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‘No proof whatsoever!’: Carl Bernstein blows up as Kayleigh McEnany insists there was voter fraud

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Famed Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein got into a shouting match with Trump advocate Kayleigh McEnany on Anderson Cooper 360  Monday night after she defended the president once again saying there was voter fraud during the 2016 election.

One day after the Trump administration described lying to the press as providing”alternative facts,” Trump told a meeting of Congressional leaders that millions of people voted illegally, costingg him the popular vote.

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“You want to say to the president of the United States, grow up, Mr. President,” Bernstein remarked. “You have been elected to be our president. You won the big numbers, unite the people and be the leader of all of the people of this country.”

Host Cooper turned to McEnany asking her, “Is this much ado about nothing?”

“Yes, we all know he talks about poll numbers and victories and that he will question the popular vote,” McEnany replied. “He does it, and the media goes into a tail spin, and meanwhile, the media and people watch–”

“Kayleigh, he is saying that fraud occurred on the most massive scale of an election in our history,” Bernstein said as he cut her off. “It’s not true, it’s false.”

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“Well, you say it’s false but there is no way to disprove it,” McEnany shot back.

“It’s been disproven, there’s no proof whatsoever,” Bernstein replied.

“There is no evidence to the contrary,” McEnany told the frustrated Bernstein as she cited a “2008 peer-reviewed study” that had nothing to do with the 2016 election.

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“There is considerable evidence to the contrary,” a disgusted Bernstein said.

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Trump has been ‘insulated’ by his wealth to never have to learn from his mistakes: biographer

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President Donald Trump's inherited wealth has meant he's never had to learn from his mistakes, Trump biographer Tim O'Brien told MSNBC's Brian Williams on Thursday.

"Bloomberg Opinion writer and our next guest Tim O’Brien writes today, 'Yes, of course, you need a certain kind of appalling narcissism to be comfy promoting yourself as heaven-sent in a televised press briefing and as a deity on Twitter. It’s doubly unhinged when you’re doing this as president,'" Williams said. "He goes on 'The Trump of the past few weeks is the same disordered figure of the past several decades with, I suspect, a big dollop of something new blended in: unbridled and unmanageable panic.'"

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The Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China are both rooting for President Donald Trump to win re-election in 2020, a New York Times columnist argued on MSNBC on Thursday.

Thomas Friedman was interviewed by Lawrence O'Donnell on "The Last Word."

"What do we know about how the leaders of other countries see Donald Trump at this stage in their dealings with him?" O'Donnell asked. "Especially this weekend, when it comes at the end of a week in which they’ve heard him call himself the King of Israel, they have heard him say he is The Chosen One. They have heard all the crazy things that everyone here has heard the president say."

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Trump is ‘not a stable genius’: GOP strategist says the president ‘doesn’t remember who and where he is’

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President Donald Trump's mental fitness is lacking, a top Republican strategist explained on "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

Rick Wilson, the author of the 2018 bestselling book Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever, blasted the commander-in-chief.

"Rick Wilson, your assessment of where the president stands as he heads off to the G7 summit?" O'Donnell asked.

"I think Donald Trump has had a week in which he is proving that this isn’t 87-dimensional chess game, this isn't some masterful strategy of communications or persuasion," Wilson replied. "This is an old man who is sick and who has problems and who has mental disconnects and who has aphasias and who has moments where he doesn’t remember who and where he is."

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