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Stephanie Ruhle to John Kelly: ‘We can introduce you to some competent people who didn’t beat their wives’

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MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle on Wednesday lashed out at White House Chief of Staff John Kelly for keeping an alleged wife beater on staff instead of search for “competent people who didn’t beat their wives.”

“How much is this a disservice to the president?” Ruhle asked of Kelly’s initial decision to defend alleged domestic abuser Rob Porter instead of firing him. “This hot mess the president knew nothing about and shouldn’t have to deal with something like this.”

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“I don’t mean to be sassy here this morning,” she continued. “More than anything I’m sad. I’m sad, in part, [because of a Washington Post article that said] when a White House aide was asked if John Kelly was transparent or truthful, they said — quote — ‘In this White House, it is simply not in our DNA.'”

Ruhle pointed out that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders seemed to suggest at Tuesday’s press conference that Kelly was not giving her the whole story on the Porter domestic abuse scandal.

“There you’ve got John Kelly setting her up, ‘Go out there and lie to the American people,'” the MSNBC host said. “You know what, there’s one thing with Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying, ‘You know what, I’m going to lie to the American people.’ It’s another thing for her to be lied to by her boss and then she’s forced to lie to the American people.”

Ruhle concluded the segment with a message for the President’s chief of staff.

“John Kelly, I’d like to [make an] offer [to] you,” she stated. “I get it, you think Rob Porter is a really smart, competent guy. He went to the Harvard. My own husband went to Princeton. We can introduce you to some competent people out there who didn’t beat their wives.”

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Economists warn Trump policies will result in lost jobs and lower wages for American workers

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The 20-year-old San Diego bakery Con Pane Rustic Breads & Cafe went out of business this month after an audit by US authorities found immigrants working there illegally.

In April, a small Nebraska town lost a potato processing plant, and the local revenue it generated, in the wake of an immigration raid on its facilities. A restaurant in New York appears to have suffered similar fate in August.

Farmers say they are planting less, turning to automation, eliminating some crops, leaving them to rot in the field or contemplating selling out of the business altogether -- all because they cannot find enough immigrant labor.

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Trump supporter Steve Cortes loses it after Rick Wilson brings up war crimes prosecutions

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The spokesperson for the "official" pro-Trump SuperPAC was admonished twice by an MSNBC anchor on Saturday night during a segment on impeachment that quickly went off the rails.

MSNBC anchor Joy Reid was anchoring a Saturday night special titled, "the impeachment trial of Donald Trump."

Her panel included Rick Wilson, the author of the bestselling 2018 book Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever and Steve Cortes, the spokesperson for America First PAC.

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China reports 323 new cases of mysterious virus — as death toll rises to 54

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The number of confirmed deaths from a viral outbreak in China has risen to 54, with authorities in hard-hit Hubei province on Sunday reporting 13 more fatalities and 323 new cases.

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President Xi Jinping warned Saturday that China faced a "grave situation" as authorities raced to contain a respiratory illness that has caused the widespread abandonment of Lunar New Year celebrations nationwide and overwhelmed health facilities in Hubei.

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