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Trump will lead a revolt if he loses in 2020 and ‘people should be frightened’: longtime associate

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Appearing in MSNBC’s “AM Joy” to promote his own new show on the network, commentator Donny Deutsch — who has known Donald Trump for decades — warned the president may very well encourage his followers to take to the streets if he loses the 2020 election.

Speaking with host Joy Reid, Deutsch was very blunt in his assessment of Trump since he became president.

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“What happened this week with [Attorney General Bill] Barr, since Citizens United, is the scariest thing to our democracy as possible, and people should be frightened,” he began. “And he [Trump] uses the dictator playbook. One thing, again, authoritarian figures telegraph and he did it last election. He was already teeing it up.”

“Michael Cohen said this and I know this: If he loses, he is going get out of office but it will not be a graceful, peaceful transition,” he added. “I believe he will say it’s a rigged system. I believe he’s not beyond telling his people to take to the streets. This is how dangerous this man is.”

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Kellyanne Conway voted by mail — before opposing it for other voters: report

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On Wednesday, Kellyanne Conway said voting by mail should not be universal, adding that people should be willing to wait in lines to vote during a pandemic if they are willing to wait in hour-long lines at Georgetown Cupcake. People were swift to point out the flaws in her argument, including that cupcakes are not a constitutional right and that Georgetown Cupcake is actually not allowing people to stand in line right now.

But there's another problem. On Thursday, the Huffington Post reported that Conway herself voted by mail in the 2018 midterm elections.

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Research reveals the damage right-wing media has inflicted on America — and it’s just the tip of the iceberg

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Donald Trump wants to go after social media because Twitter pointed out one of his lies. And, in fact, social media has done a lot of damage to America and the American body politic, with the most visible example being it’s help in putting Donald Trump in the White House in 2016.

But even more concerning should be Fox News and right wing hate radio. A new study out of Columbia university finds that when people in any particular ZIP Code experience a 1% increase in Fox News viewership, it “reduces the propensity to stay at home by 8.9 percentage points compared to the pre-pandemic average.”

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Texas bar owner bans masks to prevent ‘virtue signaling’ – and kickstarts an online firestorm

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A bar owner in Elgin, Texas, has implemented a new rule for his business: no entry with a mask.

“Due to our concern for our citizens, if they feel the need to wear a mask, then they should probably stay home until it’s safe," read a sign posted outside Liberty Tree Tavern.

Speaking to 9News, bar owner Kevin Smith said he's following social distancing guidelines so the masks are unnecessary.

The bar's Facebook page shared an article on the story, adding the comment: "Just trying to break this cycle of fear and virtue signaling. The CDC, Surgeon General, and even Fauci say, these mask do nothing and can even cause more harm. The county mandate has been lifted, the sun is shining, let's get back to living our lives without fear!"

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