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Keith Olbermann: Trump wants to ‘overthrow’ US government and ‘replace it with him’

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In his latest Resistance segment, Keith Olbermann reminded viewers of President Donald Trump’s words to the Republican National Convention when he became the official presidential candidate of the Republican Party. “I alone can fix it,” Trump said.

Olbermann called the phrase the “five Trump words that officially proclaimed his bid to overthrow the traditional government of the United States of America and replace it with him.”

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He called Trump’s first 60 days a succession of losses and humiliations that would have left most other people in the president’s shoes “fleeing for the Cayman Islands.” Instead, Olbermann wondered if everything Trump has been up to in his first months in office are “part of the plan.”

Olbermann then compared Trump’s “I alone can fix it” moment to leaders of foreign countries to include Former Iraq President Saddam Hussein and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

He then pointed to White House chief strategist Steve Bannon who once told The Daily Beast he wants to “bring everything crashing down and destroy all of today’s establishment.”

“Thus, ‘I alone can fix it’ would actually just be shorthand for a longer quote, ‘I alone can fix it after so many of you never notice that I alone broke it,'” said Olbermann.

Watch the full clip below. 

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‘What the hell is going on?’ NYC mayor blasted by comptroller for NYPD violence against protesters

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The mayor of New York City was blasted by the city's comptroller for the NYPD's violent response to anti-police violence protesters.

Comptroller Scott Stringer blasted Mayor Bill de Blasio after video emerged of NYPD officers beating protesters with batons.

"What the hell is going on?" Stringer asked.

"You can’t criticize the Minneapolis Police in the morning and not hold your own accountable in the evening," he argued.

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Cops fire bean bag rounds into crowd as police response to Atlanta protests escalates

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Protesters in cities across America took to the streets on Friday to protest police brutality following the killing of George Floyd while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department.

In Atlanta, protesters defaced CNN's logo and broke windows at the company's headquarters.

Things escalated further as police began firing bean bag rounds from atop armored vehicles.

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Here are other scenes from the protest:

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Man threatened to kill Ohio House Democratic leader’s father unless she resigned: report

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On Friday, the Ohio Capital Journal reported that House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes received a call from an unidentified man threatening to kill her father unless she resigned from the legislature.

"The suspect claimed he had her father, Democratic state Senator Vernon Sykes, captive. He told her not to contact the police," reported Jake Zuckerman. "He repeatedly told her to step aside, telling her to resign or else she would kill him. Emilia Sykes hung up the phone and called the number belonging to her father. Her father then answered the phone."

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