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Maher mocks Giuliani for joining Trump legal team: ‘Rudy got famous attaching himself to a pile of rubble — could work again’

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HBO host Bill Maher couldn’t help but note that New York City is working hard to take care of it’s rat problem by shipping both Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani off to Washington.

During his Monday night opener, Maher knocked the man once known as America’s mayor as someone who became “famous by attaching himself to a pile of rubble.” Thus, Maher assume it could work for Trump’s new lawyer.

Maher also said that he paid his taxes this week, implying that he wrote a hefty check. He explained that typically it’s a painful check to write, but it’s even worse when you know that Trump’s government is going to spend it on fancy office furniture.

“I wrote on the memo line on my check: dinning room table for Ben Carson,” he quipped.

Pivoting to EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, who Maher called “this f*cking guy,” the host brought up the coin that Puritt wants to change for the agency. The former coin had a plant with people holding hands and a hopeful message. Pruitt wants to put a buffalo with a bible verse on it.

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“Because nothing says ‘the environment’ more than a picture of an animal we almost drove to extension and a book that doesn’t believe in science,” Maher mocked.

He went on to call Pruitt “maybe the most corrupt official ever in a cabinet.”

Maher also talked about former FBI Director James Comey’s press tour promoting his book. The host said that Comey has done so many shows that he’s even doing Dr. Oz, where he points out on the doll where Trump touched him.

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Former Fox & Friends co-host Clayton Morris flees the US as he faces two dozen lawsuits

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Facing more than two-dozen lawsuits alleging he committed real estate fraud, former "Fox & Friends Weekend" co-host Clayton Morris has reportedly fled the United States, according to the Indianapolis Star.

Morris, who previously resided in a $1.4 million home in New Jersey, moved his family to a coastal resort town in Portugal, the newspaper reported, citing a Facebook post from his wife.

Morris's wife and business partner, former MSNBC anchor Natali Morris, told the IndyStar that she and her husband plan to continue fighting the lawsuits from abroad.

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Trump defenders argued his latest tweets weren’t really racist — but he just completely undercut their arguments

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If you try to defend President Donald Trump, you will always end up having the rug pulled out from underneath you. It's a law of nature.

And yet, so many of the president's allies have failed to learn this simple lesson. So when Trump launched a new attack at progressive Democratic lawmakers that was one of his most obviously racist smears, inevitably, some of his defenders tried to deny the obvious truth.

His screed attacked a group of women who have come to define the left wing of the Democratic caucus, which includes Reps. Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Rashida Talib (MI), and Ayanna Pressley (MA). Though only Omar is an immigrant (she was a refugee from Somalia as a child), Trump seemed to assume all four women of color weren't born in the United States, and most egregiously, he suggested they should "go back" to other countries:

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UK prime minister hopefuls slam Trump tweets — but refuse to call them racist

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The two candidates vying to become Britain's next prime minister both condemned on Monday US President Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets about progressive Democrat congresswomen as "totally offensive" and "totally unacceptable".

But front-runner Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt refused to call the tweets racist when pressed to do so during their last debate before next week's announcement of who will succeed Prime Minister Theresa May.

May's spokesman had earlier said that the outgoing leader's view was that Trump's comments were "completely unacceptable".

On Monday Trump doubled down on a series of his tweets from the day before urging the four congresswomen of colour to "go back" to the countries they came from.

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