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‘He’s lying’: Morning Joe calls out media for sugarcoating Trump’s conspiracy theories

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough called out reporters for their reluctance to characterize President Donald Trump’s wild claims for what they are — lies.

The “Morning Joe” host said the president had reverted to his habits on the campaign trail, when he would toss away his prepared script and ramble about whatever topics that came to mind, whether they were based on reality or not.

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“This week we’ve been talking a lot about the lies that Donald Trump has been telling, and when I say lies there’s no opinion about that,” Scarborough said. “He says things that are objectively proven (untrue), and it continues whether it was the post office or Amazon or the Washington Post, or you can go down the list.”

Scarborough said journalists should stop tiptoeing around these demonstrably untrue statements and accurately inform their readers and viewers that Trump is lying.

“He continues this lying streak and we can call it a lie — it’s not being biased, it’s being a reporter,” Scarborough said. “He lies about, once again, millions of illegal voters when there is no data, there is no evidence.”

The president claimed women were being raped by immigrants traveling north in a caravan through Mexico, and he suggested the media was trying to cover up his unsupported claims.

“They don’t want to mention it because it’s a lie,” Scarborough said. “Like so many things that the president has said, he’s lying over and over again.”

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Trump’s Fox & Friends COVID-19 interview devolves into a mad rant — here are the 6 craziest moments

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President Donald Trump called into "Fox & Friends" on Monday morning to discuss his administration's work on handling the coronavirus pandemic -- but it quickly devolved into an angry rant in which he attacked his political foes.

During the lengthy hour-long interview, the president frequently drifted off topic to make outlandish statements about the media, the Democratic Party, and even the history of American foreign policy, among other topics.

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Governors emerge as the nation’s true leaders as Trump faceplants during coronavirus crisis

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This was the week that the United States and our region became the global epicenter for the coronavirus pandemic.

Across the country, the national death toll rose to near 1,200, with over 40 percent of those deaths in New York City and New Jersey.

This article was originally published by InsiderNJ.

For weeks, as conditions continued to deteriorate here, our national government under the leadership of Donald Trump has been in various stages of denial and obfuscation.

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‘How can we pray for you?’ Fox hosts lavish praise on Trump as he exits interview to call Putin

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Fox News hosts offered their prayers to President Donald Trump as he cut off his coronavirus update to call Russian president Vladimir Putin.

The president called in Monday morning to "Fox & Friends," which he regularly watches, and boasted about his administration's coronavirus response and attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whom he slurred as a "sick puppy" for criticizing his handling of the crisis.

"We have the greatest economy in history and all of a sudden, one day, they said everybody has to stop, nobody can go to work, we have to stop and we think of this, we're paying people not to go to work," Trump said. "It was always the opposite. We paid people to work, now we're paying people not to go to work -- and with that, I have to go to work, too."

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