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‘This defies logic’: CNN Don Lemon rips Trump for not believing crime stats on border wall

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CNN anchor Don Lemon (screengrab)

On Monday, CNN’s Don Lemon said that President Donald Trump’s actions “defy logic” after he refused to believe multiple reports about facts and statics about the US-Mexico border.

President Donald Trump held a rally in El Paso, Texas and claimed that the crime had gone down in the city since a barrier was built.

Even after the mayor of El Paso fact-checked the president on his statistics, he failed to believe them.

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Trump said the mayor was “full of crap.”

“I don’t care whether a mayor is a Republican or a Democrat. They’re full of crap when they say it hasn’t made a big difference. I heard the same thing from the fake news. They said, oh, ‘crime actually stayed the same.’ It didn’t stay the same. It went way down,” Trump said.

Lemon said that Trump only believes facts that fit his agenda.

“It defies logic. The person who is running the city of El Paso, who is the mayor, who only has the citizens of El Paso’s best interests at heart, who is reading facts and giving him facts, but none of that matters because it doesn’t fit with his reality,” Lemon said.

“So what the hell is going on?” Lemon asked former GOP spokesperson Tara Setmayer.

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“What’s going on is gaslighting, and it’s the president who has backed himself into a corner with this BS,” she said.

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Nicolle Wallace takes down conservative Peggy Noonan’s anti-Kamala Harris hit-piece: ‘You don’t know jack-bleep’

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Conservative Peggy Noonan issued a sexist hit-piece on Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) in the Wall Street Journal over the weekend that called the historic vice presidential nominee "frivolous."

"She's facing the kind of criticism that's going to sound familiar to a lot of women," said MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace. "In a column in the Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan writes this: 'For her part, vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris is -- when on the trail -- giddy. She's dancing with drum lines and beginning rallies with 'what's up, Florida!' She's throwing her head back, and laughing a loud laugh, especially when whether nobody said anything funny. She's the younger candidate going for the younger vote and happy warrior vibe but coming across as insubstantial, frivolous."

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‘Here I am’: Trump highlights his lack of death to downplay the risks of coronavirus at MAGA rally

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President Donald J. Trump rallied Monday in Martinsburg, Penn. without a mask and his supporters did the same. Trump's "speech" took shots at the pandemic that has so far killed over 226,000 Americans over the past eight months.

"COVID, COVID, COVID... That's all they talk about, the fake news, COVID COVID COVID," he said. Then he added that the reason America shows so many more cases than the rest of the world is "because we do more testing than anybody else."

"Trump's position is more or less that the coronavirus is a media hoax that normal people for the most part shouldn't care about because they'll be fine if they get it," tweeted Vox journalist Aaron Rupar.

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NY Times calls out Trump’s broken promises on creating a manufacturing renaissance in America

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When President Trump spoke at a 2018 groundbreaking ceremony for the Foxconn plant in Wisconsin, he promised the plant would provide thousands of jobs and would be the "eighth wonder of the world." But as the New York Times' Alan Rappeport points out, the company has hired "less than a quarter of the 2,080 workers it was expected to employ last year and invested just $300 million, rather than the expected $3.3 billion."

"Foxconn’s failure to create the kind of factory powerhouse that Mr. Trump described demonstrates how the president’s promise of an American manufacturing renaissance has not always resulted in the pledged jobs or economic investment," Rappeport writes. "Mr. Trump has threatened companies like General Motors, Harley-Davidson and Carrier with backbreaking taxes and boycotts if they moved manufacturing abroad, often cajoling job promises out of those firms. But in many cases, those pledges went unfulfilled once Mr. Trump’s attention shifted elsewhere and market realities could not be ignored."

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