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Keith Olbermann: Who would be more dangerous with nukes — Trump or ISIS?

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Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann argued on Friday that Donald Trump is the most dangerous presidential candidate since the Civil War during an appearance on The View.

“Someone said to me the other day — and they were quite serious; you can understand when you hear these two things together, it’s terrifying — ‘What would happen if ISIS got nukes?'” Olbermann said.

“They’re thinking about it,” co-host Joy Behar replied.

“I said, ‘What would happen if Donald Trump got nukes?'” Olbermann recalled.

“Who would use it first?” she asked.

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“Which is the most realistic concern for us at the moment?” he responded. “The second one is a distinct, visible possibility, and the first one is theoretical but unlikely because they’re difficult to move. But he gets them the first day in office, so that’s my problem.”

Behar pushed back, saying that Trump had a “joie de vivre.”

“He wants to continue having sex with Milania or whoever, he wants to keep making money, making his life more glamorous,” she explained. “I don’t think he’s self-destructive, do you?”

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“It’s a little early in the morning to put that image in my head,” Olbermann protested, adding, “Have you heard anything he’s said recently?”

Watch the discussion, as aired on Friday, below.


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Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls

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When Robert Mueller completed his long-awaited investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, he left many questions unanswered.

But one conclusion was unequivocal: Russia unleashed an extensive campaign of fake news and disinformation on social media with the aim of distorting U.S. public opinion, sowing discord and swinging the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.

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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans

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The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.

In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.

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Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’

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Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.

To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.

Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."

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