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MSNBC’s Morning Joe fires back at Trump’s rage tweets against him: ‘Morning Psycho responds to loyal viewer’

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough came out of a segment on the importance of getting enough sleep by reading aloud some of President Donald Trump’s early morning rage tweets against him.

The president attacked the “Morning Joe” host by name early Tuesday as part of an airing of his grievances against specific members of the media, and Scarborough laughed out loud at the attacks.

“Did he tweet and say I’m dumb and sick, too?” Scarborough said. “That makes me sad, Donald. I’ve been so intimidated by this, I’m not going to talk about how the Donald’s poll numbers just keep collapsing. They’re at an all-time low. It makes me very sad. So I’m a psycho, I’m dumb and sick.”

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Scarborough returned from a commercial break with a chyron mocking the president: “Morning Psycho responds to loyal viewer,” and co-host Willie Geist added another dose of ridicule.

“It’s viewers like you, Mr. President, who make it possible,” Geist said. “We have great team that comes in and works all night, works around the clock to get the show ready. I do like how the president goes all caps — it’s like a proper noun, angry, dumb, sick with capitalized letters. It’s very interesting he used that as an honorific or some kind of title for you, Joe.”

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Fox News hires former Trump spokesman as Senior Vice President: report

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The revolving door between the White House and Fox News was spinning on Friday as a former spokesman for President Donald Trump was hired by Fox News.

"A bit of news: Raj Shah, the former spokesman in the White House, is joining Fox as a senior Vice President," Washington Post White House correspondent Josh Dawsey reported on Friday.

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After Hope Hicks left her job as White House communications director, she was hired to lead corporate communications for New Fox, the parent company of Fox News.

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Here’s why President Trump’s explicit racism is an impeachable offense

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Without even waiting for former special counsel Robert Mueller to testify about President Donald Trump's obstruction of justice, Democrats are legally justified in acting now to impeach the president for his explicit racism, a civil rights activist argued on Friday.

Journalist and author Shaun King laid out his argument in a column published by The Intercept.

To make his argument, King explained the difference between implicit and explicit racism.

"Across the country, corporations and government agencies, including police departments, are offering a wave of what’s called 'implicit bias training.' The fundamental theory is that, in this country, otherwise well-meaning employees can be racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, or xenophobic in ways that they may not really even be aware of," he explained. "It’s the notion that people unknowingly or unconsciously discriminate against others."

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Watch Joy Reid’s epic correction of GOP strategist: ‘This is going to be a white nationalist reelection’

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President Donald Trump will continue to attack the four young women of color in Congress known as The Squad, MSNBC anchor Joy Reid predicted on Friday.

Trump has repeatedly used racist attacks to target the four, who are Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

Host Steve Kornacki interviewed Republican strategist Noelle Nikpour about Trump's message.

"So Noelle, for Republicans, again the folks who were getting in touch with [Mike] Pence and saying 'make Trump stop doing this,' do they have to be ready now for the possibility Trump’s going to keep doing these rallies, he wants to run against these four congresswomen in particular, make them the face of the Democratic Party?" Kornacki asked. "If the crowd starts chanting again, 'send her back,' 'send them back,” doesn't stop, is this going to be a feature of Trump rallies from here through 2020?"

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