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‘Morning Joe’ defends Trump’s boorish behavior by claiming he’s been victim of worse sex harassment

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The New York Times over the weekend published an exhaustively reported expose detailing how presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has treated women over the years. Among many other things, Trump would constantly make comments about women’s figures during meetings and once he even knocked the woman who oversaw the construction of his Manhattan business headquarters for gaining weight.

While these stories have drawn condemnation from many women across the country, including many conservative women, Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough went to bat for Trump on Monday morning to defend his boorish behavior.

After reading through the entire lengthy article, Scarborough said he only found two examples of bad behavior on Trump’s part. The first one was when Trump met a young beauty pageant contestant for the first time and greeted her by kissing her directly on the lips.

“He kissed me directly on the lips,” said Temple Taggart, who in 1997 was a contestant in the Miss Universe pageant. “I thought, ‘Oh my God, gross.’ He was married to Marla Maples at the time. I think there were a few other girls that he kissed on the mouth. I was like ‘Wow, that’s inappropriate.'”

Scarborough, however, didn’t seem to think this was so bad.

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“I will tell you, that’s not a pleasant thing,” he said. “[But] in the thousands and thousands and thousands of receptions I’ve had before, people have come up, women have come up, of all ages, and kissed me on the lips. I don’t like it, I wish they wouldn’t have, but I wouldn’t run to The New York Times.”

Second, Scarborough made light of the story told in the Times about Trump asking a then-26-year-old model to try on a bathing suit for him within minutes of meeting her at one of his pool parties. The woman said that after she tried on the bikini, Trump “brought me out to the pool and said, ‘That is a stunning Trump girl, isn’t it?'”

Scarborough completely neglected to mention that he referred to her as “a Trump girl” and instead implied that Trump only politely complimented her on her appearance. And of course, his male guests Mike Barnicle and Mark Halperin both agreed that this story was completely innocuous.

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Check out the whole segment for yourself below.


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The real problem wasn’t the racism — it was the Trump taking ‘the Lord’s name in vain’ twice: supporter

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President Donald Trump was widely condemned after supporters at a campaign rally in West Virginia turned his racist "go back" message into a "Send Her Back" chant against one of a woman of color in Congress.

One Trump supporter in West Virginia also criticized the speech, but not for the racist targeting of Rep. Ilhan Omar.

State Senator Paul Hardesty, a Democrat, wrote to the White House to complain about Trump's use of the word "goddamn."

The letter was republished by the Montgomery-Herald.

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Here’s how Trump hopes to recreate his 2016 presidential win — and how Democrats can send him packing

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Writing for CNN on Saturday, election forecaster Harry Enten explained how President Donald Trump's recent, racist behavior lies in his desire to recreate the same electoral conditions that gave him a victory in 2016 in the presidential election next year.

"The Trump strategy is pretty simple: 1. Drive up the unfavorable ratings of his Democratic rival as he did in 2016 in order to compensate for his own low ratings. 2. Bank on an electoral college/popular vote split as he did in 2016. 3. Use a campaign of racial resentment to drive up turnout even more among groups favorable toward the President," wrote Enten. As he noted, Democrats have excellent odds to flip back Michigan and Pennsylvania, but they will have to work harder to win back any of the other states Trump flipped from the 2012 Obama camp — in particular Wisconsin, which was the closest state after those two.

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American, Italian and Russian blast off for ISS

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US, Italian and Russian astronauts blasted into space Saturday, headed for the International Space Station, in a launch coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, NASA's Andrew Morgan and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency set off on a six-hour journey to the orbiting science lab from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1628 GMT.

A NASA TV commentator hailed a "textbook launch" minutes after blastoff in "sweltering" weather in Baikonur, where daytime temperatures reached 43 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

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