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‘Unbelievably horrible’: Watch Al Franken and Bill Maher shred Trump’s ‘sickening’ response to Charlottesville

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Appearing on HBO’s Real Time, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) joined host Bill Maher to take some much-needed shots at President Donald Trump following what could be described as the worst week of his administration.

Asked about recent comments by Republican senators that Trump is not up to the job, Franken dryly quipped, “I’ve known for weeks that Trump is a terrible president.”

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Noting Trump’s awful week following the violence in Charlottesville, host Maher asked, “Is this a turning point or will this just be sewn into his horror quilt and in a month we will have forgotten it like we moved past p*ssy-grabbing and everything else?”

“The problem with this administration is Trump,” Franken replied. “And it is going to continue. We’ve heard this, when Kelly comes in, everything will be fine and then, boom, he threatens nuclear war.”

“This week was unbelievably horrible,” Franken continued. “It was a tragic week and Bannon on his way out, saying,’well, Democrats talk about Black Lives Matter.’ It’s just sickening, a sickening week, three people lost their lives. But I don’t think he [Trump] changes.”

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Matt Gaetz attacks Mitch McConnell for not removing Richard Burr amid DOJ coronavirus stock probe

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to revoke Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) chairmanship of the Intelligence Committee.

CNN reported on Monday that the Justice Department is investigating the possibility that Burr profited off stock trades by using insider knowledge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"How can [McConnell] justify leaving someone as the Chairman of the Intelligence Committee who is being investigated by the FBI for criminally abusing their position for personal, financial gain?!?!" Gaetz exclaimed on Twitter.

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Trump thinks he’s still the star of a reality TV show as coronavirus death toll continues to mount: op-ed

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This Sunday, President Trump fired off a series of tweets where he bragged about the "ratings hit" of his coronavirus briefings --  a series of tweets that one columnist described as an example of "complete amorality" as doctors, nurses, and other public servants put their lives on the line battling the spiraling pandemic. Writing for The Week this Monday, Joel Mathis contends that as the country reels from being turned upside down, Trump is "looking into a mirror, asking it to assure him that he is the fairest of them all."

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Scientific warnings are being ignored, misinformation is spreading, and prominent Republicans have said that addressing the problem is either too expensive or too difficult. No, this isn’t climate change: This is the new reality of the novel coronavirus, the deadly pandemic sweeping the planet.

Over the past several weeks, as global cases of COVID-19 have climbed to over 500,000, conspiracy theories and fake news have also been on the rise. On Monday a man died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate, an ingredient in an anti-malarial drug that President Trump had heralded as a coronavirus cure.

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