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CNN host barely keeps a straight face after Trump brags IRS audits him for being a ‘strong Christian’

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Christ promised the meek would inherit the earth, but according to the gospel of Trump — they might also be audited by the IRS.

Donald Trump suggested after his disastrous showing in Thursday’s Republican presidential debate that his religious piety had made him a target for Internal Revenue Service investigators — and skeptical CNN anchor Chris Cuomo could barely keep a straight face.

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“I’m always audited by the IRS, which I think is very unfair,” Trump complained. “I don’t know whether it’s maybe because of religion or because of something else, maybe because I’m doing this (running for president).”

A poker-faced Cuomo asked him to go on.

“Well, maybe because of the fact that I’m a strong Christian and I feel strongly about it, so maybe there’s a bias,” Trump said, as Cuomo’s eyebrows raised in astonishment.

Cuomo stifled a guffaw and asked the billionaire real estate developer if he truly believed he had been audited because he is a Christian.

“Well, you see what’s happened,” Trump said. “You have many religious groups that are complaining about that. They’ve been complaining about it for a long time.”

Cuomo asked Trump why he couldn’t release his tax records that weren’t audited, and the GOP candidate dissembled and said they could only be released as one unified whole.

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“The ones previous relate to the ones later, and it doesn’t make sense unless they’re all released at one time,” Trump said.

Watch the entire interview posted online by CNN:

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What will we tell future generations — and future Republican presidents — if Trump gets away with everything?

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If the nation manages to oust Donald Trump from the presidency in November — and he actually agrees to leave in January — the new administration and the Congress will have its hands full just trying to keep the country from falling even deeper into a depression and halting the death toll from the pandemic. Foreign policy will have to be dealt with immediately, as will the assessment of the damage to the administrative state. Our failed public health response to the coronavirus is a deadly wakeup call: The federal government has atrophied under the insane fiscal and political priorities inflicted upon it over the past couple of decades by nihilist Republicans and impotent Democrats. And that's just for starters.
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‘It’s a disgrace’: Conservative torches Trump and the GOP — saying they’ve betrayed voters

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In 2012, Stuart Stevens served as the chief strategist for Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and tried to prevent President Barack Obama from winning a second term; in 2020, he is a Never Trump conservative who is rooting for former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. And when Stevens appeared on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour” on Thursday night, August 6, he stressed to host Brian Williams that many GOP incumbents — from President Donald Trump to members of Congress — could be in trouble in November.

Promoting his new book, “It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump,” Stevens told Williams, “This is a very negative environment for Republicans…. There are external forces out there that make this a very tough race for incumbents in the Republican Party.”

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Mask-hating Trump supporter banned from local store after she ‘rammed someone with a cart’: report

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A woman who was permanently banned from entering a local hardware store for refusing to wear a face mask tells Vox that she's proud that her defiance of public health standards got her kicked out.

In an interview, a Wyoming resident named Jacqueline says that her local Menards home and garden store has told her that she is no longer allowed to shop there for refusing to wear a face mask on two separate occasions.

Although she was still allowed to shop at the store after the first time she came in without a face mask, she was permanently given the boot when she got into a physical altercation with an employee during her second trip to the store.

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