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Atlantic writer: Trump administration ‘snowflakes’ get upset when anyone else ‘says it like it is’

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Sunday night, on MSNBC’s “Kasie D.C.” with Kasie Hunt, the panel mocked members of President Donald Trump’s administration — like EPA head Scott Pruitt — who keep getting caught spending lavishly on private planes, first class seats on commercial flights and luxury accommodations on the taxpayers’ dime.

“We live in a country where if you become a Cabinet secretary, you’re pretty much set for life,” said NBC national security reporter Ken Dilanian. “I’m not saying I agree with this, but you can monetize that and make millions of dollars and fly first class or private for the rest of your life.”

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“Is it too much to ask for a little modesty and humility and caring what the taxpayers think for the brief time that they’re in office?” Dilanian continued. “What is it with these guys?”

Pruitt has claimed that he flies first class or in private planes because members of the public have approached him and been rude to him since he joined the Trump administration.

“That sounds a lot like he’s a ‘snowflake,'” Ioffe said. “The whole 2016 Trump campaign was about up-ending the whole stifling ‘PC culture’ and we just want to say it like it is. It sounds like they want to be the only ones saying it like it is, whereas minorities for example should not be saying it like it is.”

She went on to remind the panel of the story of the U.S. ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, who was spotted in the Beijing airport flying coach and carrying his own bags. The Russians, Ioffe said, found it ridiculous that a U.S. diplomat should travel “with the plebes” and not among the wealthy.

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Fox News host Mark Levin on Sunday accused teachers who want COVID-19 safety measures of re-enacting Jim Crow-era segregation rules.

Levin made the remarks during a rant about President Donald Trump's executive action on COVID-19 financial relief.

"Democrat governors have shut down this economy from sea to shining sea," Levin opined. "And they like it both ways, the Democrats. They want to lock up everybody like we're lamb in cages and then they want to complain about the economic consequences."

"And then they say, this president, look what he's doing," he continued. "Let me tell you, payback is a bitch. You remember Obama with his phone and his pen. Well, apparently he left his phone and his pen and President Trump picked it up."

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Mnuchin threatens to make taxpayers pay back COVID money unless Trump is reelected

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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin suggested on Sunday that Americans will have to pay the government back for any payroll tax reduction unless President Donald Trump is reelected.

In an interview on FOX, host Chris Wallace noted that the president's latest executive action on COVID-19 financial relief is "not a tax cut."

"It's a payroll tax suspension," Wallace explained. "Isn't there a danger that a lot of businesses won't pass these saving through to workers because they're going to hold on to the money because at some point, according to this executive action by the end of the year, those payroll taxes are going to be have to be paid anyway?"

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‘We need a reality check here’: CNN’s Bash cuts off Kudlow’s rambling spin on Trump’s unemployment plans

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An alternately amused and baffled Dana Bash was forced to cut off Donald Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow on CNN Sunday morning as he attempted to spin the president's plans to help out the unemployed with income supplements, changing his numbers from $400 to $800 to $1,200 all within three to four sentences.

Pressed about the president's executive order calling for a $400 supplement -- with $100 coming from the states at Trump's demand -- the State of the Union fill-in host tried to cut through Kudlow's veering from dollar amount to dollar amount to get a clearer understanding of what the president is proposing.

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