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Jesse Ventura: Trump is ‘using words he doesn’t understand’ when he calls Bernie Sanders a Communist

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"Off The Grid" host Jesse Ventura on Nov. 4, 2015. [Ora.TV]

Ora.TV host Jesse Ventura scoffed at Republican presidential Donald Trump for trying to paint Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) as a communist.

“Donald, again, is using words that he doesn’t understand,” Ventura said. “Socialism and communism are two different things. You need socialism to have a safety net. And we all agree there should be a safety net out there for people to get on their feet and become productive citizens.”

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Trump called Sanders a “socialist-slash-communist” during an appearance in Virginia last month, telling supporters that he was “gonna tax you people at 90 percent.”

That kind of attack, Ventura argued, has roots in American fears dating back to the Cold War.

“We were so entrenched with the Cold War and the threat of all of us becoming communists,” he said. “It’s clear today — it shows me you need capitalism and you need socialism both. The big key is finding out at what level you need each to make it work right.”

Watch Ventura’s commentary, as posted online on Wednesday, below.

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Trump’s Supreme Court gambit killed his last chance of defeating Joe Biden: Conservative columnist

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On Thursday, writing for The Washington Post, anti-Trump conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin outlined how the president blew his final, best chance to turn around the public perception of the presidential race, and define it on his terms rather than Joe Biden's.

"With a president whose performance is as rotten as Trump’s (Gallup also shows him with a 43 percent job approval rating), his only hope was to make his opponent even more unappealing than himself," wrote Rubin. "Trump, however, never settled on an effective attack on Biden and, in any case, cannot stand ceding attention to anyone else. Trump’s performance, his lies, his antics, his insults, his crackpot conspiracy theories, his attacks on the media and his financial scandals have remained front and center. In other words, Trump’s raging narcissism has prevented him from doing what was necessary to give him a reasonable chance to win reelection."

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Fox News host predicts impeachment for President Biden — right after inauguration

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Fox News' host Greg Gutfeld ranted on Thursday that the day after Vice President Joe Biden is inaugurated that Republicans should impeach him.

Yelling into the camera, Gutfeld ranted that Trump got rid of ISIS and stopped North Korea from setting off nuclear weapons, both of which aren't true.

"So, now we're all talking about are "words, words, words' as opposed to Joe Biden's deeds," he continued. "There's a foreign policy issue we should discuss. He has compromised himself. And to Jesse's point, once -- If he actually wins, impeachment proceedings start the day after inauguration."

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Nicolle Wallace blasts Trump’s fake ‘manliness’ for refusing to protect his key supporters

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MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace blasted President Donald Trump for not caring about his staff much less "his own godd*mn supporters."

Speaking with conservative Charlie Sykes and Democratic strategist Basil Smikle, Wallace showed a new Lincoln Project ad with Sam Elliott about fathers and sons and what it means to be a "man of family and faith."

"Above all they taught us to own up to it when we did something wrong," the ad says before showing a video of Trump saying he doesn't accept responsibility for the failures of the coronavirus.

https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1319247130809278464

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