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Fox legal analyst calls Trump ‘the loser’ after host trashes the president for defending Flynn

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President Donald Trump’s former aide Michael Flynn was scheduled to be sentenced for lying to federal investigators on Tuesday.

A panel on Fox News’ Outnumbered harshly criticized Trump for defending Flynn after his former aide lied to his own vice president.

“There are two enormous problems, here. [Flynn] was about to be the national security advisor. You can’t be the national security advisor and be paid by a foreign government. It’s a much bigger deal than any lobbying,” said host Melissa Francis.
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“That’s a huge deal. And two, he also got Mike Pence, the vice president, to lie to the American people. If you’re going to be national security advisor, you also have to be honest. These are huge, huge problems. It’s why he got fired. That’s why it’s baffling that the president has defended him,” she added.

“Did the president know in January of 2017 that the person he was putting at the focal point of national security was an agent of a foreign country?” Napolitano asked.

“He didn’t know then, but he does now,” said panelist Capri Cafaro.

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The panel then discussed Trump’s tweets defending Flynn, which continued through a “good luck” tweet this morning.

“The president should not be tweeting ‘poor Michael Flynn’ and talking about how he has been abused by the system,” Francis said.

“The president ought to have known what Michael Flynn was up to at the time. The president is so far the loser. We don’t know what the sentence is going to be,” Napolitano said.

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“Why is the president the loser?” asked host Harris Faulkner.

“Because the president has minimized what General Flynn has done,” Napolitano said.

“And you have a judge saying did he commit treason!” Napolitano said.

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“Maybe [Trump] he could have tweeted at the time General Flynn was arrested, but he now knows what Flynn was doing at the time. He shouldn’t be minimizing that. General Flynn was a foreign agent while he was working in the White House. He kept that from his bosses. That is not light or easy or something to be tweeted about or made a joke of.”

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The media got it wrong: There’s no evidence GOP support for Trump improved after his racist outburst

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One of the most popular articles last week involved claims that polls showed Republicans had increased their support of President Trump.  But a closer analysis of the data reveals that any increase in support was within the margin of error.  So the polls couldn’t conclude that GOP support for President Trump had gone up or down.

Polls are tricky creatures.  We either give them near god-like status, or discount them entirely, often depending on whether they show us what we want.

I remember the movie “Machete,” where an opportunistic Texas politician fakes his own shooting.  Within five minutes of that story breaking, the news anchor reported that the politician had drastically improved his standing in the polls.  Surveys don’t work that way.

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib defies Trump in NAACP speech: ‘I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president’

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) defiantly insisted on Monday that she would be in Congress until President Donald Trump is impeached.

At the 2019 annual NAACP convention, the announcer noted that Tlaib is a member of the four congresswomen known as The Squad who have recently been told by Trump to "go back" home.

Tlaib began her remarks by alluding to the president's attack.

"I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president," she shouted.

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Why this 2017 German magazine’s cover painting of Trump as a Nazi is getting so much attention now

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Just months after Donald Trump was sworn in as President, a drawing of the nascent American president was featured on the cover of a top German magazine. Trump was painted as draped in the American flag, and giving a Nazi salute. That chilling August 2017 edition of the German weekly magazine, Stern, received tremendous international attention.

"His fight! Neo-Nazis, KU-Klux Klan, racism: How Donald Trump is protecting hate in America," is a Facebook-generated translation of the cover story's title.

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