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The president of the United States watches cable news for hours each day and is privately advised by Fox News hosts. Here's what they're telling him to do:…
1) Lou Dobbs and Sean Hannity spent a lot of time last week calling on Trump to release DOJ docs that supposedly prove the Mueller probe is a witch hunt.

Basically #ReleaseTheMemo all over again.

He's reportedly taking this advice as soon as this week.
2) More attacks on social media platforms. It's the "conservative media bias" argument for a new generation. Diamond and Silk are the big players here; they've been getting lots of Fox screen time to falsely claim that conservatives are being censored, and Trump is watching.
3) Shut down the government to force Democrats to accept Trump's immigration plan. Seems extremely likely to happen if Dems take back the House.

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That's it.
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