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Whoopi drops truth bomb on GOP’s town hall lies: ‘People are not paid to do this – people are pissed off’

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The women of “The View” all agreed that those rallying at town halls for lawmakers are perfectly capturing democracy and elected officials are stuck in the Washington, D.C. cesspool.

Republicans have claimed that those causing trouble at the town hall meetings are being paid by liberal groups. Host Whoopi Goldberg railed against the claim, saying, “People are not paid to do this. People are pissed off!”

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“I think there’s a lot of pressure in D.C. right now considering [Donald] Trump is technically a Republican and he’s overseeing this party,” co-host Sara Haines. “Right now people are feeling the pressure in D.C. to give in, pass people, do all of this stuff. These are the people that are going to vote them back in or not,” she said of those attending the town hall meetings. “I think it’s a good a real reminder that at the end of the day, their power comes from those votes.”

Co-host Sunny Hostin agreed, noting that every elected official works for the people and that too often people forget it. She was also shocked by the ways in which the GOP officials are continuing to call Obamacare a bad thing, even as people are heralding it. She explained that the idea for health care came from FDR and that Obama was the first president in 100 years who was able to make it work. She also wondered how the GOP could oppose it so much when it is more cost-effective in the end.

(READ MORE: ‘The healthy pull up the sick’: Christian woman offers perfect defense of Obamacare at GOP town hall)

Conservative co-host Jedediah Bila shook her head at Hostin’s claim while Hostin continued to cite stats and information.

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“If Obamacare was really that popular with people, Hillary Clinton would be president right now,” Bila claimed.

“No, no, no,” Goldberg cut in.

Co-host Joy Behar noted that many people who voted for Donald Trump didn’t even know the difference between the Affordable Care Act and Obamacare.

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“This has nothing to do with the Affordable Care Act,” Goldberg said. “A lot of what’s happened with the insurance companies is that the insurance companies don’t want to deal with this. So, we’re going to punish you, so you’re forced to move this. Now, here’s my suggestion, because it works for a lot of people, there has to be a way, as with everything, that you use stuff that works and move what doesn’t – but to come in and sweep everything out seems very crazy to me.”

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Trump has figured out how to get taxpayers to renovate one of his golf courses: MSNBC panel

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President Donald Trump has figured out how to have taxpayers pay to renovate his Trump National Doral Miami golf course, according to an analysis by MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle.

"Before setting himself on fire on Ukraine yesterday, Mick Mulvaney came into the White House briefing room to break to the nation the fact the that the Trump Doral golf resort turns out to be -- in his estimation, organically, just sitting there -- the best possible place to have a G-7 Summit of world leaders," MSNBC's Brian Williams reported. "That was provision number one. There’s no better place that we can find. Number two was, the president will not profit from said G-7."

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Bill Maher reveals plan to ‘bribe’ Trump with one billion dollars — for him to leave office

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The Constitution has two mechanisms to remove President Donald Trump from office prior to his term ending on January 20, 2021: impeachment and the 25th Amendment.

HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher noted that Trump could also choose to resign.

Maher waved around a $1 million check that he said he would give to Trump to quit.

He said he also knew 1,000 people who would do the same -- which would land Trump over $1 billion.

Maher said even poor people would pawn their wedding rings to add to the pot.

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Trump can’t fire Mulvaney because nobody else wants to be his chief of staff: report

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White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will likely stay on at the White House despite his public confession of a quid pro quo in the Ukraine scandal at the center of the impeachment inquiry, The New York Times reported Friday.

"But Mr. Mulvaney’s job has been anything but normal since the news conference on Thursday at which he seemingly undermined the Trump administration’s strategy for avoiding impeachment by acknowledging that Mr. Trump had sought a quid pro quo for providing Ukraine with American aid," the newspaper reported. "In the chaotic aftermath, the president’s Republican allies are questioning Mr. Mulvaney’s savvy and intelligence even as the Trump campaign is defiantly turning one of his lines from the news conference into a T-shirt."

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