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Trump and CNN’s Jim Acosta trade shots in tense exchange after president pressed about his ‘coziness’ with dictators

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During the press conference Donald Trump held before leaving the G-20 conference, the president and CNN’s Jim Acosta got in a bit of a squabble after the reporter asked him about his coziness with dictators — which eventually led Trump to insult Acosta.

“You did seem to be joking there with the Russian president. Are we taking that to be wrong? And what is it with your coziness with some of these dictators and autocrats at these summits?” Acosta pressed Trump. “With Mohammad bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, when you were asked about the case of Jamal Khashoggi, you did not respond to that question: were you afraid of offending him on that subject?”

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“No, not at all. I don’t really care about offending people,” Trump snapped back. “I sort of thought you’d know that.”

“And, by the way, congratulations. I understand you have a book. Is it doing well?” Trump asked, with Acosta pointing that the book which is critical of the Trump administration it is doing very well, to which Trump smirked, “Really?”

Getting back to the subject at hand, Trump took a shot at Acosta, insisting:  “I get along with everybody, except you people, actually. I get along with a lot of people.”

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Trump’s attacks on Biden’s mental fitness just draw attention to his own problems: Joy Reid panel

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MSNBC host Joy Reid gave some helpful advice to President Donald Trump and his children, who frequently attack former Vice President Joe Biden for his mental health: It makes you look worse.

Speaking to her closing Wednesday panel with Jason Johnson and Howard Fineman, Reid showed a super-cut of Trump's knack for getting words wrong, not knowing how to pronounce simple things, slurring his words, stumbling down the stairs, not knowing where to go, dragging his feet and more.

"Well, you know, my pretext for all my students this fall will be: person, woman, man, camera, tv, and if they can do that, I know they're at least as smart as the president," joked Johnson. "Here's the thing. Joe Biden demonstrated that he literally can ride a bike and do something else at the same time. Like, I have always thought the argument that Joe Biden has lost a step or has some sort of mental deficiency was a complete lie. It's Republicans just projecting. What's important to remember is that no matter how much they spout this nonsense, every single time Donald Trump opens his mouth, he looks worse. There is nothing Joe Biden can say that is more foolish or incoherent than Donald Trump in the middle of a substantive interview."

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Here’s how Trump’s ‘nasty’ jab at Kamala reveals his misunderstanding of women

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President Donald Trump has reprised one of his most common attacks on women — "nasty" — to describe Joe Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).

On Wednesday, writing for The New York Times, Katie Rogers broke down how the president's continual attacks on women in politics — combined with his characterization of women voters — reveals a fundamental misunderstanding of modern gender norms.

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Congresswoman criticizes Republican press guy for claim Black folks don’t care about Kamala Harris: Does he know any?

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Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) hilariously mocked former press secretary Ari Fleischer, who worked for former President George W. Bush's White House. Fleischer claimed Black people won't be that excited about Sen. Kamala Harris on the ticket.

"She's just not that historically exciting to African-Americans," said Fleischer speaking to Laura Ingraham during a Fox News appearance after the announcement.

During a conversation with MSNBC's Joy Reid, the host called Fleischer "a sort of a bygone era Republican voice" and asked Bass to listen to his comments.

"I wonder how many African-Americans," asked Bass, chuckling.

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