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Lara Trump scalded by MSNBC guest for appearance on Fox News as an ‘expert’ on elections

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As President Donald Trump prepares for a Thursday night interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, the network was slammed on MSNBC for allowing the president’s daughter-in-law to serve as a 2020 analyst.

Lara Trump is not only the president’s daughter-in-law, she’s also a senior advisor to his 2020 re-election campaign.

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MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace played a highlight reel of how Fox News has covered the 2020 campaign, with unhinged clips of Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson and Hannity.

“I’m sorry for that you guys, it’s going to make sense in a second,” Wallace said at the end. “That’s how Donald Trump’s favorite network is covering the 2020 Democratic primary race.”

For analysis, Wallace interviewed New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer, the author of the highly-praised article “The Making of the Fox News White House: Fox News has always been partisan. But has it become propaganda?

“It’s basically serving as kind of an extension of the Trump White House at this point,” Mayer noted.

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“I was amazed that among the people that Fox turned to for analysis of the 2020 race is Lara Trump, who as an expert, she happens to be a daughter-in-law of the president,” Mayer noted.

“It’s so astonishingly unprofessional,” she charged. “People don’t do this in really distinguished and respected news organizations, but Fox plays by its own rules.”

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On Thursday, Empire Magazine's James Dyer stated in a Twitter thread that he was stopped by a customs official while arriving at Los Angeles International Airport, aggressively interrogated about his journalistic career, and accused of being "fake news":

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‘He does not belong in this office’: Ron Reagan says Trump ‘has been crazy because he is crazy’

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The son of Republican President Ronald Reagan blasted President Donald Trump on MSNBC on Tuesday.

Ron Reagan, Jr. was interviewed on "Hardball" by Chris Matthews.

The host recounted Trump's attacks on Denmark after they said Greenland was not for sale.

"He wants to fight with everybody, including the quiet, American-loving Danes. What’s up?" Matthews asked.

"Well, it’s craziness, but I take a little umbrage at this idea that we have to ascribe it to something like the economy or his anxiousness about re-election. He’s acting the way he’s acting because he is who he is and what he is," Reagan replied.

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Trump may look unstable now — but the economy is going to make him much worse: CNN’s April Ryan

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On Thursday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," analyst and American Urban Radio Network Washington bureau chief April Ryan walked through how President Donald Trump backed himself into a corner by trying to build his brand on a great economy — and is coming to pieces as a result.

"April, what are you hearing? Is the economy causing the president's erratic behavior?" asked anchor Kate Bolduan.

"Yes, yes, and yes," said Ryan. "This president has been touting a great economy, and this is the cornerstone since I guess since the very beginning of his administration for people to feel that he should win re-election, that he is firmly planted for the American public and he's working for them," said Ryan. "But indicators, non-traditional indicators, are saying something different. He is having a hard time trying to marry the great economy with what it looks like for the American public, particularly the grassroots."

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