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WATCH: Michael Moore explains how the Democrats lost the Midwest to Trump

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Michael Moore appeared on Morning Joe on Friday to drop some hard truths about how Democrats have paid a price for ignoring “Rust Belt” voters whom Trump won over as he swept through Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan.

Moore said that while he greatly admires President Obama, he cringed when the president came to his hometown of Flint, Michigan and drank a glass of tap water to assure people that everything was okay.

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“He showed up to Flint five months ago and drank the water when it was still not fixed,” Moore said. “The pipes are still not replaced! He drank the water to say, ‘It’s all okay, everyone.’ And it was like a knife in the heart of the people of Flint.”

Moore said that many liberals were reluctant to hammer Obama for this behavior at the time because we like him and he already gets attacked so much. At the same time, he says it was reflective of an overall tone deafness within the Democratic Party toward many voters who don’t live on the coasts.

Moore then went on to talk about how the Democrats had treated the mother who asked a question about the Flint water supply during a Democratic debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders this year. He noted that the woman was horrified after she found out that her question had been leaked in advance by Donna Brazile to Hillary Clinton.

“She learns that she was just a prop, and that Donna Brazile had leaked her question to the campaign,” he said. “So she’s on TV, the week before this election, saying, ‘I was used.'”

Moore then notes that Hillary only lost the vote in Michigan by 11,000 ballots because many traditional Democratic voters in the state simply could not back her.

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“90,000 Michiganders voted for every office and every ballot proposal on both sides of the ballot — and refused to vote for president,” he said. “They were not going to vote for Trump… but they had refused to participate in a system that had left them forgotten.”

The entire segment is worth watching and can be found below.

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Get ready for petulant Trump to punish America if Biden wins

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What could happen to America if Trump were to further, severely crash the U.S. economy the day after Joe Biden is announced as the winner of the 2020 presidential race?

As Trump tweeted on June 15, 2019, “if anyone but me takes over… there will be a Market Crash the likes of which has not been seen before!”

On July 6, 2020, he tweeted, “If you want your 401k’s and Stocks, which are getting close to an all time high (NASDAQ is already there), to disintegrate and disappear, vote for the Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats and Corrupt Joe Biden.”

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Trump campaign lashes out at GOP congressman for calling QAnon conspiracy theory a ‘fabrication’

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This Wednesday, Illinois GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger posted a message to Twitter denouncing the QAnon conspiracy theory cult, saying the people who adhere to the cult's claims have no place in Congress.

"Qanon is a fabrication. This 'insider' has predicted so much incorrectly (but people don’t remember PAST predictions) so now has switched to vague generalities," he wrote. "Could be Russian propaganda or a basement dweller. Regardless, no place in Congress for these conspiracies."

Kinzinger's tweet caught the eye of President Trump's Deputy Director of Communications Matt Wolking, who apparently took issue with the Representative's suggestion that QAnon could be part of a Russian disinformation campaign.

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Kamala Harris reading guide: The best reporting on the vice presidential candidate

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Harris has spent decades in elected office, moving from prosecutor to the presidential trail. If you are just catching up, here are some of the highlights of her journey.

On Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden selected Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his vice presidential running mate. We’ve collected some of the best stories on Harris to get you up to speed on the candidate.

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