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Ana Navarro slams Trump’s cabinet picks: DeVos sounded like she was ‘dropped on her head as a baby’

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A CNN panel devolved into a shouting match on Thursday night when Donald Trump supporters Paris Dennard and Jeffrey Lord clashed with Ana Navarro and Van Jones on Trump’s white cabinet.

Lord quoted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s sound byte that it should not be about the color of one’s skin but about their character.

However, Jones took issue with it, saying that Lord and many others take Dr. King out of context and that Dr. King wrote extensively about his support for affirmative action. Jones argued that frequently in his career he encounters a young person “with tattoos and she’s a lesbian,” who brings new perspectives to issues. He and Navarro explained that people’s backgrounds and experiences bring new ideas.

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Navarro noted that no president since before Ronald Reagan has lacked a Latino in his cabinet. She cited the many Latino members of Republican cabinets and explained that it isn’t a Republican issue, “this is a Donald Trump issue.”

“I think there is a split in the Republican Party,” Jones said to Navarro. “There are people like yourself and others have a nuanced view but people have taken up residence in your party that make the point that Jeff makes every time that we’re just somehow coloring by numbers and our points aren’t valid.”

Dennard argued that Trump will fill the 4,000 positions with the most qualified people not by color.

Navarro called out the implication that there aren’t qualified people of color.

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“OK, you’re going to tell me that Ben Carson is the best person with an understanding on housing in the United States of America?” Navarro asked. “You’re going to tell me Betsy DeVos, whose hearing felt like she was dropped on her head when she was a baby, has got the best understanding of education in the United States of America?”

That’s when Dennard began shouting and Navarro shouted back.

Watch the exchange below:

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Rick Santorum rips into Corey Lewandowski’s ‘flippant’ admission that he’s happy to lie to the media

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During his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, President Donald Trump's former campaign adviser Corey Lewandowski — who was hoping to leverage his appearance trashing Democrats and the Russia investigation for a Senate run in New Hampshire — was forced to admit that he constantly lies on air.

On CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," even former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), a staunch defender of the president, was aghast at this.

"Senator, isn't it kind of a weird way to run for Senate by admitting that you're happy to lie to the American people?" asked Cooper. "I know he was phrasing it as lying to the media, lying to reporters, but, you know, it's not as if — the end result is you're lying to the American people. You are giving people false information. And you're fine with that? You have no moral problem with that?"

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Right-wingers have a full-blown freakout over Kavanaugh revelations — and it could blow up in their faces

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Do Republicans think “men are the real victims of sexism” is a winning argument going into the 2020 election? That sounds preposterous, but there are strong indications that Donald Trump and other leading Republicans believe they can win by feeding a “victim mentality” in men, a mentality they otherwise tend to decry when detected in actual victims.

On Sunday, the New York Times published an article by the authors of a new book about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, introducing more corroborating evidence for claims that Kavanaugh had a history throughout high school and college of getting trashed and then sexually abusing his female classmates. That story, almost a year after Kavanaugh’s momentous confirmation hearings, was interesting further evidence that Kavanaugh likely perjured himself before the Senate. Ultimately, it doesn’t really change anything, since there’s little reason to believe that anyone actually believed Kavanaugh was telling the truth at the time.

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Air Force admits it ‘would’t be surprised’ if they were ‘Trump Turnberry’s largest customer’

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The Air Force has not only been staying at Trump's resorts for three years, but they were also likely the largest customer of Trump's Scottish golf club.

Washington Post reporters David Fahrenthold and Jonathan O'Connell outed President Donald Trump for working his official relationship with the Saudi royal family so they'd stay at his hotels. Politico reporter Natasha Bertrand uncovered the fact that the U.S. Air Force was being used to funnel cash to the president's companies.

Trump's Turnberry resort was losing money until he was able to reroute Air Force plans to land in Scotland to refuel instead of a military base. While that might cost American taxpayers significantly more money, it was good business for the president. Now the resort is doing extremely well.

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