Infighting Is Funny

Freedom Caucus Revolts Over No-Wall Spending Bill

The Hill reports: Conservative lawmakers and pundits are blasting GOP leaders and President Trump over the stopgap spending measure that Congress is expected to pass this week, which will not provide the $5 billion demanded by Trump for a wall on the Mexican border. GOP lawmakers ripped the move, which will prevent a partial government shutdown beginning Saturday, saying that …

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GOP Leaders Aghast At Trump’s Border Wall Meltdown

Filed under infighting is funny: GOP leaders were left cringing by Trump’s vow to take responsibility for a partial shutdown and his promise not to blame Democrats. Asked if he had seen the exchange on television, Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), said, “I did, unfortunately. I wish I didn’t.” Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune (S.D.) threw up his …

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Rubio Warns Trump: If You Pardon Manafort, You Will Trigger A Debate About Amending Pardoning Powers

ABC News reports: Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said repeatedly that President Donald Trump pardoning former campaign chairman Paul Manafort would be a “terrible mistake,” and that doing so could possibly “trigger a debate about whether the pardon powers should be amended.” “I think that would be a terrible mistake if” Trump pardoned Manafort, Rubio said on “This Week” Sunday. “I …

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Tillerson Unloads On Trump: He’s Undisciplined, Won’t Read His Briefings, Likes To Do Illegal Things [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: The fired secretary of state, who while in office reportedly called Trump a “moron” (and declined to deny it), expounded on his thoughts on the president in a rare interview with CBS News’s Bob Schieffer in Houston. It wasn’t difficult to read between the lines. “What was challenging for me coming from the disciplined, highly process-oriented …

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Tucker Carlson: Trump Is Not Capable Of “Sustained Focus” And Hasn’t Kept Any Of His Biggest Promises

Oh, the delicious infighting. Via Breitbart: Fox News host Tucker Carlson said in an interview Thursday that President Donald Trump has succeeded as a conversation starter but has failed to keep his most important campaign promises. “His chief promises were that he would build the wall, de-fund Planned Parenthood, and repeal Obamacare, and he hasn’t done any of those things,” …

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George Conway Retweets Reminder To Eric Trump

Mediaite reports: George Conway’s criticism of President Donald Trump (also known in the Conway household as wife Kellyanne Conway’s boss) continues unabated. The most recent example is his apparent re-tweeting of a remarkably harsh defense of his behavior after criticism by Trump’s son Eric. Mr. Conway has become a more vocal critic of the White House, going so far to …

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Eric Trump Attacks “Disrespectful” George Conway

The Hill reports: President Trump’s son Eric Trump on Monday accused George Conway of showing “utter disrespect” towards White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, his wife. Conway has been publicly criticizing Trump, his wife’s boss, for months. On Monday, he suggested in a tweet that Trump was tampering with witnesses in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Conway, a lawyer, has …

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GOP Rep. Mia Love Slams Trump In Concession Speech

Mediaite reports: Republican Rep. Mia Love targeted President Donald Trump in her concession speech on Monday, after losing the Utah congressional race to Democrat Ben McAdams. Love, whose loss was mocked by Trump earlier this month, said in her concession speech from Salt Lake City, Utah that, “When president Trump took a jab at me… I was surprised at first.” …

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Trump Furious With Steve Mnuchin Over Plummeting Stock Market: If He’s So Good, Why Is This Happening?

The Hill reports: President Trump has been expressing dissatisfaction with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Trump reportedly blames Mnuchin for backing Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell and for recent volatility in the stock market. The president has publicly sounded off on Powell’s decision to raise federal interest rates, claiming that it’s endangering the country’s economic …

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George Conway On Trump’s “Shitshow Dumpster Fire”: I’d Move To Australia Before Voting For Him Again

The Huffington Post reports: George T. Conway III, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, said the Republican Party has become “a personality cult” under President Trump and that he would “move to Australia” rather than vote for the president again. “I don’t feel comfortable being a Republican anymore,” Conway said in an exclusive interview for the Yahoo News …

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Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Forms Anti-Trump Group

The Hill reports: George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, has organized a group with the goal of urging fellow conservative lawyers to speak out against the Trump administration’s actions. “We believe in the rule of law, the power of truth, the independence of the criminal justice system, the imperative of individual rights and the necessity of …

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Retiring GOP House Rep Lashes Out At Trump’s Abuse

The Miami Herald reports: After the Democrats took control of the U.S. House but Republicans strengthened their control on the U.S. Senate Tuesday, President Donald Trump blamed losing Republicans for not supporting him strongly enough. During a press conference in the White House, Trump listed a slew of incumbent Republicans who lost their seats to Democratic challengers — many of …

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Roger Stone Blasts “Treacherous” Steve Bannon

Former Trump advisor Roger Stone has written a column for the far-right Daily Caller titled “The Treachery Of Steve Bannon.” An excerpt: The Washington Post reported that former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon testified for the Grand Jury yesterday regarding his communications with me regarding the Wikileaks disclosures in October 2016. Bannon’s animus toward me stems from a column …

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Candace Owens Has The Super Sadz About Kanye West, Threatens To Destroy Tomi Lahren’s “Non-Career”

Yesterday afternoon Kanye West unleashed yet another tweetstorm, this time distancing himself from MAGA World and claiming that he “feels used” by right wing activist Candace Owens, who West claims falsely credited him with a line of “Blexit” t-shirts. Today Owens posted a lengthy self-pitying defense. An excerpt: Let me first say, to those that have relished in my hurt …

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Trump Attacks “Know Nothing” Paul Ryan On Birthright Citizenship: He Should Focus On Holding The Majority

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump lashed out at Paul Ryan on Wednesday, saying the house speaker “knows nothing” about birthright citizenship. Ryan previously went against Trump’s proposed plan to sign an executive order eliminating the right to citizenship for children born in the United States. In an interview with radio station WVLK on Tuesday, Ryan responded to Trump’s plan to …

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REPORT: John Kelly And John Bolton Just Got Into A “Profanity-Laced” Shouting Match Outside Oval Office

CNN reports: A heated argument in the West Wing between chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton over a recent surge in border crossings turned into a shouting match Thursday, two sources familiar with the argument told CNN. The exchange lay bare a bitter disagreement that has existed between two of President Donald Trump’s top aides …

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GOP Senator Rips “Fake News” Hannity In New Book

The Daily Beast reports: Dubbing Hannity-like programming as “polititainment,” GOP Sen. Ben Sasse described in the book his Trump-era clashes with the Fox host as “unusually unpleasant,” and laid out several examples of what he saw as failures of Hannity to inform the public in good faith. The Nebraska senator said most storylines on the top-rated Fox News show could …

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Florida Republicans Break With Trump On Puerto Rico

Axios reports: Florida lawmakers are publicly disagreeing with President Trump’s claim that the death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria is not accurate. With just two months before the election — and with an estimated 50,000 to 75,000 Puerto Ricans who may have permanently settled in Florida since the hurricane — they know they can’t stay silent on an …

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Ann Coulter: Jared Kushner Probably Wrote That Op-Ed

The Daily Beast reports: Kushner is Coulter’s top candidate as the anonymous author of last week’s New York Times op-ed by “a senior administration official” claiming to be a secret member of the insider resistance protecting the country against Trump’s worst excesses. “Because he and Ivanka are going to have to go back to the Upper East Side and go …

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Chris Christie Blows Up Over Woodward Book Quoting Trump As Accusing Him Of Stealing From Campaign

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump accused former New Jersey governor Chris Christie of “stealing from me” and feared that a presidential transition team was “jinxing” his chances of victory during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to journalist Bob Woodward’s new book on the Trump White House. In one passage from “Fear: Trump in the White House,” Woodward described a …

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