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People being ‘summoned’ to work without pay is ‘slave’ treatment: CNN’s Don Lemon

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On Thursday, CNN host Don Lemon said the federal government is treating workers like “slaves” by making them work without pay during the shutdown. The government shutdown is headed into its fourth week. Thousands of people are showing up to work without pay, and little progress has been made to reopen the government.

While talking about Hip Hop artist Cardi B’s viral video, that captured the attention of U.S. Senators, Lemon said that people should listen to her remarks.

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“Of course, you should care about what she says because she is speaking for a lot of people,” Lemon said to CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Thursday. “She is absolutely right. This is ridiculous”

“If you are being summoned to work without pay, what is a similar synonym for that?” he asked.

“And for no good reason,” Cuomo said.

“What kind of people work without being paid? Either you are an indentured servant or a slave. That is what is happening,” Lemon said.

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WATCH: Trump flees Bedminster press conference after reporter busts him for lying about veterans

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President Donald Trump held his second hastily arranged press conference in two days at his Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey on Saturday.

Trump began the press conference by falsely claiming credit for the Veterans Choice bill that was signed by President Barack Obama.

CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale has recorded Trump lying about the bill more than 140 times.

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But this time, CBS News reporter Paula Reid challenged Trump on his lies.

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Trump accuses Democrats of ‘trying to steal an election’ with mail-in voting during the COVID-19 pandemic

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President Donald Trump accused Democrats of conspiring to steal an election at a hastily arranged news conference held at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.

And angry Trump lashed out at Democrats for seeking to allow voting by mail in the November election.

Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's press conference, where he questioned if Democrats love America:

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Pelosi blasts Trump as ‘not a well person’ and wonders if GOP is motivated by a ‘manhood thing’: report

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed members of the Democratic Caucus on Saturday about the state of negotiations over the next coronavirus stimulus bill.

Luke Broadwater, a congressional correspondent for The New York Times, posted a thread about the call on Twitter, citing "sources on call."

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) was also on the call, and reportedly blasted White House chief of staff Mark Meadows for the failure to reach a deal.

“Meadows, when John Boehner and Paul Ryan was Speaker, impeded every agreement they tried to make with us on must-pass legislation," Hoyer reported said.

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