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This Republican senator accidentally told the truth about Donald Trump

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This Republican senator accidentally told the truth about Donald Trump

This Republican senator accidentally told the truth about Donald Trump

Iowa Sen.

Chuck Grassley has formally accepted the endorsement of Former President Donald Trump — but he also said why.

In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza discusses Grassley’s Senate race and how his tune about Trump has changed some.


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