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Ex-Rep. Jack Kingston attacks AOC as nothing more than a 29-year-old coffee ‘barrister’

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One day after it was reported that CNN cut ties with former Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), the right-wing lobbyist was back on cable television.

MSNBC’s “The Beat” with Ari Melber allowed Kingston, a Squire Patton Boggs lobbyist, on as a guest.

When the host attempted to ask Kingston about Trump’s spending his time watching TV and tweeting, the former politician instead launched a condescending attack on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

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“Surely you can’t say this is normal presidential scheduling,” Melber noted. “Your response?”

“Let me say number one, here we have a 29-year-old coffee barrister (sic) telling a man who has made billions of dollars running management and enterprises, investments and real estate all over the globe, she’s going to tell him how to manage the world?” he replied.

A coffee barista serves drinks. A barrister is a British lawyer. Prior to joining Congress, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez was a bartender.

Melber pushed back on Kingston’s condescension.

“She’s not being quoted today based on the fact that she worked in retail or in service, she’s being quoted as a member of Congress — the same title of yours,” Melber noted. “Do you not give her the same respect of the title you held?”

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“I’d say, when it comes to managing and running affairs and big corporations, I’m going to go with Donald Trump over somebody who doesn’t have a track record anything outside of Congress,” Kingston said.

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Maddow breaks down potential ‘direct financial connection’ between the Russian government and Donald Trump

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow read bombshell excerpts from a new book set for release on Tuesday.

The host interviewed David Enrich, finance editor at The New York Times, about his forthcoming book Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction.

The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" read excerpts from the book.

"There was no doubt that Deutsche Bank had extensive business dealings with Russia, and those dealings included acting as a conduit for dirty money to get out of Russia and into the western financial system," Enrich wrote.

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Trump said he ‘loved’ the fact that America is more divided than ever: ex-GOP congressman

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President Donald Trump bragged about increasing divisions in America during a White House meeting, a former Republican congressman explained on MSNBC on Monday.

Former Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) told host Joy Reid that "Donald Trump has intentionally tried to create the anxiety" that Americans are explaining.

"Garry Kasparov, the Russian freedom activist, has said the point of disinformation isn't to manipulate the truth, it's to exhaust your critical thinking," Jolly explained. "To exhaust your critical thinking, that's what we're experiencing as voters."

"I had a colleague that was in a meeting in the Roosevelt Room and he said he heard Trump say, 'Have you ever seen the nation so divided?' My colleagues and others said, 'No, we haven't.' Trump said, 'I love it that way.' This is the currency that he's peddling as political strategy, but it's not one we have to accept," Jolly explained.

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Bloomberg and Biden attack Sanders supporters’ ‘Trump-like’ tactics

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On Monday, The New York Times analyzed the state of the Democratic presidential primaries heading into the Nevada caucuses. One of the key new developments is a fresh volley of attacks on the behavior of supporters for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), which is being characterized as "Trump-like" by former Vice President Joe Biden and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

"Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s presidential campaign, which has largely focused its attacks on President Trump, on Monday mounted a frontal offensive against one of his Democratic rivals for the first time, comparing Senator Bernie Sanders’s campaign tactics with those employed by the president," wrote Thomas Kaplan, Kate Conger, and Reid Epstein.

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