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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.

Watch the video below.

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GOP senator flops hard when CNN’s Tapper asks him to name one case where Trump cared about foreign corruption

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Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) on Friday furiously tried to deflect when CNN's Jake Tapper asked him to name one instance other than Ukraine where President Donald Trump held up foreign aid to a country because he was concerned it was not fighting corruption.

During an interview, Tapper asked Lankford if he agreed that Trump's primary concern in holding up military assistance to Ukraine was because he sincerely wanted to root out corruption in the country rather than urge it to investigate his political opponents.

"Yes, I do actually think he's concerned about corruption and the people of Ukraine," the senator replied.

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CNN’s Camerota baffled as GOP senator spins Chuck Schumer power-grab conspiracy theory

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CNN host Alisyn Camerota seemed visibly stunned on Friday morning as a Republican senator spun an elaborate conspiracy theory about Sen. Chuck Schumer by claiming the impeachment trial of Donald Trump is just a cover for the New York Democrat to make himself Senate majority leader.

Defending President  Trump, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) complained about having to watch videos of House impeachment hearing witnesses multiple times during the Senate impeachment trial, before turning his ire on Schumer.

"You know, Alisyn, what this is about -- and Chuck Schumer has been out front about it -- this isn't about removing the president. It's about Chuck Schumer trying to become the majority leader in the United States Senate," he accused. "He has targeted specific members of the Senate. He has attacked the Senate, the process, the senators [by] running commercials against them."

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Fox News scorched for hiding its top legal analyst during impeachment in scathing CNN segment

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Fox News' coverage of President Donald Trump's impeachment has failed to meet even the lowest of expectations, and CNN's John Avlon on Friday chided the network for not even meeting the bare minimum requirements for keeping its viewers informed.

Avlon started his segment by recounting how Fox News doesn't even show the impeachment trial unfiltered and instead has its right-wing hosts and guests talk over House Democrats while they present their case.

"None of which comes close to addressing the evidence," he said.

Avlon then hammered the network for the conspicuous absence of Andrew Napolitano, who has for years been its top legal analyst and who has become a fierce critic of the president.

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