The President proves again that he has no problem blurring the lines between politics and his relationship with the US military, experts say

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Bill Cassidy (R-LA) said a potential compromise on President Trump’s border wall would be to receive funding \”bit by bit by bit.\” “},{“title”:”Analyst: Trump confused Iraq trip with rally”,”duration”:”01:08″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/12/27/trump-trip-iraq-campaign-rally-vinograd-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/12/27/trump-trip-iraq-campaign-rally-vinograd-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181226213511-vinograd-122618-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/12/27/trump-trip-iraq-campaign-rally-vinograd-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”CNN’s national security analyst Samantha Vinograd expressed concern over President Donald Trump’s motives during his trip to Iraq. “,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s national security analyst Samantha Vinograd expressed concern over President Donald Trump’s motives during his trip to Iraq. “},{“title”:”Former presidential adviser praises Trump”,”duration”:”00:58″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/12/27/david-gergen-trump-iraq-credit-sot-ebof-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/12/27/david-gergen-trump-iraq-credit-sot-ebof-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181226215823-gergen-iraq-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/12/27/david-gergen-trump-iraq-credit-sot-ebof-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”CNN’s David Gergen gives credit to President Donald Trump for his decision to visit the troops in Iraq.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s David Gergen gives credit to President Donald Trump for his decision to visit the troops in Iraq.”},{“title”:”Lemon calls out Trump lying to troops’ faces”,”duration”:”04:04″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/12/27/don-lemon-trump-iraq-troops-ctn-dons-take-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/12/27/don-lemon-trump-iraq-troops-ctn-dons-take-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181226225043-lemon-122618-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/12/27/don-lemon-trump-iraq-troops-ctn-dons-take-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”CNN’s Don Lemon discusses President Donald Trump’s surprise visit to Iraq amid chaos in Washington. “,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Don Lemon discusses President Donald Trump’s surprise visit to Iraq amid chaos in Washington. “},{“title”:”Dems poised to investigate Trump organization”,”duration”:”02:43″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/12/27/trump-organization-investigation-kaye-dnt-ac360-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/12/27/trump-organization-investigation-kaye-dnt-ac360-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/181002193741-02-donald-trump-file-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/12/27/trump-organization-investigation-kaye-dnt-ac360-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Subpoenas have been served on the Trump Organization and a dozen linked entities in a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s ongoing business ties while in office. 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Trump and first lady Melania Trump quietly swept into Iraq to pay a holiday visit to US troops, making good on the President’s promise to travel to one of the American war zones he has derided as costly blunders.”},{“title”:”NYT: Trump’s bone spurs diagnosis was a favor”,”duration”:”02:08″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/12/27/new-york-times-bone-spurs-donald-trump-vietnam-eder-ac-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/12/27/new-york-times-bone-spurs-donald-trump-vietnam-eder-ac-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160411202929-donald-trump-military-school-sanchez-pkg-ebof-00004012-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/12/27/new-york-times-bone-spurs-donald-trump-vietnam-eder-ac-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Trump’s diagnosis of bone spurs, the reason behind his deferment from Vietnam, was likely a favor to his father Fred Trump, according to a 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