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‘He’s either lying or has magic’: CNN panel catches Trump red-handed making up job numbers from Saudi arms deal

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President Donald Trump has consistently inflated the number of jobs created by the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia — and a CNN panel on Tuesday documented how Trump’s estimate over the last few days has climbed from 40,000 to over a million.

After playing a supercut of Trump progressively raising the number of jobs supposedly creating by Saudi arms deals — from 40,000 to 450,000 to 500,000 to 600,000 to a million — host John Berman was utterly flabbergasted by how shameless the president is about making up facts.

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“Unreal!” Berman exclaimed. “He’s either lying or he has magic.”

“That was the anatomy of a fabrication,” host Alisyn Camerota replied. “His last claim wasn’t good enough anymore, so he keeps upping the ante.”

“It’s a flat-out lie,” Berman said. “Because he knows that [only] one of those numbers is true.”

Panelist David Gregory then chimed in and called it “unseemly” that Trump was talking about jobs numbers at all when discussing arms sales to a country whose agents killed a journalist in their own consulate.

Pivoting back to Trump’s fabrications, Camerota wondered why the president’s voters were so untroubled by the way he lies about a seemingly endless array of topics.

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“Doesn’t that make voters think, ‘Hm, maybe that 40,000 number is also made up whole cloth?'” she asked.

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NYC comptroller speaks after mother dies of COVID-19: ‘Donald Trump has my mom’s blood on his hands’

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New York City comptroller Scott Stringer on Monday blamed President Donald Trump after his mother died from coronavirus complications.

"She believed in government and she raised us to believe in government," Stringer told CNN's Anderson Cooper. "She's got a great story and I'm going to tell it for the rest of my life."

"I've got to tell you, Donald Trump has blood on his hands and he has my mom's blood on his hands," the NYC official added. "And he sent us that hospital [ship] that's right here in New York harbor and no one can get on that hospital, which is something that is just outrageous."

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New York morgue adding shelves to refrigerator trucks to hold additional bodies: report

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CNN's Miguel Marquez reported this week that a morgue in New York is scrambling to find places to store dead bodies due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Marquez recently visited University Hospital of Brooklyn, where four patients with COVID-19 died in the 40 minutes he was there.

On Monday, Marquez told CNN's John Berman that the hospital's mortuary was taking extreme measures to hold the bodies.

"Right now, their morgue -- their regular morgue -- is overwhelmed," the CNN reporter explained. "They have two semi tractor trailer trucks. They are talking about added shelves to that. Because right now they have all of the bodies on the base of the truck."

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Georgia Republican whines about media bias after CNN’s Sciutto busts his state’s governor for COVID-19 ignorance

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CNN's Jim Sciutto on Monday grilled Georgia Lt. Gov. Jeff Duncan about Republican Gov. Brian Kemp's stunning ignorance about the coronavirus -- and Duncan responded by whining about the media being unfair.

Kemp last week said that he had just recently learned that it was possible to get infected by COVID-19 from people who had been infected with it but who showed no symptoms of the disease as they unwittingly spread it around to others.

Kemp's admission was shocking because medical professionals for weeks had been warning that asymptomatic people could spread the disease, and Sciutto asked Duncan why it had taken Kemp so long to realize the danger.

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