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CNN panel explodes when Trump supporter lectures Democrats on feminism to defend new UN ambassador pick

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During a raucous CNN interview, host Chris Cuomo and his guests all raised their voices while discussing Donald Trump’s reported consideration of State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert to be the United States’ next UN ambassador.

Cuomo noted that this is far from the first time Trump has weighed promoting people he likes to senior positions in his administration.

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“First the president wanted his personal doctor to be the head of the VA,” the host said. “Then he wanted his personal pilot to be the head of the FAA. Now he wants a former anchor from his personal favorite morning show to replace Nikki Haley.”

With Nauert’s relatively short tenure at State and her former career as a Fox & Friends host, Cuomo wondered how she would be “qualified” for a cabinet-level position.

The fireworks began when former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and ex-Republican National Committee chief of staff Mike Shields began butting heads over whether the nomination of the arguably-unqualified ambassador candidate could be seen as a win for women.

Shields brought up that former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley “didn’t have all that much foreign policy experience” after taking on the role following her governorship of South Carolina — and Granholm pointed out that she was at least qualified via her political experience.

“It’s commendable the president could potentially nominate a second woman for this,” the former RNC official said, drawing a swift rebuttal from the former Michigan governor.

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Granholm said she found the prospect offensive.

“It’s a really insulting thing to say, ‘let me throw a woman up there, and therefore our woman problem will be cured or therefore the Democrats are hypocritical if they criticize,'” she noted. “This would be the least experienced UN Ambassador in the history of the United States.”

Shields insisted that detractors give Nauert a chance and claimed that if she was not a good fit, they could demote her — a suggestion Cuomo balked at.

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“Why would you do it that way?” the host said.

After Granholm reiterated just how difficult the ambassador’s position is and how much experience is necessary to do the job well, however, Shields continued down his line of reasoning.

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“Every woman who’s in a senior leadership position at some point, didn’t have the experience and was put into place,” he said — but the former Democratic governor cut him off.

“Stop this, do not — do not be all feminist with me,” Granholm said. “Do not do that. It is insulting.”

Shields told her she was “offended” by what he was saying as he continued to cut her off, and later in the segment Cuomo accused him of treating the UN ambassadorship like a “starter job” — a characterization the former RN official denied.

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“You’re making the arguments against her that sound sexist to me,” Shields told Granholm.

The former governor again explained her reasoning, said Nauert might do well in a spokesperson position given her background and said Shields was making “pandering” arguments — and he decided to respond with Shakespeare.

“Thou doth protest too much,” Shields said before breaking into a grin.

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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.

Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.

"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."

While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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