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HBO ‘Real Time’ panel launches #TrumpTax hashtag against the president’s tariffs

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The host “Real Time” on HBO blasted President Donald Trump’s trade war with China as a tax on American voters on Friday.

“What about if Democrats would call these Trump tariffs — which I read today is the largest tax increase since 1993 — why can’t Democrats do what the Republicans do and get in a room and get a talking point that then they all say and call it the Trump tax?” he wondered.

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“Don’t call it Trump tariff, call it Trump tax,” he continued.

“I’m off next week, when I get back in two weeks, I want all you motherf*ckers running for president to be saying Trump tax,” he demanded. “Trump tax.”

“Maybe you could make it a hashtag,” suggested Neera Tandem of the Center for American Progress.

During last week’s “Real Time,” Maher launched the hashtag #Brokeahontas — which trended worldwide on Twitter.

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The ‘divine right’ presidency: Trump has identified the USA with himself and claimed unprecedented powers to do whatever he wants

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Trump’s latest use of our government to cover up his mistakes, this time about weather forecasting, is revealing about the nature of his Presidency.

No government weather maps showed Hurricane Dorian threatening Alabama. On Thursday, August 29, Trump was briefed in the Oval Office on the Hurricane by the head of FEMA, which released a photo of him looking at a map of where Dorian had been and where it was headed. A white curved line showed the areas that Dorian might possibly hit. Not Alabama.

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Meghan McCain gets fact-checked on new Kavanaugh accuser — and asks if Clarence Thomas got impeached

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"The View" host Whoopi Goldberg had to fact-check Meghan McCain's description of a New York Times correction in a bombshell new report about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The newspaper reported that the FBI failed to interview former Yale classmates about sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh during the confirmation process last fall, and the authors of a new book found a new accuser.

McCain pointed to an editor's note appended to the story that she believes casts doubt on the new reporting, but Goldberg asked her to clean up some of the claims she made.

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Bernie Sanders just lost an important progressive endorsement to Elizabeth Warren

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The Working Families Party, a progressive political party that endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for president in 2016, has now endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for president.

The New York Times reports that the labor-aligned organization's members overwhelmingly backed Warren's candidacy.

A spokesperson for the party tells the Times that "tens of thousands" of party members backed Warren's candidacy and that she received 60 percent of votes on the first ballot.

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