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Trevor Noah mocks Ben Carson-Kanye West lovefest: You have ‘rampant homophobia’ in common

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Daily Show host Trevor Noah took on what he called the latest political “panderdemic” on Tuesday, saying that neither Ben Carson nor rapper Kanye West know who they’re trying to win over by gushing over one another.

“Kanye, man, do your research — you can’t just look for the black guy,” Noah said. “You’re picking a president, not who’s on your basketball team.”

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Noah also played an audio clip of Carson, who has outpaced expectations in the GOP presidential field, saying that hip-hop was causing black communities to “continue to deteriorate.”

“I’m sure Dr. Ben Carson can find something he likes about hip-hop,” the host continued. “For example, the rampant homophobia. See? You guys have more in common than you think — no homo.”

As ABC News reported, West and Carson have publicly praised one another, with West calling the former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon “the most brilliant guy” and Carson saying he was impressed by West’s business acumen.

That kind of mutual-admiration society, Noah argued, was part of the election process, which he said involved finding out which older person could best pretend to like “young people things.”

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He also showed a clip of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) awkwardly telling Fox News that he was a “West Coast” rap fan.

“You don’t think Biggie [Smalls] and Tupac [Shakur] should have killed each other?” Noah asked sarcastically. “I’m glad you clarified that for us, because I was really fooled by your ‘thug life’ exterior, Rubio.”

Watch Noah’s commentary, as posted online on Tuesday, below.

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Maddow warns Russia is interfering in the 2020 election in ‘exactly the same way’ as they did in 2016

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MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Monday warned that Russia and the Republicans are running the "exact same play" against Democrats in 2020 -- and this time will be aided by the United States Justice Department.

"And they are playing it again already for the next election. And some of it is happening just like it did in 2016. And some of it is worse and I think it’s going to be more powerful than it was in 2016. In part because this is a second draft for these guys, right? They ran this play in 2016. They worked out some of the kinks," she explained. "Now they’ll do it again with the benefit of knowing what worked for them and what didn’t work the first time around. It’s a second draft. It’s going to be better and more polished."

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Ex-Defense Secretary lays into Trump’s Syria pullout: He ‘plays into’ authoritarians’ hands to ‘weaken the United States’

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On Monday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta blasted President Donald Trump over his foreign policy — particularly his withdrawal from Syria.

"Secretary Panetta, just generally what do you make of how this whole withdrawal, non-withdrawal is being handled by the White House?" asked Cooper. "We're seeing the administration trying to walk back a broad policy announcement from the president."

"I think from the very beginning this has been a — probably the most disastrous foreign policy blunder in recent history," said Panetta. "And there is no way when you commit a blunder like this that involves the consequences we're now seeing, there's no way to paint this picture as if somehow everything's going well."

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Trump says he’ll ‘probably terminate’ the New York Times and Washington Post ‘from the White House’

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President Donald Trump's Monday night Fox News interview was a televised version of his Twitter rants. Typically The Washington Post is his favorite foe, due to ownership by actual billionaire Jeff Bezos, but in his interview with Sean Hannity, Trump also attacked The New York Times.

"The media is corrupt. Not all the media. I know some great people, including you, but I know some great journalists," Trump said. "Look, they give Pulitzer Prizes to people that got it wrong. In all these people from The New York Times which is the fake newspaper, we don't even want it in the White House anymore, and we're probably going to terminate that and The Washington Post from the White House they are fake."

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