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Seth Meyers explains why young voters love Bernie Sanders: He’s entered ‘the Betty White zone’

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Hillary Clinton is watching a Democratic challenger cut into her lead just weeks ahead of the first primary elections — but Seth Meyers said this was nothing like the last time she watched her frontrunner status evaporate.

“That’s right, it’s 2008 all over again — a young, handsome, charismatic challenger has entered the race,” Meyers said, flashing a picture of Martin O’Malley, “and he’s losing by 40 points to Waldorf from the Muppets.”

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The “Late Night” host said polls clearly show that Democratic voters love Sen. Bernie Sanders, but he said the mainstream media had completely ignored the Vermont independent’s campaign.

Younger voters, in particular, back Sanders — who they have photographed flying coach and waiting at airline gates with other passengers, watching movies.

“Was he watching his own movies or was he watching other people’s movies over their shoulder?” Meyers wondered. “Because that sounds like how Bernie would watch movies on the cheap: ‘I don’t pay for movies — I just grab free peeks.'”

“Bernie Sanders is so frugal that, if he’s elected president, he might travel on Bus Force One,” he added.

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Sanders enjoys a whopping 68-26 advantage over Clinton among voters younger than 25, and Meyers said the rapper Killer Mike was probably not alone in his explanation for backing the Vermont senator: “(I was) smoking a joint and reading his tweets.”

Young people typically prefer youthful politicians and celebrities — but Meyers suggested that the 74-year-old Sanders had overcome that obstacle and joined some exclusive company.

“Every so often an old person transcends their age and enters what we call ‘the Betty White zone,'” Meyers said. “It’s a place reserved for the elderly who are so cool they make young people believe it will actually be fun to get older.”

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“Barack Obama promised hope, but Bernie Sanders promises hope in a different way,” Meyers continued. “Kids watch him and think, ‘Man, I hope I’m that cool when I’m 74 — I’m going to have one suit and yell about everything.'”

Watch the entire segment posted online by The Late Show With Seth Meyers:

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Trump praises ‘amazing warrior’ Sean Hannity for saying impeachment hearings are a ‘phony showtrial’

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President Donald Trump thanked Fox News personality Sean Hannity for his over-the-top defense the evening before impeachment hearings begin.

According to Trump's quoting, Hannity said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was a, "corrupt, compromised, coward and congenital liar."

Hannity called the Schiff's Intelligence Committee hearings a "phony showtrial" -- despite the reality that an impeachment trial would occur in the GOP-controlled Senate.

Still, Hannity lashed out at the inquiry as "another fraudulent hoax conspiracy theory" and "witch hunt."

Trump thanked, "Sean the amazing warrior!"

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Rudy Giuliani harshly mocked after admitting Trump’s guilt in new WSJ column

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President Donald Trump's defense attorney took to the pages a Rupert Murdoch's newspaper to make "the case for the impeachment defense" on the eve of televised inquiry hearings.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani lashed out enemies while clinging to conspiracy theories in his Wall Street Journal op-ed.

Giuliani began by attacking the press for reporting on Trump's solicitation of foreign election interference.

"If your only sources of news the past two months have been CNN and MSNBC, you probably think President Trump has committed some heinous act that is deserving of being drawn, quartered and carted out of the White House," Giuliani argued. "That’s a false narrative built on selectively leaked testimony from Rep. Adam Schiff’s closed-door Intelligence Committee hearings."

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Bill Barr appears to be targeting Trump’s opponents — and senate Dems want an investigation

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In May, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) cornered Attorney General Bill Barr during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

Harris, a career prosecutor who served as San Francisco District Attorney and California Attorney General, asked Barr if the White House had ever asked for any specific investigations.

Barr struggled to answer the question.

Senator Harris: Attorney General Barr has the President or anyone at the White House ever asked or suggested that you open an investigation of anyone?Attorney General Barr: Um. I wouldn’t … I wouldn’t. uh—Senator Harris: Yes or No?Attorney General Han: Could you … could you repeat that question?Senator Harris: I will repeat it. Has the President or anyone at the White House ever asked or suggested that you open an investigation of anyone? Yes or no please, sir.Attorney General Barr: Urn, the President or anybody…Senator Harris: Seems you would remember something like that and be able to tell us.Attorney General Barr Yeah, but I’m. I’m trying to grapple with the word ‘suggest.’ I mean, there have been discussions of, of matters out there that. uh- – they have not asked me to open an investigation. But…Senator Harris: Perhaps they’ve suggested?Attorney General Barr: I don’t know. I wouldn’t say suggest…Senator Harris: Hinted?Attorney General Barr I don’t know.Senator Harris: Inferred? You don’t know?Attorney General Barr: No.

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