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CNN nails Trump and Fox News to the wall for pushing right-wing theory that they scripted Parkland town hall

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President Donald Trump on Thursday night accused CNN of forcing a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last week to provide “scripted” answers to questions during yesterday’s South Florida town hall. The network, in response, shot him down.

Trump appears to have gotten the story from Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who interviewed the student who alleged the network fed him scripted answers earlier in the night.

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In the interview, Stoneman Douglas student Colton Haab told Carlson that a producer did not allow him to speak when he submitted his question, instead giving him answers they prepared for him. CNN denied the claim in a statement prior to tweeted at the president.

“Just like so much of CNN, Fake News,” Trump tweeted. “That’s why their ratings are so bad!”

“MSNBC may be worse,” he added.

The theory appears to have originated with Pizzagate conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich, who tweeted last night that Haab was not allowed to speak at the town hall due to his pro-gun rights stance.

https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/966563984894713861

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Soon after, right-wing vlogger Mark Dice, who last week was blasted by Stoneman Douglas student after he suggested they should have called the police instead of film the chaos during the shooting, also promoted the theory.

https://twitter.com/MarkDice/status/966578893544030209

CNN responded directly to the president’s tweet by tagging him and Carlson and rebutting “there is absolutely no truth to this story — and we can prove that.”

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“CNN did not provide or script questions for anyone in last night’s town hall, nor have we ever,” the tweeted. “Those are the facts.”

https://twitter.com/CNNPR/status/966861174259232773

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George Conway, the prominent Republican attorney married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, blasted his wife's boss in a new Washington Post op-ed published online on Friday evening.

"Until three brief months ago, President Trump never faced a serious crisis, at least one not of his own making. But now he has faced two, and is failing two, in short order: the covid-19 pandemic, with its concomitant economic devastation; and now social unrest, and rioting, stemming from the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody," Conway wrote. "Lacking in humanity, Trump has had no idea how to handle either one."

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Fox News triggers outrage with graphic comparing how much stocks have risen after racist tragedies

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2. Here’s the video of the graphic as it aired on Fox News this evening. pic.twitter.com/Iww2DnzkkI

— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) June 5, 2020

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Bill Barr denies giving the order to gas protesters for Trump photo-op

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"Attorney General William Barr says law enforcement officers were already moving to push back protesters from a park in front of the White House when he arrived there Monday evening, and he says he did not give a command to disperse the crowd, though he supported the decision," The Associated Press reports.

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