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Glenn Beck: I don’t know what Steve Bannon believes — but he pals around with some ‘spooky guys’

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Glenn Beck warned in the strongest possible terms that Steve Bannon, who will be in charge of crafting the White House message for Donald Trump, was a very dangerous person.

The conservative talk show host told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that Democrats had called so many of their opponents racist — which he said was frequently unfair and inaccurate — that the accusation had lost much of it sting.

But he said Trump’s choice of Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News, as his chief strategist should terrify both Democrats and Republicans.

“Here’s a guy who is taking his platform and saying, ‘I’m going to give the alt-right a voice in this country,'” Beck said, using a term used to describe the loosely organized grouping of white nationalists, misogynists and anti-Semites who congregate on Breitbart News. “Anderson, I would never do that, you would never do that, CNN would never do that — we would never do that, ever. No responsible person would.”

Cooper brushed off Beck’s concerns, saying Trump had insisted he couldn’t support anti-Semitism because his own daughter had converted to Judaism when she got married.

“What (Bannon) believes, I don’t know,” Beck said, suggesting that he whipped the alt-right crowd into a frenzy for Trump simply for profit motives. “Yeah, he could be that kind of guy. People have done that before in history. I think that’s just as dangerous.”

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Beck cautioned that he didn’t know what Bannon believed himself, but he had empowered some truly “spooky guys.”

“We have to have a discussion, aside from politics, about this small group of people, and how this European and, really, pro-Russian nationalism is seeping into our country,” Beck said. “It’s very disturbing.”

He said maybe 1 percent of Trump voters could be described as alt-right, and most of them had never even heard the term — but he begged them to open their eyes to the dangers that ideology poses to civic society.

“Most people don’t even think this exists, so when they hear somebody on CNN or a Harry Reid say this, their immediate response is, ‘Oh, jeez, we’re all racist again,'” Beck said. “So it’s really critical that we don’t paint everybody with that brush, including Steve Bannon or Donald Trump, unless you have real evidence. I know we have evidence that he’s giving those people (a) voice, he has empowered those people through Breitbart, but that’s all we know.”

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‘White woman problems’: Twitter stomps ‘lifestyle guru’ after she goes berserk over checkout glitch at Target

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A self-described "lifestyle guru" and TV host is coming under fire after she raged on Twitter about problems purchasing items at Target.

In a tweet on Saturday, Meaghan Mooney demanded Target "make good" after she was not able to immediately purchase a cart filled with goods.

"I just filled my l cart w/ hundreds of $ of merch I need TODAY, but REGISTERS ARE DOWN GLOBALLY???" Mooney wrote. "And NOW after I begging your staff to put my items on hold, I only have till EOD?? 1 inconvenience after the next. How will you be making good w us consumers?!"

Hey @Target — I just filled my l cart w/ hundreds of $ of merch I need TODAY, but REGISTERS ARE DOWN GLOBALLY??? And NOW after I begging your staff to put my items on hold, I only have till EOD?? 1 inconvenience after the next. How will you be making good w us consumers?! #Target pic.twitter.com/4KQTtdNv0M

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MSNBC guest ridicules Trump-fan Steve Cortes as possible Sarah Sanders replacement: ‘He’s a nut — have you seen him on TV?’

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Discussing the departure of Donald Trump's spokesperson Sarah Sanders from the White House, an MSNBC panel surveyed her possible replacements with one ridiculed for his appearances on TV defending the president.

Speaking with "AM Joy" fill-in host Jonathan Capehart, The Beat DC editor Tiffany Cross shot former Trump associate Stever Cortes -- a regular on CNN -- down as a possible candidate.

"There are names that are out there," Capehart suggested. "[Meliania Trump spokesperson] Stephanie Grisham and Hogan Gidley and Steve Cortes."

Pointing out that Grisham is the most likely contender, and the Trump would probably prefer a woman, Cross called out Cortes for his TV appearances.

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Can at least half the 2020 Democrats please quit right now?

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OK, Democrats — you’ve had your fun. You grew up being told that everybody could run for president, and then everybody did. Except that this mad anthill scramble of presidential candidates, which resembles a bunch of kindergarteners descending on not enough cookies, really hasn’t been fun so far. All you’ve managed to do is put the fear of God — or the fear of the other guy, more like — into the voters, provoking widespread PTSD flashbacks to November 2016.

This article first appeared in Salon.

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