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CNN’s Chris Cuomo confesses to Seth Meyers that he’s ‘secretly part of the problem’

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While CNN host Chris Cuomo might be known for his tough questions and demand for accountability for guests on his show, he told Late Night host Seth Meyers he agrees he’s part of the problem.

During a Tuesday interview, Cuomo said that he frequently gets berated by liberals for giving a platform to White House apologists and allies of President Donald Trump. However, he said he doesn’t want to hear it.

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“Look, if I am not doing my job, then don’t watch,” Cuomo said. “You have great choices on at the same time as me, and if I’m not getting it done, that’s the price of performance. But don’t be closed off to people just because they say what you don’t like. There is value two ways in being tested.”

He talked about the silos visible during the hearing for Brett Kavanaugh Tuesday and the disinterest in consensus. When it comes to judges, Cuomo said that the right wants to stack the court with young, white, male judges that will set jurisprudence for an entire generation. For the right, there’s nothing else that matters.

“I’m not judging it, but that’s why as soon as Kavanaugh, if he makes it through, and he is confirmed, Donald Trump’s presidency goes in the history books as being impactful because he will have changed that court,” he explained.

The two also joked about an earlier bit Meyers did about Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who gently tapped his gavel as his Democratic colleagues spoke over him. Meyers found it hilarious because it was so passive aggressive.

“The Grassley thing was so funny, I almost popped one of the caps off my teeth,” Cuomo joked.

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When the conversation took a serious tone, Cuomo explained that the negativity of the news has a way of consuming someone.

“My only concern that I have is that you let the negativity consume you, not that there isn’t a good reason for it, but we are going to have elections now,” he explained. “If people come out and vote, then you win. Then people win. If they don’t come out and vote, then they have nothing to complain about.

“Look, I wish I had some kind of high ground,” Cuomo continued. “Another thing that I constantly get told, including by my kids, is that I’m part of the problem. I get told that all the time, which secretly I have always believed.”

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Meyers laughed, noting it’s always nice when one’s children can reinforce their beliefs about themselves.

“I always knew, you know, the self-loathing would pay off with some kind of universal recognition,” Cuomo said, laughing. “So, now, that’s why I wear all black.”

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‘A coward and a commander’: New Lincoln Project ad contrasts Trump with James Mattis

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On Friday, the conservative anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project released a new attack ad against President Donald Trump — this time using the criticism of his former Defense Secretary James Mattis, and comparing and contrasting their leadership ability.

"This is the story of a coward and a commander," said the ad's narrator. "The coward Trump dodged the draft. Jim Mattis led American troops for forty years. While a frightened Trump hides from protesters in a deep bunker firing off tweets, Jim Mattis does what he's always done: Leads. While Donald Trump angrily attacks, General Mattis' words deserve to be heard by every American."

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NFL Commissioner Goodell apologizes for league’s indifference to players’ protests against racism

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On Friday, CNN reported that National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell is acknowledging his organization turned a blind eye when his athletes took a knee to protest racism and police violence, and issued a formal apology.

"We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest," Goodell said in a newly released Instagram video. "It has been a difficult time for our country. In particular, black people in our country. First, my condolences to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and all the families who have endured police brutality."

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Earth Has Hottest May on Record

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"This is unquestionably an alarming sign."

The Earth just experienced its hottest May on record, scientists said Friday—just a day after it was announced that atmospheric CO2 levels hit a new high.

Scientists at Europe's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) announced the temperature record Friday. The agency said that globally, last month 0.63°C warmer than the 1981-2020 average for May. That tops the previous warmest May, which occurred in 2016, by 0.05°C.

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