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CNN segment goes off the rails when Cuomo calls out RNC official’s lies about Trump’s ‘overwhelming’ win

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The Republican National Committee’s communications director tried to wave away Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest — but CNN’s Chris Cuomo wouldn’t let him.

Sean Spicer, the RNC strategist who’s advising the transition team, said Trump has been “unbelievably transparent” about his business dealings and the roles of his children in his administration — but he suggested that shouldn’t even matter.

“The American people have understood exactly what they’re getting, and they voted overwhelmingly for him,” Spicer said Thursday. “He has been very clear about what he owns, the role of his family and everything else since he announced that he was running for president — and they overwhelmingly elected him with all of that on the table.”

Spicer suggested reporters were trying to delegitimize Trump by “combing through certain documents,” but he said the president-elect had only grown more popular since his election.

“Not only have they elected him, but they’ve become more and more pleased with the job that he’s done, and he hasn’t even assumed the office yet,” Spicer said.

Cuomo stepped in to correct Spicer on nearly every point he had just made.

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“We know that more people are concerned about his business dealing than who are not, we know that his approval rating is low compared to where other president-elects have been at this point — but let’s dismiss the polls,” Cuomo said. “You said they overwhelmingly voted for him. There is no definition of overwhelming that would meet this statistical criteria.”

“It’s one of the lowest electoral margins we’ve had — I think it’s 46th out of 50-something,” Cuomo continued. “It’s one of the lowest in the last few cycles we’ve had. He won, he’s the president-elect, he will be the next president of the United States, but I’m saying, if you want to be straight about it and transparent — it wasn’t overwhelming.”

That’s when Spicer decided to move the bar, arguing that Trump’s victory should be considered overwhelming because he overcame extremely low expectations about his chances to win.

“How is that relevant?” Cuomo asked. “He lost the popular vote by millions, but he won. I’m not disputing that, and I know you like that as a distraction — but I’m not giving it to you today.”

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Cuomo then steered the conversation back onto the tracks.

“Transparency is woefully lacking where it matters,” Cuomo said. “We do not know what the business dealings are for the kids or for Trump, and you were supposed to tell us (Thursday) — and you delayed it.”

Spicer paused for a moment to regroup.

“First of all, we have been unbelievably transparent,” Spicer said. “We have literally brought the press into meetings. We’ve listed the kids and Jared [Kushner] on websites.”

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Cuomo said the transition team had only revealed what they wanted the media to know, but he asked Spicer what Trump and his advisors were hiding.

“That’s what news is — what you don’t want us to see,” Cuomo said.

Spicer bragged about the camera set up near the elevators in Trump Tower, which show all the celebrities and others who are going up to meet with the president-elect.

“That’s great,” Cuomo said. “Are any of those people in business with Donald Trump right now?”

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Spicer, again thrown for a loop, said Trump had focused more on his transition that his business since his election last month.

“Mr. Trump has some of the most iconic properties throughout the world,” Spicer said. “He has put his entire focus on building a cabinet, which you’ve seen, which you would note he’s almost entirely finished with. He’s by far ahead of where every modern American president has been. These are world-class people, every single one of them. You name them, boom-boom-boom — from the EPA to the Department of State to the Department of Interior, these are the best and brightest.”

Spicer said Trump had been too busy to prepare for the promised news conference on his business dealings, which has now been rescheduled for next month.

“He realized after talking to lawyers and accountants that it was going to take a little more time because he put his focus on the American people and having a government upright,” Spicer said. “But he will get it done, it will happen in January, we’ll all be good — I promise you on that.”

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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