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Trump’s ‘tantrum’ in the Rose Garden was a ‘one-man show re-enactment’ of his Twitter feed’s ‘greatest hits’: MSNBC’s Melber

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On Wednesday’s edition of MSNBC’s “The Beat,” Ari Melber took aim at President Donald Trump’s staged walkout on congressional Democrats and subsequent tirade in the Rose Garden.

Melber started the segment by airing a clip of Trump saying, “Instead of walking in happily into a meeting, I walk into looking at people who have just said that I was doing a cover-up. I don’t do cover-ups.”

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“That is false,” said Melber flatly. “Whatever everyone thinks Congress should do or not do with the Mueller report, it is a very serious evidentiary document. And it shows Donald Trump and his aides lying. Sometimes in the form of felonies and obstruction, like the cases of Manafort, Flynn, and Papadopoulos. And sometimes in ways that were not charged, like lies to cover-up the Russia dealings or Trump’s demand that his lawyer, Don McGahn, lie about Trump’s potentially illegal attempt to get Mueller fired.”

“I mentioned the last line not just as another example or a fact check,” Melber added. “I mention it because it is part of the core of today’s clash, and this Trump meltdown. Because it’s the White House’s defiance of lawful subpoenas for McGahn’s testimony that has Democrats pushing harder for an impeachment probe. And that’s the context for what Trump did today, turning the Rose Garden into a kind of a kind of theater for a one-man show re-enactment of Donald Trump’s own greatest hits from his Twitter feed.”

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Trump is ‘a soulless man with a broken mind’: George Conway calls out his wife’s boss in scathing op-ed

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George Conway, the prominent Republican attorney married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, blasted his wife's boss in a new Washington Post op-ed published online on Friday evening.

"Until three brief months ago, President Trump never faced a serious crisis, at least one not of his own making. But now he has faced two, and is failing two, in short order: the covid-19 pandemic, with its concomitant economic devastation; and now social unrest, and rioting, stemming from the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody," Conway wrote. "Lacking in humanity, Trump has had no idea how to handle either one."

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Fox News triggers outrage with graphic comparing how much stocks have risen after racist tragedies

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On Friday, Fox News displayed a graph that appeared to compare the amount the stock market has risen in the week after various racial tragedies, including the assassination of Martin Luther King, the beating of Rodney King, the Ferguson incident, and the death of George Floyd.

2. Here’s the video of the graphic as it aired on Fox News this evening. pic.twitter.com/Iww2DnzkkI

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Bill Barr denies giving the order to gas protesters for Trump photo-op

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America's top law enforcement office on Friday denied giving the highly-controversial order to gas protesters prior to a photo-op with President Donald Trump holding a Bible.

"Attorney General William Barr says law enforcement officers were already moving to push back protesters from a park in front of the White House when he arrived there Monday evening, and he says he did not give a command to disperse the crowd, though he supported the decision," The Associated Press reports.

"Barr’s comments in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday were his most detailed explanation yet of what unfolded outside the White House earlier this week. They come after the White House and others said repeatedly that the attorney general ordered officers to clear the park," the AP reported. "Shortly after officers aggressively pushed back demonstrators, President Donald Trump — accompanied by Barr, Pentagon leaders and other top advisers — walked through Lafayette Park to pose for a photo at a nearby church that had been damaged during the protests."

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