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Fox News sent Trump into ‘full-on panic’ by asking him about Russia: MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Mika

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski agreed President Donald Trump sounded panicked when he was asked by Fox News host Jeanine Pirro whether he had ever worked for Russia.

The “Morning Joe” hosts were stunned by this weekend’s reports that the FBI had opened a counterintelligence investigation to determine whether the president was acting as a Russian agent, and they said Trump had not really denied it.

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“On Saturday the president was asked point blank, have you ever worked for Russia?” Brzezinski said. “Nowhere in his 354-word answer did he say the word no.”

Scarborough said the president’s frantic response to Pirro’s question betrayed his fear.

“You don’t have to be a pop psychiatrist to listen to Donald Trump’s voice on Fox News this weekend, and he was in a full-on panic,” Scarborough said. “Full-on panic, talking a hundred miles an hour. In that clip so he had to trash his own U.S. intel agencies — but, boy, he was in full panic mode.”


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CNN’s Anderson Cooper exposes Trump’s lies on COVID deaths: He ‘doesn’t want you to know the whole story’

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On CNN Tuesday, anchor Anderson Cooper laid into President Donald Trump for his false narratives about the coronavirus pandemic.

"New modeling from the University of Washington today forecasts 208,000 people in this country may be dead of COVID-19 by Election Day," said Cooper. "Which the president still does not seem to think is all that bad. Because he is still repeating the same falsehoods as ever about testing and mortality, which fell for a while, but is once again sadly, sickeningly, ticking up."

"We have more cases because we're doing more testing," said Trump in the clip. "We have more cases. If we did half the testing, we'd have far fewer cases but people don't view it that way. What they have to view, though, is if you look at the chart, and maybe Mike has it, but we looked at it before, if you look at the chart of deaths, deaths are way down. What we want to do is get our schools open. We want to get them open quickly, beautifully in the fall."

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‘The lifetime of lies and hideous behavior is finally catching up’: Trump ghostwriter Tony Schwartz

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Art of the Deal ghostwriter/co-author Tony Schwartz isn't surprised by the facts included in the book about President Donald Trump by his niece. In fact, it only confirms what Schwartz said he discovered about Trump since they met.

While Schwartz said that he met Fred Trump Sr. in the late stages of Alzheimer's, he said that he learned about the elder Trump from his son, who "often acknowledged to me that [Fred Trump] was rough and tough and abusive and difficult. He wouldn't have used the word abusive because he wouldn't have been comfortable saying that, but it was the impression that I certainly took away."

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Did Trump order the Russian bounty story cut from John Bolton’s book?

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When former national security adviser John Bolton stepped down in September 2019 (or was fired, depending), he cited a disagreement with President Trump about Afghanistan. Specifically, Bolton pointed to an argument with the president about Trump's proposal to invite Taliban leaders to Camp David for peace negotiations a few days ahead of the Sept. 11 anniversary.
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