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WATCH: ABC host gives an unexpected journalism lesson by relentlessly pounding Trump over his taxes

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Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos gave a master class in journalism Friday morning, refusing to let presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump bluster away questions about his taxes.

Stephanopoulos’ questions were so persistent that Trump finally blurted out, “It’s none of your business!” when asked what his tax rate was for the past year.

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Allowing Trump to phone in his interview, Stephanopoulos batted away questions about his connections to the Clintons by repeatedly pressing Trump to release his income taxes filings as Trump kept saying it would be difficult because he’s being audited.

Stephanopoulos came well prepared to parry Trump’s excuses, pointing out that former President Richard Nixon once released his taxes while in the midst of an audit, and that Trump had no problem releasing his personal financial info when he was trying to get a casino license.

“There have been many president who have not shown their tax returns,” Trump stated, only to have Stephanopoulos reply, “Every single nominee since 1976 has released his tax returns.”

When Trump stated that he had released his “financials,” the ABC host countered by saying, “What the financials don’t show is your tax rate. They don’t show whether you paid a low tax –”

“I try hard to pay as little taxes as possible,” Trump interrupted. “I’ve said that for the last two years.”

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Pressed further about his tax rate, Trump grew aggravated and bluntly stated, “It’s none of your business!”

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‘Angry’ Trump Michigan voters admit they want ‘this nightmare to end’ in November

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President Donald Trump's Michigan supporters are abandoning their 2016 pick for Vice President Joe Biden as the election comes closer.

In a series of interviews on MSNBC Sunday, revisited voters they'd met earlier in the election cycle in Kent County.

Katey Morse and her husband were both working full time, and their kids were in school back in March, but things quickly changed as the coronavirus spread throughout the country. Luckily, she and her husband didn't lose their jobs, but they, like many parents, are struggling to do virtual school for their kids.

"I'm turning into more of an angry person than I've ever been in my life," she said about how she feels politically, noting that it makes her sad. "I've just got a countdown to November now, and I'm hoping we'll wake up from this nightmare we're in."

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Trump abusing the intelligence community in an attempt to keep them quiet about Russia election hacks: Conservative

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The New York Times Magazine piece outlining President Donald Trump's battles with the U.S. intelligence community revealed that Russia is continuing to wage its own cyberwar against the world. According to conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot, the devastating report explained the extent to which the president is ignoring the threats to the 2020 election.

“The options faced by the intelligence community during Trump’s presidency have been stark: avoid infuriating the president but compromise the agencies’ ostensible independence, or assert that independence and find yourself replaced with a more sycophantic alternative," wrote Robert Draper in his lengthy investigation into Trump's efforts to politicize international intelligence. According to Boot, the most shocking part of the investigation was that the experts in the intelligence community have been banned from speaking honestly about the Russian attacks.

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‘Incompetent moron’ Chuck Todd ripped for letting Trump official claim Democrats want more COVID-19 deaths

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"Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd is under fire -- once again -- after letting Donald Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro claim on NBC that Democrats want more Americans to die during the coronavirus pandemic to boost their chances at the polls in November.

Instead of pushing back the NBC host known for his lack of follow-up questions let the comment slide by responding, "I take your point."

Todd's failure to call out the Trump aide for what one Twitter commenter called a "disgusting" comment led to an avalanche of criticism for the MBC political director who recently saw his weekday show cut back to make room for more commentary by colleague Nicolle Wallace.

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