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Fighting Donald Trump on his own level is not always a good idea. When our insecure, juvenile POTUS “brands” an opponent “Lyin’ Ted” or “Dicky Durbin,” it’s often best to move on and let Trump’s pathos and lack of class speak for itself.

But there comes a time to return fire. On Saturday, Illinois senator and Army combat veteran Tammy Duckworth decided she had had enough from Trump after he tweeted that Democrats are “holding the military hostage” by voting down a partisan, temporary funding bill to keep the government open under GOP terms.

Reminding us that Trump is a “five-deferment draft dodger” who now has the chutzpah to lecture war vets in Congress about taking care of our military, Duckworth nails him with a brand-new nickname.

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Among dozens of addled tweets from the commander in chief over the past few days, one in particular deserves pausing over because it demonstrates not just the weak-mindedness of our president but also the way his leadership is sabotaging conservatism.

Trump retweeted a post featuring disgraced columnist Michelle Malkin, who complained about being silenced on social media. Trump responded: "The radical left is in total command & control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google. The administration is working to remedy this illegal situation. Stay tuned, and send names & events. Thank you Michelle!"

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