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CNN’s Don Lemon responds to Trump’s attacks on him and LeBron James with epic takedown: ‘Who is the real dummy?’

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On Monday, CNN’s Don Lemon responded to President Donald Trumps attack in wake of an interview Lemon had done with LeBron James.

Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!” Trump tweeted last week.

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“Who’s the real dummy? I want people to take the truth from this. Who’s the real dummy?” asked Lemon. “They’re watching a report on someone who happens to be black and they’re doing something really great for their community and not only changing kids lives but their families as well, changing the trajectories of their future and you call me dumb and him dumb by default.”

“If you can’t say anything good don’t say anything at all. Why did he feel the need?” Lemon said.

Lemon then opened his show Tonight with Don Lemon echoing the same distaste for President Donald Trump’s racist behavior and vocabulary.

“This president traffics in racism and is fueled by bullying. President Trump is trying a divide and conquers strategy here and here’s how it goes. He divides by race and tries to conquer decency by smearing and besmirching the truth and the people who fight to uphold it,” Lemon said.

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He continued: “The overwhelmingly negative response to his unfair and unkind attack on a good man, LeBron James, shows America rejects what he is pedaling, most of America anyway, not all of America. But what about the impact his policies have without a platform through sports like LeBron or through media like me? What about those who don’t have a voice?”

Lemon also noted that this week marks the first anniversary of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that killed a counter-protester and injuried many others.

“Will the country stand up for them? We, the decent and truly patriotic people who really love America and believe in its greatness have to because clearly, Donald Trump won’t,” he concluded.

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Maddow walks through existence of a ‘whistleblower’ alleging the IRS is mishandling Trump’s taxes

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MSNBC's Rachel Maddow reported Thursday on the "confetti canon" of new filings in the legal battle between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the House Ways and Means Committee over access to President Donald Trump's tax returns.

Maddow reported on Exhibit QQ in the latest filings, which is a letter from Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

"On July 29, 2019, the Committee received an unsolicited communication from a Federal employee setting forth credible allegations of 'evidence of possible misconduct' -- specifically, potential 'inappropriate efforts to influence' the mandatory audit program," Exhibit QQ read.

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Texas governor busted sending racist call-to-arms a day before El Paso attack: ‘take matters into our own hands’

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On Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) tweeted out a message of unity and promised to work to reduce violence in his state, in the wake of the shooting in El Paso that left 22 dead and dozens more injured:

Today we had hearings responding to the tragic shooting in El Paso.

We focused on community healing, combating domestic terrorism, reducing hateful ideologies, & keeping guns out of hands of deranged killers while respecting 2nd Amendment rights.

We’ll keep TX safe.#txlege pic.twitter.com/ymct4aiSgK

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Facebook bans far-right website from pro-Trump advertising after they try to skirt transparency rules

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On Thursday, NBC News reported that Facebook has banned the Epoch Times from placing political advertisements, after the right-wing website tried to conceal its multimillion-dollar dark money streams and get around the social network's political advertising transparency rules in its propaganda supporting President Donald Trump.

The Epoch Times had tried to skirt rules by running ads under puppet names like "Honest Paper" and "Pure American Journalism," confusing users about who was really behind the ads.

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