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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Aliens may have already decided we’re just not very interesting

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In the video embedded below, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson speculated about whether or not it’s possible that aliens have already studied Earth and its inhabitants and decided we’re not interesting or advanced enough to talk to.

“People ask, ‘If life is teeming across the galaxy, where are they?'” said deGrasse Tyson. “How come they’re not just walking into the front door of the White House or visiting us here in New York in Times Square?”

There’s always the chance, he joked, that they already came by Times Square or landed at Comic Con and nobody noticed them because everybody there already looked pretty weird.

“Our hubris forces us to think of ourselves as intelligent,” he said on a more serious note. Compared to aliens, though, we might not be so bright.

“So, I wonder if in fact, we have been observed by aliens and upon close examination of human conduct and human behavior, they have concluded that there is no sign of intelligent life,” deGrasse Tyson said.

Some scientists, like Stephen Hawking, have said that humans should be wary of contact with aliens because when civilizations meet, it’s typically the less-advanced civilization that gets trampled, colonized and preyed upon.

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“They were either completely wiped out or subjugated or enslaved or whatever,” de Grasse Tyson said. “So I think his fear about aliens is a reflection of his actual knowledge about humans, how humans treat each other. Not real knowledge about how actual aliens would treat us.”

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WATCH: Katie Porter explains to constituents why her conscience demands support for Trump impeachment inquiry

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Congresswoman Katie Porter, in a video posted on social media Monday night, shared with residents of her purple California district why she is joining dozens of other Democrats who support launching an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

"I didn't come to Congress to impeach the president," said the first-term representative. "But when faced with a crisis of this magnitude, I cannot with a clean conscience ignore my duty to defend the Constitution. I can't claim to be committed to rooting out corruption and putting people over politics and then not apply those same principles and standards in all of the work I do."

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Rick Wilson hilariously ridicules the ‘formal flip-flops’ and ‘dress cargo pants’ worn by Florida Trump supporters

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Republican strategist Rick Wilson mocked the attire of the Donald Trump supporters who were bused in from around Florida for his official campaign kickoff in Orlando.

Wilson, a Florida man himself, joined MSNBC's Brian Williams for post-rally analysis on "The 11th Hour."

Williams played a clip of a Trump supporter with sleeveless Trump T-shirt identifying her as a "proud member of the basket of deplorables" explaining why she'll vote to re-elect the president in 2020.

"The main reason? Because he’s one of the best presidents we’ve had for a very long time," the woman argued. "Very long time."

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Trump’s ‘tired and lazy’ re-election message ‘is not working’ at his Orlando kickoff: Florida Republican David Jolly

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President Donald Trump's re-election is "in trouble" in Florida, a former Republican congressman who represented the state explained on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell on Tuesday.

"As we’ve been reporting the president officially kicked off his re-election campaign tonight in Florida, where he was greeted by a Quinnipiac poll released today showing he is losing the state of Florida to six Democratic presidential candidates in one-on-one match-ups," O'Donnell reported. "President Trump won the state of Florida by 1.3% of the vote so he cannot afford to lose any support in Florida."

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