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Morning Joe mocks White House for being scared to let Mueller grill Trump: ‘His lawyers think he’s a moron’

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A “Morning Joe” panel on Thursday mocked the Trump White House for being reluctant to let President Donald Trump sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller.

During the panel, co-host Joe Scarborough tried to goad Trump into talking with Mueller by insisting that it would be the best way for the president to prove his innocence.

“It seems to me, and I’m being dead serious here, if Donald Trump thinks that he can sit at a table with Robert Mueller and not get wiped out, he would be doing himself, his White House, this country a great favor, if he really is innocent, to sit down,” Scarborough said. “Get it over with, see that that’s in the rearview mirror, and then go ahead and let Mueller investigate what Vladimir Putin did in 2016.”

Co-host Mika Brzezinski pointed out that Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s public stance against letting Trump sit down with Mueller shows that his legal team seems to lack confidence in his ability to answer basic questions without perjuring himself.

“Look at the reactions to the people around him… many would deduce his lawyers think he’s a moron,” she said. “His tweets indicate that he’s very afraid.”

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‘Do you love Puerto Rico?’: Fox News’ Shep Smith rips governor to shreds

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Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló was outed for cold and heartless comments he exchanged about his own island in wake of the horrific hurricanes that destroyed the island in 2017. He's also being forced to ask questions about the corruption involving the funding for hurricane relief. Nearly 1 million people have taken to the streets demanding accountability and action.

In his first interview, Rosselló may have assumed he'd meet a friendly audience on Fox News, but Shep Smith let him have it.

"The corruption is rampant in Puerto Rico," Smith said. "Economically Puerto Rico is in a fiscal crisis, $70 billion in debt and a 13-year recession. In the leaked 900 pages of profanity-laced messages, dubbed RickyGate, after you, sir, you made light of the casualties of the Hurricane Maria, you tossed homophobic and misogynistic remarks, You were calling the former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverit a whore. Of the oversight board that rules Puerto Rico's finances, you said, 'Go F-yourself. And when your representative to that board said he is salivating to shoot the woman who is the mayor of San Juan, you said, 'You’d be doing me a grand favor.' So, attacks on woman, gays, dead relatives on your own island and after that who is left to support you? Is it even safe for you to govern?"

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Puerto Ricans launch biggest protest yet against governor

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Angry protesters blocked the main road in Puerto Rico's capital on Monday as they launched what was expected to be the largest yet of a wave of demonstrations seeking the resignation of the US territory's embattled governor.

Marching under sunny skies in San Juan, the demonstrators sang, chanted, danced and carried the territory's red, white and blue flag with a lone star.

Altogether, hundreds of thousands were expected to turn out.

Puerto Ricans are up in arms over alleged corruption involving money meant to be for victims of Hurricane Maria in 2017, which left nearly 3,000 dead.

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Here are 5 of the wildest and most outrageous comments Trump just made to the press

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During an Oval Office meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, President Donald Trump gave rambling and outrageous comments to the press about a wide range of subjects.

Here are just five of the wildest things he said in the meeting:

1. “Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth.”

Trump said he could “win” the war in Afghanistan by simply committing genocide against the entire population.

“If we wanted to fight a war in Afghanistan and win it, I could win that war in a week,” he said. “I just don’t want to kill 10 million people.”

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