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Ben Carson at Puerto Rico talk: ‘Rich people, poor people, people in the middle — we’re all in the same boat’

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During a interview on Wednesday, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson made some truly eye-popping statements, including a suggestion that rich people and poor people are “in the same boat.”

In a talk with The Hill that was billed to be about Puerto Rico’s hurricane recovery, Carson asserted that it would take between “one and 100 years” to rebuild the island colony.

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The interview also covered President Donald Trump’s latest attack on a Gold Star family who lost a loved one during a bungled mission in Niger.

According to Carson, if Trump had told the widow that the death was a “dark day,” the media would have accused him of “being a racist.”

Reporters who were at the event shared details of the interview on Twitter as it occurred.

“Rich people, poor people, people in the middle—we’re all in the same boat,” New Republic writer Emily Atkin‏ quoted Carson as saying.

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Read some of the tweets below.


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‘Trump people lie — we know that’: Ex-House GOP staffer shreds Democrats for letting Lewandowski off the hook

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MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski denounced President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as "rude" and "insolent" -- but her fellow "Morning Joe" panelists ripped House Democrats for letting him off the hook with obstructing their investigation.

Lewandowski turned the House Judiciary Committee hearing into a "circus," Brzezinski said, and panelists agreed he unlawfully claimed executive privilege, and a former Republican House staffer said he should have been charged with contempt of Congress.

"He was a mini Trump," Brzezinski said. "You can speak to Corey Lewandowski in real life, and often you can see someone who doesn't seem like Trump. In front of the cameras, he was playing for an audience of one. He was rude, he was insolent, he was stonewalling and, ultimately, being revealed to be a liar after being shown that he went on a national TV show, Ari Melber, it's not like a camera was shoved in his face, and he chose to lie to the American people."

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Pennsylvania Republican senator arrested and charged with possession of child pornography

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According to a release from Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Republican state Sen. Michael Folmer has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.

The release said that the investigation began as the result of a CyberTip about Tumblr discovering that a user had uploaded child pornography onto their site. It ultimately led to the home of Folmer in Lebanon, PA. A search warrant yielded images on Folmer's phone.

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Netanyahu refuses to concede after he falls short — blames media instead

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Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, refused to concede after being down in the election night polls. Like the last election, Netanyahu is claiming his own personal victory and blaming the media for all of his woes.

Senior Diplomatic correspondent Barak Ravid, at Channel 13 News in Tel-Aviv, was live-tweeting the election results late Tuesday night.

https://twitter.com/barakravid/status/1174116674225758209?s=21

"Netanyahu says Israel needs a Zionist government that is committed for Israel as a Jewish state. No government can be based on support from Arab parties," Ravid said.

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