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‘C’mon brother’: Watch this CNN panel’s painfully awkward response to a Trump backer’s Stormy Daniels joke

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A panel on CNN’s “Don Lemon Tonight” Tuesday appeared stunned by ardent Donald Trump supporter Stephen Moore after he tried to make light of a new lawsuit filed by Stephanie Clifford (“Stormy Daniels”) against Donald Trump (“David Dennison”).

Clifford on Tuesday filed suit against Trump in in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging the president never signed the nondisclosure agreement that resulted in a $130,000 payout for the porn star. Clifford says the “hush agreement” is invalid because it lacks Trump’s signature.

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Lemon declared the saga was “like an eighties nighttime soap opera” before bringing on contributors to discuss Clifford’s lawsuit against the president.

Republican strategist Kevin Madden noted he can “pretty much predict what the White House is going to say” about Clifford’s lawsuit, “which is this is somebody trying to get attention, trying to drive their own sort of PR effort here.”

“But there are some very credible claims,” Madden acknowledged. “And the fact that we are even having this conversation should be—you know—it should probably register on the Richter Scale that we’re discussing a sitting president being sued by a porn star. But we’re having it. And it’s part of almost like the routine of today’s news cycle, which is the interesting part of it.”

That’s when Moore tried to mock Clifford’s profession.

“Kevin, are you saying that a porn star would actually try to call attention to herself?” Moore asked, adding: “Shocking, right? I mean, that’s what porn stars do.”

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Fellow panelists—and Lemon—immediately pounced.

“Stephen, that’s your only response?” Lemon asked. “Is that a porn star is trying to call attention—a porn star with a very lengthy complaint from California? I mean, it’s, you know, hey, $130,000 from the president’s personal attorney. Come on, brother.”

Watch the full exchange below:

Part 1:

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Part 2: Kirsten Powers slays Stephen Moore below


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‘Enraged Trump supporters vowed to kill me’: Michael Cohen reveals what happened after he flipped

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Donald Trump's former personal attorney says he has received hundreds of death threats after flipping on the president of the United States.

Cohen revealed the threats in the forward to his forthcoming book “Disloyal: A Memoir. The true story of the former personal attorney to President Donald J. Trump.

"The President of the United States wanted me dead," the forward begins. "Or, let me say it the way Donald Trump would: He wouldn’t mind if I was dead. That was how Trump talked. Like a mob boss, using language carefully calibrated to convey his desires and demands, while at the same time employing deliberate indirection to insulate himself and avoid actually ordering a hit on his former personal attorney, confidant, consigliere, and, at least in my heart, adopted son."

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Dimming of one of galaxy’s brightest stars ’caused by dust cloud’

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The sudden dimming of one of the Milky Way's brightest stars, Betelgeuse, could be due to a dust cloud spewing up from its surface, astronomers said on Thursday.

The mystery has enthralled skywatchers since the star -- part of the Orion constellation -- began to lose luminosity last October, with some experts suggesting it could herald its explosion into a supernova.

But researchers working with the Hubble telescope now have a clearer picture, seeing superhot plasma being unleashed from the star's surface, cooling in the outer layers of the atmosphere and eventually turning to dust.

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The foreword for Michael Cohen’s book is out — and it contains allegations of deviant sex acts and a backchannel to Putin

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President Donald Trump's former "fixer" Michael Cohen was unfairly targeted by judges attempting to silence his tell-all book slated to be released before the election. However, Cohen prevailed and his new book Disloyal: A Memoir. The true story of the former personal attorney to President Donald J. Trump is scheduled to be released by Oct. 6, according to Amazon, but Cohen had initially said he hoped to have it out by the end of September.

Cohen has already released the foreword of the book on the site for the book, which is getting so much traffic it keeps crashing.

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