Dem Rep Meeks: Trump ‘Does Not Care About the USA’ – He Wants ‘A Regime’ Similar to Putin’s and Erdogan’s

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On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Representative Gregory Meeks (D-NY) argued that President Trump doesn’t care about America and would like to have a regime similar to Vladimir Putin’s in Russia and Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s in Turkey. Meeks said Trump is “telling the attorney general to step down, that he has no confidence in him, and he wants [him] to go.” Meeks continued, “And I think, guess what, the attorney general should step down, just because of his own integrity. You know, it seems clear to me that this president does not care about the United States of America. What this president cares about is Donald Trump, and what he would like to have is a regime in the similar fashion that Mr. Putin has and Mr. Erdogan has, where he is an authoritarian, and everyone just pledges their allegiance to him, not to the Constitution, not to what the right thing is to do for this country.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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Trump: ‘Obamacare Is Death’ – Senate GOP Has ‘Not Done Their Job’ in Ending it

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During a statement on Monday, President Trump stated Senate Republicans haven’t done their job on Obamacare and that any senator who votes against starting debate on the Senate GOP’s healthcare bill is telling Americans that they’re fine with Obamacare. Trump said, “For the last seven years, Republicans have been united in standing up for Obamacare’s victims. Remember repeal and replace, repeal and replace, they kept saying it over and over again. Every Republican running for office promised immediate relief from this disastrous law. We as a party must fulfill that solemn promise to the voters of this country to repeal and replace, what they’ve been saying, for the last seven years. But so far Senate Republicans have not done their job in ending the Obamacare nightmare. They now have a chance, however, to hopefully, hopefully, fix what has been so badly broken for such a long time.” After criticizing Democrats for giving “zero help” on replacing Obamacare, Trump added, “Any senator who votes against starting debate is telling America that you are fine with the Obamacare nightmare, which is what it is. For Democrats, this vote is a chance to make up for the terrible harm they have inflicted on Americans,
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Rush Limbaugh: Sessions Won’t Quit as AG — Trump Will Have to ‘Dismiss Him’


Monday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh weighed in on reports that President Donald Trump was beginning to sour on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and that he was considering replacing Sessions with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Limbaugh said he did not believe Sessions would resign voluntarily and that it would require a dismissal by Trump to replace the attorney general. Partial transcript as follows (courtesy of RushLimbaugh.com): Ladies and gentlemen, I got a cryptic email this morning from a friend who said that a friend of his, who I know (all these people must remain nameless) has been charged with some serious vetting of people. The administration, the Trump administration is vetting people as they would if they were considering somebody for cabinet secretary or similar position in the bureaucracy. My friend did not know who it was being vetted, and I had no idea, and I didn’t pursue it ’cause I knew that if they didn’t know they weren’t gonna… I didn’t want to hear a guess. So a couple hours later, I’m in the midst of intense show prep here, and I run across a story published this morning by the
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FS1’s Cowherd to Political Media: Either Land a Punch on Trump-Russia Story or Move On


Fox Sports Radio’s “The Herd” host Colin Cowherd said he was “over” the President Donald Trump-Russia stories that mainstream media continue to push. Cowherd said media either needs to “land a punch” or move on to a story that “affects Americans.” “I’m over the Trump/Russia stories,” Cowherd said Monday. “Either land a punch, political media or move to a story that affects Americans.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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Paul Ryan Defends Robert Mueller: ‘Anything But’ a ‘Biased Partisan’


Monday on WISN’s “The Jay Weber Show,” Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) defended special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian election interference by saying Mueller was “anything but” a “biased partisan.” A listener asked Ryan a question about why Republicans in Congress are not doing more to defend Trump against “what is becoming an obvious witch-hunt.” Ryan replied, “Remember, Bob Mueller is a Republican, who was appointed by a Republican, who served in the Republican administration, and crossed over — I mean and stayed on until his term ended.” He continued, “I don’t think many people are saying Bob Mueller is a person who is a biased partisan. He’s really, sort of, anything but.” He added, “The point is, we have an investigation in the House, an investigation in the Senate, and a special counsel, which sort of de-politicizes this stuff and gets it out of the political theater, and that is, I think, better to get this off to the side. I think the facts will vindicate themselves, and then let’s just go do our jobs.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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