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Joe Arpaio says it’s ‘hard’ to call John McCain a hero: ‘You know who that person is? It’s Donald Trump’

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Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is known for his anti-immigrant stances, this week refused to call deceased Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) a hero, and instead said that he had “found” his hero in President Donald Trump.

In an interview that was aired on Tuesday, MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt asked Arpaio if he believed McCain was a “patriot.”

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Arpaio agreed.

Hunt pressed: “A hero?”

Arpaio paused for several seconds.

“That’s hard for me to answer,” the former sheriff said.

“Why?” Hunt wondered.

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“Because I never had a hero in my life until several months ago,” Arpaio explained. “I woke up and after 75 years, I found my hero. You know who that person is? Donald Trump.”

Shortly after becoming president, Trump pardoned Arpaio after he was found guilty of violating a court order against profiling Latinos.

Watch the video below from MSNBC.

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White House ‘shamed into submission’: Senate finally passes Armenian genocide bill despite Trump’s objections

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In a direct refutation of the repeated objections of the Trump administration this Thursday, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide.

As USA Today points out, the historic move will likely complicate US-Turkey relations since it acknowledges that Turkey, then known as the Ottoman Empire, carried out the systematic killings of 1.5 million Armenians from 1915 to 1923.

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‘It’s all distractions’: CNN panel obliterates GOP for totally refusing to discuss Trump’s conduct

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A CNN panel on Thursday obliterated House Republicans for once again completely ignoring the substance of allegations against President Donald Trump and instead throwing out numerous distractions intended to deflect attention from the president's actions.

"It's been distractions about the Bidens, it's been distractions about conspiracy theories about Ukraine's involvement in the election," said CNN legal analyst Carrie Cordero. "Yesterday, it was distractions about FISA and FISA so-called abuse. It was distractions from Congressman Gohmert reading calls from 1943! It's been all distractions and they won't wrestle with the actual conduct."

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Fox News’ Chris Wallace calls Trump out for promulgating ‘the most direct sustained assault on freedom of the press in our history’

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Even though Fox News hosts like Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson and Jeanine Pirro aggressively support President Donald Trump more often than not, he often takes to Twitter to complain when the right-wing cable news channel gives him a hard time. His main targets at Fox News include Judge Andrew Napolitano and Chris Wallace, both of whom have been highly critical of Trump at times. And when Wallace spoke at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday night, he didn’t hesitate to call out Trump’s bitterly anti-media rhetoric.

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