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Bill Maher tells Democrats they ‘look weak’ for not impeaching Trump

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On Tuesday, in the second broadcast of his interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, HBO political comedian Bill Maher emphasized that he believes Democrats must move to impeach President Donald Trump.

The problem, Maher said, is that Americans aren’t engaged at all in this process.

“When they do polls of people it’s frightening,” said Maher. “They don’t know the branches of government so why would they care if one of them is being aggregated. Are we going to have the kind of system in this country where we have a parliament like lots of countries do. Like Russia has a parliament like we have Congress but they’re really just a joke, they don’t really matter and we’re moving toward that. When Congress is subpoenaing people and asking for us, the law says you shall give the tax returns. Go.”

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“Do you think they should impeach?” Cuomo pressed him.

“I do,” said Maher. “At this point I do. I think you have to. Again, I don’t think his base can get any — they say well it will rile up his base. His base is riled. I don’t think that’s going to get any worse, and I think you look weak, and the Democrats’ biggest problem is always looking weak.”

“Turn it around. Wouldn’t they do it?” Maher added. “[Republicans] would have done it on the first day. They would have impeached Hillary when she was in the ball gown from the inaugural and she hadn’t done anything.”

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Trump can’t attack Kamala Harris without contradicting his own message: Bakari Sellers

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On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," former South Carolina lawmaker Bakari Sellers broke down why Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) poses such a challenge for President Donald Trump.

"What we're seeing with the two parties is the narrow focus is going to be on the fact that Donald Trump and the Trump campaign have no way, and they do not know how to deal, with Kamala Harris," said Sellers. "It very difficult to say 'Kamala is a cop' and be a 'law and order president.' Those two things simply do not mesh. Not only ahistorical and inaccurate, but the messages, they collide."

"But second, it shows that the Republican Party and Democratic Party are going in two vastly different directions," continued Sellers. "The country is becoming more diverse, the country is becoming more brown. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris represent the demographics of what the country will be, and Donald Trump and Steven Miller and Mike Pence represent a day that's passed. So what I would say tonight is while Donald Trump and Mike Pence want to cheer on the Confederacy, we're trying to re-imagine what this country will look like. It goes back to a time where Americans can feel good about being first and about thinking about what our country can be: full of hope and faith."

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Trump has never even read a ‘children’s book’ about Abraham Lincoln: presidential historian

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A top presidential historian on Tuesday revealed that President Donald Trump personally admitted to him that he had never read a book about President Abraham Lincoln -- not even a children's book like the ones read in public schools.

Appearing on CNN, Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkley argued that Trump is the most historically illiterate president he's ever encountered, and he said his knowledge of past presidents and historical events boils down to reciting factoids about them that may or may not be accurate.

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CNN roasts Trump for mangling every fact about the 1918 flu pandemic

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CNN's John Berman on Tuesday roasted President Donald Trump for mangling every single historical fact about the 1918 flu pandemic.

"Overnight, history teachers across America suffered an incredible scare," Berman said. "It came as the president was trying to compare the coronavirus pandemic to the worst flu pandemic of the last century."

He then played a clip from the president's Monday evening news conference.

"The closest thing is in 1917, they say, right?" the president said on Monday. "The great pandemic. It certainly was a terrible thing, where they lost anywhere from 50 to 100 million people. Probably ended the Second World War -- all the soldiers were sick!"

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