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ER doctor suspended for mocking black patient suffering anxiety attack: ‘You people come here for drugs’

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An emergency room physician working at El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos, California has been put on leave after footage was released showing her mocking a black athlete who suffered a panic attack during a basketball practice.

According to 5KPIX, Dr. Beth Keegstra, is awaiting her fate after the video was released, showing her doubting Samuel Bardwell’s account of his symptoms after he had to be rushed to the ER by his father.

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“You are the least sick of all the people who are here, who are dying. So you put your head up. Don’t try to tell me you can’t move. Come on. Sit up,” Keegstra brusquely told Bardwell as his father, Donald, filmed the encounter.

Keegstra then tied to pull the younger man up by his arm, telling him, “You want us to wheel you to your house in a gurney?”

According to the young man’s father, his son has a history of anxiety attacks and takes Klonopin, which treats seizures and anxiety disorders. He added that Samuel had not taken his medication in the days leading up to Tuesday’s attack.

Speaking with 5KPIX, Donald Bardwell said the doctor entered the cubicle with an attitude.

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“She never first came in and introduced herself,” he explained. “She never said her name, she never asked for his name, she never really examined him.”

He added that she accused them both of looking for drugs.

“She said, ‘I know why you people are here, you people who come here for drugs,’ and I said ‘What do you mean you people?’” Donald recalled. “She was rambling on so angrily that’s why I pulled out my phone.”

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Administrators at the hospital issued a statement saying Keegstra has been “removed from the work schedule, pending further investigation.”

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‘Smart rats jump a sinking orange ship’: Columnist predicts more Republicans will flee Trump

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New York Times contributing columnist Wajahat Ali predicted that more Republicans would likely flee President Donald Trump in the coming weeks.

Already, Trump's own officials, appointees, and staff are lining up to testify to the House committees, despite Trump saying they will not cooperate with any investigations.

"I believe smart rats jump a sinking orange ship, and if you don't believe me, you haven't paid attention to the last week," Ali told CNN's Don Lemon. In the past week, several of Trump's appointees have lined up to give a deposition or testify. Even outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry revealed in a Wall Street Journal interview, that Rudy Giuliani was to be the point person on all things related to Ukraine.

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CNN panel mocks the White House for promoting a photo of Trump looking ‘subservient’ to Pelosi

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The White House posted a series of photos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Wednesday after their meeting, showing Pelosi being the only person in the room literally standing up to President Donald Trump. It was an image that baffled the mind of at least one CNN panelist as to why the Trump people would be promoting Pelosi.

According to reports from those who were in the room, the president flew off the handle after Pelosi quipped that it seems all roads lead back to Russia for this president. It was at that point that Trump called Pelosi a "third-grade politician," though presumably, he meant "third-rate," and the meeting broke apart.

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Max Boot calls BS on Republicans for trying to claim Syria is Nancy Pelosi’s fault because of impeachment

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President Donald Trump is conducting foreign policy like a 1980s television character, according to conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot.

In a panel discussion about the letter Trump sent to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, Boot mocked Republicans for suddenly trying to claim that Trump's withdrawal from Syria was Speaker Nancy Pelosi's fault because of impeachment. It is unclear if Republicans are confessing the president is too distracted by impeachment to be making foreign policy decisions or if they are blaming Pelosi for military decisions.

"I mean there's a lot of really lame Republican talking points out there, Don," Boot said to CNN host Don Lemon. "But to suggest, as Rep. Liz Cheney and others have done that somehow Trump's inexplicable decision to give the Turks the green light to invade Syria — that was somehow the fault of Nancy Pelosi because of the impeachment process? What?"

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