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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.”

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

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“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.”

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

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‘Devastating for Trump’: Former White House lawyer says president’s defense ‘has entirely collapsed’ with Sondland testimony

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Ambassador Gordon Sondland will present "devastating" testimony, as evidenced by leaked copies of his opening statement.

Sondland directly will implicate President Donald Trump for a "quid pro quo" in his opening testimony.

Neal Katyal, the former acting Solicitor General in the Obama administration, offered his analysis of the testimony on Wednesday.

Katyal's analysis offers the implications for Rudy Giuliani, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who Katyal suggests will need to be subpoenaed by House Democrats.

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Sondland says Ukrainians knew there was a quid pro quo for military aid — because he told them

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E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland's opening statement contains a blizzard of damning allegations about President Donald Trump and his immediate officials' conduct surrounding the withholding of foreign aid to Ukraine.

In particular, Sondland's statement directly contradicts a major talking point used by Republicans to defend the president: That there couldn't have been a quid pro quo to force the Ukrainians to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, because the Ukrainians did not know the delay in military aid was linked to opening investigations.

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‘We followed the president’s orders’: Sondland leaves no wiggle room for Trump’s direct involvement in Ukraine scandal

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European Union ambassador Gordon Sondland will leave no wiggle room for President Donald Trump to deny his direct involvement in the Ukraine scandal in his bombshell opening statement.

As reported by the Daily Beast, Sondland will testify that he followed President Donald Trump's orders to work with personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on dealing with Ukraine, despite the fact that he was personally reluctant to do so.

"Secretary Perry, Ambassador Volker and I worked with Mr. Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine matters at the express direction of the President of the United States," the statement says. "We did not want to work with Mr. Giuliani. Simply put, we played the hand we were dealt. We all understood that if we refused to work with Mr. Giuliani, we would lose an important opportunity to cement relations between the United States and Ukraine. So we followed the President’s orders."

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