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‘I don’t know if what you’re saying are the facts’: Watch CNN anchor battle professional Trumper Steve Cortes’ many lies

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CNN anchor Ana Cabrera had to repeatedly fact check a 2016 Donald Trump campaign operative during a contentious segment on immigration on Saturday.

“Most people in this caravan are young men,” Cortes claimed.

“I’ve got to push back on that, though, because I don’t know if we can say most people are young men, Steve,” Cabrera noted. “I don’t know if what you’re saying are the facts.”

Cortes then claimed that a reported deal with Mexico actually “reinforces” Trump’s demand to build a border wall, which forced Cabrera to again correct him.

“Why does it reinforce the need for a border wall, though, if Mexico and the U.S. have an agreement?” she asked. “Mexico apparently doesn’t believe that if they’re willing to hold onto these people in order for them to process asylum claims, Steve.”

Cortes then went on to suggest that migrants legally seeking asylum were actually illegal immigrants.

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The segment highlighted why CNN has been criticized for employing Cortes as a paid contributor.

Like all Trump campaign operatives, Cortes signed a non-disparagement agreement that prevents him from ever criticizing Trump.

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Yet CNN employs him as a “political commentator” — despite the need for anchors to correct his incorrect assertions.

In May, during an appearance on WGSO-AM radio in New Orleans, Cortes admitted Trump suggested he move from Fox News to CNN.

“I used to be at Fox News, which was a whole different world. I went over to CNN partly at the suggestion of the White House itself and the president himself because — and I wanted to do it also — because I saw a narrative there that I thought was unfair to the president, and I want to try to be a counter voice,” Cortes explained.

“I want to be an alternative voice on CNN and I hope a voice of reason. So I hope that I am over there, to put it in sort of religious terms, I hope I am winning over some pagans,” he added.

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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