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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

While meeting with congressional Republicans on Capitol Hill Tuesday, President Donald Trump expressed concern about the political blowback against his policy of separating immigrant families but did not actually seem interested in the substance of the policy, according to a report from CNN.

One Republican lawmaker told CNN that Trump said, “The crying babies doesn’t look good politically,”

Pictures and audio of the children that have been separated by the president’s policies have driven extensive news coverage of the issue in recent days, and opposition to the policy among the public is high.

The lawmaker said Trump didn’t convince him to back any particular piece of immigration legislation, in part because the president has undermined his own promises to support bills before.

Trump also reportedly criticized Mark Sanford, the Republican politician who recently lost a primary in South Carolina, according to the Washington Post. He reportedly called Sanford a “nasty guy,” eliciting boos from the lawmakers.

Both reports also said that Trump spent a good deal of the meeting celebrating what he perceives are his accomplishments.

Cody Fenwick is a reporter and editor. Follow him on Twitter @codytfenwick.

Donald Trump Jr.

Screenshot from Twitter

You've probably heard about Donald Trump's claim that his Democratic rival got "a big fat se onhot in the ass" before delivering a nearly perfect performance on a recently televised town hall. Or his more recent demand that Joe Biden get a "drug test" before their debate on Tuesday night. Having spent months lowering expectations for Biden, the Trumps are now busily defaming him as a junkie.

But that particular slur backfired spectacularly over the weekend when the Trump campaign posted a bizarre video of Don Jr. -- seemingly in a condition that called for rehab services. As his father might put it, "many people are saying" that the presidential spud looked and sounded like someone abusing a controlled substance. (His slurred message was disturbed too, something about an "army of able-bodied men and women" to intimidate voters).

It's both funny and sad to watch Don Jr. decompensate on Twitter. (More funny, though.)

Click and judge his condition for yourself.