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‘Trumpsplaining at its best’: Stephen Colbert rips Trump for his ‘disastrous’ Puerto Rico visit

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“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday tore into Donald Trump’s four-hour visit to Puerto Rico, joking the president’s assessment of the aftermath Hurricane Maria is “Trumpslaining at its best.”

Colbert noted the president expressed just “how much he loves Puerto Rico,” by visiting the island more than two week after a deadly hurricane left a slowly unfolding humanitarian crisis in the U.S. territory.

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“You really got hit, there’s no doubt about it,” Trump told Puerto Ricans at a press conference on Tuesday, before expressing dismay over how the U.S. territory has left the budget “out of whack.”

“The budget is out of whack?” Colbert repeated. “That’s like a fireman rescuing you from a burning building and then saying, ‘you do understand what our water bill is going to be now, right?’”

Colbert then ripped the president for telling a local Puerto Rican to “have a good time” during the hurricane recovery efforts.

“You’re not working the floor at your casino!” Colbert exclaimed, joking, “I’m gonna comp you half a gallon of drinking water!”

The “Late Show” host later turned to a video of Trump asking if people in Puerto Rico would “actually” drink water cleaned via water purification tablets.

“Yes, yes, she’d drink it,” an incredulous Colbert said. “‘Cause it’s the only water she has. Just like she’s only talking to you because you’re the only president we got. She doesn’t have a choice.”

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“She wishes the president wasn’t so dirty,” the host added.

Watch the video below, via CBS:

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MSNBC’s ‘demotion’ of ‘feckless’ Chuck Todd celebrated: ‘Hurray! More Nicolle, less Chuck’

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MSNBC host Chuck Todd was moved to an earlier timeslot where his show, "Meet the Press Daily," will likely earn lower ratings. Meanwhile, Nicolle Wallace seems to have been promoted to a two-hour timeslot leading into primetime.

Wallace, who has extensive experience in Washington, previously served in George W. Bush's White House until abandoning the GOP as the era of Trump came to power.

Todd has made several missteps where he's been unwilling to press GOP leaders who lie openly and obviously on camera.

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George Conway blasts ‘blundering cheat’ Trump in new op-ed: ‘His name should live in infamy’

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Prominent conservative attorney George T. Conway III has written yet another Washington Post op-ed blasting President Donald Trump.

"If there’s one thing we know about President Trump, it’s that he lies and he cheats. Endlessly," Conway wrote. "And shamelessly. But still, mostly, incompetently."

"So it should have come as no surprise that Trump finally went where no U.S. president had ever gone before. In a tweet last week, he actually suggested that the country 'Delay the Election.' That trial balloon was a brazen effort to see if he can defraud his way into four more years in the White House," he explained. "And why not try? After all, Trump has managed to swindle his way through life, on matters large and small, essential and trivial."

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Trump’s ‘delay the election’ tweet laid the groundwork for him and his followers to have an excuse if he loses

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Writing in The New York Times this Monday, Gail Collins and Bret Stephens discuss their contention that President Trump is seeing the writing on the wall regarding the 2020 election, an analysis born from his recent tweet where he suggests delaying the election.

According to Stephens, Trump's tweet is a sign that he knows "in his heart" that he's going to lose in November.

"He’s laying the groundwork not for a coup but for an excuse, both for himself and for his followers," Stephens says. "It creates a mythology to explain defeat, attack Joe Biden and keep the Trump family relevant in the Republican Party. The fact that he’d pull a stunt like this is another reason it’s so important that he lose in a landslide in November."

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