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‘Call it a lie’: Former GOP congressman torches Trump on CNN for fabricating a middle-class tax cut

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Former Florida Republican Congressman David Jolly hammered President Donald Trump for concocting a new tax cut plan out of thin air with just weeks to go before the 2018 midterm elections.

During the segment, CNN host Kate Bolduan asked Jolly how he would describe Trump claiming that Congress would soon cut taxes for middle-class Americans despite the fact that Congress is out of session until after the midterms.

Jolly didn’t mince any words.

“You call it a lie,” he said. “This is the President of the United States lying, not just to his supporters, but to the American people.”

Jolly said that Trump’s phantom middle-class tax cut is a recognition that the massive tax cut Republicans passed last year “has not given them the political boost going into November that they needed.”

He then argued that Trump can’t credibly sell hope to his supporters and must thus rely solely on scaring them to the voting booths.

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“He’s ramping up a cycle of fear like he did a term or two ago when the issue was Syrian refugees,” he said. “I was not an Obama supporter, obviously, I was a Republican member of Congress… but the contrast between Barack Obama deciding politically to sell hope — and with President Trump selling fear — each are very powerful.”

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Trump just gave Don McGahn a reason to testify to Congress — ‘’and it won’t be good for the president’: CNN analyst

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During a panel discussion on Donald Trump's latest attacks on former White House counsel Don McGahn -- accusing him of lying to special counsel Robert Mueller to make himself look good -- a CNN analyst suggested the president may come to regret his comments.

Speaking with CNN fill-in host Alex Marquardt, every member of the panel said there was no way that McGahn would lie while under oath when he spoke with Justice Department officials.

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Sarah Sanders’ replacement ‘won’t last one day’ if they won’t lie for Trump like she did: CNN host

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During a panel discussion on White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders' plan to depart her job working for President Donald Trump, CNN host Kate Bolduan scoffed at the idea that the president will employ anyone who doesn't lie like he does.

Speaking with CNN media analyst Brian Stelter, Bolduan asked about Sanders contentious tenure and her abrasive nature with the press.

"Essentially the post hasn't been filled in the traditional sense for a long time," Stelter explained. "95 days without a traditional briefing. Clearly, he's going to appoint somebody. The white house communications director role hasn't been filled in the way it traditionally is."

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Ex-White House aide snaps at CNN’s Camerota after she calls out Sarah Sander’s lies

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In a frequently contentious interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota, former White House Communications director Anthony Scaramucci snapped at the CNN host when she pointed out exiting White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders' history of lying and attacking the press.

Asked about the timing of Sanders' departure, Scaramucci said the spokesperson had done her time -- one year serving on then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign and two years in the White House.

"She did a great job," Scaramucci attempted. "I know people have mixed views of her in places like this but I love her and think she did a great job and she is as an honest broker."

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