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‘You better watch it, Scott’: CNN’s Angela Rye schools conservative who tried to mansplain how Congress works

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During a panel discussion between CNN’s Angela Rye and Scott Jennings, the conservative commentator seemed to take a tone of condescension at his fellow panelist, which sparked a passionate response from her.

Rye began by challenging Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who seemed to laugh off comparisons of his policy to Nazi concentration camps or Japanese internment camps.

“First of all, this is no laughing matter, particularly from the attorney general who is responsible for enforcing laws throughout this country. No, these children are not MS-13,” Rye said in response to conservative claims the children could be dangerous.

She then turned to address the reality of the votes and allegations Democrats are to blame, saying “I’m trying to figure out how the Democrats became the majority in the Senate and the House.”

“I hate to explain rudimentary procedure to you,” Jennings replied, his voice dripping with condescension.

“I’m going to tell you what,” Rye cut in. “You don’t ever have to explain anything rudimentary to me. Let me be very clear: what I’m telling you is you should know that they have more than enough votes to do what they need to do.”

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“Can you count to 60? We have 51. Come on,” he replied, trying to claim obstructionism was causing problems, but those were the last words he was able to get out for the remainder of the debate.

“No, you come on. You better watch it Scott, seriously,” she retorted. “What I’m trying to tell you is that you have a majority… Here’s what you’re battling with, morals, moral authority. Where is the moral authority of this party that has blindly endorsed all of Trump’s bigotry, xenophobia, racism? That is what is behind this policy. The reality we are all facing now is there are children paying the penalty for no reason when their parents are coming here seeking asylum.”

She noted that every panelist on CNN that evening talked about those seeking asylum from gangs like MS-13 and violence, but “your attorney general doesn’t know any better because they haven’t asked the questions.”

“They have not taken a single moment to find out why these people are risking their lives to come to this soil where they’re put in harm’s way. So, how’s that for counting?” Rye closed.

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Trump supporter tells CNN that Central American refugees can’t be poor: ‘They have Nike tennis shoes!’

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A Trump supporter on Thursday brushed off statistics showing that hate crimes have been rising since President Donald Trump's election by claiming that he has not personally seen any additional hate crimes.

During a CNN voter panel, host Alisyn Camerota quoted from official statistics showing a significant increase in hate crimes committed since Trump's upset victory in 2016.

Trump supporter Darrell Wimbley, however, wasn't buying it and he cited his own personal experiences to prove his point.

"You can say that, but I truly don't believe it because I don't see it," he said. "I can statistically say anything but I don't see it."

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Andrew McCabe rains hell on ‘insanely stupid’ Trump in epic rant before calling for impeachment hearings

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Appearing on CNN's "New Day" on Thursday morning, former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe unleashed hell on President Donald Trump for launching yet another unprovoked attack on him, saying the president says lots of "stupid things."

On Wednesday evening, the president smeared McCabe, with Trump calling him "terrible" and saying he couldn't do anything -- including go to the bathroom -- without former FBI Director James Comey's permission.

Given a chance to respond by CNN's John Berman, McCabe didn't hold back.

"You know, I've been listening to the president say insanely stupid things for years now about me personally, about my organization, and about the investigation, we undertook to find out if the president posed a threat to national security," McCabe began. "I won't get down in the weeds with the president and exchange insults on Twitter or TV or anywhere else, but the question we should be asking is: why do we have a president who feels necessary to attack individuals? Individuals -- private citizens, individuals who serve in our government -- to attack personally when he's scared of the truth that they have to offer."

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‘Out of his depth’: Trump holding back on Iran because he understands it’s harder than ‘swinging’ at a primary foe

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During a discussion on news that Iran has shot down a U.S. drone over international airspace on CNN, New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman explained that Donald Trump is in no rush to respond militarily because, for once, he knows he's "out of his depth."

Speaking with hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota, Habermann said that the president will likely get advice from national security adviser John Bolton to push back militarily, but that Trump doesn't seem interested in taking on as large a task as going to war.

"He usually responds to a provocation when it's a smaller thing that he can punch and knock down," Haberman explained. "He's pretty aware he can't actually do that with Iran. So I don't think you're going to see the typical, you know, as if he were swinging back at a primary foe. I think he is going to actually be a little more careful in what he says."

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