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The Democratic candidates are making big promises for their first day in office. What can they get done?

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The Democrats running for president head into Tuesday’s debate with a long list of proposed policy plans and campaign trail promises. 

All have assured voters they fully intend to reverse many of President Donald Trump’s policies and of course install some of their own, should they be elected president. 

From immigration to climate change, the contenders have announced sweeping legislative priorities for their first days in office. Sen. Kamala Harris alone has named more than half a dozen ideas she wants done within days of her hypothetical inauguration.

But how much can a president reasonably accomplish during a week that’s also filled with inaugural celebrations?

What are the Dems promising in their hypothetical first few days in the White House?

On her first day in the Oval Office, Democratic hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she will rejoin the international Paris Climate Accord

On Day 2, she will bring back Obama-era rules that Trump’s administration replaced, weakening emissions-reduction targets. During September’s Democratic debate, Klobuchar also outlined day-by-day targets to tackle climate change. 

“And on Day 7, you’re supposed to rest, but I won’t,” Klobuchar said.

If Harris wins the election, she had proposed perhaps the busiest day on Jan. 20, 2021, of all the Democratic candidates.

During September’s debate, the California senator said, “I plan on shutting down for-profit prisons on Day 1” as part of her plan for criminal justice reform.

Harris says she’ll reverse a Republican tax reform bill that went into effect in 2018. She’ll also overhaul Trump administration policies on immigration in her first day. Specifically, she plans to reinstate protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients through executive action.

“I will ensure that this microphone that the president of the United States holds in her hand is used in a way that is about reflecting the values of our country and not about locking children up, separating them from their parents,” Harris said at the first round of debates in June.

Also on her agenda for Inauguration Day: Rejoining the Paris Climate Accord; declaring an emergency to invest funds into clean drinking water; and ending the leasing of government-controlled land to fossil fuel companies.

She also says she’ll reverse the Trump administration’s ban on transgender people serving in the military, as well as the new rule that prohibits federal Title X funds from going to organizations that perform or refer for abortions.

More: Planned Parenthood rejects Title X funding over abortion rule: Here’s what that means

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker has said he’ll take executive actions on his first day to close certain loopholes in gun sales. He said at the June debate he will also take action on immigration his first day, including to “reinstate pathways for citizenship for DACA recipients.”

Booker also promised to address criminal justice reform early on. He says he will start issuing clemency to nonviolent drug offenders imprisoned for marijuana crimes and those who were given longer sentences for possession of crack cocaine than those for powder cocaine.

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said on “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” that he wants to launch a package of reforms to “strengthen our democracy,” including making it easier to register to vote and to transition from the electoral college system. 

Former Obama administration Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro said his very first executive order will be to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord.

Castro has said he will direct his attorney general to reverse Trump administration immigration policies.

At the first Democratic debate in June, Castro said he would issue an executive order to address the concept of “metering,” which is the limitations placed on the number of migrants who can be processed at points of entry each day.

Castro has blamed metering for the deaths of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter Valeria, who drowned while trying to cross Rio Grande. 

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke has proposed an overhaul of Trump administration immigration policies. Among other other actions, O’Rourke says he’ll sign orders to detain only those with dangerous criminal backgrounds, reverse restrictions on asylum claims for domestic and gang violence, eliminate funding for private detention centers and revoke travel bans.

O’Rourke also has a plan to “start cutting pollution on day one and taking executive actions to lead on climate.”

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is also focused on climate. 

“Coastal communities have made it clear: No more offshore drilling that hurts our planet. On day one of a Warren administration, I promise to sign a total moratorium on new offshore drilling,” she said in a tweet.

And Warren says she’ll reverse the ban on transgender people in the military.

Former Vice President Joe Biden also wants to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord on his first day and sign a series of executive orders on climate.

On immigration, Biden says he will reverse Trump limitations on asylum and undo executive orders that “eliminated Obama-Biden enforcement priorities on national security and public safety.”

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he’ll sign an executive order on his first day to grant legal status to all DACA recipients and their parents.

“Day one of my administration: We issue executive orders to undo every damn thing Trump has done to demonize and harm immigrants,” Sanders tweeted.

Author Marianne Williamson said the first bill she wants to sign on Day 1 is about, “Public funding for federal campaigns. Absolutely.”

“Until we override Citizens United, we will continue to experience ourselves functioning more like a veiled aristocracy than like an actual democracy,” Williamson said.

Businessman Tom Steyer wants to “declare the climate crisis a national emergency on day one.” He said he’ll end Trump’s “failed Trade War.”

Could it be an uphill battle?

An executive order signed by a president does not need to go through Congress to be lawful, but it can face obstacles in the court system or be challenged by later Congressional legislation. A president can also use cabinet picks to affect different agencies, as Trump has done.

Still, the promises Democrats have made won’t go without opposition from Republicans, who may or may not retain control of the Senate come 2021. 

Republicans often call some of the more progressive policies Democrats want to enact on immigration evidence that they support “open borders.” 

GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, reacting to comments Democrats have made during debates, has said they were “doubling down on Democrats’ radical, socialist proposals.”

While many Democrats have expressed support for decriminalization of unauthorized border crossings, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, has said that “Civil penalties for illegal crossings will NOT be a deterrent… Decriminalizing illegal entry is Open Borders and a nightmare for national security.”

Nearly all the Democratic candidates have promised action on climate change. But Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, has said that the candidates’ plans will result in “excessive govt intrusion into your everyday life.”

“Just like the Green New Deal,” she added.

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Living up to their predecessors

On a day that already will be filled with inauguration and various celebrations, and usually some appointing of cabinet officials, the new president in 2021 will need to prioritize.

Trump’s first day in 2017 consisted of his inauguration parade and tweeting, yes, but he also put his signature on some of the first documents that would become policy.

He declared a National Day of Patriotism and nominated some of his administration picks, according to Time. He suspended an existing order on housing.

His first executive order was signed that day, in which he began his pledged dismantling of the Affordable Care Act.

Some other promises he made were action on the U.S. border and a claim to stop the exporting of American jobs.

“You have executive orders all over the place. So many would be terminated,” Trump said in a video from February 2016. “I would get rid of the attack on our Second Amendment because that’s what Obama is doing when he does that. I would very, very strongly get rid of the attack on the border.”

“That order will be the single first thing I do,” Trump said about the border.

Among President Barack Obama’s first orders signed in 2009 was one that included a restriction on White House employees from lobbying. Another expanded public access to presidential records. He also spoke with foreign leaders in the Middle East.

When asked on the campaign trail what his first move would be in office, Obama said, “I will bring the Joint Chiefs of Staff in, and I will give them a new mission,” The New York Times reported

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Alaska woman gets 60 years for setting couch ablaze with boyfriend on it

An Alaska woman who poured gasoline on a couch where her boyfriend lay and set it on fire before shutting the door and fleeing the apartment will spend 60 years behind bars for first-degree murder.

Gina Virgilio, 32, sat with her face buried in her hands as Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton announced the sentence for the 2012 death of Michael Gonzalez.

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Gina Virgilio leaves the courtroom Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska.  (AP)

Before sentencing, Virgilio indicated to the judge that mental illness drove her to this act.

“I hate me for what I did. I can never bring him back,” Virgilio said.

Gonzalez family members gave emotional victim impact statements to the court on Oct. 4. The rest of the sentencing phase was continued to Monday.

Virgilio entered a plea deal earlier this year, and the state agreed to a sentence of 30 to 70 years. But during sentencing Monday, the state pushed for 70 years, noting circumstances of the crime warranted the higher end.

Speaking on her behalf Monday, Virgilio’s brother Reginald Carney, said she began to change after she started experimenting with drugs – everything from Oxycontin and marijuana to cocaine – at about age 20. She later graduated to intravenous meth use.

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“Her brain was fried from the meth,” said Virgilio’s public defender, Craig Howard.

She lost weight, kept a distance from loved ones and once tried to kill her child. She also became obsessed with fire, Howard said.

On the night of June 7, 2012, Virgilio and Gonzalez held a party for Gonzalez’s 24th birthday. While he passed out or fell asleep on the couch early the next morning, she found a gas can and walked a quarter-mile to the nearest gas station to fill it.

Virgilio walked back to the apartment and doused the couch, the carpet in front of it and the area in front of the apartment’s only doorway with gasoline while Gonzalez slept.

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She lit mail on fire and tossed it inside. When she saw Gonzalez get up and yell “hot, hot” she shut the door and fled. He died from smoke inhalation and severe burns.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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‘Facts of Life’ star Geri Jewell on where Geri Tyler would be in event of a reboot

There have been rumblings of a “Facts of Life” reboot in the works, but could it happen?

Geri Jewell, who rose to fame in the beloved series, recently spoke to Fox News and said the show “has surprises coming up,” but noted she couldn’t “say anything else.”

She also gave us a taste of what her character, Geri Tyler, would be up to today, which may or may be a bit of foreshadowing.

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“She would be a nightclub owner,” Jewell told us while attending the Hollywood Museum Celebrates the 55th Anniversary of “Gilligan’s Island” event. “She got tired of doing standup comedy and she decided to run a nightclub and hire standup comics.”

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Actress Geri Jewell attends the L.A. premiere of HBO’s ‘Deadwood’ at The Cinerama Dome on May 14. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Jewell, 63, adds that she’s beyond thrilled that people still love and appreciate the show today. “Oh gosh. The ’80s!” she exclaimed, with a proud grin, adding that “The Facts of Life” is “a cult show” and is still attracting new generations of fans on MeTV.

“The first episode that I ever did was the most special to me because it was so surreal.”

— Geri Jewell

And though she’s gone on to do other work, like playing Rose on “The Young and the Restless” and Jewel in HBO’s edgy Western, “Deadwood,” it’s still the thing she’s most recognized for.

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“I’ve done a lot of roles since ‘Facts of Life’ but I’m mostly known for that show. I just came off the ‘Deadwood’ movie and most people on the street know me from ‘Facts of Life,’” she proclaims.

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“Cousin Geri Returns” Episode 10 — Geri Jewell as Geri Tyler, Charlotte Rae as Mrs. Edna Ann Garrett. (NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Jewell has many fond memories on “The Facts of Life” set but there’s one in particular that stands out. “The first episode that I ever did was the most special to me because it was so surreal. And I remember we were filming it a week before Christmas cause I had a Walkman and I was playing John Denver Christmas music on break. And the episode that I did aired on Christmas Eve, 1981,” she recalls.

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The actress says there was so much love and support on the set and even though it was her first big project, everyone was eager to show her the ropes. And she definitely made some friends along the way.

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Geri Jewell as Geri Tyler. (NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

“A lot of the girls were in class during the day cause they had to go to school and then they’d rehearse in the afternoon. It was just a real supportive wonderful cast to work with and I became very close to Lisa Whelchel.”

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“We became roommates and friends in real life — not cousins but friends,” she explains with a laugh.

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Live Updates Ahead of Tonight’s Democratic Debate

Each of the 12 candidates onstage tonight will be looking for standout moments. But if history is a guide, avoiding the wrong kind of standout moment may be even more important. However superficial it may be, a gaffe at a debate can destroy a campaign, as New York Times political reporters explored in a video today. Just look at Rick Perry’s “oops” moment in 2011, when he forgot the name of the third government agency he promised to eliminate as president, or Gerald Ford misspeaking in 1976 and saying Russia did not have influence in Eastern Europe. That moment was especially devastating for Ford because it played directly into an image many voters already had of him.

Occasionally, candidates can give themselves a boost or take out an opponent in one fell swoop. But more often, even the most well-placed attack will hurt the target more than it helps the attacker. Take Chris Christie, who went after Marco Rubio in 2016 for using canned lines. Mr. Rubio was badly wounded, but the Christie campaign went nowhere. It’s one more piece of evidence that when the points are tallied at the end of the night, voters may be swayed more by who lost than who won.

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Much of the discussion here in Ohio Tuesday has been about the interview that ABC broadcast this morning of Mr. Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. The younger Biden acknowledged “poor judgment” in working for a Ukrainian energy company while his father was vice president, but said he had done nothing wrong.

The interview drew predictable wrath from Republicans aligned with President Trump — many of whom are the children of powerful officials even though they denigrated the Bidens with charges of nepotism. But so far Mr. Biden’s fellow Democrats have steered clear of the issue.

When the topic comes up during tonight’s debate, expect Mr. Biden’s onstage rivals to jump to his defense. Mr. Buttigieg did so Sunday, saying Hunter Biden was being held to “different standards” than the Trump children, who are engaged in their own international business dealings. Mr. Biden responded by calling Mr. Buttigieg “a good man.”

There will likely be more of that sentiment tonight. Democratic voters have shown little tolerance for their candidates echoing Mr. Trump’s attacks — nobody running has questioned Ms. Warren’s claims of Native American heritage. So when the inevitable moderator question about Mr. Biden’s son happens tonight, it may serve as a kumbaya moment

After Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in Ohio by a stunning eight points in 2016, some strategists are no longer considering the state a battleground. But as The Times highlighted this week, Ohio Democrats are not so sure.

They point to several signs that their state is still up for grabs, including last year’s midterms where Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, easily won re-election, and the flipping of six statehouse seats from red to blue. Republicans still won every state constitutional office last year, from governor on down, but Mr. Trump’s popularity in Ohio is no better than his national approval rating of 42 percent. That is not surprising, given that the president has largely failed to deliver on his promises to bring back lost blue-collar jobs.

There are a number of ways that the Buckeye State could influence how the election unfolds, and it has a notable track record: Ohio has voted for the winning presidential candidate in every election since 1944, except one — it chose Richard Nixon over John F. Kennedy in 1960.

Senator Elizabeth Warren enters the debate with her campaign on the rise. She now rivals Mr. Biden atop national polls, and she raised significantly more money than he did in the past three months (though she narrowly trailed Senator Bernie Sanders for the largest haul in the field). Ms. Warren has offered crisp performances on the debate stage so far this year, and when she answers questions, she is particularly adept at sticking to the messages that animate her campaign — which revolves around the need for “big, structural change.”

There is no reason to expect she will depart from that approach at tonight’s debate. More than ever, though, Ms. Warren stands as a prime target for her rivals, given her strength in the race. She has already been jabbed over her support of “Medicare for all” and her refusal to address whether she would raise taxes on the middle class to help finance such a health care system. But going after Ms. Warren, who is highly popular among Democratic voters, is also a dangerous move for other candidates, as voters may not be keen to reward negative attacks within the Democratic field.

Maggie Astor and Thomas Kaplan contributed reporting.

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North Dakota man, 68, charged with assaulting 9-year-old boy after being hit by snowball: report

A 68-year-old North Dakota man is accused of shouting profanities and throwing rocks at a group of children in retaliation for being hit with a snowball before pushing a 9-year-old boy into a truck and smashing his face into the ground, according to a report.

Douglas resident Gordon Van Hassel, 68, is charged with felony aggravated assault of a victim under the age of 12, the Grand Forks Herald reported Monday.

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Gordon Van Hassell is accused of sending a 9-year-old boy to the hospital for supposedly throwing a snowball at him. (Ward County Jail ​​​​​​​)

According to the charges, Van Hassel was walking his dog by a group of children having a snowball fight when he was apparently hit.

Van Hassel later claimed the kids were harassing him, so he chased them, catching the 9-year-old who he allegedly pushed to the ground and repeatedly kicked, KFYR-TV reported.

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The boy later told authorities he was afraid for his life and passed out during the attack, according to the affidavit. An adult reportedly carried the boy home by sled before he was taken to a hospital in Minot.

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The assault left him in pain and unable to walk on his left leg, according to a Ward County Sheriff’s deputy.

Van Hassel was being held at the Ward County jail. He was scheduled to appear in court for arraignment Thursday. He faces up to 10 years in prison if he’s convicted.

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LeBron James ‘showed he sold his soul’ by slamming Daryl Morey for Hong Kong tweet, Miranda Devine says

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New York Post columnist Miranda Devine said Tuesday that NBA star LeBron James has “shown that he has sold his soul for money” after James criticized Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong-Kong.

“He should’ve been big enough and strong enough to risk his Nike contract,” Devine told “The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino.”

James was skewered Monday night after he criticized Morey’s tweet as “misinformed”. He responded to backlash later in the evening, tweeting Morey’s message “could have waited a week.”

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“I’m not here to judge how the league handled the situation,” the 15-time All-Star told reporters in Los Angeles on Monday night. “I just think that, when you’re misinformed or you’re not educated about something — and I’m just talking about the tweet itself — you never know the ramifications that can happen. We all see what that did, not only did for our league but for all of us in America, for people in China as well. Sometimes you have to think through the things that you say that may cause harm not only for yourself but for the majority of people. I think that’s just a prime example of that.”

On “The Daily Briefing,” Devine listed some of the ways Chinese President Xi Jinping is causing harm to Hong Kong protestors as part of her critique of James’ comments.

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“A teenager has been shot in the chest. They are being tear-gassed. You just had President Xi say the other that there will be shattered bones. There will be broken bodies if this dissent continues against China and LeBron James is complaining about some inconvenience for a week?”

James, who’s considered one of the more outspoken athletes on social justice issues in a league that prides itself on being one of the most progressive in sports, was uncharacteristically deferential to NBA and Chinese leadership in his remarks about Morey’s tweet of the slogan “Fight for freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.”

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“Kowtowing to China is the worst thing they [the NBA] possibly could’ve done. It’s incredibly weak of [NBA Comissioner] Adam Silver,” Devine said.

Fox News’ Cody Derespina contributed to this report.

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Prince Harry breaks down talking about anxieties of parenthood, Meghan Markle’s pregnancy

Prince Harry was overcome with emotion Tuesday while giving a speech at an event honoring sick children and their caregivers.

The Duke of Sussex attended the WellChild Awards in London with wife Meghan Markle. Prince Harry has been a patron of the event since 2007, but this is the first year he’s attending as a parent. The royal couple welcomed son Archie Harrison in May.

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“Last year when my wife and I attended we knew we were expecting our first child — no one else did at the time, but we did — and I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tight during the awards…” he said before having to pause to collect himself.

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Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend the WellChild Awards Ceremony in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

“… Both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day and more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time,” the prince continued.

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“And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heartstrings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own,” he added.

WellChild is a charity that supports children who are battling serious illnesses and their families who care for them.

Tuesday night’s winners included a 16-year-old boy who cares for his younger brother, a 12-year-old girl with cerebral palsy and a 6-year-old boy who was diagnosed with leukemia last year.

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor (Toby Melville/Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

“These awards were created to shine a bright light on an amazingly brave group of children and young people. Life for families caring for seriously ill children is exceptionally tough. And without WellChild it is even tougher,” Prince Harry states on the charity’s website.

The couple just wrapped up their royal tour of South Africa, where Archie made his debut.

While spending time with one of the award recipients before the ceremony, Harry and Meghan reportedly confirmed the 5-month-old’s hair is coming in and it’s red like his father.

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Eric Trump on Hunter Biden: ‘I’d be in jail right now for what he did’

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Eric Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization and one of President Trump’s sons, said he’d likely be incarcerated if he behaved as Hunter Biden did while his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, was in office.

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On Tuesday, Hunter Biden broke his silence in his first televised interview since his overseas business dealings came under scrutiny, maintaining he did nothing improper while he served on the board of a Ukrainian gas company. The 49-year-old did tell ABC’s “Good Morning America” that accepting the lucrative position was, in retrospect, “poor judgment.”

“What they were doing was incredibly unethical and quite frankly if I did that — if I were sitting on boards — I’d be in jail right now.  I’d be in jail right now for what he did,” Trump told Fox Nation’s David Webb on his show, “Reality Check with David Webb.”

“Look at a Ukrainian oil and gas company giving Hunter Biden $50,000 a month … $600,000 a year,” Trump continued. “The board members of Exxon Mobil, one of the largest oil companies in the world, get paid $300,000, and he’s getting paid $600,000 for a small oil and gas company out of Ukraine.  Give me a break.  It’s rampant corruption.”

Ahead of the Democratic debate in Ohio on Tuesday night, Trump observed that the ethical concerns facing former Vice President Biden are the direct result of the Democrat’s efforts to investigate his father and President Trump’s controversial call with the pesident of Ukraine.

“The irony of the whole thing is that this sham impeachment process — I actually call it a coup, it’s not impeachment, it is absolutely a coup — they took out their frontrunner,”  Trump said, referencing Joe Biden. “They took out probably their best player … with this impeachment sham.”

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David Montanaro contributed to this report

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