“Trump has taken to blaming others for the recession fears, mostly the Federal Reserve, which he is pushing for further interest rate cuts. Yet much of the uncertainty in the markets stems from his own escalation of a trade war with China, as well as weakened economies in key countries around the world,” ABC reports. “Aides acknowledge it is unclear what steps the White House could take to stop a downturn. Trump’s 2017 tax cut proved so politically unpopular that many Republicans ran away from it during last year’s midterms. And a new stimulus spending program could spark intraparty fighting over big deficits.”

Trump attempted to lower expectations about his performance during a MAGArally in New Hampshire this week, telling his fans, “”You have no choice but to vote for me because your 401(k), everything is going to be down the tubes. Whether you love me or hate me, you’ve got to vote for me.”

You can read more here.


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‘You Caused This’: Trump Destroyed for Attacking Democrats Hours Before Heading to El Paso, Dayton to Create ‘Unity’



President Donald Trump is being vilified for lashing out at Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke and framing the Dayton, Ohio mass shooter as a Democrat, just hours before he will travel to El Paso – O’Rourke’s hometown – and Dayton.

Trump largely ignored this past weekend’s two mass shootings, at least one of which was domestic terrorism, as he golfed at his Bedminster, New Jersey club. He made remarks to the American people Monday morning, however, promising to unify a grieving nation.

The President told all of America “we must honor the sacred memory of those we have lost by acting as one people. Open wounds cannot heal if we are divided.”

“Now is the time to set destructive partisanship aside, so destructive, and find the courage to answer hatred with unity, devotion, and love.”

“We must seek real bipartisan solutions, we have to do that in a bipartisan manner, that will truly make America safer and better for all.”

“Hate has no place in America. Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart, and devours the soul.”

Apparently, those words were spoken by the president but not meant to be taken literally.

Just before the stroke of midnight, late Tuesday night, the President broke his promise of unity, bipartisanship, love, honor, and devotion.

“Beto (phony name to indicate Hispanic heritage) O’Rourke, who is embarrassed by my last visit to the Great State of Texas, where I trounced him, and is now even more embarrassed by polling at 1% in the Democrat Primary, should respect the victims & law enforcement – & be quiet!” Trump tweeted.

The President likely was lashing out at O’Rourke, who served as El Paso’s U.S. Congressman and came extremely close to defeating Republican Senator Ted Cruz last year. O’Rourke called Trump a racist and blamed him for contributing to the white nationalism and white supremacism that’s fueling much of the domestic terror across America.

And Trump tried to paint the Dayton, Ohio murderer as a Democrat, in a Wednesday morning tweet:

Many are furious, especially since many people in El Paso and Dayton urged him to not show up today, as he is seen as the catalyst – or worse – for these massacres.

This one tweet, however, may reveal Trump’s real motivation:


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