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‘They are not saying that’: MSNBC host shuts down Matt Gaetz for claiming ‘Democrats say walls are racist’

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MSNBC host Richard Lui cut off Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Sunday after the Florida Republican repeatedly insisted that Democrats have claimed that border walls are “racist.”

During an interview on MSNBC, Gaetz attempted to gaslight viewers after he was asked about ending President Donald Trump’s government shutdown over funding for a border wall.

“What I can tell you, Richard, is that there are multiple offers that have gone back and forth really from the White House to try to get that type of a solution,” Gaetz said. “So, yeah, if you have a $25 billion border security package, I think that you could possibly get there. If you had the Bridge Act, I think you could have more of that 25 billion spent on a wall or steel slats or strategic fencing.”

“When you look at San Diego, when you look at places in Arizona that have built walls on borders, those have been the most effective ways to stop the most harmful forms of illegal immigration — the child smuggling, the human trafficking, the drugs and the cartel activity,” the congressman continued. “That gets very dangerous people in this country who kill folks.”

When asked if he supported $2.5 billion package for a wall, Gaetz changed the subject.

“Remember, Democrats are saying that walls are racist!” Gaetz opined. “They are saying that fences are immoral.”

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“Well, they’re not saying that,” Lui interrupted. “They are not saying they’re racist.”

“That’s absolutely false!” Gaetz exclaimed.

“They are not saying that,” the MSNBC host noted.

“They have said that walls are racist!” the Florida congressman repeated.

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“No,” Lui remarked.

“This is where the energy is on the left right now,” Gaetz rambled. “They want to abolish ICE, they want to live in border-free communities and they have made statements, Democrat [sic] members of Congress, the people like [Rep Al Green (D-TX)], like [Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)].”

“The leadership,” Lui again interrupted, “as you know, are saying they are for border security. They are not for open borders as you state.”

Gaetz made another attempt to repeat his talking points, but Lui shut him down.

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“I don’t want to litigate that right now,” Lui said, moving on to another question.

Watch the video below from MSNBC.

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‘Dangerous linguistic power’: A historian explains how Trump weaponizes nicknames

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Is Donald Trump the modern day Earl Long?

A three-time Louisiana governor, Long mastered the art of political ridicule seven decades ago by weaponizing nicknames. The hilarious names Long pinned on his rivals, and the rollicking stories he told about them, riveted audiences bored by puffed-up rhetoric.

While Long’s stunts may be remembered as silly hijinks, there was a sly, often deadly serious, purpose to his technique. He used it to get voters to laugh at his foes and to put them on the defensive––a place politicians never want to be. Tucked within Long’s jests were razor-sharp attacks aimed at exploiting opposition weaknesses––hidden swords inside a pea-patch cloak.

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Walmart got a $2.2 billion tax cut — now it’s laying off workers

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Walmart announced it will lay off hundreds of workers in North Carolina despite receiving billions in tax cuts that the Republican Party and President Trump claimed would spur job growth.

The giant retailer will lay off about 570 employees and close its corporate office near the Charlotte airport, despite signing a 12-year lease just four years earlier, the Charlotte Business Journal reported.

The work done at the Charlotte facility will be outsourced to a firm in Arkansas, according to the report.

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Amazon, Google and Facebook warrant antitrust scrutiny for many reasons – not just because they’re large

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There’s a growing chorus of U.S. politicians, antitrust scholars and consumer watchdogs calling for stricter antitrust treatment of Amazon, Google, Facebook and other tech giants. Some even say they should be broken up.

Most recently, U.S. lawmakers launched a sweeping review to determine if these companies have become so big and powerful that they are stifling competition and harming consumers, while federal regulators are also gearing up to take action.

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