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Bill Maher and Chelsea Handler team up to hilariously destroy Trump’s lies about the ‘migrant caravan’

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President Donald Trump’s strategy for the midterm elections is to raise fears about a group of several thousand Central American migrants walking toward the united States to seek asylum.

The so-called “caravan” is still thousands of miles away, but Trump has dispatched the army to the border with orders to shoot anyone who throws a rock at them.

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Trump has also made outrageous claims about the people participating in the walk, claiming that there are dangerous hardened criminals among the desperately poor people walking thousands of miles.

On Friday, HBO’s Bill Maher discussed the migrants with a panel that included comedian Chelsea Handler. Together, they hilariously mocked Trump’s lies.

“He said there are gang members, lepers, people with smallpox, TB… It’s this refillable cup of everything bad,” Maher said. “He said there’s terrorists in there from the middle east—why would you come from the middle east to come up from Honduras almost 2,000 miles away?”

Fox News personalities are picking up on the chance to invent threats in the caravan, Maher said.

“Jeanine Pirro said today, there are pedophiles, career criminals and wife beaters,” Maher said. “Who isn’t in this caravan?”

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“Meanwhile, you just described like the entire White House,” Handler said.

Maher then shared an “internal strategy memo” of other people Trump will be claiming are in the caravan.

Watch below.

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Joe Biden takes on Trump’s rhetoric during racial justice crises: ‘The words of a president matter’

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Former Vice President Joe Biden talked about the importance of a president's words and accountability during times of crisis during a Friday appearance on MSNBC.

Biden was interviewed by Craig Melvin, who noted the protests tearing apart cities and asked where he would start if elected president.

"I start by talking about what we must be, making no excuses, talking about our obligation to be decent," Biden answered. "Our obligation to take responsibility, our obligation to stand up when we see injustice."

"Look, the words of a president matter -- no matter how good or bad that president is," he explained. "A president can, by their words alone no matter who they are, make it rise or fall, take us to war, bring us to peace. The words of a president matter."

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South Carolina Republicans gather for an ‘active rejection’ of social distancing measures: report

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On Friday, The New York Times reported on a gathering of Republicans in Conway, South Carolina that appeared to be an "active rejection" of social distancing measures and other public health guidelines.

"The outdoor gathering here on Thursday was a send-off event for Cleo Steele, a longtime Republican Party operative in Horry County, who is retiring to Ohio," wrote Astead Herndon. "Speakers shared the same microphone. Local and state political candidates greeted voters with handshakes and squeezed tight for pictures. Of all the people gathered outside the county Republican office — many of them senior citizens — fewer than a dozen wore masks."

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Paul Krugman: A stronger GDP won’t help Americans if they’re dead

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Liberal economist Paul Krugman, in his New York Times column, has been stressing that the better a job the United States does with social distancing policies now, the better off the U.S. economy will be in the long run. In his Thursday column, Krugman warns that a premature reopening could hurt the U.S. both economically and from a health standpoint.

“America is now engaged in a vast, dangerous experiment,” Krugman writes. “Although social distancing has limited the spread of the coronavirus, it is far from contained. Yet despite warnings from epidemiologists, much of the country is moving to open up for business as usual.”

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