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MSNBC’s Ali Velshi systematically rips apart GOP’s lies about protecting people with pre-existing conditions

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MSNBC’s Ali Velshi dropped one righteous rant on Thursday, chastising Republicans and the president for running on protecting people with pre-existing conditions. The MSNBC newscaster called out the GOP as liars, and said anyone who believed them probably believes the moon landing was faked.

“President Trump has asked Americans to forget the last eight years of the health care debate,” Velshi said of Trump’s claims that it is his party, and not the Democrats, who will protect healthcare. “That would be a lie. Hashtag lie alert.”

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“Dismantling Obamacare has been a central tenet for both President Trump and the GOP,” he said. “Republicans in congress have voted 70 times to repeal protections for people with pre-existing conditions.” He then cut to several ads placed by Republicans in which candidates pointed to their nonexistent record of standing up for people with pre-existing conditions. He also cautioned that their lies just might work.

“26% of people think that Republicans are going to protect pre-existing conditions. I don’t know how the number is that big,” he said. “I guess about 23% of the people believe that Barack Obama is a Kenyan-born Muslim so it’s about 3% more than that. And I guess about 23% of people believe in UFOs.”

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‘Wackadoodle’ Trump is ‘seriously worried about losing’: CNN legal analyst

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On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin discussed President Donald Trump's bizarre claim that Google "manipulated" millions of votes for Hillary Clinton.

"And there is another conspiracy theory, Jeffrey, that he's on to," said anchor Brianna Keilar. "He took to Twitter today to accuse Google of manipulating votes. He said 'Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought!"

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Google, Facebook, Amazon decry French digital tax as ‘discriminatory’

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American tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Google joined forces on Monday to decry the French digital tax as retroactive and discriminatory.

President Donald Trump is considering retaliating against the tax -- approved July 11 -- with punitive tariffs on French wine imports, prompting an investigation by the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR).

The so-called GAFA companies appeared at a USTR hearing on possible countermeasures and were unanimous in their complaints, calling the tax a "troubling precedent."

The tax, which Washington considers unfair, adds yet another bone of contention to the transatlantic trade disputes that now also include steel, aluminum, automobiles, aircraft and agriculture.

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Fox News promotes conspiracy theory on screen — and downplays terrorism in El Paso

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Fox News is promoting another conspiracy theory on the network that purports to be a real news source.

During Monday's episode of "The Five," the lower third of the screen read: "NYT to focus on race after Russian collusion fails."

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— Max Tani (@maxwelltani) August 19, 2019

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