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CNN’s Berman calls BS on Kavanaugh backer’s complaints about unfair treatment: ‘Merrick Garland didn’t get a hearing’

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CNN’s John Berman on Monday called out conservative Matt Schlapp for his complaint that only conservative Supreme Court nominees get treated poorly.

Citing a tweet over the weekend that claimed only conservative Supreme Court nominees get “mauled,” Berman pointed out that Senate Republicans in 2016 refused to even meet with Merrick Garland, whom former President Obama had nominated to the Supreme Court after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

“Merrick Garland didn’t even get a hearing,” Berman said. “Merrick Garland was accused of being appointed by a Democrat, and that was enough to not get him a hearing, whereas Brett Kavanaugh is accused now, by two women, of sexual assault.”

Schlapp angrily complained that Garland was the only nominee that Republicans had ever spiked, whereas Democrats in the past successfully killed the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork in the 1980s.

Berman, however, countered that Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch sailed through his confirmation and received Democratic votes, despite the fact that he had been the nominee who took what would have been Garland’s seat on the court.

“He was not the fifth vote!” complained Schlapp, referring to the fact that Gorsuch simply replaced hardline conservative Scalia, whereas Kavanaugh will replace swing vote Anthony Kennedy.

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‘The president’s in major trouble’: CNN polling analyst reveals how Trump dug himself a massive hole for 2020

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President Donald Trump should be coasting to reelection given that unemployment is under four percent -- but poll after poll shows that the president is significantly down compared to prospective Democratic rivals.

In fact, polling data from the president's own reelection campaign leaked last week and showed him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden significantly in multiple key swing states, which infuriated the president and resulted in the firing of staff pollsters.

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WATCH: Financial reporter blows the lid off Trump’s decades-long scam to lie about his wealth

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Bombshell reports from the New York Times have found that President Donald Trump has lied about his wealth for decades now -- even during times when he was burning through cash and had trouble finding a bank willing to lend him money.

Financial reporter Jonathan Greenberg went on CNN Monday to expose just how Trump has kept the true status of his wealth a secret from the general public for decades.

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MSNBC guest ridicules Trump-fan Steve Cortes as possible Sarah Sanders replacement: ‘He’s a nut — have you seen him on TV?’

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Discussing the departure of Donald Trump's spokesperson Sarah Sanders from the White House, an MSNBC panel surveyed her possible replacements with one ridiculed for his appearances on TV defending the president.

Speaking with "AM Joy" fill-in host Jonathan Capehart, The Beat DC editor Tiffany Cross shot former Trump associate Stever Cortes -- a regular on CNN -- down as a possible candidate.

"There are names that are out there," Capehart suggested. "[Meliania Trump spokesperson] Stephanie Grisham and Hogan Gidley and Steve Cortes."

Pointing out that Grisham is the most likely contender, and the Trump would probably prefer a woman, Cross called out Cortes for his TV appearances.

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