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Cenk Uygur rips ‘ruthless’ Pat Robertson for telling 80-year-old follower to get a job

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Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian mocked 700 Club host Pat Robertson on Thursday for pushing an 80-year-old in financial trouble to find a job or sell personal items online rather than stop contributing her 10 percent weekly tithe.

“This guy is unbelievable, man, he’s [a] record-breaking scammer,” Uygur said, before impersonating Robertson’s remarks. “‘Oh, so you’re 80 years old, dead broke. No excuses, b*tch, get back to work. Clean out that garage, I know you’ve got some sh*t in there you can sell on eBay.'”

Robertson said earlier in the day on his show that the unidentified woman should “claim her blessing” from God and look into the “many, many ways of making money.”

“Another really way of making money is doing a scam show where you give people scam advice,” Kasparian quipped.

Uygur read part of the unidentified woman’s letter to Robertson to show how “ruthless” he could be.

“Our old car just broke down and we had to borrow money to fix it,” the woman wrote. “We both need dental work, but we can’t afford it. I constantly have to use our credit card to pay for medical needs. What could we be doing wrong?”

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The first thing she could be doing wrong, Uygur said, was voting Republican.

“I don’t know that she did that,” he clarified, before adding, “But Pat Robertson ran for president on the Republican ticket, supported Republicans. The other thing you’re doing wrong is, giving more than 10 percent of her income throughout your whole life to scammers like Pat Robertson. Of course you ran out of money.”

Kasparian also scoffed at Robertson’s suggestion that the woman go online to make money.

“Cenk doesn’t even know how to manipulate the apps on his phone,” she said. “Can you imagine an 80-year-old trying to sell stuff on eBay? I’m not trying to make fun of 80-year-olds — I’m sure there’s plenty of computer-literate 80-year-olds out there — but it’s just not a good piece of advice.”

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Watch Kasparian and Uygur’s commentary, as posted online on Thursday, below.

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Lawrence O’Donnell throttles Donny Deutsch for saying Elizabeth Warren can’t beat Trump: ‘This is pure guesswork’

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Lawrence O'Donnell and Donny Deutsch had quite the exchange in the post-debate conversation on MSNBC Wednesday.

Deutsch tried to say that Sen. Elizabeth Warren's outstanding debate performance doesn't matter because Warren can't win in a match-up against President Donald Trump.

"I do not believe Elizabeth Warren, on stage with Donald Trump, beats him," he told the MSNBC panel. "And I think if we're honest with ourselves and we look hard at ourselves, I think a lot of people agree with me. It's — and I also think when you can label somebody a socialist, 57 percent of this country thinks that word is un-American. I'm not saying it's fair. When he can blanket Elizabeth Warren as a socialist, and he's on stage with her, the Democrats lose."

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‘He clocked Beto’: Van Jones says ‘Castro came out of nowhere’ to dominate the first Democratic debate

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CNN host Van Jones asserted on Wednesday that former Transporation Secretary Julián Castro was the breakout star of the first Democratic presidential debate.

"I was super proud to be a Democrat," Jones said following the debate. "I thought they all did better than Trump."

The CNN host went on to call Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) a "college professor" compared to the other candidates, who he said were more like "graduate students."

"She is able to go back and forth between policy and the human thing," Jones marveled before moving on to praise Castro.

"It was Castro that came out of nowhere!" Jones exclaimed. "Nobody was talking about Castro. He did the Texas takedown, turned around, clocked Beto [O'Rourke]. I mean, you never saw it coming."

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Dem debate audience goes wild over Elizabeth Warren’s plan to ‘deal with’ Mitch McConnell

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Sen. Elizebeth Warren (D-MA) revealed at Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate that she has a plan to "deal with" obstruction from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) if she becomes president.

At the first Democratic debate of the 2020 election cycle, host Chuck Todd asked Warren about what he called "the Mitch McConnell thing."

"You have a lot of ambitious plans," Todd said. "Do you have a plan to deal with Mitch McConnell? If you don’t beat him in the Senate and he is still the Senate majority leader, it’s plausible you can be president with a Republican Senate."

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