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‘Don’t believe the Fake News’: Trump live-tweets Morning Joe — a ‘bad show’ he never watches

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President Donald Trump was up early Friday and apparently watching MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” which he insists is a “bad show” he never watches, and tweeting about a report he didn’t like.

Co-host Willie Geist commented on recent reports that showed how John Kelly, who took over three weeks ago as White House chief of staff, had instituted new limits on the information that crosses the president’s desk — but his influence only goes so far.

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“Was it always too much to expect that Gen. John Kelly, as great as an American he is, is able to control Donald Trump?” Geist said. “Whatever that means — to control what goes out through his Twitter feed, to keep the reins on him at a big political rally in Phoenix or at the press conference in Trump Tower.”

Political analyst Mark Halperin said veterans of previous White House staffs laughed at the new rules being implemented, eight months into Trump’s presidency.

“This is basic stuff about flow to the president and controlling access to the Oval Office,” Halperin said. “They can change the system, but Kelly can’t control the president watching TV. He can’t control the president tweeting. He’s just — he can’t. He’s not going to try, and the reality is, fixing the process will help, but the president dominates the situation through his own communication.”

As if on cue, the president weighed in on the report about 10 minutes after it aired.

“General John Kelly is doing a fantastic job as Chief of Staff,” Trump tweeted. “There is tremendous spirit and talent in the W.H. Don’t believe the Fake News.”

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Later in the segment, Republican strategist Susan Del Percio faulted the administration for its failure to fill hundreds of jobs in the executive branch — and the president seemingly responded to her criticism, as well.

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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.

Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.

"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."

While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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