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‘He totally said it’: Colbert corners Tillerson for refusing to deny reports he called Trump a ‘moron’

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“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert on Wednesday mocked Rex Tillerson’s impromptu press conference, during which the secretary of state declined to deny reports he once called the president “a moron.”

Tillerson began his press conference by “declaring his love for his job,” but as Colbert reminded the audience, the secretary once told reporters he “didn’t want this job” in the first place, and only took it because his wife told him to.

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“It’s going to be an awkward night at the Tillerson house,” Colbert joked.

The host then turned to Tillerson’s assertion he never “considered” leaving his job as secretary of state.

“Considered leaving this post? No,” Colbert said, mocking Tillerson. “Dreamt about it? Yes. Fantasized about it while pleasuring myself in an oversized chair? No comment.”

Referencing reports Tillerson called the president a “moron,” Colbert said the secretary “stood in front of the nation and vouched for Donald Trump’s intelligence, which means he categorically denies the moron thing, right?”

Wrong.

“I’m not going to deal with petty stuff like that,” Tillerson told reporters during his press conference.

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“Yeah, he totally said it,” Colbert said.

Watch below:

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DOJ closes insider trading investigations against three senators — but is still investigating Richard Burr: report

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On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Justice Department officials are closing insider trading investigations into three senators — Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and Jim Inhofe (R-OK).

However, a fourth probe, into insider trading allegations against Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), is reportedly ongoing.

"The Federal Bureau of Investigation began the investigations two months ago, as reports emerged that several members of Congress, their spouses or their investment advisers sold hundreds of thousands of dollars in stock after lawmakers attended closed-door briefings about the threat posed by the new coronavirus," reported Aruna Viswanatha. "Some of those trades spared lawmakers as much as hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses as stocks sank by mid-March."

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White House insider says Trump spent Memorial Day weekend ‘in a rage’ – and sees himself as COVID-19’s biggest victim

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An inside source speaking to Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman says President Trump spent his Memorial Day weekend "in a f*cking rage" over what he sees is his unfair treatment over his response to the coronavirus outbreak. Even as the death toll neared 100,000 and unemployment swelled to over 38 million, Trump still sees himself as the victim, Sherman writes.

"Trump’s outburst reflected his growing frustration that, at this stage of the race, he is losing to Joe Biden," writes Sherman. "According to a Republican briefed on the campaign’s internal polls, Trump is trailing Biden by double digits among women over 50 in six swing states. 'Trump knows the numbers are bad. It’s why he’s thrashing about,' the Republican said."

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Amy Cooper fired from investment firm after accusing Black man of ‘threatening’ her life in viral video

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Amy Cooper has been fired from her job at Franklin Templeton Investments after she was caught on video calling the police on a Black man who had confronted her for not having her dog on a leash in Central Park.

“Following our internal review of the incident in Central Park yesterday, we have made the decision to terminate the employee involved, effective immediately. We do not tolerate racism of any kind at Franklin Templeton,” the investment firm tweeted on Tuesday.

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