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‘Morning Joe’ demands Trump fire aides after rocky start: ‘The show has begun really badly’

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President Trump’s administration got off to a rocky start this past weekend, as the president’s decision to send out his press secretary to lie about his inauguration attendance figures was widely panned by pundits across the political spectrum.

The crew at Morning Joe, whom Trump has reportedly leaned on for advice in the past, excoriated the president on Monday morning, and said that he needs to wake up to the fact that he’s actually president now, not just some touring circus act.

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“It’s show time,” co-host Mika Brzezinski said of Trump’s presidency. “And the show has begun really badly.”

In particular, Brzezinski singled out Trump’s decision to spend much of his speech at the CIA headquarters this past weekend bragging about his crowd sizes while attacking the media.

“Whoever didn’t write, or should have written, or should have edited that [CIA] speech should go today — out, goodbye, done,” she said. “And whoever did not coordinate the CIA event correctly should go today… It’s showtime and nobody can afford this.”

Co-host Joe Scarborough, meanwhile, seemed stunned that any Trump aides would encourage him to pick a major fight with the media over inauguration crowd sizes.

“Whoever was encouraging him, goading him to keep fighting about the size of the crowds… should be fired today for the sake of America,” he said.

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‘People’s lives will be lost’: Psychiatrist warns ‘sociopath’ Trump is ‘getting worse’ — and failing in coronavirus response

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President Donald Trump's psychological problems are getting worse and could be consequential as America faces a potential COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Thursday interviewed Dr. Lance Dodes, a former assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

"As you pointed out, Lawrence, this man is about himself. He really is not about the country, he's not about public health," Dr. Dodes said of Trump.

"Although he has already severely damaged the country by being a psychopath or sociopath -- in many ways, he's damaged democracy -- I think people's lives will be lost now," he warned. "Individual lives will be lost because of the way he's mishandling the coronavirus issue."

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‘Something really rotten’: Here’s the evidence of extensive voter suppression in Georgia’s notorious 2018 election

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As the 2020 presidential campaign cycle grinds on, there’s renewed concern about the 21st century’s newest form of warfare: cyber-sabotage of government systems, including elections and online disinformation intended to incite unrest. But as Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a documentary from Brave New Films, makes clear, partisan voter suppression tactics with 20th-century roots remain and can thwart multitudes of voters from changing their state’s political leaders.

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The real story behind Trump’s new lawsuit against the New York Times

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Wednesday was an ominous day for freedom of the press in this country, and I want to tell you why.

You may have heard or seen that President Trump filed a libel suit against the New York Times. Perhaps you weren’t surprised: the president is known to frequently disparage the Times even as he reads it obsessively. Borrowing a page from what I’ve referred to before as a Mount Rushmore of totalitarians, Robespierre, Hitler, Stalin and Mao, Trump loves to call the press the “enemy of the people.”

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