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GOP strategist Rick Wilson takes hypocritical Scott Pruitt apologists to the woodshed in epic tweet rant

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Republican strategist Rick Wilson blistered conservatives for defending scandal-plagued former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt.

Wilson shamed Pruitt’s defenders for blaming the media for increasingly outlandish reports of the Trump administration official’s personal and political corruption.

“Save some tiny iota of dignity,” Wilson tweeted. “Do you really believe that the coverage of Pruitt was driven by anything other than actions he took himself? Did the New York Times make him send his minions out seeking hand lotion? Did the Washington Post force him to live with a lobbyist?”

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“Was a crack team of CNN mind control operatives responsible for Pruitt hitting up his aides to cover hotel rooms?” he continued. “Who at MSNBC forced him to travel first class, and to demand an army of security dudes more suited to a third world dictator than a Cabinet official?”

Wilson said pro-Trump Republicans had run out of ideas to defend the president and attacked their “go-to villain” in the media, and he challenged them to defend Pruitt on his merits.

“I am curious if any of you can explain to me when a tolerance for corruption and criminality became a conservative value as long as you’re getting the policy outcomes you want,” Wilson tweeted.

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“Bonus points if you can explain it without using the construction of ‘But Obummer!’ or ‘But Hillary would be worse,'” he added.


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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.

Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.

"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."

While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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