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Media analyst explains why it’s a waste of time to follow Trump on Twitter

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Following President Donald Trump on Twitter is a not a sound use of time, a media analyst explained on MSNBC’s “The Beat” on Tuesday.

Host Ari Melber reported how fewer people are engaging with Trump on his favorite social media platform.

Donald Trump is having Twitter problems,” Melber reported. “Take a look at some of this data which shows that Interactions with his Tweets — when people or media respond — has been falling drastically from just under .6 percent when he was first elected to a much lower figure. The decline is happening as Trump Tweets more often.”

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“You look at the declining chart and people opposed to Donald Trump might say this is an interesting metric that they might see as good news, because so much of what he Tweets is the most controversial, baseless, packed with lies, so this declining chart would be good news,” he noted. “On the flip side, the data shows because he is tweeting more often, it’s spreading it out.”

For analysis, Melber interviewed media analyst Jeff Jarvis.

“I don’t read his tweets anymore,” Jarvis said, while revealing he does not even follow Trump on Twitter.

“I hate people who repeat themselves. I hate people who repeat themselves,” Jarvis repeated. “He does it over and over and over again. We’ve heard it all, we’ve heard everything he has to say.”

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Trump’s attacks on voting ‘backfired and only inspired people to march early to the polls’: report

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Clark County Registrar of Voters Joseph Gloria has had three decades of election experience in Nevada, but had never seen a "perfect storm," as he called it, like this before. With all hands on deck for this election cycle, Gloria helped put together an entire mail-in voting system in less than 90 days to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

“I’m as comfortable as I can be because I have an excellent staff,” Gloria said. “We learned some things in the primary and are feeling good about this cycle, but unfortunately we have people at the national level who are encouraging people to do things that disrupt the polling place and make it a challenge for us to process votes.”

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Watch Kamala Harris laugh out loud when 60 Minutes asks her if Trump is racist

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) laughed when asked if President Donald Trump was racist during a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday evening on CBS.

"Do you think the president is racist?" Nora O'Donnell asked.

"Yes, I do," Harris replied, with a laugh. "Yeah, I do."

"You can look at a pattern that goes back to him questioning the identity of the first Black president of the United States," she said, referring to the racist "birther" conspiracy theory he pushed against Barack Obama.

"You can look at Charlottesville, when there were peaceful protesters and on the other side neo-Nazis and he talks about fine people on either side," she continued. "Calling Mexicans rapists and criminals? His first order of business was to institute a Muslim ban?"

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Lesley Stahl takes Trump to task for still not having a health care plan as 60 Minutes airs interview

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CBS News' Lesley Stahl took heat from President Donald J. Trump for asking him "tough questions" during their interview for 60 Minutes and the train wreck will air Sunday night in primetime.

But in the meantime, there's this:

Lesley Stahl: But you're okay with some tough questions?

President Donald Trump: No, I'm not. I mean--

Lesley Stahl: (LAUGH) You're not okay with tough questions?

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