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Obama Bashes Trump Over DACA Decision

“To target these young people is wrong — because they have done nothing wrong. It is self-defeating — because they want to start new businesses, staff our labs, serve in our military, and otherwise contribute to the country we love. And it is cruel.”

— Barack Obama, bashing President Trump’s decision to rescind an immigration order shielding some children of undocumented immigrants from deportation, calling the move “cruel” and “self-defeating,” CNN reports.

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The Trump Legislative Effort in a ‘Shambles’

“Donald Trump last week suffered enormous setbacks on his three highest legislative priorities and Congress wasn’t even in session. … Each of these losses took away most or all of the leverage Trump is going to need to get Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, fund his wall and do something on taxes. As a result, Trump’s legislative agenda, which was already in deep trouble before last week, is now in a complete shambles.”

Stan Collender

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Is This the End of the Trump Government?

“It doesn’t mean the end of the Trump presidency but it may mean the end of Trump government. It’s going to be impossible for Donald Trump now to attract good people to government.”

— GOP strategist Alex Castellanos, in an ABC News interview.

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If Trump Fires Bannon …

“If Trump finally pushes Bannon out of the White House, the nationalist policy project will be all but dead. The new chief of staff, John Kelly, is far more moderate on immigration and has pushed Trump to abandon the idea of a physical border wall. Economic policy will be fully under the control of Cohn, and the heretical idea of raising taxes on the wealthy will have no champion. Trump himself has always been more animated by the xenophobia of Bannonism than by its populist economic views. A Trump White House without Bannon will be no more radical in its coddling of far-right groups—today Trump showed again that he needs no encouragement—but it will be more captured by the traditional small-government agenda of the G.O.P. Bannon hoped to destroy.”

Ryan Lizza

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Trump’s Base Support Eroding Quickly

59%

A new CNN poll finds President Trump’s ‘strong approval’ among Republicans has dropped from 73% in February, shortly after he took office, to 59% now. “Notably, there’s erosion in enthusiasm among important subgroups: Trump’s ‘strong approval’ among whites without a college degree — a group that helped propel him to office — dropped 12 percentage points from February. The poll mirrors other recent surveys in finding Trump’s overall approval rating underwater. It comes after a month of setbacks and turmoil for the White House.”

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Message Board Hacked with Unsavory Trump Message

“Trump has herpes.”

— New message on an electronic traffic message board on Interstate 80 in California that was hacked, allowing someone to type a few words about President Trump, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Poll: Trump Is an Embarrassing Power Abuser

33% to 61%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds President Trump’s approval rating at a dismal 33% to 61%. By a 54% to 26%, American voters say that they are embarrassed rather than proud to have Trump as president and by 57% to 40%, they say he is abusing the powers of his office.

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Majority Says White House in Chaos

60%

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll finds 60% of Americans say the Trump administration is running somewhat or very chaotically, compared to only 33% who say it is running well. The survey was conducted entirely prior to the ouster of Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director, and was already in the field when Reince Priebus left the chief of staff position.

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Four in 10 Americans Favor Impeaching Trump

4 in 10

“About 4-in-10 Americans currently support impeaching Trump six months into his term, which is significantly higher than the number who called for Richard Nixon’s impeachment six months into that president’s second term,” a new Monmouth poll finds.

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Two-Thirds Say They Disapprove of Trump’s Handling of Healthcare

64%

“Just 40% of Americans approve of the job he is doing in the White House, and 55% now view him unfavorably, up 12 points since December. Worse, even more — 61% — say the nation is headed down the wrong path, also up 12 points since December…. And despite his assurances that he and congressional Republicans will repeal Obamacare and replace it with a ‘beautiful’ new health care bill, 64% of Americans say they disapprove of his handling of the issue.”

Bloomberg