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You ‘deal in mythology and slogans’: Van Jones loses it with EPA head claim it’s not about climate denial

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President Donald Trump’s EPA director Scott Pruitt told CNN’s Jake Tapper that the president isn’t concerned about the debate over climate change, for him it’s about jobs. While it might be the best the GOP can spin the issue doesn’t follow what Trump has spent two years saying on the campaign trail.

“There’s so much wrong. So many wrong things,” Jones told a laughing panel. “Simple stuff. Simple stuff. He says he is so proud we reduced, under the Clean Air Act, pollutants by 65 percent. That’s a huge achievement, he’s proud of it. But carbon wasn’t counted as a pollutant under the Clean Air Act until half way through the Obama term. Then Obama tries to move forward and they stop him they say ‘it’s terrible.'”

Jones said that either we’re for the Clean Air Act or not. Being for the Clean Air Act means Supreme Court justices who believe there is a responsibility to reduce pollution and are against it.

“When you have the word salad of nonsense coming from an EPA administrator didn’t say one word about the environment,” Jones noted. “His job is to be the environmental protection person. There was no protection in the speech. This was part of why I think normal people — you just saw Elon Musk pull out [of Trump’s business roundtable]. You cannot deal with this White House because you cannot deal with facts, can’t deal with science, can’t deal with economics, with jobs, can’t deal with anything except mythology and slogans. That’s where we are.”

Pruitt’s comments came after Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) claimed the 4.5 billion-year-old sun is no longer reliable and Trump’s economic advisor Steve Moore didn’t know the difference between 1,000-year-old windmills in Holland and wind energy mills in western Kansas.

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib defies Trump in NAACP speech: ‘I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president’

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) defiantly insisted on Monday that she would be in Congress until President Donald Trump is impeached.

At the 2019 annual NAACP convention, the announcer noted that Tlaib is a member of the four congresswomen known as The Squad who have recently been told by Trump to "go back" home.

Tlaib began her remarks by alluding to the president's attack.

"I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president," she shouted.

Watch the video below from the NAACP.

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C-SPAN caller poisoned by Trump says congresswomen in The Squad own ’27 million black African slaves’

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A Republican caller told C-SPAN on Monday that four non-white congresswomen own "27 million black African slaves."

On C-SPAN's Washington Journal program, a woman in Washington called in on the Republican line to rant against members of the so-called Squad: Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ayanna Pressley (MA) and Rashida Tlaib (MI).

Lara began her call by chastising the media.

"There's a lot of facts that are being walked around," she complained. "For example, regarding the Russia-Mueller thing, it's a proven fact that there was false evidence bought by Obama, Clinton and all the rest... those are facts. That's not an opinion."

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez chokes up responding to Trump: ‘Time to move on from his conception of America’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Monday fired back at President Donald Trump after he told her to "go back" to her country of origin -- even though she was born in the U.S.

"It's unfortunate that he feels the way he feels about people of color," Ocasio-Cortez explained to NBC News. "It's unfortunate the way he feels about immigrants, naturalized citizens or not."

"What I would tell him is that it's time to move on from him," she continued as she seemed to choke up. "And it's time to move on from his conception of an America that we tried to move past for a long time."

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