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Hallie Jackson swats down Trump’s demand for NBC to apologize over Tillerson ‘moron’ remark



MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson blistered President Donald Trump after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s press conference on Wednesday.

Trump — who was traveling to Las Vegas in the wake of Sunday night’s horrific mass shooting — tweeted from Air Force One that Tillerson’s press conference proved NBC’s reporting that Tillerson called him a “moron” at a Pentagon meeting was “fake news.”


“The president says the story has been totally refuted, calling it ‘fake news,'” said Jackson. “Let’s just point out a couple of critical issues.”

“Secretary Tillerson did not refute directly that he, in fact, called the president a moron in earshot of others,” she noted. “The secretary didn’t refute that. The secretary also did not refute that he perhaps threatened to resign, only saying that he ‘never seriously considered it.'”

She added, “This is based on conversations between Carol Lee, Kristen Welker, others in our organization with all facets of the administration, multiple sources here. We are very comfortable in this reporting that there is tension — or had been tension — between the president and secretary of state.”

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24 hours of embarrassing incidents culminate in #TrumpIsALaughingStock trending on Twitter



President Donald Trump has already had a tough week.

It started Monday evening when HBO aired a widely-panned interview with Axios correspondent Jonathan Swan.

Monday morning, Trump appeared entirely unfamiliar with Yosemite National Park.

And then Trump had another one of his lie-filled presidential briefings.

All the fodder circulating resulted in the hashtag for "Trump is a laughing stock" trending on Twitter.

Here's some of what people were saying about the commander-in-chief:



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GOP operatives linked to Kayne West’s presidential bid in potential ‘spoiler’ effort: NYT



There are questions as to whether Kanye West is running a "spoiler" bid for president to help re-elect his friend, Donald Trump, according to a new report by The New York Times.

"At least four people who have been active in Republican politics are linked to Kanye West’s attempt to get on the presidential ballot this year. The connection raises questions about the aims of the entertainer’s effort and whether it is regarded within the G.O.P. as a spoiler campaign that could aid President Trump, even as those close to Mr. West have expressed concerns about his mental health as he enters the political arena," the newspaper reported.

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Kris Kobach ridiculed after losing comeback bid in Kansas: ‘Adios amigo’



Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the projected loser of the state's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Kobach, a longtime crusader against immigration, headed up President Donald Trump's so-called "voter fraud commission" before it was disbanded after failing to identify any widespread instances of fraud.

Kobach unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2018.

Here's some of what people were saying about Kobach's defeat:



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