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CNN’s Erin Burnett debunks Trump appointee’s lies to his face — and leaves him scrambling for an explanation

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CNN”s Erin Burnett caught Stephen Moore, recently picked by President Donald Trump to join the Federal Reserve, in a whopper of a lie Thursday night when she pressed him on his past advocacy for the gold standard.

When she raised his past advocacy for the idea, he pretended like it never happened.

“I don’t really think I’ve said anything much about the gold – I’m not in favor of a gold standard,” Moore said.

“So, I want to play something for you,” she said. “Here you are.”

She then played three clips of Moore publicly advocating for the gold standard, including one from December 2016 after Trump’s election. A questioner directly asked if he’d push for Trump to return to the gold standard.

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“Yeah,” said Moore in 2016. “I like the idea of going to a gold standard.”

Back in 2019, Moore was clearly caught off guard.

“So, let me respond to that,” he said. “I think a gold standard would certainly be better than what we have right now. But I think there’s a much better system that we could put in place that would not just look at gold but all commodities.”

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“So you’ve changed your mind?” said Burnett. “Because you’re very specific…”

“I think a gold standard would be overly restrictive,” he said.

But he didn’t explain why he initially lied and said he had never talked about the gold standard. What the clip below:

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Trump’s racism is ‘disqualifying’ for him to remain as president: former White House lawyer

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Former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal explained on MSNBC on Thursday why he viewed President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four women of color in Congress as disqualifying.

Anchor Brian Williams read a quote from Susan Glasser of The New Yorker.

"Half of the country is appalled but not really sure how to combat him; the other half is cheering, or at least averting its gaze. This is what a political civil war looks like, with words, for now, as weapons," Glasser wrote.

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Lawrence O’Donnell reports on the growing movement for the impeachment of President Donald Trump

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Anchor Lawrence O'Donnell reported on the growing movement for the impeachment of President Donald Trump during Thursday evening's "The Last Word" on MSNBC.

"The House of Representatives conducted a symbolic vote on a hastily written impeachment resolution by Democratic Congressman Al Green in reaction to the president’s tweeted comments that the House of Representatives voted to condemn as racist," O'Donnell reported. "The impeachment resolution had nothing to do with the [Robert] Mueller investigation and referred only to the president being unfit for office because of the language that he has used recently about members of Congress and immigrants and asylum seekers."

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Video proves how far the Trump’s GOP has gone from the era of Ronald Reagan and HW Bush

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The immigration policies of Donald Trump’s presidency would have no room for his GOP predecessors Ronald Reagan or George H.W. Bush—who both embraced work visas, family unification, easy border crossings and a better relationship with Mexico.

That counterpoint can be seen in a very short video clip from the 1980 presidential election where Reagan and Bush—who became Reagan’s vice president for two terms before winning the presidency in 1988—were asked about immigration at a campaign debate in Texas. Their responses show just how far to the right the Republican Party’s current leader, President Trump, and voters who have not left the GOP to become self-described political independents, have moved on immigration.

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