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MSNBC’s Joe and Mika rip Trump’s racist NFL threats: ‘He’s putting this country in a horrible place’

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said President Donald Trump had attacked black athletes exercising their free speech rights to wrap himself in the flag — and the “Morning Joe” host was disgusted by his ploy.

The president spent much of the weekend tweeting insults at professional athletes after calling for NFL players to be punished for kneeling during the National Anthem, after calling free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick a “son of a b*tch” for protesting police violence.

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“He doesn’t understand the best of America, but he does understand how to bait people, whether it’s race-baiting or political baiting or whatever baiting,” Scarborough said. “He knew Friday night where this was going to end, and he got exactly what he wanted.”

Scarborough wished he could avoid discussing the president’s tweets, and the subsequent reaction, because he didn’t want to give Trump the attention he obviously wanted.

“We’ve got to talk about it for a few minutes here, but the more we talk about it, the more we’re playing into his hands,” he said. “If you do that, you are doing exactly what the president wants you to do. If you fight, if you debate, if you get impassioned about this stuff, that’s what the president wanted.”

Scarborough said the president had successfully wrapped himself in the flag by launching attacks against black athletes.

“The most grotesque part of this is that Donald Trump has now been equated with the American flag, so a protest against the American flag is now, Sunday, was a protest against Donald Trump,” he said.

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Co-host Mika Brzezinski said the president’s attacks were transparently racist.

“The president is putting this country in a horrible place,” Brzezinski said. “If you have any question in your mind as to whether or not he is race-baiting at a certain point in time, think of Charlottesville. It will give you some clarity.”

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Here’s why a new rule could result in Trump losing his diploma from Wharton

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In 2019, a college admissions scandal rocked the country. Thus far it has resulted in 53 people being charged with cheating the system, paying for people to take standardized tests and paying their way into schools. Over the 7-year investigation, the FBI uncovered everyone from celebrities to wealthy families for conspiracy to commit felony mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

In response to the scandal, the University of Pennsylvania announced that would revoke the degree of any graduate found to have given false information in an admission application, cheated on an exam or tempered with their records, The Daily Pennsylvanian reported.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis still won’t reveal true COID-19 data — so things are probably much worse

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Florida reached 213,000 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, as Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to encourage the state to reopen at all costs.

According to CNN's Randi Kaye, the numbers spell "trouble" for the state as it's GOP leaders are opting for a simplistic approach to reopening.

Just in the last 24 hours, they have had more than 1,600 people hospitalized for COVID," she cited. "In the last two weeks, the hospitalization haves gone up 90 percent. The ICU bed demand has gone up 86 percent, and the ventilator usage has gone up 127 percent. The governor is saying he's sending 100 nurses and 47 beds to Jackson Health because they need it so much. But at last check, we've noted that about 56 hospitals around the state have run out of ICU beds, which means they have no space for anyone who needs an ICU bed. This is really critical for Miami-Dade because they make up the 24 percent of the cases throughout the state, so they really need those hospital beds."

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Joe Shapiro — the man who took Trump’s SATs for him

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The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School is being thrust into the spotlight after it was alleged that President Donald Trump was admitted after his sister did his homework for him and a friend named Joe Shapiro took his SATs.

In a new tell-all book by the president's niece, Mary Trump, it was revealed that the Penn grad wasn't quite the "genius" he has claimed to be. He announced he was "first in his class at Wharton," though he never was admitted to the prestigious MBA program at the school and he was never listed on the dean's list the year he graduated, the Penn student newspaper reported in 2017.

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