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Larry Wilmore wants Confederate flag down now: ‘South Carolina, it sounds like you’re trying to f*ck me’

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Larry Wilmore expressed frustration with the process for removing the Confederate flag that flies over the South Carolina capitol.

Republican Gov. Nikki Haley called Monday for the flag to be removed from its symbolic location in the wake of the massacre of nine black churchgoers by a white supremacist.

“Yes! You can applaud,” Wilmore said. “That is the right thing to do – good for you, South Carolina.”

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“But seriously, guys — who could have been against this, right?” he continued. “I mean, especially in light of the incident that just happened, and particularly in 2015. Anyone running for president trying to get Republican votes, because this is what they said this week.”

He played video clips of statements by candidates Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, George Pataki, and Rick Santorum – who each indicated that South Carolina should decide, not the president or presidential candidates, whether to officially sanction and display the Confederate flag.

“Man, state’s choice is the classic presidential candidate cop-out, right?” Wilmore said. “‘Hey, when you ask me if I think the sky is blue, I think that’s a question best left up to the states. They should decide. How do I know what you would do with the flag? I’m not a flag scientist. I want to be president of the United States, not president of flags.’”

He wondered how soon the state would remove the flag from the capitol grounds.

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“I want to know – are you taking it down tomorrow?” he said. “Are you taking it down tonight? Because I can come over with a flashlight.”

Instead, the governor said she would call legislators back into session if they did not agree on their own to debate the flag’s removal – which requires a two-thirds majority vote under state law.

“So you want them to come back to debate taking it down, but there’s a chance that they won’t, so you’ll say, ‘Hey, guys – you better come back and talk about this,’” Wilmore said. “South Carolina, it sounds like you’re trying to f*ck me on this.”

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New testimony adds 2 stunning — and previously unknown — details about the Ukraine extortion

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New testimony released Monday from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Ukraine scandal included at least two new stunning details about the quid pro quo scheme at the heart of the matter.

Overall, the transcripts for depositions of Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, who were advisers to U.S. envoy Kurt Volker, built on the story of that we already know: that President Donald Trump pushed a shadow foreign policy to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponents, a scheme that involved using his office and military aid as leverage over the country in opposition to the official policy.

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Trump blasted for his ‘Endorsement of Doom’ after Sean Spicer loses on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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Team Trump had gone all in urging supporters to vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the game show "Dancing with the Stars."

Votes had been urged by RNC officials and Trump himself had urged his 66 million Twitter followers to vote for Spicer.

Despite the full heft of the Trump campaign, Spicer lost on Monday's show.

Trump deleted his failed tweet urging votes for Spicer -- and instead said it was a "great try" by his former advisor.

Looks like this endorsement was as successful as your last one!

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‘He’s misunderstood’: Nikki Haley tells Fox News how Trump is actually a really good listener

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Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump during a Monday appearance with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.

Hannity asked the former South Carolina governor if Trump was "misunderstood."

"I do think he’s misunderstood," Haley replied.

"I can tell you, from the first day to the last day that I worked for the president, he always listened, he was always conscious of hearing other voices, allowing people to debate out the issues, and then he made his decision," Haley claimed.

She argued that, "I saw a president that was very thoughtful, looked at all of the issues, made decisions, and it was a pleasure and honor to work with him."

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