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Fox News host repeatedly demolishes the GOP’s desperate efforts to defend the government shutdown

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Fox News is typically willing to carry a lot of water for the White House’s most delusional and self-defeating schemes, so the signs emerging Wednesday that it has doubts about the ongoing government shutdown strategy should be taken as a flashing warning sign for President Donald Trump.

Host Harris Faulkner repeatedly rebutted the GOP’s shutdown spin Wednesday while talking to top Republicans — and she did not seem impressed with the administration’s attempts to defend the tactic.

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Speaking with Kellyanne Conway, Faulkner pointed out that, despite the conservative talking points claiming that damage from the shutdown is minimal, the lost income because of the halted funding is substantial.

“800,00 people hurting,” she said. “The president signing legislation that they’ll get back pay — but many of those contractors in the constellation around the government workers will not get that pay. That is traditionally how it works, and they are going without. So this is a broadened swath of people who are damaged as the government is shut down. If the president is given something that both houses of Congress agree on, will he sign it?”

“It depends what it says,” said Conway. “He obviously has said that he wants people to be paid. And that they will be paid —”

“Yeah, we got that,” said Faulkner, cutting her off. “But will he sign something that doesn’t have border wall funding as we get late, late, late in the game now?”

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“Harris, but that’s not realistic! I’m sorry, respectfully,” said Conway, but she didn’t explain what she meant was unrealistic.

Later Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) complained that Congress “is not working,” saying that lawmakers shouldn’t get paid if a budget isn’t passed.

“Have you told the president this?” said Faulkner, interrupting again. “Have you told the president? He said he would ‘own the shutdown.'”

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CNN panel busts Trump for ‘grotesque’ lynching comment in effort to create chaos before key impeachment hearing

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Moments after Donald Trump fired off a tweet calling his impending impeachment a "lynching" a CNN panel hammered the president for making the horrific comparison -- but also pointed that the president's use of the word was timed for a very specific reason.

Admitting a reluctance to read Trump's tweets on the air, "New Day" host Alisyn Camerota nonetheless, recited the president's tweet, reading, "So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights,” Trump tweeted. “All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching. But we will WIN!” with obvious disgust.

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‘We’ve got a queer running for president!’ Tennessee official bursts into a racist, anti-gay rant at council meeting

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On Monday in Sevier County, Tennessee, during a county commission meeting to discuss a pending vote to become a gun sanctuary city, Commissioner Warren Hurst exploded in a racist, homophobic tirade that stunned onlookers.

"It's time we wake up people, it's time, it's past time," said Hurst, in footage originally captured by WVLT News. "We got a queer running for president, if that ain't about as ugly as you can get. Look what we got running for president in the Democratic party. We can go over here to [Sevier County Sheriff] Hoss' jail and get better people out of there than those running for Democratic [sic] to be president of the United States."

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Trump wants to wriggle out of impeachment by suing ‘everybody’ who makes him angry

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President Donald Trump wants to sue his way out of impeachment, just like he got himself out of jams before he entered the White House.

The president has been obsessed with undercover recordings by the right-wing Project Veritas outfit that misleadingly suggests an anti-Trump conspiracy by CNN president Jeff Zucker, and he has been privately ranting for days about the audio and video recordings, reported The Daily Beast.

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