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CNN’s Cuomo demands Scott Jennings admit if he’ll ever be tired of Trump lying — but he refuses to say

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On Monday, CNN’s Chris Cuomo clashed with Republican adviser Scott Jennings over President Donald Trump’s decision to fire pollsters that showed him losing to former Vice President Joe Biden.

“I don’t want to get too in the weeds for people especially this far out,” said Cuomo. “But the word of one of the reasons that there’s some resonance and relevance of the internal polls that the president lied to the American people about in terms of what they say is his lying, Scott, that it’s a problem. It’s a problem for him across the country. It makes people wonder whether or not they can count on his word. When you see a scenario like this one, don’t believe the polls, they were your own polls, Scott, from inside the campaign. How damaging is that to this president?”

“Well,” said Jennings, who served as an adviser to President George W. Bush and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “I think most people would expect any campaign to put on a show of confidence that hey, don’t worry about the polling, we’re running a strong campaign, we have money in the bank—”

“He said they were incorrect. He said it was fake news,” Cuomo corrected him. “He didn’t say I’ll be better than my poll numbers. He said we were lying about it. He was lying about it.”

“Yeah, look, if I were the president, I would say it’s going to be an exceedingly close election, the polls are going to show us down, the polls may show us up but don’t listen to any of it because it’s an exceedingly close race,” said Jennings. “The correct line is, don’t focus on it. Just focus on the fact that it’s close, every vote matters and it’s going to matter in about—”

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“But it’s not about what’s correct,” insisted Cuomo. “This is one of those moments that I know always is a challenge for you when you have to come on. I’m not talking about the president. I’m talking about you, Scott, and Republicans like you. What will be the lie that is too much for you? He lied about his internal polling data. He then fires the pollsters because he thinks they leaked … The data comes out. He was lying about it. When will it be too much for you guys? Because any one of these, if you flipped his name, I’ll put a D next to him instead of an R, you’d go crazy about any of these lies. When will it be too much for you?”

“I don’t think Republicans are going to abandon the president over inside baseball—”

“No, just to call out the lie!” Cuomo exclaimed. “No internal baseball. This is lying. When will you say, I’m a conservative, character counts? I’ve been saying this my whole adult life, I’m not going to stop saying this now. He’s got to stop lying. When?”

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“Yeah, look,” said Jennings uncomfortably, “I believe in most cases it would be better to tell the truth than anything else. There’s no reason to lie about polling here.”

“In most cases it would be better to tell the truth?” laughed Cuomo. “Vote for me. In most cases I think it’s better to tell the truth.

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CNN host forced to explain to Republican Rick Santorum why Trump’s attack on Democratic lawmakers was racist

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During an appearance on CNN's "New Day" -- along with fellow Republican Charlie Dent (PA) -- ex-Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) received a lecture from host John Berman on why Donald Trump's tweets and attacks on four Democratic lawmakers were racist.

While Dent revealed that down-ticket Republicans running for re-election in 2020 are "terrified" that Trump's descent into overt racism as a campaign strategy may kill their chances of holding their seats, Santorum said he was disgusted with the whole spectacle while saying he didn't see the attacks as racist.

Asked about the president's attacks, Santorum tried to brush them away and blame the recipients of Trump's ire.

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A CNN panel convened to discuss new evidence that shows Donald Trump was heavily involved in the plot to keep his affair with adult film actress Stormy Daniels secret before the 2016 election concluded that it is one more impeachable offense.

Speaking with hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota, CNN commentator Errol Louis said that the newly revealed texts messages and phone-calls between former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and Trump aide Hope Hicks prove that the then-candidate was in the thick of it before the election.

"He did know, Errol," host Berman explained. "All the evidence is he knew. There's all these phone calls, there are the checks. There's Michael Cohen's testimony. The evidence says the president was lying to the American people."

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Trump’s ‘aberrant’ Omar excuse is the same ‘two-step’ he did when former Ku Klux Klan Grandwizard endorsed him: CNN contributor

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On Thursday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," contributor Ron Brownstein reacted with outrage to President Donald Trump's attempts to disown his supporters' racist chants of "Send Her Back!" regarding Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) while at a rally in Greenville, North Carolina.

"Let me read a tweet that generated a lot of reaction, a tweet that you posted," said anchor Wolf Blitzer. "It goes like this. 'If 20 high school students chanted this at a classmate how many would be expelled? If 20 employees yelled this at a colleague how many would be fired? If 20 Army soldiers aimed this at a platoon mate how many would be discharged? How much of US will accept this as a new standard?' You got a lot of reaction from that."

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