A panel discussion on Fox’s “Outnumbered” grew heated on Friday afternoon as an avid supporter of President Donald Trump kept dismissing all the Russia allegations — and the indictments of Trump officials — as no proof of collusion.
In a frantic exchange between conservative activist Matt Schlapp and Fox News regular Jessica Tarlov, Schlapp tried to knock down her points about continuing revelations about the Trump 2016 presidential campaign by mockingly repeating, “No collusion, no collusion.”
Addressing the bombshell BuzzFeed report Tarlov claimed, “So we wait to find out what the sources are. But free to sit there and say, ‘No collusion, no collusion.’ That has backfired.”
“You think that’s breaking the law? Oh, my gosh,” Schlapp shot back.
“You’re not actually taking what I’m saying to heart and to respond to it, you are out with euphemisms — like Guiliani, ‘No collusion!'” Tarlov parried.
“I want you to respond to the fact that when they do have a number of indictments they do have cooperating witnesses, Rick Gates, Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen — we’ve indicted 12 Russian trolls is that they were involved in this,” Tarlov continued. “How can you sit there and say unilaterally, ‘No collusion?'”
“Let me answer,” Schlapp interrupted. “Because none of those people were convicted on anything having to do with inappropriate or illegal behavior.”
“Really?” the stunned Fox News personality replied. “Donald Trump directing Michael Cohen to pay off women so it’s not affecting the election? That’s specifically what he does.”
“That’s not illegal,” Schlapp asserted.
“It isn’t? It’s a campaign finance violation,” the exasperated Tarlov shot back.
“It isn’t, because no one has been indicted over it,” Schlapp retorted leaving Tarlov speechless.
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Jon Stewart blasts ‘abomination’ of Rand Paul trying to ‘balance the budget on the backs of’ 9/11 responders
On Wednesday's edition of Fox News' "Special Report," comedian and activist Jon Stewart slammed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for blocking unanimous consent for a bill to support health care for 9/11 first responders.
"Pardon me if I'm not impressed in any way by Rand Paul's fiscal responsibility virtue signaling," said Stewart to anchor Bret Baier, who appeared on the show with first responder and activist John Feal.
He added that Paul's complaint, that the bill was unfunded, rings hollow given that he "added hundreds of billions of dollars to our deficit" with the GOP tax cuts for billionaires. He castigated Paul for trying to "balance the budget on the backs of the 9/11 first responder community."
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At a rally in Greenville, North Carolina, President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) of anti-American sentiments and speech. He said that she belittled 9/11, along with a slew of other accusations that were racially charged.
One-by-one, his rally supporters booed each thing he claimed she did or said. Then the booing turned into a chant: "Send her back! Send her back!"
Omar is an immigrant from Somalia who emigrated along with her parents when she was just 12-years-old. Her family claimed asylum from their war-torn country.
Trump said on Twitter that he believed she, along with three other Congresswomen of color, should be sent back to the countries they're from. Trump's campaign and Republicans proceeded to spend the days that followed claiming that Trump simply wanted them to leave the U.S. if they didn't like it.
Republicans will never say that racism is ‘racism’ — basically because they’re racist
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