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MSNBC’s Ali Velshi puts his religion degree to work fact-checking Sessions and Sanders: ‘We’re going to church’

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MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi surprised viewers on Friday by “taking them to church” with a factcheck of claims made by the Trump administration to rationalize their new policy of separating parents from children at the border to deter immigration.

While Velshi is best known for his business and economics reporting, he earned a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

“We’re about to go to church,” Velshi explained. “Sticking with the spirit of what would Jesus do, we actually did dig through the Bible to find passages that lent themselves to the current border practice of separating migrant children from their parents.”

Velshi said the White House “has forced this discussion upon us, because they have said it’s the biblical thing to do.”

“I don’t think there is a Christian, a Muslim, or a Jew in this country who can find me in their holy book references that suggest that that is appropriate,” Velshi concluded.

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“I think you’re right,” said James Martin, a Jesuit priest. “I think what they’re doing is called proof texting, you take a verse of the gospels or the Old Testament out of context and throw it at people, weaponizing the Bible.”

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Cop says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot following Trump’s racist targeting of The Squad

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Following racist attacks on members of The Squad by President Donald Trump and his supporters, a police officer in Louisiana reportedly said that one of the congresswomen of color should be shot.

Trump has been lashing out at the four first-term congresswomen, who include Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

"A Gretna police officer posted a comment on his Facebook page this past week calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a 'vile idiot' who 'needs a round, and I don't mean the kind she used to serve,'" NOLA reported Saturday.

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Internet piles on ABC reporter for lavishing praise on Trump for allowing press to ask questions

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ABC News reporter Kyra Phillips on Saturday heaped praise on President Donald Trump for his treatment of the press.

Despite the White House no longer holding daily press briefings, Phillips praised the "access" she receives from the administration.

"No matter what your politics are, I have to say that I appreciate the access ?Trump? gives us on a regular basis and the ability to ask any question," she said.

She tagged Stephanie Grisham in her tweet, who is Trump's latest press secretary. She also tagged her husband, John Roberts, who does not work in the White House, but works for Fox News.

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‘Trump wants to start a race war’: Ex-advisor alleges his campaign planned ‘Send her Back’ chants

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President Donald Trump is attempting to start a race war in America, a long-time advisor declared on MSNBC on Saturday evening.

Omarosa Manigault Newman was interviewed by Donny Deutsch on "Saturday Night Politics."

"You said could it happen here? It is happening here," Newman told Deutsch.

"As a woman of color watching him attack those four women, it made it very clear that Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to our democracy," she said.

"And everyone has been kind of tiptoeing what this actually is. Donald Trump wants to start a race war in this country and it started at that rally — it started with the tweets," she said.

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