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Kellyanne Conway urges Fox News viewers to read every word of the New Zealand killer’s manifesto

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Trump White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday urged Fox News viewers to read the New Zealand mosque shooter’s hateful manifesto on the grounds that doing so would make them realize his deadly attack had nothing to do with President Donald Trump.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends,” Conway dismissed the fact that the New Zealand killer had cited Trump as an inspirational “a symbol of white identity” in his manifesto, which also talked about Muslim immigrants “invading” majority white countries.

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“He put out a 70-page manifesto, and I guess everybody scoured it and searched for Donald Trump’s name, and there it is one time,” she said. “But he also said he aligns closely with the ideology of China, he’s not a conservative, he’s not a Nazi, I think he referred to himself as an ‘eco-naturalist’ or ‘eco-fascist.’ People should read [the manifesto] in its entirety.”

Trump condemned the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand last week, although he followed up this condemnation by echoing the killer’s talking points about immigrants “invading” the United States from the southern border.

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The Trump murder video is no joke: It’s an encouragement to ramp up the violence

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Donald Trump is not a “friendly fascist.” Unlike Ronald Reagan, the prototype for that concept, Trump does not pretend to be harmless. He does not offer up fake smiles and a cheerful nature, or display empathy and human concern for others, feigned or otherwise.

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Donald Trump is direct, obvious and public in his threats against democracy, the Constitution and the rule of law. Trump and his movement are working to destroy America’s multiracial democracy through appeals to a mythic past that will “Make America Great Again.” In practice this means undoing all the social progress and democratic reforms of the last century or more and returning to a society where white people — rich white male Christians, in particular — are fully in control over all aspects of American society for all time.

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The hosts of "Fox & Friends" on Thursday appeared disappointed when legal analyst Andrew Napolitano gave them unfortunate news about the White House's latest objections to House Democrats' impeachment inquiry.

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“I think now we have to pray,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters upon returning to Capitol Hill from the White House late Wednesday. Along with other Democratic leaders from Congress, Pelosi had earlier walked out of a White House meeting after what she described as "a very serious meltdown on the part of the president.”

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