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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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New York firefighter gets emotional talking about EMTs who feel guilty they’re too sick to work

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The New York Fire Department is struggling to make its way through the coronavirus crisis. Currently, 493 members of the NYFD have tested positive for COVID-19 and more than 3,000 are out sick.

Anthony Almojera, an EMS Lieutenant-paramedic for the FDNY told CNN Tuesday that he doesn't know how they're managing the constant influx of calls for help from New Yorkers.

"It's truly a testament to the EMS workers that we have here, the EMTs and medics," he told host Jim Sciutto. "It's pretty amazing to see how they're going out in spite of seeing all their co-workers get sick. It's frightening for a lot of us. We don't want to bring it home. We don't want to get sick with it but, you know, this is our job, we treat the sick and injured. We still have all of our regular 9-1-1 calls. It's truly a testament to the EMTs."

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‘Can we get a refund?’ Trump flack Stephanie Grisham faces a landslide of mockery after her abrupt dismissal

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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham is reportedly being relieved of her duties after having gone a full ten months on the job without holding a single press briefing.

Given that Grisham hauled in a salary of $183,000 despite never actually appearing before reporters to answer questions, some Americans are asking if we can get a "refund" for her purported services.

Others, meanwhile, are simply happy to see her leave despite having rarely, if ever, seen her talk in public.

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Trump’s history as a sketchy vitamin company pitchman might help explain his hydroxychloroquine obsession: report

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In an attempt to understand the myriad of reasons why Donald Trump has gone all-in on pushing hydroxychloroquine as the possible solution to the COVID-19 pandemic, the former spokesperson for the Republican National Committee noted that the president once was the owner of a sketchy vitamin company under the Trump brand.

Writing for the conservative Bulwark, Tim Miller posed the question: "Why is Trump obsessed with hydroxychloroquine?' by noting the president has become one of, if not its biggest, proponents.

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