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‘Trump’s been the trailer trash of the millionaire class’: Michael Moore explains how GM ‘played’ the president

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Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore explained how President Donald Trump was played by General Motors when GM announced devastating cuts to car production in North America.

Moore first came to public prominence with his 1989 movie “Roger and Me” which examined GM’s job cuts in his hometown of Flint, Michigan.

MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes played a 2-year-old clip Donald Trump campaigning in Warren, Michigan just before the 2016 presidential election.

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“If I’m elected, you won’t lose one plant. You’ll have plants coming into this country,” Trump guaranteed. “You’re going to have jobs again — you won’t lose one plant — I promise you. I promise you.”

“This is the thing about Trump is that he — he doesn’t understand how he’s been played by GM,” Moore noted.

“I’ve wondered in these two years why corporate America and Wall Street have been kind of quiet about Trump, because he has never been one of them,” he noted.

“To corporate America, to Wall Street, Trump’s been the trailer trash of the millionaire class,” Moore explained. “They never let him into their club, their exclusive high-end club.”

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Moore put the plant closing in the context of the 2018 midterm election results.

“Three weeks ago tonight, the people of Michigan and Wisconsin and Pennsylvania were all part of this Rust Belt, they already knew that they weren’t benefitting from the Trump presidency,” he argued.

“This is what happened with General Motors, people in Michigan today are — they’re angry at Trump and they’re angry at GM,” he explained. “They’re angry at both of them.”

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Watch Moore on MSNBC — and below, the trailer for “Roger and Me”:

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Tapper smacks Mnuchin with Trump kids’ international business deals after attack on Biden son

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In a fairly contentious interview with Steve Mnuchin, CNN host Jake Tapper pointed out how Donald Trump's children -- Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric -- have been using their father's name to swing international deals after the Treasury secretary accused former Vice President Joe Biden's son of doing the same.

Mnuchin first dismissed reporting by the Washington Post and the conservative Wall Street Journal that Donald Trump was withholding Ukraine funding in an effort to get dirt on Biden and his son -- saying neither newspaper could be trusted -- he then complained to the CNN host about having to spend seven and a half minutes talking about Trump's Ukraine scandal.

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Will Trump peacefully vacate the Oval Office if he loses the presidential election in 2020? A lesson from 1800

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As primary season heats up in the United States, the Democrats are anxiously debating the best path to unseat Donald Trump in 2020. But the question of how to beat Trump is perhaps less urgent than the issue of whether he will accept defeat.

Trump has already questioned his loss of the 2016 popular vote with baseless accusations of voter fraud. He has also repeatedly toyed with the idea of extending his presidency beyond the eight-year limit enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, even trumpeting Jerry Falwell Jr.’s assertion that his first term be extended by two years to compensate for the Russia investigation. Perhaps most ominously, Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen warned while testifying before the House Oversight Committee in February 2019:

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Something is killing galaxies — and science is on the case

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In the most extreme regions of the universe, galaxies are being killed. Their star formation is being shut down and astronomers want to know why.

The first ever Canadian-led large project on one of the world’s leading telescopes is hoping to do just that. The new program, called the Virgo Environment Traced in Carbon Monoxide survey (VERTICO), is investigating, in brilliant detail, how galaxies are killed by their environment.

As VERTICO’s principal investigator, I lead a team of 30 experts that are using the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) to map the molecular hydrogen gas, the fuel from which new stars are made, at high resolution across 51 galaxies in our nearest galaxy cluster, called the Virgo Cluster.

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