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WATCH: MSNBC’s Morning Joe awkwardly tap-dances around Mika’s ‘butt boy’ remarks — as she takes day off

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MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski was off the air a day after “Morning Joe” producers cut off her audio for making homophobic remarks about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Brzezinski slammed the Cabinet official as “a wannabe dictator’s butt boy” after Pompeo sided with President Donald Trump and Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman in an apparent attempt at covering up the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Joe Scarborough, the show’s host and Brzezinski’s husband, described the off day as “a long-planned family event,” and he and the show’s panelists awkwardly and conspicuously talked about baseball instead of addressing her remarks.

“She’s sorry she’s not here because we’ll be talking about baseball most of the morning,” Scarborough said. “I’m just joking — we’re doing politics.”

Brzezinski typically complains when Scarborough steers the conversation to sports, and the panel briefly discussed Boston Red Sox offseason transactions in her absence.

“Joe, we see who is in charge of this marriage,” said MSNBC contributor Donny Deutsch, “because the second Mika is not here, we’re into baseball.”

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Trump ‘will not leave his office if he narrowly loses in 2020’: Conservative columnist issues dire warning

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President Donald Trump will fight to remain in power regardless of the outcome if the 2020 election is close, a conservative columnist warned on Saturday.

Andrew Sullivan blasted Trump in New York magazine, honing in on the commander-in-chief's lying.

"For Trump, lying is central to his disturbed psyche, and to his success. The brazenness of it unbalances and stupefies sane and adjusted people, thereby constantly giving him an edge and a little breathing space while we try to absorb it, during which he proceeds to the next lie," he wrote.

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‘Veto the Cheato’: Americans gathered nationwide for #ImpeachTrump rallies

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Frustrated Americans on Saturday attended #ImpeachTrump rallies from coast-to-coast.

The rallies were organized by MoveOn, Indivisible, Democracy for America, the Women's March, Credo and other progressive organizations.

Over 140 events were held nationwide.

[caption id="attachment_1513038" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Map of #ImpeachTrump rallies in the contiguous United States.[/caption]

Many attendees took the time to create hand-made protest signs, while others held printed banners.

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‘Weakness doesn’t win elections’: Indivisible co-founder explains why members are holding #ImpeachTrump rallies

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The growing support to commence impeachment proceedings by House Democrats is driven by their need to fire up grassroots support to hold control of the chamber, an Indivisible co-founder explained on MSNBC.

"The call for impeachment continues. this as protesters are hitting the street in more than 140 rallies planned across the country. Organizers say the "Impeach Trump" event is a day of action urging House Democrats to start impeachment proceedings," MSNBC's Richard Lui reported Saturday.

"A new survey from the indivisible project finds 80 percent of their respondents say the House should start impeachment proceedings," he noted. "Right now in the House, 63 Democrats and one Republican support impeachment."

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