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Trump 2020 campaign board member faceplants badly on CNN after being called out for spouting debunked border lies

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A CNN panel on Donald Trump’s expected speech on his border wall turned into a yelling match after a former Republican National Committee member was chastised for spouting discredited information about drugs and crime at the border.

Appearing on CNN’s New Day with host Victor Blackwell, Trump 2020 Campaign Advisory Board member Mica Mosbacher attempted to defend Trump’s border wall by claiming drugs are pouring over the border where walls don’t exist.

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“The DEA came out with an annual drug assessment report in December, and they said that 37 percent increase of fentanyl is coming across the southern border, ” Mosbacher stated only to have host Blackwell cut her off.

“But we also know, Mica, that the percentage of drugs coming across the southern border, the majority of those drugs are coming from points of entry,” the CNN host lectured her. “They’re not coming across with people coming into the country illegally.”

Former House Democratic Press Secretary Rochelle Ritchie jumped into the fray, calling out the conservative for lying, then attacked  Republicans for setting a buy-a-brick program for contributors that will result in individual bricks being sent to Democratic leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

“Considering you have nutjobs that are going to start sending other things, this is a very irresponsible way to present a message about border security,” Ritchie cautioned. “I’m suggesting that you all stop this now because I was on Capitol Hill when Congressman [Steve] Scalise (R-LA) was shot and people blamed that on Bernie Sanders.”

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“So if something happens to one of these congress-members because of the immature response from this White House when it comes to border security, that is going to be on Donald Trump and his administration,” Ritchie added.

“Well, I think what is irresponsible is the fact that Speaker Pelosi and Chuck Schumer and the leadership won’t sit down and negotiate,” Mosbacher shot back. “This could be a win-win situation for both sides.”

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With Mosbacher insisting Democrats have made no effort to work with Trump and re-open the government, host Blackwell was compelled to jump in and tell her, “That is just not true,” which led to more accusations and crosstalk.

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Trump’s ‘clown car’ economic team is totally unprepared to handle a financial crash: CNN’s Catherine Rampell

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Washington Post economics columnist Catherine Rampell on Friday warned that President Donald Trump's team of economic advisers is woefully unprepared to handle a recession should one strike within the next year.

During a panel discussion of this week's economic news, which included a massive drop in the stock market after the U.S. Treasury yield curve inverted, Rampell explained why Americans should be deeply worried about the prospects of a recession under this president.

"They don't have a plan for what to do if things go wrong, and they could go wrong," she said. "We have this clown car of economic advisers... you have a guy who plays an economist on TV, you have a former Hollywood producer. This is not the dream team who will be handling a crisis if we face one."

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper explains why Trump’s Israel gambit was a ‘potentially unconstitutional’ attack on Congress

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper argued Thursday night on his show that President Donald Trump’s latest broadside against Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Minnesota and Ilhan Omar of Michigan was “potentially unconstitutional.”

Trump, who has routinely targeted the Muslim congresswomen and hypocritically accused them of anti-Semitism, urged Israel on Thursday to bar them from entering the country. Reports suggested that Trump has been pressuring Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to take this step, and the Israeli government wasn’t inclined not to. But after Trump tweeted his opinion, Israel made the ban official.

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper compares Trump to Rogue from X-Men — because everything he touches dies

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On Thursday, during an interview with comedian Stephen Colbert, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper invoked an obscure "X-Men" reference to characterize the destructive tendencies of President Donald Trump — and the way he politically poisons anyone who comes into contact with him.

"The pace of it, I think about the people who work in the White House," said Cooper. "I think President Trump — you know, Dorothy Parker said those born to the storm find the calm very boring. I don't know why he was born to the storm but that chaos—"

"Oh, he creates his own storm," said Colbert. "He takes a big bucket of seawater, throws it in his own face and says, 'I'm a sea captain.' We're going to ride it out, boys. Throw another bucket."

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