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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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Trump supporter complains about being socially toxic: ‘People unfriend you’

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Fox News anchor Jeanine Pirro on Saturday complained about being judged by the content of her character.

"People unfriend you!' Pirro complained. "They don't want you to be a -- they don't want to communicate with you."

"People I've had at my wedding don't talk -- my children's weddings actually, they don't talk to me anymore," she explained.

"It's not usually the right or the left, I mean, the intolerance is on the left," she argued.

The longtime Trump friend was harshly criticized for her complaints. Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/1282132522332282880

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Trump disappointed conservative media isn’t praising him enough for letting Roger Stone walk: report

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President Donald Trump has been disappointed in right-wing media for not giving him more credit for pardoning longtime advisor Roger Stone.

"A senior administration official said there were serious divisions among Trump’s aides and allies over Stone’s case, with some cautioning that keeping him out of prison could be politically risky. Among those opposed was Attorney General William P. Barr, who called the prosecution 'righteous' in an interview Wednesday with ABC News, the official said, adding that those pushing Trump to show loyalty to Stone included Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), who is close to the president," The Washington Post reported Saturday.

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Lincoln Project takes on the ‘Trump crime spree’ in new ad: ‘It’s a billion-dollar criminal enterprise’

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Disgruntled former top Republican strategists took on President Donald Trump's "law and order" message in a new 2020 video posted on Saturday.

The ad, by the Lincoln Project, recounts how many top former Trump officials have been convicted of felonies.

"It's not a campaign, it's a billion-dollar criminal enterprise," the narrator begins.

The ad noted the criminal convictions of Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Mike Flynn, George Papadopoulos, Michael Cohen and Roger Stone.

"Nixon was bad, Trump is worse," the narrator declares.

"Trump is the most corrupt president in U.S. history. There's only one way to end the Trump crime spree -- throw him and his crooks out of office," the ad concludes.

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