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Colbert crushes Marco Rubio for bombing at CNN town hall: He ‘just received his cash from the NRA’

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“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert couldn’t help but mock Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) for his disastrous appearance at the CNN town hall Wednesday night.

“The real star of the show was Florida senator and man who just received his cash from the NRA Marco Rubio,” Colbert joked in his opening monologue Thursday. “Now, the crowd wasn’t exactly with Marco Rubio last night. And you know what they say: If they’re not with you, you’re Marco Rubio.”

The only way Rubio managed to score a standing ovation was when he said in order to ban a military-style weapon like an AR-15, “you would literally have to ban every semi-automatic rifle that’s sold in America.”

“That is a guy who cannot read the room,” Colbert explained. “Look, we’d have to get rid of guns and that’s a slippery slope to fewer dead people. Oh you’d like that? Fair enough.”

Many have been calling Rubio brave for going into the “lion’s den” to begin with. One student in particular, saluted him on stage Wednesday, saying the only way we’ll find solutions is to bring everyone together. Colbert, however, isn’t buying it.

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“Here’s the thing, just showing up isn’t that impressive. He works for those people. If your boss calls you into their office, you can’t say, ‘Yes, I hit a customer, yes, I turned turned the break room into a sex dungeon and yes I’m currently very high. But I showed up even though I knew you’d be mad. I should get some credit for that,’” Colbert closed.

Watch the monologue below:

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Fox News cuts into Trump’s Turning Point USA speech after he starts rambling about handshakes

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Fox News on Tuesday briefly interrupted a speech being delivered by President Donald Trump at a Turning Point USA summit.

During his speech, Trump started talking about delivering a commencement address at the Air Force Academy.

"They said, sir, would you like to shake the hands of all the cadets? I said how many other? They said 1,100. I said yeah, that sounds okay,” Trump remarked.

“Do other presidents do it? Yes, they do. Do all of them? What they didn’t say is they start, then they peter out. That sun was beaming down, and if some of these guys are great athletes — some of the women, they had some women in the class, their hands were very strong, okay.”

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Hundreds of orgs, political and religious leaders demand Pompeo abolish his anti-LGBTQ ‘Commission on Unalienable Rights’

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'Harmful to the Global Effort to Protect the Rights of All People and a Waste of Resources'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday was sent letters signed by hundreds of human rights organizations, activists, and supporters, along with religious and political leaders demanding he abolish his newly-formed anti-LGBTQ and anti-women "Commission on Unalienable Rights."

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Meghan McCain gets schooled after complaining Brett Kavanaugh was treated worse than Al Franken

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Meghan McCain noticed the asymmetry in the accusations of sexual misconduct against Al Franken and Brett Kavanaugh, even if she overlooked how those allegations eventually played out.

"The View" tackled a New Yorker piece published by Jane Mayer, who believes the Minnesota Democrat was "railroaded" out of the U.S. Senate over sexual harassment claims, and McCain said Democrats had no choice but to force him to resign.

"Imagine him questioning Brett Kavanaugh at the time," McCain said, "which by the way, the writer who wrote this article, Jane Mayer, wrote a 2018 piece about allegations of Brett Kavanaugh that's been panned because the only corroborating witness said he had heard the story but he didn't remember it now, so it's very tricky."

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