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Fox & Friends wish Trump had ignored DeNiro — but giggle anyway at ‘punch-drunk’ insult

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The hosts of “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday tried to imagine why celebrities would make political statements if they didn’t necessarily translate into votes.

Actor Robert DeNiro drew the president’s wrath by profanely denouncing him during the Tony Awards, and the Fox News hosts griped that conservatives would not have been able to say the same thing about former President Barack Obama.

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“Talk about hypocrisy,” said co-host Ainsley Earhardt. “What if conservatives did this? What if conservatives had said that about President Obama. It’s just distasteful. It’s angry and mean, mean-spirited. You can disagree you don’t have to say things like that.”

Brian Kilmeade thought President Donald Trump should have ignored DeNiro, but he praised him anyway for slurring the actor as “punch-drunk.”

“I was just thinking to myself it’s so good that the president was giving Robert DeNiro the Eminem treatment of ignoring him, and then last night these tweets came rolling in from Air Force One,” Kilmeade said, cackling with delight as he read the tweets aloud.

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Earhardt pointed out that DeNiro’s “f*ck Trump” statement was bleeped out by the network.

“Don’t you want your message heard?” she said. “His message was bleeped the entire thing. You didn’t know what the message was if you were watching it.”

Kilmeade pointed out that celebrities like Jay-Z and Beyoncé had backed Hillary Clinton, but she lost anyway.

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“It doesn’t convert to votes,” he said.

Earhardt, who claimed she hasn’t seen a movie since becoming a parent, said Americans didn’t care about the movie stars they pay to see act in films.

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“You hear people in the middle of the country, they say we don’t care about these celebrities,” she said. “They don’t relate to us. Let them all come out because it backfires on them.”

Co-host Steve Doocy then gloated over the president’s remarks.

“If you are a Republican yeah, Hollywood, keep it up,” Doocy said. “Clearly they have been so out of touch with mainstream media, — mainstream America. Does Hollywood reflect your personal political point of view and do you listen to them? That’s what Robert DeNiro really matter? I mean punchy, does that really matter what punchy says?”

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READ IT: More than 1,100 former US Department of Justice officials tell Bill Barr to resign now

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More than 1,100 former US Department of Justice officials called on Attorney General William P. Barr on Sunday to step down after he intervened last week to lower the Justice Department’s sentencing recommendation for President Trump’s longtime friend and political crony Roger J. Stone Jr.

“It is unheard of for the Department’s top leaders to overrule line prosecutors, who are following established policies, in order to give preferential treatment to a close associate of the President, as Attorney General Barr did in the Stone case,” wrote the former Justice Department attorneys in their Sunday letter. “It is even more outrageous for the Attorney General to intervene as he did here — after the President publicly condemned the sentencing recommendation that line prosecutors had already filed in court.”

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Trump campaign forced to delete #Daytona500 Air Force One photo because it was from 15 years ago

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Another oops moment happened for President Donald Trump's campaign manager stole George W. Bush's photo from the Daytona 500 in 2004.

Tweeting Sunday, Brad Parscale proclaimed, "[email protected] won the #Daytona500 before the race even started."

Except, it wasn't him. As many people pointed out, the image was from 16 years ago by photographer Jonathan Ferrey, CNN reported. Parscale was forced to delete it and tweet it out again with an underwhelming photo.

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‘America — y’all gotta wake up’: MSNBC panel cracks up laughing at Trump bizarre claims about the border wall

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Last month, President Donald Trump's border wall collapsed due to weather problems. A new decision was made that in certain areas, Trump's wall must be a kind of "gate" that will remain open during months known for heavy flooding.

After weeks of ignoring the news, Trump finally found something to say about the catastrophe during a press conference where he rambled about different ways that people have tried to get drugs over the wall using a sling-shot.

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