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Hannity tried to troll liberals by having them critique ‘provocative’ Trump ‘art’ — and was immediately ripped to shreds

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Fox News pundit Sean Hannity on Monday night mused on Twitter whether art-loving “leftists” would properly appreciate a YouTube video featuring a painting of President Donald Trump clutching a torn broken flag on a football field — and immediately got an art history lesson he didn’t ask for.

“The ‘left’ loves art, and especially taxpayer funded art that is ‘provocative,'” Hannity tweeted. “Let’s get their reaction to this.”

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Though it remains unclear whether artist John McNaughton was paid by the government to paint his “Respect the flag” ode to the president, Twitter nevertheless took the opportunity to school him both on art history and on public arts funding.

“I just want to say that Guernica has been surpassed,” journalist Sam Thielman joked, referencing Pablo Picasso’s 11-foot-long magnum opus.

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“This is almost as good as my favorite public school mural, Visual Ode To Pisschrist,” reporter Talia Lavin said, citing Andres Serrano’s controversial “Piss Christ” piece that features Jesus Christ on the cross contained within a urine-filled vessel.

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Veteran and photojournalist J. M. Giordano, meanwhile, took a page out of Nazi history to describe his reaction to McNaughton’s imaginative take on athletes protesting police brutality.

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“‘Degenerate art (German: Entartete Kunst) was a term adopted in the 1920s by the Nazi Party in Germany to describe Modern art.'” he tweeted, citing a definition of the movement banned during the Third Reich. “‘During the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler, such art was banned in Nazi Germany on the grounds that it was un-German.'”

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Trump declares impeachment ‘dead’ — and demands apology — in late night Twitter outburst

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President Donald Trump lashed out on his favorite social media platform late Thursday evening.

Eight minutes before midnight eastern time, Trump unloaded.

Trump wrote, "Democrats must apologize to USA: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said that 'United States Ambassador Gordon Sondland did NOT link financial military assistance to a request for Ukraine to open up an investigation into former V.P. Joe Biden & his son, Hunter Biden. Ambassador Sondland did not tell us, and certainly did not tell me, about a connection between the assistance and the investigation.'”

Trump did not say why he was taking the word of a foreign official over multiple sworn testimonies from members of his own administration.

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Pelosi is ‘marrying up the facts and the law’: Ex-prosecutor says ‘bribery’ is a critical indictment of Trump

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi was masterful in using the word "bribery" to describe President Donald Trump's actions with Ukraine that are at the heart of the impeachment inquiry, according to a former federal prosecutor.

MSNBC anchor Brian Williams interviewed former Assistant U.S. Attorney Berit Berger on Thursday evening's "The Last Word."

Please expand for us on why it is significant and why is it important to label this bribery," Williams said.

"So I think Nancy Pelosi was very specific in calling this bribery for two reasons," Berger replied.

"The first is that -- unlike quid pro quo -- ribery is something that most people understand, especially people who have children," she said, with a chuckle. "We all sort of have a general understanding of that."

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Giuliani henchmen showered Republican with cash — and Trump almost made him ambassador to Ukraine: report

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Yet another bombshell report has shed new light on President Donald Trump's suspicious Ukraine policies.

"At the same time that Rudy Giuliani and his now-indicted pals were pushing for President Donald Trump to remove Amb. Marie Yovanovitch from her post in Ukraine, Trump administration officials were eyeing potential contenders to take over her job. One of the people in the mix, according to three sources familiar with the discussions, was Rep. Pete Sessions, a former Congressman who called for Yovanovitch’s firing," The Daily Beast reported Thursday night. "He is also a longtime ally of the former New York Mayor, and is believed to have taken millions of dollars from Giuliani’s indicted cronies."

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