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Ex-Fox News guest hammers ‘half-witted’ network hosts and ‘audience of half-witted people’ for border lies

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Journalist Tiffany Cross of The Beat DC on Sunday blasted supporters of President Donald Trump’s border wall as “half-wits.”

During a panel discussion about the way Trump demonizes immigrants, MSNBC host Joy Reid asked Cross how Fox News could “keep up the fiction of violence” in border cities like El Paso.

“You’ve been a guest on Fox News,” Reid told Cross. “How does that Earth keep up the fiction of violence when even the sheriff — they can’t even go to a live shot with the sheriff to back to back up their claims?”

“Yeah, I’ve been on Fox News before and the problem is [Trump is] going on with a half-witted host who has an audience full of half-witted people who have no interest in truth or facts,” Cross asserted. “The real national emergency here is, Joy, a sea full if ignorant red MAGA hats who have no type of intellectual curiosity about these things.”

“They will take this president’s word even if it’s at their own peril,” she continued, “even when it destroys the country that they claim to love so much, even when devastates children they claim to want to protect, even when it runs contrary to a god they claim to serve.”

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According to Cross, “There is nothing that supports this president’s lies. It’s just a bunch of people that have no interest in truth. They are fact-averse. And this is how he’s able to get away with this time and time again.”

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Trump hates women of color for birthing babies keeping him from ‘making America white again’: MSNBC analyst

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President Donald Trump's loathing of women of color is driven by the fact he hates the babies they birth, a Rutgers University professor argued on MSNBC on Friday.

"The Beat" anchor Ari Melber interviewed Prof. Brittney Cooper about Trump's racist attacks on four young women of color in Congress.

"Look, the thing that bothers me about Trump and his cronies is that they have a long history of attacking women of color, and it’s really important to say these comments are not just racist, they’re also deeply sexist," Cooper explained.

"They don't just attack people of color, they also specifically go after women of color," she continued.

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Hope Hicks’ testimony ‘appears to be false’ — and Democrats have a plan to prove it: Judiciary member

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Former White House communications director Hope Hicks likely lied to Congress -- and Democrats have a plan to prove it, a Democrat on the House Judiciary said on MSNBC on Friday.

Anchor Peter Alexander interviewed Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) about potential perjury by Hicks, who was a close confidant of Trump during his campaign, transition, and administration.

"It has been several months since President Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen testified that President Trump directed him to pay hush-money payments to adult film star Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, but new documents muddy the waters a bit for former White House communications director Hope Hicks, who testified to the House Judiciary Committee that she had no knowledge of the payments before they were made," Alexander reported.

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‘Liberal paper straws don’t work’: Trump wants plastic straws but has ‘bigger problems’ to worry about

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Swapping paper for plastic turned out to be the last straw for Donald Trump, who said Friday there are "bigger problems" than plastic drinking straws -- the day after his reelection campaign manager promoted branded ones on Twitter.

The president made his position clear to reporters at the White House when, between questions about Iran and China, one asked him about growing efforts to ban plastic straws.

"I do think we have bigger problems than plastic straws," Trump replied.

After a brief pause, he expanded on the point, asking: "You have a little straw. What about the plates, the wrappers and everything else that are much bigger and made of the same material?"

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