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David Letterman: GOP must decide which candidate ‘can lead Republicans to another crushing defeat’

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Late night host David Lettermen panned the current slate of Republican presidential candidates on Tuesday as a contest between who could lead their party to “another crushing defeat.”

The Late Show opened with a clip of NBC’s Chuck Todd interviewing Sen. Rand Paul while a bird nested in the GOP candidate’s curly hair.

“That’s what you get for doing the show outside,” Letterman quipped. “Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, they’re all running for president. And now, the Republicans will have to decide which one of these men can lead the Republicans to another crushing defeat.”

In a segment called “Get to Know Marco Rubio,” the narrator incorrectly explained that the Florida senator was born in Venice, Italy. “And today, many know Rubio as the name of a hide-and-seek game commonly played in the swimming pool.”

The CBS host also pointed out that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was seeking the Democratic nomination for president.

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“This time around she promises to be warm and approachable,” Letterman noted. “Like me.”

“Hillary Clinton is traveling the country in a van, from New York all the way to Iowa,” he continued. “And she’s not driving the van. No, she’s sitting in the back telling Bill what to do. It’s like when he was president.”

Letterman, who announced his retirement in April 2014, is set to air his final show on May 20. He is the longest-running late night talk show host in TV history.

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Watch the video below from CBS’ Late Night with David Letterman, broadcast April 15, 2015.


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WATCH: Kevin McCarthy has a day-after meltdown about ‘decorum’ because Pelosi called Trump racist

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) got visibly angry on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called President Donald Trump's attacks on four Democratic congresswomen racist one day before.

In denouncing the speaker, McCarthy bitterly complained that the Democrats have shown a disregard for "decorum" when they called out Trump for being racist.

"Yesterday, we did a resolution attacking the president, but we couldn’t even get to that because, Madame Speaker, we couldn’t even have decorum in this body!" he said. "We set a record that we’ve never seen before based upon a Speaker’s actions! The very first page in Thomas Jefferson’s manual talks about decorum, but not only did this body try to change the rules after the fact, they don’t think everybody’s equal, Madame Speaker, because if your words get taken down, you don’t have a right to speak that day but, no, we should change that!"

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Pelosi slaps Trump with a backhanded compliment: ‘He’s a great distractor — that’s what this is about’

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of making a racist attack on four U.S. congresswomen to distract from failures in his administration.

At a press conference, Pelosi told the reporters that lawmakers were "gentle" in condemning only Trump's tweets as "racist" in a recent vote.

"We weren't saying he is racist," she explained. "We were saying that the words that he used were racist."

"We all know the argument that could be made against us in terms of our philosophy, in terms of our priorities and the rest," Pelosi said. "And the president knows there are arguments that could be made against him and, therefore, he wants to distract from them."

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Talk show host absolutely destroys Trump-loving caller: ‘You’re on national radio having your pants pulled down!’

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A British talk show host completely flummoxed a caller who warned that four Democratic congresswomen attacked by President Donald Trump were trying to create a socialist country.

The caller, who identified himself as Stuart, called the representatives "left-wing extremists" who were trying to "change American politics from within," and LBC host James O'Brien pointed out that was what Trump promised he would do as president.

Stuart claimed Trump was restoring American capitalism after it was destroyed by Barack Obama, and O'Brien reminded the caller that a record streak economic expansion had begun well before the current president was in office -- which he flatly rejected.

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