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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reminded Democrats on Tuesday that the party would be united behind the eventual nominee, even if that nominee happens to be a socialist.

In a joint press conference with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Schumer rebuffed questions over whether the party will fracture if Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a “Democratic socialist” is named the party’s presidential nominee, leaving some Democrats — including, perhaps, Schumer — out in the cold.

Schumer was adamant that the party would be “strongly united” behind a nominee and “focused like a laser” on defeating President Donald Trump.

“Primaries are primaries and there’re always lots of sturm and drang,” Schumer insisted. “You will see in a few months Democrats will be strongly united together, and we will be focused like a laser on beating Donald Trump. The enthusiasm that you last saw in 2008 to elect Barack Obama, you will see among Democrats this summer and fall to get Donald Trump out of office.”

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Schumer seems to be referring directly to claims that fewer Democratic voters are turning out to cast ballots in the primaries. In both Iowa and New Hampshire, fewer ballots were cast for the leader, Sanders, than were cast in 2016, leaving some Democrats questioning whether there really is motivation among the anti-Trump “resistance” to see him booted from the White House.

Many Democrats are also questioning — rightfully — whether the part can actually unite, regardless of who ends up as the nominee. If Bernie Sanders takes the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, moderates may stay home or vote for President Donald Trump. If Sanders does not, it’s not clear that his supporters will jump the chasm to back a more moderate Dem nominee, particularly if they feel they were iced out of the process — a common complaint among Sanders’ supporters.

Even the left-leaning network, MSNBC, has recently come under fire from progressives for being “antagonistic” towards the Vermont socialist, according to Fox News. Anchor Chris Matthews was so incensed at the rhetoric towards MSNBC from Sanders’ supporters online that he referred to them as a “digital brown shirt brigade” in a segment that aired last week.

In other words, Schumer seems to be looking on the bright side of a dismal set of numbers for Democrats. But he may have to: according to The Intercept, Schumer is among progressives’ top targets on their way to a majority in the Senate, and Schumer has to believe that there’s no battle for control among factions. The outlet also notes that Schumer has been having difficulty recruiting candidates to run in contested races.

The good news for Schumer, though, is that the primaries are still far from over. Sanders’ streak will likely come to a halt in either Nevada or South Carolina, and he’s running behind former Vice President Joe Biden in most of the Super Tuesday states. Former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg seems to be on the downswing, as does Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who couldn’t clear double digits in New Hampshire, despite leading the state back in November. Only Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is gaining among the Democratic field.

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Steven February 14, 2020
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Being strongly united against President Trump is not the same as being strongly united behind anyone. The campaign so far is evidence of that.
Gayle February 13, 2020
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Of course they are going to vote for any demoncrats that are running because they are ALL Socialist/Communist!
Lm February 13, 2020
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Weak little butt sniffer. Someone should slap those stupid glasses off of your face . Tool !!!
Michael February 13, 2020
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You'll be strongly united behind the nominee, Schumer? Good! And united you'll fall! Trump 2020!
Wilson February 13, 2020
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Just remember one thing about lasers being too focused dummy, your gonna get burned if you don't watch it. Also they can over load which will be fun to watch when you go boom as a party.
Fran February 13, 2020
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Criminal Communist Democrats will sell the Country out for power. They have been doing it for years. They don’t care about the American people just control, money and POWER!!! They are all crazzzzy!!
Evangeline February 13, 2020
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Another lie. You're party isn't united to embrace socialism now and it won't be come election time. You have divided your party and put it in the grave.
aLFRED E NEWMA February 13, 2020
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Do as Richard Prior said. "VOTE NONE OF THE ABOVE
Carl February 13, 2020
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Schumer you don't have enough democratic voters left you and Pelosi scared them to the right side.
Rick February 12, 2020
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They dont care if it hurts this country they just care about POWER....
Stephen Russell February 12, 2020
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Hooray United we fall, Yes Thanks Schumer, Gutless Schumer & United we fail
Big D February 12, 2020
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Well schumer the stories about you demoncraps are true. You Liberals, in all your ignorance are just lemmings, follow the leader. I can't believe your silly enough to make that comment. You just confirm the fact that demoncraps are just followers who aren't smart enough to make their own decisions. Thats pathetic but typical of the mentally challenged demoncrap party.
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Nikki Haley Breaks with Trump: ‘We Shouldn’t Have Followed Him, and We Shouldn’t Have Listened to Him’

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Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, believes that former President Donald Trump “let us down.”

Haley’s remarks come as the former president’s legal team prepares to present its defense of Trump during his second impeachment trial in the Senate.

In a Politico interview published Friday, Haley, former South Carolina governor, said that “we shouldn’t have followed” Trump.

“We need to acknowledge he let us down,” she said in an extensive profile. “He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.”

She also told the outlet that she has not spoken to Trump since the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, and takes issue with his remarks condemning former Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to reject the Electoral College vote.

“When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement,” she expressed. “I am so disappointed in the fact that [despite] the loyalty and friendship he had with Mike Pence, that he would do that to him. Like, I’m disgusted by it.”

The former ambassador, who many people are speculating may run for the White House in 2024, also added that Trump will never accept the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“There’s nothing that you’re ever going to do that’s going to make him feel like he legitimately lost the election,” she explained. “He’s got a big bully pulpit. He should be responsible with it.”

Haley also warned that many people still love the former president and will not stop supporting him just because he is out of office.

“I know how much people love Donald Trump,” she admitted. “I know it. I feel it. Whether it’s an RNC room or social media or talking to donors, I can tell you that the love they have for him is still very strong. That’s not going to just fall to the wayside. Nor do I think the Republican Party is going to go back to the way it was before Donald Trump. I don’t think it should.”

Haley added that people, instead, should “take the good that he built, leave the bad that he did, and get back to a place where we can be a good, valuable, effective party.”

“[I]t’s bigger than the party,” she insisted. “I hope our country can come together and figure out how we pull this back.”

Referring to Haley’s possible 2024 ambitions, Politico’s Tim Alberta wrote, “Since last fall, I’ve spent nearly six hours talking with Haley on-the-record. I’ve also spoken with nearly 70 people who know her: friends, associates, donors, staffers, former colleagues. From those conversations, two things are clear. First, Nikki Haley is going to run for president in 2024. Second, she doesn’t know which Nikki Haley will be on the ballot.”

Haley also said that she didn’t believe Trump had a chance of winning in a 2024 election scenario.

“I don’t think he can,” she admitted. “He’s fallen so far.”

“I think his business is suffering at this point,” she added. “I think he’s lost any sort of political viability he was going to have. I think he’s lost his social media, which meant the world to him. I mean, I think he’s lost the things that really could have kept him moving.”

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WATCH: Trump’s Defense Team Absolutely Ruins Democrats With 13 Minute Montage of “Fight” Word Like Trump Did

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The Democrats demonized President Trump for using the word ‘fight’. Trump’s attorneys responded today with a collage of clips from each of the Democrats in the room using the word ‘fight’.

This portion of today’s events on Capitol Hill was excellent. The Democrats claim that because President Trump used the word ‘fight’ in his speech on January 6th in Washington D.C. However, what every Democrat in that room forgot was that they too had used the word previously in political speech.

The montage went on for 13 minutes. (The video montage starts at 7:10 timeframe.)

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WATCH: Trump Attorneys Destroy House Managers on Lying to American Public and Using Manipulated Tweet as Evidence

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President Trump’s defense team took the floor of the US Senate on Friday in defense of President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial.

Trump Attorney David Schoen absolutely destroyed the House Managers when he took to the floor of the US Senate.

At one point Schoen played video of the Democrat lawmakers lying about a Trump tweet.

House Impeachment Manager Eric Swalwell gave a riveting performance on Wednesday reading off Trump’s tweets with emotional appeal.

During this theatrical performance, Swalwell read off a Trump retweet by Jennifer Lynn Lawrence.

But there was one problem with the tweet. It was photoshopped.

Jennifer Lynn Lawrence has never been verified by Twitter. Democrats faked that to make it look more important.

On Friday Trump Attorney David Schoen destroyed Democrats for lying about this to the American public.

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White House Suspends Deputy Press Secretary For Allegedly Sexually Harassing, Threatening Reporter

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The White House announced on Friday that it was suspending Deputy Press Secretary TJ Ducklo after a report surfaced alleging that he sexually harassed and threatened a female reporter who was getting ready to publish a report revealing that he was dating a reporter who had previously been tasked with covering Democrat Joe Biden.

“The confrontation began on Inauguration Day, January 20, after [Politico reporter Tara] Palmeri, a coauthor of Politico’s Playbook, contacted [Axios political reporter Alexi] McCammond for comment while one of her male colleagues left a message for Ducklo,” Vanity Fair reported. “Ducklo subsequently called a Playbook editor to object to the story, but was told to call the Playbook reporters with his concerns. But instead of calling the male reporter who initially contacted him, Ducklo tried to intimidate Palmeri by phone in an effort to kill the story. ‘I will destroy you,’ Ducklo told her, according to the sources, adding that he would ruin her reputation if she published it.”

“During the off-the-record call, Ducklo made derogatory and misogynistic comments, accusing Palmeri of only reporting on his relationship—which, due to the ethics questions that factor into the relationship between a journalist and White House official, falls under the purview of her reporting beat—because she was ‘jealous’ that an unidentified man in the past had ‘wanted to f***’ McCammond ‘and not you,’” the report added. “Ducklo also accused Palmeri of being ‘jealous’ of his relationship with McCammond.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said following the report that Ducklo has been suspended for a week over the incident.

“TJ Ducklo has apologized to the reporter, with whom he had a heated conversation about his personal life,” Psaki wrote on Twitter. “He is the first to acknowledge this is not the standard of behavior set out by the President.”

“In addition to his initial apology, he has sent the reporter a personal note expressing his profound regret,” she continued. “With the approval of the White House Chief of Staff, he has been placed on a one-week suspension without pay. In addition, when he returns, he will no longer be assigned to work with any reporters at Politico.”

Reporters called out the administration over the incident, highlighting how the Trump administration did not treat reporters that way as well as issues with the timeline of events with regard to the White House taking action to address the incident.

“The Vanity Fair piece indicates that Politico editors reached to the WH after the incident first occurred and the WH acknowledged it was inappropriate,” Spectator editor Amber Athey wrote on Twitter. “But they clearly didn’t have any interest in disciplining Ducklo until his behavior was made public.”

New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi wrote on Twitter: “I covered Donald Trump for 6 years. It is saying something that this behavior — from a Biden official — shocks me.”

Grabien founder Tom Elliott highlighted the following remarks that Biden made a few weeks ago: “If you’re ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot, on the spot. No if, ands, or buts. Everybody — everybody is entitled to be treated with decency & dignity.”

CNN anchor Jake Tapper responded to the quote, writing: “Standards that are not upheld are not standards. They’re lies.”

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