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Trevor Noah rips absurd US health care system after emergency appendectomy

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Trevor Noah returned to “The Daily Show” one day after undergoing an emergency appendectomy — and he gained a whole new perspective on the absurdity of life in America.

The South African host said he was taken to the emergency room Tuesday with abdominal pain.

“Although I don’t know if ’emergency room’ is the right term, because they make you wait,” he said. “I feel like there should be two rooms: one for emergencies and another for people who can fill out forms.”

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Noah said a nurse asked him to fill out a series of forms despite his repeated claims that he felt like he may be dying.

“What more information do you need, other than the fact that I’m dying?” he said.

The host said he periodically fainted from the pain of a perforated appendix, but the nurse told him he was not allowed to faint in the waiting area and should instead go to triage to lose consciousness.

“You’re telling me where I can and cannot faint?” he said.

Noah was finally taken, trembling with pain, to another room for treatment — where he was followed by the same nurse, who brought still more forms and asked how he would be paying for treatment of his life-threatening condition.

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“With my life, clearly,” he said.

He told the nurse he wasn’t sure if he had health insurance, and he wasn’t even sure how that worked, but she recognized him from “Daily Show” billboards around New York City and decided he could afford to pay for treatment.

Noah thanked all his well-wishers, and he assured fans that Comedy Central urged him to take off more time to recover — but he wanted to return to work.

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He said some fans suggested he was forced to return to work because the cable network’s executives are racist against black people.

“Is this Comedy Central or the cotton fields?” Noah said one concerned fan tweeted.

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Watch the entire segment posted online by Comedy Central:

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Trump tells 10,000 religious leaders they ‘have to’ help him get re-elected: ‘We have to have victory’

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President Donald Trump in a private conference call on Wednesday with 10,000 leaders from his most-devoted base, the religious right, in the middle of a global pandemic, urged them to help him win re-election.

“We have a very, very powerful year coming up because you know what lies ahead,” Trump told the faith leaders, as NBC News reported. “And we have to do it. People of faith have to do it. We have to have victory.”

Rev. Johnnie Moore, a member of Trump’s religious right inner circle, says both the President and Vice President were on the call, which presumably was made from the Oval Office.

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Republicans admit they lose when elections are fair and free

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ANNOUNCER: Welcome to Moyers on Democracy.

Bill’s guest in this episode is the journalist David Daley, whose reporting and advocacy have fired up a generation of activists fighting for free and fair elections.

His best-selling first book, RATF*CKED-WHY YOUR VOTE DOESN’T COUNT  showed how Republicans used gerrymandering to lock up control of many state and local government for years, possibly   decades – and remains their  strategy.  In his  most recent book – UNRIGGED –HOW AMERICANS ARE BATTLING BACK TO SAVE DEMOCRACY he travels  America to report on the grassroots activists devoted to voting rights for all citizens.

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‘Totally outraged’: Colorado Democrat calls out Trump for using COVID-19 ventilators as political favors

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A Colorado Democrat called out President Donald Trump for apparently directing 100 ventilators to her state as a political favor to a vulnerable Republican senator.

Rep. Diana DeGette told CNN that she believes the badly needed medical equipment was sent to Colorado and announced on Twitter by the president was intended as a political gift to Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), who is facing a tough re-election battle.

"It seems that way to me," DeGette said. "I was totally outraged."

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