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CNN’s Joan Walsh calls BS on Trump’s defense of Ronny Jackson: Veterans are treated more ‘unfairly’ than he was

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In a Thursday discussion with CNN’s “The Lead” panel, national affairs correspondent “The Nation” Joan Walsh was appalled by President Donald Trump’s constant defense of his Veterans Administration nominee.

Dr. Ronny Jackson, the president’s White House physician, removed his name from consideration to be V.A. Secretary, and the president was not pleased.

“He’s a great man,” Trump said of Jackson at a White House event Wednesday. “He got treated really unfairly. He’s a hell of a man, too.”

Walsh quickly jumped in to call out the president’s claims.

“You know who’s treated unfairly? The veterans of America,” she said. A similar claim was made by Republican Meghan McCain Wednesday. “That’s who’s treated unfairly. This man had no business being nominated. It is like we were saying, one reason: the president trusts him. He gave the president a really, really nice clean bill of health that some of us wondered about at the time.”

“Said he would live to be 200,” Tapper recalled.

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“We could all be so lucky,” she replied.

“That’s not really a medical diagnosis,” Tapper qualified.

“I don’t think there’s any science involved right there,” Walsh laughed. “But our veterans deserve better and always did and all this news is terrible. But he was really unqualified before this terrible news came out and he had no business being there.”

“I just have to say, as someone who has covered confirmation battles since the 90s, I have never seen a White House so unprepared to answer questions,” Tapper said. “You know what it reminded me of in when the McCain campaign, John McCain, God bless him wherever he is now. But whenever the McCain campaign was asked about Sarah Palin and they didn’t know about her almost. And this is what it reminded me of.”

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In another matter, Tapper wondered if the recent Fox & Friends” interview with Trump was the perfect evidence for why the president’s lawyers refuse to let him speak to special counsel Robert Mueller.

“That’s why he has lawyers and frankly he needs them,” Republican commentator Margaret Hoover agreed.

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‘The president’s in major trouble’: CNN polling analyst reveals how Trump dug himself a massive hole for 2020

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President Donald Trump should be coasting to reelection given that unemployment is under four percent -- but poll after poll shows that the president is significantly down compared to prospective Democratic rivals.

In fact, polling data from the president's own reelection campaign leaked last week and showed him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden significantly in multiple key swing states, which infuriated the president and resulted in the firing of staff pollsters.

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WATCH: Financial reporter blows the lid off Trump’s decades-long scam to lie about his wealth

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Bombshell reports from the New York Times have found that President Donald Trump has lied about his wealth for decades now -- even during times when he was burning through cash and had trouble finding a bank willing to lend him money.

Financial reporter Jonathan Greenberg went on CNN Monday to expose just how Trump has kept the true status of his wealth a secret from the general public for decades.

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MSNBC guest ridicules Trump-fan Steve Cortes as possible Sarah Sanders replacement: ‘He’s a nut — have you seen him on TV?’

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Discussing the departure of Donald Trump's spokesperson Sarah Sanders from the White House, an MSNBC panel surveyed her possible replacements with one ridiculed for his appearances on TV defending the president.

Speaking with "AM Joy" fill-in host Jonathan Capehart, The Beat DC editor Tiffany Cross shot former Trump associate Stever Cortes -- a regular on CNN -- down as a possible candidate.

"There are names that are out there," Capehart suggested. "[Meliania Trump spokesperson] Stephanie Grisham and Hogan Gidley and Steve Cortes."

Pointing out that Grisham is the most likely contender, and the Trump would probably prefer a woman, Cross called out Cortes for his TV appearances.

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