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Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer on Monday night condemned former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's (R) "outrageous comments" comparing the Iran nuclear deal to the Holocaust and said that Huckabee's statements reminded him of the "incitement" that led to the assassination of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

"There are serious issues to be debated here but for anybody to equate what the president’s doing to what Adolph Hitler did in World War II is just extraordinary. And in some ways it’s a form of incitement, and we’ve seen the results of that 20 years ago in Israel. There was the same kind of incitement against Yitzhak Rabin and that led to a tragic outcome," Kurtzer, who served as ambassador under President George W. Bush, said on MSNBC's "All In With Chris Hayes."

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Donald Trump's ex-wife, Ivana Trump, came to his defense on Tuesday after The Daily Beast resurfaced a decades-old deposition in which she reportedly accused the billionaire real estate mogul of sexually assaulting her.

The Beast dredged up an account of the deposition that was published in the 1993 book "Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump." The Beast brought up the incident after the now-presidential candidate made remarks describing Mexican immigrants as "rapists" and drug runners.

According to the book, Ivana said in the deposition that Trump assaulted her during a confrontation in 1989, pulling out her hair and then forcibly penetrating her. Donald Trump denied Ivana's claims about the assault. And Ivana later gave a statement saying that she "felt violated" but did "not want my words to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense," according to the Daily Beast.

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President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he could win a third term if he ran again. But, he noted, the Constitution won't let him.

"I actually think I'm a pretty good President. I think if I ran, I could win. I can't," Obama said in his speech to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the last day of his trip to the continent.

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