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The View’s Whoopi Goldberg goes on epic rant over Trump’s demand for border wall: ‘Pay for the wall yourself!’

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“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg was floored that President Donald Trump’s demand for a massive concrete wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has now turned to take money out of the Pentagon and the military budgets.

“So there’s apparently been a change of plans,” Goldberg said, quoting Trump’s tweet. He said that they would build the wall “through M,” but didn’t identify what “M” meant. To his supporters, it could have meant Mexico. The actuality, however, is that it’ll be through the military.

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“So, he’s tryin’ to get this wall built,” Goldberg continued. “Dude — but — put your hand in your pockets and pay for the wall yourself! You got the money! Build the wall! You want build the wall. Stop trying to — you know, Mexico told you they’re not going to pay for it. We already told you — taxpayers, ‘We not building that! You said Mexico was doing it!’ So, you should do it!”

Joy Behar joked that attorney Michael Cohen should pay for the wall and give a personal loan to Trump to build it.

Sara Haines noted that each time there is a new Trump scandal people wonder if “this will be the thing” that brings him down. She asked gust host Anthony Scaramucci if this would be something that would pull support away from him.

Unsurprisingly, he said “no.” However, Haines wasn’t letting up. She noted that past scandals have involved Trump personally and his behavior and morality. It attacked the man. In this case, it was a key Trump policy and campaign promise that incited chants at every rally he held. She wondered if because this was a policy issue that Trump has failed to deliver on, if his followers would be willing to abandon him.

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Behar noted that nothing would ever move the Trump base.

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ICE and Homeland Security busted pushing right-wing propaganda and conspiracy theories

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Multiple federal departments have been pushing far-right propaganda to federal employees.

"An arm of the Justice Department regularly sent summaries and links to articles from an online white nationalist publication over the last year, a BuzzFeed News investigation has found. In addition, similar newsletters sent to the Labor Department, ICE, HUD and the Department of Homeland Security, included links and content from hyperpartisan and conspiracy-oriented publishers," BuzzFeed News reported Friday.

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Trump claimed North Korea missile testing ‘would stop’ — but they just launched again: report

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The upcoming G7 summit meeting in Bairritz, France will have one more issue to grapple with after North Korea reportedly conducted missile tests.

"South Korea's military confirms that North Korea has launched a projectile this morning. From South Hamgyong Province. Japan's government reported it first," Voice of America Seoul bureau chief William Gallo Tweeted Friday.

"North Korea has now conducted nine rounds of launches since early May. But this one's notable because it comes after Trump says Kim promised "this testing would stop when the exercises end." They did end Tuesday. And yet..." he noted.

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Trump is ‘having a full-blown mental breakdown’ and needs to resign: Ex-Trump staffer

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Leading Republican elected officials should work with President Donald Trump's family to negotiate him resigning from office, a former top White House official suggested on MSNBC on Friday.

Former White House press secretary Anthony Scaramucci blasted his former boss during an interview with Chuck Todd on MSNBC's "Meet the Press Daily."

"He has totally and completely lost it. There is nobody that can look at the situation, read the tweets, look at the press sprays, and say he hasn’t lost it," Scaramucci argued.

"What does that mean, lost it?" Todd asked. "Define that."

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