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CNN’s Erin Burnett slammed GOP senator for calling people ‘naive’ for opposing Trump

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CNN’s Erin Burnett slammed Senator James Risch (R-ID) on Tuesday for asserting that the media did not give President Trump enough credit for meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

“I’m not sure what you want for this president. This guy has done something that is historical, and that’s bringing these people to the table to talk about denuclearization of the peninsula,” Risch said.

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Risch said that Kim Jong-un is making progress, and that Burnett should give President Trump a little credit.

“He has done some really bad things, but he is headed down a different road than he was 120 days ago. I know this is going to be tough for you, but you have got to give him a smidget of credit,” he said.

Risch claimed that Burnett was trying to spin the story by showing alternate videos of President Trump.

“Certainly, for sure. Which one are we supposed to believe?” Burnett asked. She then said that she only stated the facts.

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“I don’t think we’re putting a rough spin on this. I think we’re seeing the president of the United States came out of a meeting and he said ‘I trust that guy’ with not spin. The facts. So what I’m asking you is why are those facts the way they are? Is it okay, he did that? Do you support it? I’m just playing for you what he did,” Burnett said.

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A man became a hero to the internet over the weekend after he was captured on video saying "f*ck you" to members of a group of conservative protesters known as Proud Boys.

In a video that appeared to be from Saturday's protests in Portland, a man can be seen walking into a group of right-wing demonstrators.

"F*ck you," the man says, pointing at an apparent Proud Boys member.

"F*ck you," the man says again as he points at another member of the group.

The man then repeats the process over and over, pointing out a member of the Proud Boys each time. He did make an exception for a dog, which he described as "cool."

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In videos uploaded to Twitter, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) received a chorus of boos and shouts from a town hall crowd after she tried to blame mass shootings on mental health issues, with one person shouting, "Do something!"

According to a report from Iowa Starting Line, the embattled Iowa Senator whose approval numbers have dropped, due in part to President Donald Trump, was pressed by one local teacher about changing gun laws so she can get back to the job she was hired for.

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Every morning we wake up and the nightmare that is Donald Trump seems to go on. Most nightmares, even recurring ones, eventually come to an end. We must hope this one will eventually end as well.

As a columnist, it’s difficult to keep writing about what seems to be the same thing over and over — Trump being a racist, homophobic, sexist pig. Then he, his family or someone in the administration does something else that boggles the mind. Last week, he retweeted a conspiracy theory that the Clintons were responsible for Jeffrey Epstein’s death. Every time you think he can’t sink lower he does.

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